Mick Jagger Funds L’Wren Scott Design Scholarship

Mick Jagger is honoring his late girlfriend L’Wren Scott with a new scholarship for students at London’s Central Saint Martins.

The rocker has funded a three-year scholarship for students at the well-known design school in memory of Scott.

The scholarship will launch in October 2015 and run for three years. It will offer one MA student a year the cost of his or her fees for the two-year course and a contribution to living expenses.

Central Saint Martins said in a statement that Scott, who died last year, had met the late Professor Louise Wilson, who also passed away in 2014, at the British Fashion Awards. (Wilson headed the MA program at Central Saint Martins.)

The statement went on to say that Scott was “impressed with Louise’s commitment to excellence and her dedication to fashion education.”

Fabio Piras, course director of the MA fashion program at CSM, said in the statement: “I am very grateful to receive this extremely generous scholarship package, gifted by Mick Jagger in L’Wren Scott’s name. Our students sacrifice much to take up this course and work extremely hard when they are here.”

Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton, John Galliano, Stella McCartney and Phoebe Philo are a few of the designers who have attended Central Saint Martins. Nicholas Kirkwood also attended the school. The British footwear designer also studied at Cordwainers, a popular choice for many big shoe names,  including Jimmy Choo, Charlotte Olympia Dellal, Rupert Sanderson and Sophia Webster.

British retailer Kurt Geiger launched a three-year scholarship program at Cordwainers in 2013 to fuel new talent across the footwear industry.

Not only is the company contributing 300 pounds worth of funding, but it is allowing students to spend time in its London design studio and receive mentoring.

Professor Frances Corner, head of Cordwainers, said at the time the scholarship was announced: “We continually strive to provide a supportive, enabling and experimental environment for our students. The funding and support that Kurt Geiger will bring to Cordwainers will be invaluable.”

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