The TDC’s first female member, Beatrice Warde (1900-1969), was a journalist, typographical scholar and communicator on typography, and passionate advocate of education.

Named in her honor and sponsored by Monotype, the scholarship recognizes one woman college junior (in the penultimate year of their undergraduate degree), whose work demonstrates exceptional talent, sophistication, and aptitude for typography, lettering, type design, and/or design criticism.

The scholarship, valued at $5,000 USD, will be applied to the recipient’s final year tuition, beginning in September 2023. In addition to the financial awards, the scholarship winner along with an honorable mention, will receive a one-year TDC student membership, which includes a copy of the TDC Annual Typography 44, and discounted or complimentary admission for all TDC events.