While going through our archives, the Type Directors Club discovered that Beatrice Warde was its first female member. It was very exciting to learn that Ms. Warde, journalist, typographical scholar, and communicator on typography, was part of our organization. To honor her memory, TDC has named a scholarship after her.
The TDC Beatrice Warde Scholarship is sponsored by the Type Directors Club and Monotype in the amount of $5,000. It will be awarded to a female student currently enrolled in her junior undergraduate year and will be applied directly to her senior year tuition, which begins September 2016 and concludes in May 2017.
In addition to the scholarship award, the student will receive an one-year student membership in the TDC. The membership includes receiving the TDC annual, keepsakes, and invitations to all TDC programs.
The check for $5,000 will be sent to the registrar of the recipient’s school/university in August, 2016, to be entered into the tuition account of the scholarship recipient. Students will not receive the scholarship monies directly.
In the event that the first place scholarship choice does not, for any reason, return to her school for the designated year, the $5,000 check will be entered into the tuition account of the runner up.
The Beatrice Warde Scholarship Committee consists of the Type Directors Club: TDC Scholarship Chair Gail Anderson (School of Visual Arts), Cara diEdwardo (The Cooper Union), Carol Wahler (TDC Executive Director); Monotype: Nadine Chahine, Vikki Quick, Emma Tucker, Daniel Ratigan, James Fooks-Bale, Shelley Gruendler (Type Camp International), and Fiona Ross, (University of Reading).
The selected student will receive a certificate at the TDC62nd opening event in July, 2016 at The Cooper Union.