Leibrock Universal Design Scholarship




Submission Deadline: MIDNIGHT (PST) - January 14, 2020



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 three (3) 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.
Institutions that have already received the Leibrock Design Scholarship include: 
  • California College of the Arts
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Chaminade University
  • Colorado State University
  • Converse College
  • Design Institute of San Diego
  • Endicott College
  • 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, Madison
  • University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
  • Villa Marie College
  • Western Carolina University


  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 (3) to four (4) 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.



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