Published on May 20, 2016 | by ZALORA Team

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Following a successful launch last year, ZALORA, Asia’s online fashion destination, is pleased to announce that the ZALORA Scholarship has returned for its second year. Designed to turn passion into profession, the ZALORA Scholarship will award six tertiary students from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong and, for the first time, Taiwan, with a grant and an invaluable industry experience at ZALORA offices.

 

The theme for the ZALORA Scholarship this year is “Function Vs Fashion: How the Two Coexist in (Major) Trends Over the Decades”. The fashion-meets-function trend is growing rapidly now, more than ever as wearables flood the market. One prime example is the activewear industry as fitness wear becomes more than just clothes for working out. Applicants are encouraged to think creatively and illustrate theirs views on the subject through compelling means and submit their entry in the form of an essay or infographic. Winning entries will be selected based on creativity, innovation and relevance to the theme as well as their analytical skills and academic results.

 

Michele Ferrario, CEO of ZALORA Group said: “As Asia’s online fashion retailer, we’re dedicated to continuously recognise and support the most promising talents in the region who desire for a career in fashion. ZALORA Scholarship is an excellent initiative to provide the best and brightest students interested in joining the fashion e-commerce world with the opportunity and platforms to fuel their passion. We believe this will not only help develop and groom the future leaders of this industry but also contribute to the growth of e-commerce in Asia.”

 

ZALORA welcome applicants from all tertiary institutions that fall under ZALORA Partner Institutions in Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Taiwan. One student from each of these countries will be offered a scholarship and the chance to gain valuable insights from the e-commerce industry. The selected ZALORA Scholars will receive S$3,000 sponsored toward their tuition fees and a paid internship opportunity at ZALORA in 2017.

 

Application for the ZALORA Scholarship is open to tertiary students from all fields of study from today and will close at 11:59 PM (GMT) on 31 July 2016. Applicants will be assessed based on academic results and the quality of the entry. A passion for fashion is a plus.

 

Interested students can find out more about the application details and eligibility criteria at www.zalora.com/scholarship/. All queries are welcome at scholarship@zalora.com.