ASID awards ELF Scholarships to NYSID students

New York, NY - April 2011 - The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) New York Metro Chapter presented its 13th annual Education Legacy Fund (ELF) Awards last night at a cocktail reception at the M2L Showroom at 135 Madison Avenue. Three New York School of Interior Design students were presented awards at the event by ELF Committee Chair, Lorrie Lieber and Fellowhip Member, John Elmo: NYSID freshman, Suzanne Vasile received a $500 scholarship; sophomore, Erick Espinoza received a $1,000 scholarship; and junior, Natalie Gioia was awarded a $2,500 scholarship.

"I am very proud that, once again, this prestigious organization has acknowledged the hard work and talent of our students," said NYSID President, Christopher Cyphers. "I applaud Suzanne, Erick, and Natalie on this well-deserved recognition."

ELF has awarded over 60 scholarships to outstanding students, pursing a course of study in the field of interior design, from the 5 Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) recognized programs in the New York Metropolitan area since 1998.


Founded in 1916, the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is New York’s only private, not-for-profit college devoted exclusively to interior design education and related disciplines. NYSID’s guiding principle is that the interior environment is a fundamental element of human welfare, and the college is committed to actively improving, through design, the quality of life for all segments of humanity. This ideal is put into practice by a dedicated faculty of well-known designers, architects, art historians, and authorities in the field who guide a diverse student body of over 750 full- and part-time students. NYSID offers certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs in the fields of interior design, design history and theory, interior lighting, and sustainable design. The college is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and NYSID’s BFA is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).