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You must be an AIGA student member in your second year in a two to four year design program. If you are not a graphic design major, you may still apply if you have completed at least 12 credit hours of graphic design courses. In addition to a strong body of work, applicants should be active members of the design community in or outside of school.

In 2008, AIGA CO Scholarship was cre­ated to help young design­ers who are enrolled in an accred­ited col­lege design pro­gram by pro­vid­ing a $1,500 schol­ar­ship, the newest ver­sion of Adobe Creative Suite and mem­ber­ships to local art muse­ums. The win­ners of the schol­ar­ship demon­strate lead­er­ship within the design com­mu­nity as well as out­stand­ing work in the field of design.

AIGA announced in 2010 the renam­ing of the schol­ar­ship to the Robert Taylor AIGA CO Scholarship in honor of the late Robert Taylor, whose designs, lead­er­ship and com­mit­ment to the design com­mu­nity fueled inspi­ra­tion and advanc­ing design in Denver. Mr. Taylor was an AIGA Colorado Fellow Award Recipient, and served on the Board of Directors for AIGA and ADCD, and served on the Advisory Board for AIGA Colorado.

Our past win­ners include: Kalene Thompson (2009), Mia Huang (2010), Stephanie Gibson (2011), Samantha Kogle (2012), and our most recent recip­i­ent, Gustavo Esquinca (2013). These young design­ers have all demon­strated their inno­va­tion, cre­ativ­ity and pas­sion and lead­er­ship in design as a practice.

If you want more infor­ma­tion regard­ing the Robert Taylor AIGA CO Scholarship, please send an email to the Scholarship Director, AIGA Colorado at