The Jacqueline West Scholarship For Native American Youth

West sketches for "The Revenant"

West sketches for “The Revenant”

Published March 27, 2016

LOS ANGELES — Multiple Academy Award nominated Costume Designer Jacqueline West has established a fashion design scholarship for a Native American youth in partnership with FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, California.

Award winning costume designer Jacqueline West

Award winning costume designer Jacqueline West

The scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding Native American interested in the study of fashion or costume design.  The Scholarship is open for entry now and will be awarded in early Fall 2016.

Ms. West would like to encourage youth, of Native descent, to enter the fascinating world of costume design that she occupies so successfully and thereby also raise awareness of the many careers available in the design arena from the Fashion World to Costume Design for theatre and film. The Scholarship will include a visiting internship with Ms. West.

Jacqueline West started her career as a fashion designer and had her own label in such department stores as Barney’s and Fred Segal. She sold to over 500 specialty stores across the US. In the late 80’s she started to create costumes for film and since has concentrated her attention exclusively to costume design.

Her cinema costume designs were nominated for the Academy Award for Quills (2001), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2009) and now The Revenant (2016).

Scholarship Details

  • The scholarship is open to youths of United States Native American descent exclusively and who are eligible to enter college Fall 2016.
  • For information on how to enter the scholarship, rules, etc., please contact:

      Shirley Wilson

Public Relations

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

919 South Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90015

213.624.1200 x2625


  • All applications must be received by July 31, 2016.


  • This Fashion Design scholarship is valued at $35,000, including full tuition fees, books, and supplies; does not include transportation, living expenses, or incidentals.


  • The recipient of The Jacqueline West Scholarship will be announced in August 30, 2016 for matriculation in October 2016.


The winner’s sketches and fulfillment of other requirements will be judged by a blue ribbon panel including Ms. West and officials from FIDM.

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