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Does it cost anything to start a club?
Our program is FREE! You do not have to pay to start a club and we will never collect dues from you. In fact, we offer a $400 grant to all new official FIDM Fashion Clubs!
Who can start an official FIDM Fashion Club at their school?
Any currently enrolled high school student—freshman to senior—is eligible for consideration to start an official FIDM Fashion Club at their high school.
Do you allow co-presidents?
Yes, we do allow clubs to have co-presidents. Please be sure to include the information about each co-president on the application form.
Which schools qualify to start an official FIDM Fashion Club?
FIDM Fashion Club chapters can be started at any high school located in the United States or Canada. Permission from the school must be obtained before starting any kind of club on school property. If you are home-schooled, you are still able to start a club in an established organization such as a community center, after school program, church, etc.
When can I start?
You can submit your completed FIDM Fashion Club application to FIDM for consideration at any time during the year. If you are a senior starting a club, your application must be complete by December 31 in order to be eligible for the Presidential Scholarship. Once received, a representative from FIDM Fashion Club will contact you. The application process is not considered finished until you have completed your Welcome Phone Call with Talia Tonti, Fashion Club Program Manager.
Do I have to wait until the application process is complete to start having meetings?
As long as you have permission from your school, you can start having meetings before the application process is complete.
Can someone from FIDM visit my club?
Absolutely. FIDM has college representatives who visit clubs all over the nation. Go to educators.fidm.edu to schedule a college representative. In the states of Washington, Arizona, and California, you can schedule a presentation from a speaker on subjects including fashion, art, business, and more.
What if there is already a Fashion Club, FCCLA, or FHA club at my school?
If you already have a Fashion Club, you can easily convert it to an official FIDM Fashion Club by completing the usual application process. An existing FCCLA or FHA Club, can become an official FIDM Fashion Club while still maintaining FCCLA/FHA bylaws. The goal of the FIDM Fashion Club program is to provide expert guidance for, and to create a community among, high school students—built on sharing, learning, exploring, and showcasing students’ talents within the fashion, graphics, and marketing disciplines. Our program is a complement to the FCCLA/FHA program content. Please check with your school administration and/or your school’s current FCCLA/FHA Club Advisor when applying for official FIDM Fashion Club status.
Can I earn a scholarship for starting an official FIDM Fashion Club?
Yes, all Fashion Club Presidents are eligible to earn a $4,000 scholarship that is renewable up to four years toward their FIDM tuition. (Scholarships must be used summer or fall quarter immediately following high school graduation along with consecutive enrollment.)
Can I qualify to enter the exclusive Fashion Club Scholarship Contests?
Yes. If you are either a junior or senior in high school, you are eligible to enter. Plus, all members who attend eight or more Fashion Club meetings during the year they apply to FIDM are eligible to receive a $2,000 scholarship toward their FIDM tuition. (Scholarships must be used summer or fall quarter immediately following high school graduation along with consecutive enrollment.)