Student RGDs, Junior Affiliates & Prov. RGDs are invited to apply for $500 DesignThinkers Scholarships
RGD designthinkers scholarship

There are six $500 DesignThinkers Scholarships available, generously provided by Pound & Grain, Fusion Design Group, Glenn Davis Group, Design de Plume, Arcane and Blue Ant Media.


The $500 Scholarships are available to help cover travel costs to attend the DesignThinkers Conference happening in Toronto on November 7-8, 2017. Free registration to the event (up to $450 value) will also be provided to Scholarship recipients.


To apply*, post a video, animation or static image to Instagram, incorporating the 2017 DesignThinkers identity** and/or answering the following questions:

- Why do you want to attend DesignThinkers?

- Who are you most looking forward to seeing at the conference, and why?

- How would the Scholarship help you?

Make sure to:

  • state/include your first and last name in the post
  • set your Instagram account to public
  • use the #rgdDT hashtag

*You must be a current Student RGDProvisional RGD or Junior Affiliate Member to apply.


**The DesignThinkers Toronto identity uses the red colour instead of the Vancouver blue.


Applicants will be assessed on their creativity and passion. Priority will be given to Members who reside 100KM or more away from the location of the conference. Please note that those who have previously won DT Scholarships are not eligible to participate.


Deadline to apply: 11:59 Eastern Time on Friday, September 29, 2017


Other Requirements

Scholarship recipients will be asked to contribute a report on their experiences at DesignThinkers to be posted on the RGD website and shared across RGD social media channels.

See reports from the 2016 scholarship winners.

See reports from the 2017 Vancouver scholarship winners.


Interested in helping support young designers? If you are interested in sponsoring a Scholarship, email .