Virginia State University Textiles, Apparel Merchandising and Management (TAMM) Program Receives $25,000 Grant

Fashion NOVA awards the monies to VSU to commemorate HBCUs and Women’s History Month

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY VA—March 31, 2021- The Virginia State University Textiles, Apparel Merchandising and Management (TAMM) program has been awarded a $25,000 grant.  The  grant was awarded by Fashion Nova, an online fashion store for women.  The company says it wanted to commemorate Women’s History Month by investing in an HBCU  for the one-time grant.

“We are grateful that Fashion Nova recognized the value of our award winning VSU TAMM program in their selection process,” says Angela Bacskocky, VSU TAMM Program  Coordinator. “ The VSU program is helping to ensure that the textile, apparel and merchandising industry is reflective of the innovative, dynamic women of color who are helping to leading the way in this forward facing career.”

VSU will use the unrestricted grant funds to provide six scholarships to TAMM students (based on merit and financial need) over the next three years. Funds will also be used purchase much needed fashion illustration and pattern-making design software that will give VSU students the skills they need to compete in the apparel industry. In addition, funds have been earmarked to allow students to travel for professional development and networking opportunities, which is critically important for women beginning their careers in the fashion industry.

To learn more about the VSU TAMM (Textiles, Apparel Merchandising and Management) program, please visit TAMM