Seeking to foster the growth of new blood in the design, retail apparel and textile industries, The Geoffrey Beene Scholarship endowment has contributed $1 million to the YMA. The YMA is a non profit organization whose main focus is the advancement of fashion and related industries.
The Beene contribution is the largest in YMA history. The scholarship will provide $5,000 to more than 200 students pursing careers in the fashion industry. The scholarships will be awarded based on need and academic achievment.