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This six-week scholarship program for girls ages 11-14 will give students a chance to explore the exciting world of interior design, through hands-on projects, interactions with professional designers and behind-the-scenes tours of design firms.

Free upon application review*
ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Girls Build! is a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and leadership development program designed to inspire middle school girls to explore their interests in architecture, construction, engineering and design. During the program, the girls get to know women working in the fields of architecture and design, who serve as program instructors, role models and mentors. They'll use the Design Process to develop hands-on projects and build collaboration, teamwork, communication and presentation skills—providing a foundation for the girls to become the next generation of engineers, architects and designers.

*Girls Build!: Interior Design is a scholarship program for girls ages 11-14 enrolled in Chicago Public Schools. An application is required to be considered for enrollment. Upon application review, students may be asked to participate in an one-on-one interview with the program instructor.

  • Registration includes all dates in the program: Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and March 1, 8
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