Diversify Design Scholarships

Our scholarship program was created to level the playing field for aspiring designers – knowing our workplaces and the products we create will be better for it.

We take a broad view of diversity, whether that’s ethnicity, gender identity, age, disability, or socioeconomic background. Of course, these examples are not exhaustive, and if you identify with any historically disadvantaged or unrepresented group, we encourage you to apply.

Join a Community That Celebrates Diversity

Design is about far more than just visuals – it's about perspectives, which is why we actively seek to broaden the diversity of our community. Every month, we award a variety of scholarships ranging from $1,000 to full tuition. Scholarships each round will be based on both availability and need.

Application process

The application is comprised of three primary parts:

1. General information

2. Short written questions about why you want to participate in the scholarship program

3. A 1-minute video telling us a little bit about yourself and why you think you’re a good candidate*

*Videos will be assessed on content, not quality. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Admissions Team at:


Application Timeline

We accept applications for the Diversify Design scholarship program on a monthly basis. If awarded, recipients can apply their scholarship toward their UX Academy tuition for any of the next 3 cohorts. For example, if you are a scholarship recipient within the "Round 8 2024" selection, you can apply your scholarship for the August, September, and October '24 cohorts of UX Academy.

Please note that scholarships cannot be retroactively applied to UX Academy tuition.

Upcoming scholarship dates

Application deadline: Sunday, August 5th, 2024

Decision date: Friday, August 9th

Applicable cohorts: August 2024, September 2024, October 2024

Interested in a future cohort? Check back on Monday, August 6th, for information on our next scholarship round.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Admissions Team at admissions@designlab.com

Diversify Design Scholarship applications are open

The due date for this round of Scholarships is AUGUST 5, 2024

Kind Words from Past Recipients


"Designlab's Diversify Design scholarship sparked a vibrant chapter in my life, liberating me from the constraints imposed by society as a visually impaired, black designer. I've even smashed a few barriers that I set for myself while on the journey with the support of my partner, family, and mentors."


"[The Diversify Design scholarship] launched my design career. I wouldn't be here today if I hadn't been awarded that scholarship. Upon announcing winning the scholarship, I was approached by a colleague who saw my post and I secured my first paying client for my first capstone project."


"Being awarded the Diversify Design Scholarship facilitated my career transition. It enabled me to grasp UX methodologies from a practical standpoint, enhancing my ability to interact with clients and colleagues effectively. I owe this transformative experience to the invaluable assistance provided by Designlab!"


"Receiving the Diversify Design Scholarship was a game-changer. It made UX Academy accessible, and showed me that the tech community values diversity. It boosted my confidence and reinforced the significance of inclusivity in design and tech."


"Being a scholarship recipient has been transformative to my career path and future self. It's not merely financial aid; it has been the catalyst for a series of transformative experiences that have shaped my academic path and personal growth. The scholarship has connected me with a community of like-minded individuals—mentors, peers, and faculty—who have become an invaluable support system."


"The scholarship has profoundly shaped my journey in design. As a first-generation Filipina-American, the scholarship granted me access to a wealth of knowledge and also provided a platform to represent my community."