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

There are five $500 DesignThinkers Scholarships available, generously provided by 123w, Cause+Affect, Engine DigitalPound & Grain, Will Creative Inc.


The $500 Scholarships are available to help cover travel costs to attend the DesignThinkers Conference happening in Vancouver on May 29-30, 2018. Free registration to the event will also be provided to Scholarship recipients.


To apply*, either:

  1. post a 1-minute Instagram video expressing your enthusiasm for DesignThinkers Vancouver and why you want to attend.
  2. post a nature-inspired project (new or old) to Instagram as part of #RGDStudentChallenges

Make sure to:

  • state your first and last name in the video and 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.


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 Pacific Time on Sunday, March 18, 2018


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 .