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Why Join IIDA Florida Central Chapter as a student?

IIDA Student Membership provides students enrolled in an interior design program the resources they need for educational and professional development, that are not available on campus. These benefits are exclusive to IIDA Student Members and give aspiring designers unique opportunities to build professional connections that extend well after graduation. Your application must include one of the following:

Copy of current class schedule*

Photocopy of current school ID

Copy of transcript

Professor’s printed name and signature with confirmation of enrollment

*This must be generated by your school and include your name. Applications received without proof of enrollment cannot be processed.

Click here for more information, or to JOIN!


Participant in local and national events - connect with industry professionals, share your resume and portfolio, and volunteer for worthy causes.

Click here to see local and international upcoming events and be sure to check back often - events added regularly!

Greenbuild – Boston

November 8th-10th, 2017

Booking Link: http://usgbcma.org/road-greenbuild-2017-boston-wants-more-green-buildings

NeoCon East – Philadelphia

November, 15th-16th, 2017

Booking Link: http://www.neoconeast.com/

Healthcare Design Expo and Conference - Orlando

November 11th-14th, 2017

Booking Link: https://www.hcdexpo.com/

Interior Design Hall of Fame – New York City

Thursday, Nov. 30th, 2017

Location: Jacob Javits Center

Environments for Aging - Georgia

April 21-24, 2018

Booking Link: https://www.environmentsforaging.com/


Many scholarships are available to students from income-based, to special needs, to special fields of study. Check this link often for available scholarships and more information.



DECA high school senior students who are members of DECA can compete in DECA State and/or DECA

International competitions. Check back for 2018 info!


Since 2011, Daltile has committed to supporting and encouraging students in the field of interior design,

awarding $132,500 in scholarships. Check back for 2018 info!

Herman Miller Healthcare Scholarship

Herman Miller Healthcare will sponsor up to eight emerging professionals seeking licensure to attend

the 2017 HealthcareDesign Expo and Conference, the fall conference of the Center for Health

Design/AIA Academy of Architecture for Health. Reopens summer of 2018. Check back for info!


IFDA Leaders Commemorative Scholarship — $1,500

Open To Currently Enrolled, Full-Time Undergraduate Students, Extra Credit For Volunteer

Work/Leadership Part-Time Student Scholarship — $1,500

Open To Currently Enrolled, Part-Time Undergraduate Students

IFDA Student Member Scholarship — $2,000

Open To Currently Enrolled, Full-Time Undergraduate, IFDA Student Members

Vercille Voss IFDA Graduate Student Scholarship — $2,000

Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Graduate Students

Ruth Clark Furniture Design Scholarship — $3,000

Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Undergraduate or Graduate Students

Tricia LeVangie Green/Sustainable Design Scholarship — $1,500

Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Undergraduate Students

Window Fashion Certified Professionals Fast Track Scholarship -One Full Registration ($1,000)

Open to Currently Enrolled, Two or Three Year Interior Design or Related Program Students.

Applications accepted each year from March 1, and postmarked no later than March 31. Winners will be notified by July 1st unless otherwise stated. Click here to apply!


ASID offers a number of scholarship and grant opportunities. Check here for info!


Healthcare Design Magazine


Hospitality Design Magazine


Interior + Sources




When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Location: TBD

Time: 830-530; 830-300pm Design Production; 300-500pm Presentation, Judging and Awards

Program: Groups of 5 design students are assigned a project that includes programming,

schematic design, construction documents, and presentation. All projects are done by hand.

There will be three winning groups. First prize to be $500, second prize $375, and third prize

$250. All winners receive a certificate.

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be served. Students should bring studio supplies such as trace,

markers and pens for rendering, hand-drafting supplies, presentation boards materials and

supplies. *Prizes to be split amongst team members for team submissions that win.


School-nominated IIDA Student Members from around the country will compete in this live,

onsite annual design competition during NeoCon. Students have less than six hours to

determine a design solution, develop a presentation, and pitch their concept to a panel of

esteemed judges. NeoCon attendees are encouraged to observe the students during the

creative and presentation process. 2018 INFORMATION COMING. Check this page for updates.

Annual Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge

Sherwin-Williams invites student designers to participate in its seventh annual STIRĀ® Student Design

Challenge for a chance at national recognition and cash prizes up to $2,500. Registration opens February 1, 2108. http://www.swstudentdesign.com/

IIDA Student Design Competition

The Student Design Competition celebrates original design and rewards individuals and/or teams whose

projects demonstrate innovative, functional design solutions that have a positive environmental and

human impact, while allowing emerging professionals the opportunity to showcase their work and fresh

design ideas to professionals working in the field.

Competition Opens - Monday, Nov. 6, 2017

Deadline to Enter – Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Central

Prizes from OFS Brands:

1st Place – $2,500

2nd Place – $1,500

3rd Place – $750



Every year, there is an NKBA Student Design Competition in which we define a remodeling challenge.

Click here to download the entry brochure which includes an entry form, contest details and

requirements, prizes and recognition, and an entry checklist to ensure your entry is valid and complete.

Questions? Email: SDC@nkba.org or contact your program coordinator.


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