Interior Design Student Awarded $30,000 Donghia Scholarship

Interior Design Student Awarded $30,000 Donghia Scholarship

By Stephanie Kuenning

August 12, 2014

Allison Laurenzo Donghia Project

Fourth-year interior design student Allison Laurenzo was selected by the Angelo Donghia Foundation for a $30,000 scholarship as one of 12 winners of its 2014 Student Scholarship Program in Interior Design.

Laurenzo is the seventh University of Nebraska-Lincoln student in the College of Architecture to have won the Donghia scholarship. Launched in 2002, the foundation awards scholarships to deserving students who are entering their senior year in a baccalaureate program in interior design. There were 60 student projects submitted by accredited institutions across the country. The $30,000 scholarships go to support the student’s senior year of tuition, housing, books, and other financial support.

Laurenzo is from Urbandale, Iowa and is entering her senior year in the Interior Design program at the UNL College of Architecture.

The Angelo Donghia Foundation, created under the will of the Angelo Donghia, is a private, nonprofit organization that supports two distinct fields: The advancement of education in the field of interior design, and initiatives researching AIDS.