Emerging Designers are invited to apply for 6 Scholarships to attend DesignThinkers 2020 VAN
Student RGD, Junior Affiliate and Provisional RGD Members can receive one of six $500 Scholarships plus free registration (up to $270 value) to attend DesignThinkers 2020 in Vancouver May 26 + 27.


Our 2020 Scholarships are been generously supported by:

Cap Watkins*

- One Twenty Three West*

Pound & Grain Digital

Will Creative Inc.

* Two Scholarships


To apply for a Scholarship for DesignThinkers 2020 VAN, create a poster for yourself as if you were speaking at this year's conference (see examples for existing DT speakers). Then post it to Facebook, Instagram OR Twitter and include the title of your imagined presentation title within your post between January 1 and March 9, 2020. (What about Scholarships for Toronto?)

Also, make sure to:

  • include your first and last name in your poster
  • include your imagined presentation title in your social media post (does not need to be part of your poster)
  • include the hashtag  #rgdDT in your post
  • set your social media account to public or send RGD a private message to let us know you've posted


  • You must be a current Student RGDJunior Affiliate or Provisional RGD Member.
  • You be enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution or be a resident or citizen of Canada.
  • Previous DT Scholarship recipients are not eligible.
  • There is no cost to participate.


Applicants will be assessed on the design and creativity of their poster and the thoughtfulness of their presentation title. Priority will be given to those residing 100 km or more away from Vancouver.  


Deadline to post your work: 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, March 9 2020


Other Requirements

Scholarship recipients must attend the event to receive the $500 cash funding and will be asked to contribute a report on their experiences at the Conference to be posted to the RGD website and shared across RGD social media channels after the event.

See reports from the DesignThinkers 2019 Vancouver Scholarship winners.


If you have any questions about applying for a Scholarship, please email .