• Adé Hogue Scholarship

    Broderick “Adé” Hogue was a Chicago-based art director and letterer as passionate about the sport of cycling as he was about the intricacies of design — and with a drive to foster diversity in both worlds. Tragically, he was killed last October at the age of 32, after being struck by a van while cycling in Chicago’s Near North Side. What followed was an outpouring of grief from the communities that Adé touched, and a desire to help continue his creative legacy.

    In cooperation with the newly established Broderick Adé Hogue Foundation, the Type Directors Club has rechristened its Superscript Scholarship in Adé’s honor. Sponsored by Monotype, the Adé Hogue Scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding US-based BIPOC student currently in their junior year of college or in their first year of graduate or postgraduate school. The recipient of this scholarship must demonstrate exceptional talent, sophistication, and promise in the creation and design of letterforms, be they typeface, lettering, or calligraphy. The scholarship, valued at $5,000 USD, will be applied to the recipient’s final year tuition, beginning in September 2022.

    To submit your application send a completed application form and pdf portfolio to director@tdc.org with the subject “Adé Hogue Scholarship Application”. Include a download link (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) or use a file transfer service (wetransfer.com, etc.).

    Application Requirements

    • A completed application form
    • A written statement
    • Three samples of work completed at university (please note that if more than three samples are included your entry will be disqualified. Please also ensure that your PDF is no more than 10 pages (an introduction page, and 3 pages each for each of your sample projects). Editing and presenting your work is a key criteria of how you articulate your practice)
    • GPA: 3.0 or higher
    • Must be a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States
    • A signed statement verifying that it is your work
    • Letters of recommendation for those candidates who advance to the second round

    Award

    • $5,000 toward tuition expenses
    • One-year student membership for the TDC, which includes a copy of the TDC annual, keepsakes, and invitations to all TDC programming

    Application

  • Beatrice Warde Scholarship

    The TDC’s first female member, Beatrice Warde, was a journalist, scholar, and passionate advocate of education. Named in her honor and sponsored by Monotype, the scholarship recognizes one female college junior (in the penultimate year of their undergraduate degree), whose work demonstrates exceptional talent, sophistication, and skill in the use of typography across current media, not just print.

    To submit your application send a completed application form and pdf portfolio to director@tdc.org with the subject “Beatrice Warde Scholarship Application”. Include a download link (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) or use a file transfer service (wetransfer.com, etc.).

    ​​Application Requirements

    • A completed application form
    • A written statement
    • Three samples of work completed at university (please note that if more than three samples are included your entry will be disqualified. Please also ensure that your PDF is no more than 10 pages (an introduction page, and 3 pages each for each of your sample projects). Editing and presenting your work is a key criteria of how you articulate your practice)
    • GPA: 3.0 or higher
    • A signed statement verifying that it is your work
    • Letters of recommendation for those candidates who advance to the second round

    Award

    • $5,000 toward tuition expenses
    • One-year student membership for the TDC, which includes a copy of the TDC annual, keepsakes, and invitations to all TDC programming

    Application

  • The TDC Scholarship

    Every year, we honor up to seven students with the TDC Scholarship, a $1,000 award recognizing their achievements in and appreciation for typography in design. Winners are selected by the TDC Scholarship Committee, which receives nominations from design schools in the US and abroad.

    Award

    • $1,000, sent directly to the recipient’s school to be allocated toward tuition expenses
    • One-year student membership for the TDC