Stella McCartney unveils new sponsorship programmeThursday, 19 July 2012
Stella McCartney has unveiled a new sponsorship programme
for students of Central Saint Martins, funded by her eponymous company. The designer, who also attended the university, said at CSM's graduation ceremony yesterday - where she received an Honorary Fellowship - that her time there was "life-changing".
"To get to a college like this is so hard for so many talented young people," McCartney said. "For that reason, I am setting up this scholarship and I encourage other fortunate fashion houses to do the same."
The Stella McCartney Scholarship will fund home, EU and international MA Fashion students on the basis of "academic excellence and financial need" and will also include a one-year paid placement at Stella McCartney. The designer has asked that, in line with her beliefs, students who win the scholarship commit not to use fur, leather or products that harm animals as part of their university work.