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Portland Fashion Institute is a nationally accredited private nonprofit career institute of higher learning and Portland’s only accredited fashion design college.

PFI will be closed over the Independence Day weekend July 4-7

YOU COULD WIN A
FREE FASHION EDUCATION

The perfect fit
FASHION EDUCATION FOR THE NATION
Portland Fashion Institute (PFI) courses can help you become industry proficient in clothing design, patternmaking, construction, manufacturing and production. All of our teachers work in apparel and are well-versed in current techniques. We are apparel people teaching apparel people. We welcome you to join us!

WE WANT YOU TO BE FREE
– Free to be your best selves.
– Free from student debt.
– Free to live your fashion dreams.
– We want you to experience the freedom that comes with success.
– The freedom to transform as you forge your path.

That comes from learning from the best in the business. The industry professionals who teach at PFI pass down the hard-won skills and secrets that it takes to succeed in fashion. You will learn technical skills, create portfolio-worthy projects, gain confidence and have a good time doing it. You will build a solid foundation, hands-on, that you can take in any direction you choose.

Our graduates go on to do beautiful things. They hold important positions at apparel manufacturers. They compete (and win) at the highest level. They run their own thriving businesses. They fuel the fashion industry in Portland and around the world.

PFI is an accredited non-profit career school.  We work hard to  remain affordable. We believe in #studentswithoutdebt and keep the cost of completing a degree as low as we can and are proud to offer this scholarship opportunity as an extension of our values.

SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
HOW TO APPLY
www.pfi.edu (503) 927-5457

FASHION DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST FOR TEENS
One winner will receive up to $20,000 worth of free fashion design classes at Portland Fashion Institute to enable the winner to study fashion sketching and illustration, Adobe Illustrator for fashion design, flats and technical packages, patternmaking 1 & 2, draping 1 & 2, apparel construction 1, 2, 3, industrial machine sewing, portfolio preparation and presentation!

The goal: To prepare you to start your own fashion line or to launch your career in the industry. Winner has the opportunity to intern with a local apparel designer plus experience with fashion shows.

Open to full-time high school juniors (grade 11) and seniors (grade 12) persons of color nationwide for this school year. Classes will be taught at Portland Fashion Institute, 4301 NE Tillamook, Portland OR.

This is a challenging time for the apparel industry. But crisis creates opportunity. Let it inspire you. Throughout history, moments like this have led to all kinds of advancements. Tell us a story about where you think the world of fashion is going. Portland is home to some the world’s top apparel manufacturers. We want to see you in that world. Take the challenge!

APPLY HERE

CONTEST DEADLINES
Send the Release & Entry Form and your 3-minute or less .mov or .mp4 video to: info@pfi.edu via WeTransfer.com
• Contest Entries Due:
5pm PST Friday, May 17, 2024
• Winner notification
Tuesday, May 28, 2024
• Classes start
September 2024