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Yahoo: Gucci announces the first class of North America Changemakers Scholars

Luxury fashion brand honors "visionary" UC student

Milan-based fashion brand Gucci recently relaunched a platform focused on social and environmental issues, starting with their Gucci North America Changemakers Scholars. The company announced 20 college students who make up this year's inaugural class, including one from the University of Cincinnati.

The program centers on students pursuing various careers within the fashion industry. To qualify for the scholarship, students must live or study in one of 12 major North American cities or be currently enrolled in, or plan to attend, a historically Black college or university. Over the course of the last six months, a council of community leaders and social change experts affiliated with Gucci selected the winners. Each one will receive an academic scholarship of up to $20,000, a mentor, and a virtual internship with Gucci America.

Winner Nicole Scott is a fashion design student in UC's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.

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