A Scholar Among Us

Wen “Jenny” Zhao, an eighth-semester Textile Develop-ment and Marketing student from Sydney, Australia, won a $30,000 Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund. The Geoffrey Beene Foundation underwrites four such scholarships annually to encourage “gifted and enterprising young people to pursue careers in design, merchandising, retailing, and business,” according to the YMA FSF. Five other FIT students won $5,000 awards.