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PAVE Global and Bish Creative Partner to Launch New Scholarship + Experience

For Graphic Design and Industrial Design Students




(PRESS RELEASE) HOLLYWOOD, FL — PAVE Global, in partnership with Bish Creative, announces a new Scholarship + Experience for students interested in pursuing Graphic Design careers focused on point-of-purchase retail displays.

The inaugural Bish Creative Point-of-Purchase (POP) Scholarship + Experience recognizes and supports leadership potential in the Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Applied Design, Engineering Design, UX Design, Product Design, and Branding fields through a $2,500 scholarship plus a 5-day immersive mentorship experience at Bish Creative in Chicago, IL, and an invitation to attend the 2023 PAVE Gala in New York City as a guest of Bish Creative.​

“It is an honor and a pleasure to announce the first-ever, Bish Creative/Jerry Fox Scholarship award. For over 65 years, Bish Creative has been the leader in Point-of-purchase displays and merchandising solutions,” said Jerry Fox, CEO, Bish Creative and President of PAVE. “This scholarship pertains to those students in the graphic arts, industrial and structural design, creative designers, sculptors, and 3D artists should apply,” he continued.

Jerry has been a part of the POP/Visual Arts community for over 35 years. Bish provides creative and innovative solutions in-store to market and merchandise for the World’s top brands and retailers. The Bish motto is simple, creativity and innovation never go out of style. Bish started as a small family company in 1955, under Jerry’s leadership they are now a global powerhouse and have the highest award-winning percentage of any company in the business. A week’s mentorship at Bish Creative in Chicago will lead to the best exposure possible to the world of POP Advertising and Marketing Design. Jerry is extremely passionate about PAVE and its mission. As a student in the business world, he knew nothing about in-store marketing and advertising, but he learned and succeeded. Now, the next generation of students deserves the same opportunity!

Inspired by Bish Creative’s out-of-the-box award-winning displays, students are asked to include 2-3 pages within their portfolio that showcase the most exciting or outrageous design work that they’ve created “just for fun,” in addition to the standard application materials.

The PAVE Scholarship Program, now in its thirteenth year, provides financial assistance to students in educational programs preparing them for careers related to the design and creation of consumer environments, including but not limited to careers in retail design, visual merchandising, interior design, architecture, product design, UX design, graphic design, and industrial design.


PAVE was developed to help ensure a future talent pool for the industry by eliminating barriers to studying in these fields. The funds assist students who are experiencing financial difficulties that may prevent them from continuing school. PAVE has awarded students over $246,000 in financial aid grants and scholarships in the past five years.​

Learn more and apply for the inaugural Bish Creative POP Scholarship + Experience here. The Deadline to apply is Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

About Bish Display

For over 60 years, Bish Creative has been the leader in the design, development, creation, and innovation of award-winning merchandising and retail marketing programs; from individual displays to complete store-within-a-store and everything in between.

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About PAVE Global

Founded in 1992 as The Planning and Visual Education Partnership, PAVE Global is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, with all proceeds benefitting PAVE’s educational programs. The organization enables young talent to build successful careers designing and creating consumer environments. Our vision is to cultivate relationships with students, educators, and the design industry through financial assistance, top-industry thinking, inspiration, and mentorship.

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