CustomMade.com - Furniture Scholarship (ID 1326)
- Start Date:
- Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 at any accredited American college, university or trade school.
- Applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 words minimum.
Submit your essay, 1,000-word minimum, on the topic below. One exceptional essay on the topic, "Why buy custom furniture?" will be chosen.
CustomMade is an online matchmaker connecting people who want and make custom goods. Buyers come to CustomMade looking for furniture and cabinets - among many other custom creations - completely bespoke to individual style and need. We exist to empower individuals who believe in buying custom and disrupt the system of buying mass-produced, impersonal and low quality goods. Of course, we know why we do what we do, but we want to hear it from your perspective:
What are the reasons a Buyer would want a custom piece of furniture? Why should a Buyer work with a professional artisan (we call them Makers) or woodworker? Is there any tangible value for a Buyer working with a Maker who is passionate about his or her craft?
An increasing challenge faced by North American based furniture manufacturers is that of overcoming the competitive prices offered by companies that manufacture overseas. Many local makers, like those on CustomMade.com, compete by offering a higher quality and one-of-a-kind product that will last for generations - delivering better value to the consumer.
- Special Criteria:
- Please email your essay to email@example.com