Student Membership Benefits

ASID ICON – ASID’s professional digest informs students of cutting edge design research and business trends, along with key national and chapter issues. ASID ICON T is mailed to all ASID members.

ACCESS – ASID’s student-written newsletter is published three times per year and sent to all student members and other design professionals.

Scholarships – National scholarship competitions are sponsored by the ASID Educational Foundation. The scholarships include the ASID/Joel Polsky Prize and Academic Achievement Award, the S. Harris/Educational Foundation Memorial Scholarship, the Yale R. Burge Competition, the ASID Educational Foundation/Mabelle Wilhelmina Boldt Memorial Scholarship and the Dora Brahms Award for Historic Preservation. Visit the Educational Foundation page for more information and applications or contact the Education Dept.

Events & Education – ASID chapter events, seminars, workshops, STEP programs, CEUs and competitions – These programs provide the opportunity to interact with professional designers and expand your knowledge of the professional aspects of interior design.

Career Day – ASID professional chapters provide an introduction to the many career options open to interior design students.

Student Advisory Council – The Student Advisory Council (SAC) is a forum for governing and programming development. It is composed of three students, an educator, an industry representative, and a member of the Chapter Support Team who organize and coordinate programs on the national level. The SAC also serves the student chapters to ensure effective communication throughout the school year.

Student representation – A student representative is mandated by chapter bylaws to be a voting member of each professional chapter’s board. This gives student representation on the chapter level and allows for input in student and chapter programming.

Membership card – This card is mailed from ASID Headquarters after the application process is completed, and can be used for design center admission, some design competitions, chapter program discounts and more.

ASID Online – The “Members Only” section of the ASID Web site is available to all student members as well, including the use of the Membership Directory, Industry Partner directory, Message Board, Capitol Connections, and other features and services.

Advancement Discounts – Upon graduation, discounts for allied membership are offered to student chapter members and student corresponding members, which include partial waivers of membership dues.

For an application or further information on any of these benefits, email To download a Student Membership Application, click here.