Leibrock Universal Design Scholarship




Submission Deadline: MIDNIGHT (PST) - March 18



To support a portion of the costs associated with attending a five-day workshop in Livermore, Colorado with Cynthia Leibrock and/or her designated representative. The workshop will focus on integrating universal design concepts and principles in all aspects of teaching.


Each scholarship is $1000; up to eight (8) scholarships will be awarded. Award funds are distributed to the Recipient after completion of the workshop.


Full-time faculty members from interior design and architecture programs at institutions that are regionally or nationally accredited for higher education (for example: SACS, Higher Learning Commission, CIDA, NASAD, NAAB) and that have not previously had a scholarship recipient are eligible to apply.


  1. Attend a five-day workshop within 18 months of receiving the Scholarship award.
  2. While at the workshop, present a one-hour presentation for other attendees on how his or her area of expertise intersects with universal design, or an exercise or overview of how the recipient currently teaches or proposes to teach universal design within their academic program’s curriculum. 
  3. Upon returning to their academic program, scholarship recipients are strongly encouraged to integrate universal design in all of the courses they teach.
  4. Schedule and host a three to four-day visit of Cynthia Leibrock or designee to lecture students in their academic program.
  5. Within 6 months of completing the workshop, submit the completed Post-Workshop and Post-Campus Visit report form to IDECF, describing how the recipient has met obligations 1-4 above.


  • Letter of intent (500-word maximum)
  • Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae (3 pages maximum, submitted as PDF file attachment)
  • Description of current courses where universal design principles are included at the individual’s institution
  • Letter from the department head, head of programs, or dean indicating the extent of the institution’s commitment to weave universal design throughout the entire curriculum and an agreement to Institutional Obligations.

I have reviewed the obligations associated with this award




Institutions that have already received the Leibrock Universal Design Scholarship include:

Chaminade University
Colorado State University
Converse College
Design Institute of San Diego
Fashion Institute of Technology
Florida State University
High Point University

Kansas State University
Louisiana State University
Marymount University
Missouri State University
Mount Ida College
Mount Royal University
New York Institute of Technology

Oklahoma State University
Orange Coast College
Queens University of Charlotte
Radford University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Sam Houston State University
Steven F. Austin State University
Syracuse University

Texas Christian University
University of Arkansas
University of Central Missouri
University of North Texas
University of Oklahoma
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Villa Marie College
Western Carolina University

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