Virgil Abloh Launches $1 Million Scholarship for Black Youth
Virgil Abloh raised $1 Million Dollars to support the next generation of Black fashion industry leaders through the Virgil Abloh™️ “Post-Modern” Scholarship Fund
Designer Virgil Abloh recently announced that he has raised $1 million to benefit scholarships for Black students through the Virgil Abloh™️ “Post-Modern” Scholarship Fund, which will be managed in partnership with the Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF), a fashion-oriented education and workforce development nonprofit in the U.S..
The fund’s mission is to foster equity and inclusion within the fashion industry by providing scholarships to students of academic promise of Black, African-American, or of African descent. Abloh named the fund “Post Modern” to represent that recipients will not only receive funds but will also be given access to vital career support services and mentoring. In addition to his own donation, Abloh also initially raised funds from his partners Evian, Farfetch, Louis Vuitton, Off-White, and New Guards Group, with more partners to be announced in the future as the Fund continues to work for long-term change.
“All I want is for any young black kid to achieve a shorter path to their career goals, and if I can help with an open-source approach to opening doors or messaging “how-i-did-it” along the whole way, then I’ve done my real job, not my actual job... the goal is to make sure I’m not one of the few, but one of many in my industry…”