WWD.com reports that the program, which will launch in October of this year, will be offered to one Master of Arts student per year for the next three years, and will pay for the fees of the two-year course as well as a portion of the participants living expenses.
“I am very grateful to receive this extremely generous scholarship package, gifted by Mick Jagger in L’Wren Scott’s name,” says Fabio Piras, the course director of the Master of Arts fashion program at Central Saint Martins. “Our students sacrifice much to take up this course and work extremely hard when they are here. I am proud of the fact that this course…continues to be recognized as a major contributor to the future of the global fashion industry.”
Scott committed suicide in March 2014 in New York City at the age of 49. During her successful career, she was responsible for creating dresses worn by such celebrities as Madonna, Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence. Scott and the Rolling Stones singer had dated since 2001. Following her death, the band postponed its planned Autumn tour of Australia and New Zealand until Spring.