Through a $100,000 gift to the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), cosmetics executive Leslie Blodgett, creator of bareMinerals and executive chairman of Bare Escentuals, has established an endowed scholarship.
The Leslie Blodgett Endowed Scholarship will provide financial assistance to students in any major field of study offered through FIT’s Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology. It will be awarded annually to an upper-division student who has been selected by the dean of the Baker School and the Office of Financial Aid. The student must be in the college’s upper division, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, and have demonstrated financial need. The first scholarship will be awarded in July 2013.
The Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology serves more than 4,000 students in majors that focus on business in fashion and its related professions.