The Cyrus Artisan Rugs Scholarship Grant

Cyrus Scholarship Grant

For decades, Cyrus Artisan Rugs has been offering its own branded rug collections. We've since grown to become one of the largest online retailers of handmade designer rugs and oriental carpets. The company also believes in investing in the brightest minds in the industry, which is why we partner with internationally recognized designers and manufacturers. Cyrus Rugs serves a number of locations for Rugs in Rochester MN and Rugs in St. Paul, Twin Cities MN, Rugs in Austin, TX, Rugs in Scottsdale, AZ and Rugs in Palm Beach, FL

In order to see the full potential of artisan rugs in living spaces, we believe it's important to collaborate with interior designers. There are people who need individuals to help them decorate their homes. Some have no clue where to begin when designing a room, while others might not have the time to plan things out. Interior designers are able to create design plans, piece together the various elements, utilize unique resources, and work within assigned budgets. In other words, they're trained to make other people's visions come to life.

Since we are committed to championing the finest creative minds, Cyrus Artisan Rugs is offering a scholarship program that will benefit future interior designers. We want to support incoming and current interior design students so that they can pursue their passion for beautifying the spaces people live and work in.

The Cyrus Artisan Rugs Scholarship for Future Interior Designers

Cyrus Artisan Rugs is offering a scholarship grant to an incoming and current student of interior design or related courses. One winner will be awarded $500 to help them further their interior design education.

Cyrus Scholarship Winner

The winner of the Cyrus Artisan Rugs Scholarship will receive a check that shall be written to the recipients' school of choice. This grant shall exclusively cover the winner's current studies, including tuition and books. However, winner will not be eligible to join the succeeding scholarship offer immediately after he or she has won the present grant.

Eligibility & Requirements

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be currently enrolled, or about to enroll, in an interior design or similar course OR must be a high school graduate planning to study interior design or a related course in a college or university during the Spring of 2024.
  • Must be in good academic standing with his/her current educational institution.
  • Applicants under 18 must have permission from a parent or legal guardian.

Applicants must submit the following via email:

  • An original essay (minimum of 500 words, ideally in PDF format). The topic should be related to the rug industry. Alternatively, the applicant could discuss why they should receive the Cyrus Artisan Rugs Scholarship grant. This essay must NOT be previously published.
  • Name, contact details, and address.
  • Name and address of institution currently enrolled in or plan to attend.
  • School I.D. and a government issued I.D. (i.e. driver's license)
  • Curriculum vitae

Procedure & Deadline

Applicants must send their essays to Kourosh Jahanshahi at Deadline of submissions will be February 8, 2024.

The Cyrus Artisan Rugs Scholarship will be awarded to the winner on February 28, 2024.