a/e ProNet David W Lakamp AIA Scholarship
The a/e ProNet scholarship was initiated in 1990 by a/e ProNet, a group of insurance professionals providing risk management services to architects and engineers. Two students, who best demonstrate strong interest in practice management, will each receive a $2500 award.
The scholarship is open to fourth year undergraduates and graduate students of architecture enrolled in a NAAB- accredited<http:> professional degree program. Submissions are reviewed by jury panel that consists members of the AIA Practice Management Knowledge Community (PMKC) and the a/e ProNet organization. Candidates must submit a copy of their transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and an essay on how they would resolve a project management dilemma.</http:>
Eligible Applicants are:
- Fourth year students in an NAAB accredited degree program, or
- Fourth year students of a four-year pre-professional degree program in architecture accepted for direct entry to a two-year NAAB MArch/DArch program, or
- First year students in an NAAB MArch/DArch degree program for students with undergraduate degrees in another discipline
Please visit the website for application.
ACSA / AISC Steel Design Student Competition
An annual student competition. Administered by Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and sponsored by American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the program is intended to challenge students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of design issues related to the use of steel in design and construction.
The ACSA/AISC 2016-2017 Steel Design Student Competition will offer architecture students the opportunity to compete in two separate Categories.
Category I will challenge architecture students to design a MUSEUM. The project will allow the student to explore the many varied functional and aesthetic uses for steel as a building material. Students will be exploring the ways in which design and imagination can create a popular visitor destination and a city focal point. The student must keep in mind the current needs of the city, the compatibility of the new structures with the existing surroundings, and the building’s ultimate acceptability into the existing urban fabric.
Category II will be an OPEN competition with limited restrictions. This open submission design option will permit the greatest amount of flexibility with the context.
For more information:
Program updates, including information on jury members as they are confirmed, may be found on the ACSA web site.
AIA Eastern Pennsylvania
AIA Eastern Pennsylvania is calling for student of architecture applicant candidates from the 7 NAAB accredited Pennsylvania academic institutions for the chance to be awarded of one of two $1,000 scholarships. Applications generally due in August - check the webpage.
- The candidate must maintain legal residence within one of the following AIA Eastern Pennsylvania counties:· Berks· Carbon· Lehigh· Monroe· Northampton· Schuylkill
- The candidate must be currently enrolled as a full time student and in good academic standing at an NAAB accredited architecture school. The candidate must have successfully completed one full academic year at a college or university with an accredited Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture program. Students transferring from one accredited architecture school to another accredited program are also eligible provided the minimum time requirements noted above have been met.
- The candidate must demonstrate financial need.
- Attach all documentation, portfolios, references and essays as listed.
arch out loud - Multiple Competitions
arch out loud is an architectural research initiative dedicated to providing opportunities for designers to explore the current atmosphere of architectural and cultural thought.
Among the many formative forces in today’s society, geopolitical, spatial and cultural issues are demanding the constant rethinking of former ideologies. arch out loud was created to offer opportunities to examine the relationship between the oddities of culture and processes of the built environment.
arch out loud is dedicated to maintaining a research platform through which designers can explore contemporary issues and fronts of the architectural discourse through architecture competitions and publications.
Hosting open ideas competitions is arch out loud’s means of both researching the most pressing issues in society as well as igniting dialogue between designers at a global scale. arch out loud intends to explore innovative solutions, find better alternatives to convention and invigorate the field of design through the means of our organization and public platform.
Registration happens throughout the year for various competitions. Check the website for details.
AIA Architects Foundation Diveristy Advancement Scholarship
The AIA / Architects Foundation Diversity Advancement Scholarship, originally called the AIA/Ford Foundation Scholarship, was founded in 1969 when the AIA and Ford Foundation each pledged $500,000 to support three different groups of students’ education in the field of architecture. During that time, the scholarship committee found that most schools of architecture were unequipped to train and develop architects and planners to work effectively in the inner city.
The scholarship’s objective was to identify black or minority candidates and involve them in a program that would allow for development in terms of inner city problems. The program sought to give scholarships, not only to those youths in financial need, but to those who otherwise would not have other means to obtain a professional education. Since the Diversity Advancement Scholarship was launched in 1970, it has been awarded to over 2,300 students. Recently, the AIA’s Board of Directors has committed $1 million dollars, to support this effort.
