EAST GREENVILLE, Pa., May 10, 2021— Knoll, Inc. (NYSE:KNL), a constellation of design-driven brands for the workplace and home, today announced the five high school seniors who have been awarded the 2021 Knoll Diversity Advancement Design Scholarships for Black Students. Knoll created the scholarship in 2020 to develop the next generation of Black architects, graphic designers, industrial and architectural engineers, interior designers and industrial designers.
The program provides individual tuition awards of $10,000, renewable annually, to a total of five Black 2021 high school graduates in the United States and Canada who will be pursuing studies at two- or four-year institutions. It is administered by Scholarship America, a leading nonprofit scholarship and educational support organization that works directly with students, parents, colleges, businesses and communities.
The Knoll Diversity Advancement Design Scholarships for Black Students is one of two new initiatives to support more inclusive and diverse communities. In 2020, Knoll also launched a corporate partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
“These students are creative leaders in their communities. We look forward to their contributions to their degree programs as well as their impact over the course of their careers,” said Andrew Cogan, Knoll Chairman and CEO.
The 2021 class of Knoll Diversity Advancement Design Scholars follows:
Paul International High School
Penn State University Park
Westlake High School
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Hillgrove High School
Powder Springs, GA
Clayton High School
Louisiana State University
Penns Grove High School
Penns Grove, NJ
Savannah College of Art and Design
Knoll, Inc. is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients in person and digitally to create inspired modern interiors. Our internationally recognized portfolio includes furniture, textiles, leathers, accessories, and architectural and acoustical elements. Our brands — Knoll Office, KnollStudio, KnollTextiles, KnollExtra, Spinneybeck | FilzFelt, Edelman Leather, HOLLY HUNT, DatesWeiser, Muuto, and Fully — reflect our commitment to modern design that meets the diverse requirements of high performance workplaces, work from home settings and luxury residential interiors. A recipient of the National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement from the Smithsonian`s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Knoll, Inc. is aligned with the U.S. Green Building Council and the Canadian Green Building Council and can help organizations achieve the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) workplace certification. Our products can also help clients comply with the International Living Future Institute to achieve Living Building Challenge Certification, and with the International WELL Building Institute to attain WELL Building Certification. Knoll, Inc. is the founding sponsor of the World Monuments Fund Modernism at Risk program.
About Scholarship America®
Scholarship America is a non-profit organization that helps students fulfill their college dreams. Since 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $4.3 billion to more than 2.6 million students. The organization works with partners to lower barriers to a college education and give students the support needed to succeed. Learn more at scholarshipamerica.org.
David E. Bright