Applications for this scholarship are now closed, but you can still apply for other Yellowbrick scholarships here.


British born Estelle Bailey-Babenzien always had a keen eye for design. She has played a major role in the design industry for quite some time. Arriving in New York City in 1999, Bailey-Babenzien wasted no time getting into the game. She is the mastermind behind design for a slew of high-profile clients and she lends her creativity to everything from showrooms to photo shoots. 

Her studio, Dream-Awake, is the product of a Tumblr passion blog site gone right. The concept behind the Dream-Awake studio is to be a consultation hub for all things creative in music, art direction, interior design and fashion. She has created the vibe for showrooms/stores for brands including DKNY, Union & Melody Eshani, and more recently, the Noah stores. The concept behind the Noah stores is that their interior design changes seasonally and the Tokyo store offers everything, including the interiors, for sale. Bailey-Babenzien is one half of the brand Noah, with her husband Brendon. The brand is considered design-responsible, and leads by example with their sustainable and human rights practices.


Yellowbrick believes that a student’s personal passion and hustle – rather than financial resources – should determine how far they can go. Along with our partners, our aim is to empower students who are passionate about streetwear to pursue rewarding career opportunities that can spark their interest and open doors to a fulfilling future.

Yellowbrick’s programs have the potential to change students lives by:

  • Providing a valuable credential, in the form of a certificate from a leading university, that will help open doors to career ies that students may not have otherwise known about
  • Developing real-world skills that empower students to seize these opportunities
  • Informing choices and helping students build an actionable roadmap toward setting and accomplishing career goals
  • Inspiring dreams and building the confidence and know-how to pursue them

Estelle’s scholarship is to empower up-and-comers to pursue careers in streetwear, retail design-experience, and related fields.

To apply: Enter your email below and then complete the scholarship form and short essay explaining what your career goals are and how you hope this scholarship will benefit your career. 

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