AIGA Chicago is committed to creating opportunities for design students to engage with the broader design community. We do this in two ways.
Student Group Grants
Active student groups can submit proposals that will fund projects intended to bring greater exposure to their work to the larger design community or innovative ideas that need help getting off the ground. Check back for information on submitting a student group grant application in spring 2017.

Past Recipients

University of Illinois at Chicago for Thank You
College of DuPage for Ace Awards
University of Illinois at Chicago for Connect Four



What’s Next Grant
We also support recent design graduates who may be asking “What’s Next?”
This is an opportunity to take initiative and propose a project that will extends study, advances design research, kickstarts a career, or otherwise progresses creative momentum. Check back for information on submitting a What’s Next grant application in spring 2016.

Past Recipients

2016 – Alex Paulette Sommerville
2015 – Terrian Williams
2014 – Amy Schwartz

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