2022 ARIDO Student Scholarships Awards announced

The ARIDO 2022 Scholarships were presented at the Awards and Recognition Presentation during the Ontario Summit in March. Winners of the Norma Ruth Ridley Scholarship, ARIDO Art Appreciation Award in partnership with Doner Turrin Inc, and the CTI Working Environments Scholarship were announced at the event.

The Norma Ruth Ridley Scholarship awards $2,000 to one BID student each year. Program Chairs from each ARIDO-recognized school select one student to create a submission to the technical design scenario set by the ARIDO Scholarship Committee. Applicants are judged by the quality of their submission, in addition to academic achievement, professionalism, community involvement, character, and communication:

  • 1st Place – Lisa Jeans, Yorkville University
  • 2nd Place – Samantha McNair, Sheridan College
  • 3rd Place – Michaela Hardy, Algonquin College

The ARIDO Art Appreciation Award, in partnership with Doner Turrin Inc, is intended to promote the appreciation of artwork within the Interior Design process and application. First-year Interior Design students submit an application to Rachel Turrin, Principal Art Consultant at Doner Turrin Incs, who then selects the winning submission and awards the student a $500 scholarship. The 2022 Scholarship was awarded to:

  • Feiga Werner, Ryerson University

Funds for the CTI Working Environments scholarship are raised from the annual Signatures Event. Each ARIDO Chapter President nominates one student who has shown dedication to volunteering for the Chapter, their school, and overall support within the Interior Design community

The 2021 scholarships were awarded to:

  • Lindsay Kelly, Algonquin College | Eastern Ontario Chapter
  • Sydney Detweiler, Conestoga College | Grand Valley Chapter
  • Kylie Turnbull, Fanshawe College | Western Ontario Chapter