This scholarship is open to any Canadian student who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or as a person of colour, who is entering or currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary Interior Design OR Interior Decorating OR Architecture / Architectural Technology program at a Canadian college or university.
In the midst of the #BlackLivesMatter movement that gained significant global momentum in 2020, we stepped back as a company and took a deep look at what kind of learning — and unlearning — we needed to do in order to be an actively anti-racist organization and to support the movement in meaningful ways. One fact that became immediately clear from our ensuing listening, dialogues, and research was that BIPOC architects, designers and decorators are noticeably underrepresented in our industry.
In pursuit of a more inclusive and diverse design field, this scholarship serves to support and uplift BIPOC students of architecture, interior design, and interior decorating. In addition to the monetary award, the chosen recipient will receive 8 hours of mentorship from our design team over the course of the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded.
Leclair Decor is a full-service residential design firm, founded in 2011 by husband and wife team, Sacha and Melissa Leclair. Though the business remains proudly based in Ottawa, our talented design team now serves clients across North America. Using industry-leading software and embracing all modern means of digital communication, our team works seamlessly with homeowners throughout Canada and the US to produce high-end, warm modern interiors.
LD Shoppe, the rapidly growing retail arm of our business, offers a curated collection of modern furniture, rugs, lighting, and home goods both online and in our Ottawa showroom.