The Claire Marie Foundation Scholarship in Arts & Design

Claire loved all-things fashion, beauty and design. Her dream was to become an interior designer. That creative dream lives on through the Claire Marie Foundation Scholarship for Arts and Design. The one-time $5,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior at Notre Dame Preparatory in Towson, Maryland who will pursue an academic and professional career in design arts. Recipients are chosen by our panel of esteemed judges. It’s our hope that, through this scholarship, more young women from Claire’s alma mater will be encouraged and empowered to pursue their artistic passion.

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    2018- Mary Tadeo

    Congratulations to Mary Tadeo – the 2018 Recipient of the Claire Marie Foundation Scholarship in Arts & Design. Already… more

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    2017- Elizabeth Liberatore

    The third annual Claire Marie Foundation Scholarship for Arts and Design was awarded to Elizabeth Liberatore, a 2017 graduating… more

  • Meredith-e

    2016- Meredith Egan

    The second annual Claire Marie Foundation Scholarship for Arts and Design was awarded to Meredith Egan, a 2016 graduating… more

  • Edina

    2015- Edina Hiser

    The first annual Claire Marie Foundation Scholarship was recently awarded to Edina Hiser, a 2015 graduating Senior of the… more

Current Scholarship Judges

We are thrilled to have these individuals join us as Judges for the Claire Marie Foundation Scholarship in Arts & Design. 

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    Inslee Haynes

    Inslee Haynes was a favorite fashion illustrator of Claire’s – she has generously donated the use of one of… more

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    Katie Fico

    What better way to celebrate Claire’s spirit of  joy, color and beauty than through the magic of Walt Disney… more

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    Maryland’s First Lady- Mrs. Yumi Hogan

    We are so honored to have Maryland’s First Lady, Mrs. Yumi Hogan as a member of our Claire Marie… more

  • Danielle-Nicole

    Danielle Nicole

    Danielle Nicole was founded by Designer and Creative Director Danielle DiFerdinando while attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in… more

  • stacey-vuduris

    Stacey Vuduris

    Kristen Bell, Nancy O’Dell, InStyle magazine and HGTV love her work! Now she is our newest friend of Claire… more

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    Timothy Swiss

    Timothy Swiss is a Lighting and Sound designer in Los Angeles and maintains his strong academic focus as an… more

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    Bianca Posterli

    Bianca is a New York City-based digital journalist and social media strategist specializing in fashion and lifestyle reporting. She… more

Past Scholarship Judges

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    Molly Sims

    We are so honored to have supermodel, actress, lifestyle expert, author and contributor to The View, Molly Sims joining… more

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    Jillian Harris

    J Star of HGTV’s Love It Or List It Too, Jillian is an interior designer, international spokesperson and publisher… more

  • Ty-Pennington

    Ty Pennington

    As a home design guru and star of Extreme Makeover, Ty Pennington has helped transform the lives of thousands… more

  • FrederikeHecht

    Frederike Hecht

    Frederike Hecht is a sought-after interior designer in Los Angeles and Maryland, where she has created dream homes for… more