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IDC awards first Robert Ledingham Scholarship!

Published by Sarah Bradbury, August 18, 2015.

IDC is pleased to announce the recipient of the Robert Ledingham Scholarship, a new award that honours the memory of one of Canada’s most celebrated interior designers, Robert (Bob) Ledingham, and assists Canadian interior designers and educators in their pursuit of higher education.

Congratulations to Anna Stranks of Ontario
who is pursuing a two-year Master of Design
at OCAD University’s Inclusive Design Program!

“I firmly believe in the necessity for life-long learning,” says Anna. "Receiving this scholarship has given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge base and research work as an interior designer but also contribute in a larger capacity in the education of our future designers, through learning experiences heavily focused on the practice of interior design. Scholarships created for our industry provide support to those interested in pursuing advanced degrees. This will encourage more individuals to pursue this necessary education to contribute to advancing the profession.”

Each year, the scholarship will award $2,000 to one or more candidates who have recently been accepted, or who are currently enrolled in their first academic year of graduate school at the masters or doctorate level.

Robert Ledingham was a leader in the development of the interior design educational accreditation process in North America. In keeping with the spirit of Bob’s passion for education, funding for his scholarship comes from memorial donations and a matching grant from his estate, donated by Bob’s partner, Robert Lemon.

“Bob’s contribution to the profession was immeasurable,” says IDC CEO, Susan Wiggins. “His scholarship will continue to give back to interior design through the value that further education brings to our profession.”

For more information on Robert Ledingham Scholarship, please contact Jennifer Armel.

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