Today, with the help of GIVING MOORE, a Foundation of Benjamin Moore & Co., our goal and purpose for this important scholarship program remains the same; we aim to provide assistance to individuals from a minority race or ethnicity who intend to become an architect through the pursuit of a NAAB-accredited professional degree in architecture.
Applications generally due in January - check the website for dates and application forms or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Architects League of Northern New Jersey Academic Scholarships
Scholarships are available to New Jersey residents who are attending an accredited school of architecture in the United States of America and whose permanent address is one of the following territories: Bergen, Husdon, Passaic, Sussex, Morris, Essex.
Multiple scholarships are offered; for more information, click here. Applications generally available late winter or early spring.
The Berkeley Prize strives to show architects-in-training that the smallest act of building has global implications: that design can and does play a major role in the social, cultural, and psychological life of both the individual and society at large. The competition was established in 1998, made possible by a generous gift of JUDITH LEE STRONACH to the Department of Architecture in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
The Berkeley Prize encourages undergraduate architecture students to expand their academic education by going into their communities and investigating how the built environment best serves and best reflects the everyday lives of those for whom we design.
Cash awards and potential subsequent hands-on research experiences in foreign locales are given to students who present the best written essays describing what role the architect plays in developing and furthering this social art of architecture.
How it Works:
Each year, the PRIZE Committee selects a topic and poses a Question based on that topic. Full-time students enrolled in any undergraduate architecture degree program, Diploma in Architecture program, or majoring as an undergraduate in architecture throughout the world are invited to submit a 500-word Essay Proposal responding to the Question. From this pool of essays, approximately 25 are selected by the PRIZE Committee as particularly promising.
These Semifinalists are then asked to submit a 2500-word essay expanding on their Proposals. The BERKELEY PRIZE Committee members, acting as readers, select five-to-eight of the best essays and send these Finalists on to a Jury of international academics and architects to select the winners. All phases of the PRIZE are completed online.
The competition generally launches at the beginning of September.
Carpenters' Company Scholarship
The Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia, founded by Master Builders in 1724, continuing to this day, as Caretaker of Historic Carpenters' Hall, in Independence National Historical Park, is pleased to offer a scholarship to young adults pursuing a career in Architecture, Structural Engineering, or Construction Management/Engineering.
The Scholarships will be awarded to full-time students in their third or fourth year of an accredited degree program in Architecture, Structural Engineering or Construction Management/Engineering, as selected by the Company Scholarship Committee's discretion. To be eligible, students must be certified as having financial need by the Financial Aid Advisor at the school they are attending. The Scholarships may be renewed for up to a maximum of four academic years, or until the recipient's graduation from current degree program.
The application is generally due in April.
Central Pennsylvania Architects Foundation Fund Architecture Scholarship
This scholarship is for students who are present or former residents of one of the following Pennsylvania counties: Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, or York, and currently enrolled in an architecture degree program.
Application deadline is generally in June. Please see website for details.
Charles E. Peterson Prize Competition
The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) of the National Park Service, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia and The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announce the 2016 Charles E. Peterson Prize, which annually recognizes the best sets of measured drawings prepared to HABS standards and donated to HABS by students. The prize honors Charles E. Peterson, FAIA, founder of the HABS program, and is intended to increase awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of historic buildings throughout the United States while adding to the permanent HABS collection of measured drawings at the Library of Congress.
First Place: $3,000 and Certificate
Second Place: $2,500 and Certificate
Third Place: $2,000 and Certificate
Honorable Mention Certificate
Competition generally opens in late winter or early spring. See website for more information.
CREW Scholarship for Women in Architecture School
The CREW Network Foundation scholarship program supports future female leaders as they pursue university-level education that will lead to careers in commercial real estate. The winners each receive:
- $5,000 USD (tuition and books)
- Paid summer internship opportunity
- Free CREW Network student at-large membership (18 months)
- Matched with a CREW Network member eMentor
- Free registration to a CREW Network Convention & Marketplace
must be a female student
must be a full-time junior, senior or graduate in the current academic year
must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
must be a citizen of the United States or Canada
must be enrolled at an accredited college or university
See the full list.
Competition open annually from January 1 through April 30. See website for application.
