Helveticahaus was formed not only to showcase the most revered font in the world, but also – and this is the really important thing – to inspire design students in the inland northwest.

What that means is that all Hh profits will go toward providing financial support for those earning graphic design degrees at Spokane Falls Community College – alma mater of Hh founders CK and Linda Anderson.

But it’s bigger than just those two. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee comprising design professionals, educators, and community leaders, each of whom appreciates the beauty of Helvetica, digs our stylin’ Tts, and believes in our mission.

The application window for the 2019-20 Helveticahaus scholarship is now officially open. Which means you should probably go ahead and apply. As in right now – because that very same window is gonna close for good at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, August 19.

2018 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Tessa Vlaar

Originally from Vail, Colorado, Tessa already had a degree in public relations from Gonzaga University when she enrolled in SFCC’s graphic design program – a perfectly normal progression for someone who believes that learning is the most important thing in life. So why design? “It’s the work that’s never done. There’s always a new idea and a new creative solution to be found.”

2017 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Jaydra Erchul-Johnson

2017 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Teresa Mendoza Embrey

2017 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Jill Poland

2016 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Isabel Heisler

selection committee

HALEY ANDERSON

Haley Anderson loves all things design. Especially ampersands. In fact, the Studio SC designer has a dream: to one day have her own line of and symbols.

LORRI JOHNSTON

From small-town girl to Seattle Art School instructor to business owner to art director, Lorri Johnston has accomplished more than most folks twice her age.

CARL HEIDLE

Past president of AAF Spokane, former college design instructor, and senior art director at Seven2, Carl Heidle has some advice for young ‘uns: “Embrace failure.”

CK ANDERSON

A successful organization needs both brains and beauty at the top. CK Anderson offers neither – though he occasionally comes up with a good idea.

LINDA ANDERSON

Linda Anderson hasn’t worn a T-shirt since 1977. Nevertheless, her keen fashion sense ensures that Hh’s apparel sets a new standard in quality.

 


The Helveticahaus Scholarship Fund is managed by the Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation. Scholarships apply to the following academic year. Helveticahaus reserves the right to not award this scholarship if a suitable candidate cannot be found.