Support ITM

Funding Scholarship Opportunities

You can support ITM students by funding scholarships opportunities.

FIT's department of International Trade and Marketing (ITM) is committed to raising funds for scholarships and activities that enhance students' education and employability. With the assistance of its advisory board and its International Students Alumni Society (ITAS), the department organizes fundraising events to endow permanent scholarships and career development activities. All or a portion of the donations to these funds are tax deductible. Proceeds are administered by the FIT Foundation. 

A donation payable to the FIT Foundation with ITM Scholarships in the memo section can be mailed to:

Fashion Institute of Technology
227 West 27th St., Room B436
New York, NY  10001
Attn: Chair, ITM


Donations can be made online by filling out the FIT Foundation Scholarship form. Please be sure to include 'ITM Scholarship' in the sections: "This gift is in honor of:" or "This gift is in memory of:".


Every year ITM conducts an international field trip to provide students with an opportunity to observe international trade in action. In recent years the ITM Practicum students have traveled to Portugal, Costa Rica, and Brazil to visit textile and apparel factories, trade organizations, chambers of commerce, government agencies, consumer groups, and educational institutions. 

A $5,000 donation funds the travel and part of the tuition costs of a student who otherwise could not afford this unique educational experience to travel abroad and observe life, commerce, and culture in other countries. The department administers the selection of a recipient following the criteria established by the donor or college depending on the scholarship level the donation covers.  Donors, along with the rest of the Selection Committee, are usually invited to review students' applications.