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Interior Design student named inaugural scholarship winner

December 20, 2006

University of Texas at Arlington student Diana Kang has been named as the inaugural recipient of the Kimball Office Scholarship Fund.

The scholarship is sponsored by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Foundation and was made possible with funding from Kimball Office. The Kimball Office Scholarship fund was created to emphasize diversity at the college/university level. The three-year program annually awards $5,000 to a senior year student pursuing a degree in interior design. The winning student, of African, Asian, Latin or Native American heritage, is selected based upon excellence in both academics and promising design talent.

Four schools with esteemed interior design programs were chosen for the final selection process. The review committee reviewed the work of student finalists nominated by the Interior Design Departments at Harrington College of Design, Chicago, Illinois; University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio; Woodbury University, Burbank, California and University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas.

In awarding the scholarship to Diana Kang, the committee stated, “We were thoroughly impressed with Diana’s comprehension, execution and strength in the interior design process. Her skills and her quality are very advanced—she will be a great design professional.”

Diana Kang is a student at UT Arlington’s School of Architecture. A resident of Plano, Texas, she is a senior in the Interior Design program and will graduate in May.
The IIDA Foundation is a not-for-profit, philanthropic organization whose primary mission is to advance interior design through education, research and knowledge to benefit

IIDA and the interior design profession. The IIDA works to enhance quality of life through excellence in interior design and to advance interior design through knowledge, value and community.