LONDON — Sir Mick Jagger has funded a three-year scholarship program for students at London’s Central Saint Martins (CSM) MA fashion course, in memory of his late partner L’Wren Scott.
The scholarship program, which begins for the academic year starting October 2015, will take place over three years, and will offer one MA student a year the cost of their fees for the two-year course and a contribution to their living expenses.
In a statement on Friday, CSM said that Scott, who died in 2014, and Professor Louise Wilson, the late course director of the MA fashion program, who also passed away last year, had met at the British Fashion Awards, and 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: “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. I am proud of the fact that this course … continues to be recognized as a major contributor to the future of the global fashion industry.”