Dunning Fellows and Scholars Competition

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Full Scholarships Available For Automotive Design Summer Camp

CCS and the Margaret Dunning Foundation are excited to offer 15 high school students an opportunity to attend the College’s Precollege Automotive Design summer camp at no cost. The College’s Automotive Design Camp is taught by CCS faculty and works closely designers at GM, Ford and Fiat-Chrysler. 

THEME: This year, CCS is asking students to envision what will they be driving in 2045. Will cars be autonomous? Will they change radically in shape or form? Will they be green? These and any other ideas are open to students to interpretation.

The College’s Automotive Design Camp is taught by CCS faculty who work closely with designers at GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler. The three-week camp earns each student three college credits and provides an up-close, hands-on view of the automotive design industry. All students entering the contest will have their work reviewed by industry professionals, but only 15 will be offered a scholarship that will cover the cost of attending the camp, travel to the camp, housing, food and materials.

The camp is conducted in two stages:

Stage One: Dunning Fellows

In this first stage, fifteen Dunning Fellows will be selected from all submissions by an esteemed panel of College for Creative Studies faculty and Industry-Leading Designers. Each Fellow will receive a scholarship to attend the College for Creative Studies Precollege Summer Experience “Dunning Automotive Design” program and earn three college credits (Valued up to $4,300) The award includes three weeks of faculty-led automotive-design studio class, three transferable college credits, materials, housing, food and activities, round-trip transportation from the Fellow’s hometown to Detroit, MI.

The CCS Precollege Summer Experience (“PCSE”) brings high school students from around the country and the world to the CCS campus to live, learn and study with CCS faculty.

Dunning Fellows will be in an advanced version of the PCSE program.

Stage Two: Dunning Scholar Awards

In stage two, all Dunning Fellows will be eligible to compete for a full-tuition, four-year Dunning Scholar Award to attend the College for Creative Studies undergraduate program in Transportation Design. (Total value $175,000). More information about the Dunning Scholars stage of the competition will be found below.

Who May Enter:

  • Must be a legal U.S. resident attending a high school in the United States
  • Currently enrolled in grades 9 through 11
  • Current high school GPA of 3.0 or higher

Submission Process:

  • Create an account on SlideRoom
  • Submit 3 drawings (front view, side view and ¾ view) of an original car design.  Attach three .pdf or .jpg of your drawings
  • Only drawings and sketches will be accepted – no digital work
  • Submission form closes at 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time on March 1, 2019
  • Complete the Margaret Dunning Foundation Fellows Automotive Design Competition application
  • Attach a current copy of your official or unofficial high school transcript

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Timing and Deadlines:

  • August 15, 2018 – Contest start date. Begin submissions.
  • March 1, 2019 – Entries due
  • May 1, 2019 – Winners announced
  • May 15, 2019 – Winners must accept award and submit PCSE commitment form
  • June 1, 2019 – Winners confirm travel arrangements with CCS
  • July 8-28, 2019 – CCS Precollege Summer Experience

General Rules:

  • The decisions of the judges shall be final and binding in all matters pertaining to the Competition
  • Entry must not contain material that violates or infringes another's rights, including but not limited to, privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement
  • Entry must be the original work of Entrant
  • You retain your rights to your sketches; however, by entering the contest, you grant the College for Creative Studies (CCS) a fully paid, royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any CCS purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion of the CCS Dunning Fellows  and Scholars program, and its website, exhibition, and commercial products, including but not limited to College for Creative Studies publications.

Judges

Dunning Callum

Moray Callum
Vice President, Design
Ford Motor Company

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Ralph Gilles 
Head of Design
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Michael Simcoe

Michael Simcoe
Vice President,
Global Design
General Motors

Paul Snyder

Paul Snyder
Paul & Helen Farago Chair of Transportation Design
College for Creative Studies

Ed Welburn

Ed Welburn
CEO
The Welburn Group

Judging

The Judges will evaluate each Finalist's entry according to the following weighted criteria, each weighted at 25%:

  1. Aesthetics
  2. Originality
  3. Sketching & Rendering
  4. Concept and Presentation

Fifteen Finalists with the highest overall scores from the Judges will be deemed potential winners pending verification of eligibility and compliance with these guidelines, as determined by CCS at its sole discretion. After certification, fifteen Dunning Fellows will be named and invited to attend the CCS Precollege Summer Experience. 

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Dunning Scholars

After successfully completing the CCS Dunning Fellows Precollege Summer Experience, each Fellow will be placed in a cohort based on their year of high school graduation to be considered for the Dunning Scholar Award to attend CCS’s undergraduate Transportation Design program. Students must be accepted and enrolled at CCS in order to receive this prize.**

**The College for Creative Studies Scholarship will be awarded to one high school graduating Dunning Fellow each Spring starting in 2019.  Selection of the Dunning Scholar will be made by a panel of qualified judges. The Dunning Scholar will be selected from a cohort of graduating Dunning Fellows who have successfully completed the Precollege Summer Experience program.  Chances of winning the Dunning Scholar Award will vary depending on the number of graduating seniors who have previously completed the Dunning Fellow Precollege Summer Experience Automotive Design program. The Dunning Scholar Award winner must be a graduating senior who has completed the CCS admissions process and has been officially admitted. Scholarships are to be used to enroll in the CCS Transportation Design undergraduate BFA program.

Scholarship will be applied over 4 years (approximately $175,000 over 4 years).

If the first place winner does not accept the award, this award will be given to the next highest qualifier from the Fellow cohort. No cash equivalent will be awarded in lieu of scholarship. Winner must meet all admissions criteria of College for Creative Studies and be admitted as a full time student. This scholarship is provided by the College for Creative Studies and the Margaret Dunning Foundation and is subject to change.

About Margaret Dunning Foundation

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The Margaret Dunning Foundation was founded by Ms. Dunning in 1997. She was born in 1910 in Redford Township, Michigan, and moved with her mother to Plymouth, Michigan in the 1920s. During her lifetime, Ms. Dunning was a successful business woman, philanthropist, and civic booster. She was a major supporter of many Plymouth nonprofits, including the Plymouth District Library and the Plymouth Historical Society. In addition to her personal philanthropy, Ms. Dunning was a classic car enthusiast and was a regular participant in the Woodward Dream Cruise with her 1930 Packard 740 Roadster.

Ms. Dunning died in 2013 at the age of 104. Her estate provided additional funding for the Margaret Dunning Foundation, which continues to support her charitable interests and legacy. For more information: www.margaretdunningfdn.org