The Youthist Scholarship

The lack of racial diversity within media, fashion and beauty has only recently become a topic of the mainstream conversation. Although steps are being taken to improve representation we wonder if this is just a fad or demonstrative of more permanent change.

In a bid to not only improve visibility on the issue but also help contribute to the raising costs of higher education The Youthist ( has created a scholarship program. If you’re a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is passionate about racial diversity, then this is the scholarship for you.

We are asking students to submit a 1000 word (maximum) essay that addresses the below questions:

  • Why is increased racial diversity important in beauty and fashion?
  • What impact does this have on society especially in relation to young people?