Emerging Designers are invited to apply for Scholarships to attend DesignThinkers 2019 VAN

Student RGD, Junior Affiliate and Provisional RGD Members can receive $500 plus free registration to attend DesignThinkers in Vancouver May 28 + 29.


Scholarships are provided by the following firms:

- One Twenty Three West (2 Scholarships)

- Pound & Grain Digital

- Twice

- Will Creative Inc.


In addition to free registration that will be provided to Scholarship winners, they will receive a $500 Scholarships to help cover travel costs to attend the DesignThinkers Conference happening in Vancouver on May 28-29 2019. Scholarship winners will also be considered to introduce a speaker at the event.


To apply, Student RGDsProvisional RGDs and Junior Affiliate Members are invited to post a past project and explain how they would rethink/redesign it now and why. Projects may be posted on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. (You are not required to redesign the project; just tell us what you would do differently now and why.)

Make sure to:

  • include your first and last name in the post
  • set your social media account to public or send RGD a private message to let us know you've posted
  • use the #rgdDT hashtag



Applicants will be assessed on the thoughtfulness of your explanation. Priority will be given to Members who reside 100KM or more away from the location of the conference. Applicants must be enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution or be a resident or citizen of Canada. Please note that those who have previously won DT Scholarships are not eligible to participate.


Deadline to apply: 11:59 Pacific Time on March 15, 2019.


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 after the event.

See reports from the DesignThinkers 2018 Vancouver scholarship winners.


If you have any questions about applying for a Scholarship, please contact Rebecca at .


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