IDSA’s Gianninoto Graduate Scholarship was originally established with a $25,000 contribution by the late Francesco Gianninoto, FIDSA, a US package designer who was a founder of the Package Design Council and president of Gianninoto Associates from 1932-1983. Two of his most famous designs were the Marlboro cigarette package (mid-1950s) and “Elsie Daisy,” the Borden Cow. Gianninoto was an honorary professor at Western Connecticut State University where he taught communication through design. IDSA will offer one graduate scholarship in 2012. The recipient will receive a cash award to be used in the completion of degree work. Awards are based solely on the excellence of the work students have submitted.
-Applicants shall be in their final year of study in an undergraduate industrial design program and currently applying to graduate school, or a student currently enrolled in an industrial design graduate program. -Applicants in these categories must be a student member of IDSA. – Applicants who are practicing professionals returning to graduate school must be a current member of IDSA.