Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Minneapolis College of Art and Design


Pursue Interior Design with the Cyrus Artisan Rugs Scholarship

By marcsmith
Nov 3, '19 10:24 PM EST

If you’ve ever wanted to pursue interior design in college, now is your chance. Cyrus Artisan Rugs—the largest rug and carpet showroom in the Midwest—is offering a scholarship grant to current and incoming interior design students for the Spring of 2020.

The Minnesota-based rug retailer will award $500 each to three hardworking students who have a passion for design. This grant will help students in need of financial support for their tuition, books, and other educational fees.

Eligible applicants for this scholarship include enrolled, or about to enroll, students of interior design and related courses. High school graduates who plan to study interior design or a similar course are also encouraged to apply.

Applicants will need to submit an original essay (minimum of 500 words, ideally in PDF format). The essay should discuss a topic related to the rug industry. Alternatively, the applicant could discuss why they should receive the Cyrus Artisan Rugs Scholarship Grant. Note that this essay must not exist in published form elsewhere.

Those who want to further their education in interior design can learn more about the grant and its requirements by checking the Cyrus Artisan Rugs Scholarship Grant page.

Deadline for the submission will be February 8, 2020, and the winners of the grant will be announced on February 28, 2020.

Cyrus Artisan Rugs: Investing in Tomorrow’s Giants

Professional interior designers make design plans, harness unique resources, and work within assigned budgets to bring their creative visions to life. As purveyors of the finest handcrafted rugs in the Midwest, Cyrus Artisan Rugs understands the importance of good, practical design and has long championed the finest creative minds in the industry. Furthering their cause, the company wants to provide financial support to future movers and shakers in the interior design industry. 

Established in 1988, the Cyrus showroom is now the largest in the Midwest. Alex Farahan, the managing director of Cyrus and the youngest member of the Farahan family, has developed a keen eye for the visual arts and design. He also wants to help Minnesota interior design students achieve their dreams.

The 13,500-plus square feet showroom is located in Bloomington and stocks more than 3,000 authentic oriental rugs. Along with these, Cyrus Artisan Rugs has become one of the largest online retailers of designer rugs made by some of the top manufacturers and designers in the industry.