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graduation har resting on deskInterior Designers of Canada (IDC) offers scholarship and bursary opportunities to IDC members. Below are scholarships and bursaries offered for the 2020 year. Download the accompanying guide for full details and complete the application form before April 17, 2020 for the chance to be selected.

All applications are reviewed by a panel of expert judges.

Selected individuals will be contacted by the end of April.

Wayne Thomson Scholarship

The Wayne Thomson Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more candidates under financial hardship who have recently completed the IDFX, IDPX and are eligible for or have completed the practicum for the NCIDQ. Applicants must be fully-qualified intern/provisional members of their provincial interior design association.

The scholarship, established by IDC and Wayne’s life partner, John Donat, honors the memory of Wayne Thomson – a prominent Ontario interior designer – and assists intern/provisional members with the cost of the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam, or its equivalent.


Robert Ledingham Scholarship

The Robert Ledingham Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more candidates who have recently been accepted, or who are currently enrolled (within their first year of study) in graduate school at the master’s or doctorate level.

The Robert Ledingham Legacy Foundation, established by IDC and the Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC) in 2013, honours the memory of Robert (Bob) Ledingham, one of Canada’s most celebrated interior designers. Robert Ledingham was instrumental in advancing the profession locally, nationally, and internationally, and 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, his legacy foundation supports this scholarship program, along with a matching donation from Bob’s partner, Robert Lemon.


BYU Design Bursary

Created in 2014 by IDC and Bob’s Your Uncle (BYU) Design, owned by IDC Fellow, past-president and Registered interior designers Ada Bonini and Cheryl Broadhead, the BYU Design Bursary is awarded annually to one or more emerging professionals who, for reasons of financial hardship, are unable to join their provincial interior design association as an Intern/Provisional member.