Bahmer Named Semifinalist by Fashion Scholarship Fund

Elizabeth Bahmer, a senior majoring in retailing and consumer sciences, has been selected as a semifinalist by the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund.  

As one of eight semifinalists nationally, Bahmer will receive a $10,000 scholarship. In January, she will compete in New York, N.Y. for a chance to become one of four Geoffrey Beene Scholars. The eight semifinalists present a case study to the Fashion Scholarship Fund’s Executive Committee, and four winners will be announced a few days later at the annual awards dinner. They will each receive an additional $30,000 scholarship.

Bahmer is a member of the Student Advisory Board for the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing, part of the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences. She represents the Lundgren Center as an ambassador, working with undergraduates to learn about a major in retailing and consumer sciences or to identify an internship experience.

Bahmer is also employed by University of Arizona BookStores as a sales associate and the Greek Life merchandise buyer. She will be employed by Macy’s after graduating in May 2014.

Founded in 1937, the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting education of the fashion arts and business by granting scholarships to talented students and facilitating internships, mentorships and career programs. Since its inception, the Fashion Scholarship Fund has awarded over $8 million to more than 900 students nationwide.

As further support to its scholars, the Fashion Scholarship Fund facilitates internships with fashion companies and provides career mentoring by senior executives. Participating companies have included Calvin Klein, Li and Fung, VF Sportswear, Fishman and Tobin, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne, Nordstrom, Macy's, Perry Ellis, Bloomingdales, Levi Strauss and Co., Target, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste and Tommy Hilfiger.

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Martha Van Gelder
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Released date: 
Nov 12 2013