D. Colman Witte Scholarship for Architecture Students in the Philadelphia Region
This fund was created to provide scholarships for students who demonstrate a commitment to the field of art, architecture and interior design.
Scholarship award amounts will generally range from $1,000-$5,000 per year. Scholarship awards may be applied to primarily tuition, books and fees.
• Must be a graduating high school senior or undergraduate college student in the Philadelphia region.
• Must study (or plan to study) art, architecture or interior design.
• Must attend (or plan to attend) a college or university in the Philadelphia region.
• Must have at least a 2.75 GPA.
Competition generally closes in April. Find more information about this scholarship on their website.
Hart Howerton Travel Fellowship
The Hart Howerton Travel Fellowship Program provides students with an opportunity to enrich their education with both travel and office experience. The Fellowship is available to undergraduate and graduate students in planning, architecture, landscape architecture or urban design who will be entering their final year of study. Outlined below are the features of the Fellowship and application process.
The Fellowship includes:
• $5,000 Fellowship travel expenses during the 3-week travel period.
• $6,500 salary for the 8-week Fellowship/Internship within the office.
• $2,500 for housing assistance during the 8-week stay in San Francisco or New York.
• Round trip travel to SF or NY from the student’s school.
Travel Study Focus: The firm currently has two research initiatives. Students with similar interests are especially encouraged to apply.
• Complete Environments – New and innovative thinking that spans the fields of planning, architecture, and landscape architecture.
• Healthy Living – Comprehensive design for improved health outcomes in the places we create.
Structure: Hart Howerton defines an 8-week professional internship “assignment” as part of an existing firm project, followed by the Fellow’s self-defined, approved topic of travel study. The 3-week travel period’s findings are prepared, upon return, as a report presented by the Fellow to the firm.
Application Process/Fellowship Schedule: The application is a downloadable PDF on our website, www.harthowerton.com. The submittal of an accompanying portfolio will be sent in electronic form by email to Hart Howerton. Hart Howerton principals make the final selections, though they may seek information from the relevant schools when appropriate. The application deadline is January 27, 2017. Hart Howerton will select a short list of up to 10 students to be interviewed by telephone or in person before final selection. The awarded Fellows will be announced on March 6, 2017. The Fellows arrive in the firm’s offices in late May/early June, and the program is completed prior to the start of their fall semester.
Background: In 2006, Hart Howerton began an educational initiative to fund a select number of Fellowship positions for students at design schools. Each summer, Fellowships allow the firm to employ students in planning, architecture and/or landscape architecture internships in our New York or San Francisco offices. The Fellowship also provides funded travel for research on a topic the Fellow selects.
As a result of the Fellowships, schools have graduated students with the added advantages of professional office experience, collaborative interdisciplinary design, and worldwide travel and research. The perspective gained from a carefully defined program within a global design practice has helped students effectively define the choices available after graduation, and more confidently approach their careers.
The benefit to Hart Howerton has been tremendous – the energy, enthusiasm and input of new designers who, in the process of learning, are laying a foundation for the next generation of design thinking. The Fellowship underscores Hart Howerton’s commitment to continuing educational opportunities - for our staff, our clients, and the wider professional community.
Past recipients of the Hart Howerton Fellowship have traveled to Europe and the United Kingdom, Thailand, China, Africa, and throughout the United States to study urban food networks, green roof applications, and coastal programming strategies, among other topics.
Houzz Scholarships - Women in Architecture; Residential Design; Sustainable Residential Design
Apply to win $2,500 for your education.
We’re excited to announce the Houzz Scholarship Program. Our goal is to support the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design and landscape architecture. We are looking for the best, brightest, and most innovative students in the residential design world.
Women in Architecture Scholarship:
For female students studying architecture/architectural engineering at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Residential Design Scholarship:
For students studying interior design, architecture or landscape architecture at the undergraduate or graduate level who want to pursue residential design.
Sustainable Residential Design Scholarship:
For students studying architecture, interior design or landscape architecture at the undergraduate or graduate level who want to pursue sustainable residential design.
Application generally due at the end of December.
Joseph L. and Vivian E. Steele Architecture Scholarship
The Joseph L. and Vivian E. Steele Architecture Scholarship is used annually to grant scholarships to students in need of financial assistance who are in the final three years of a Bachelor of Architecture program. It is for students who are present/former residents of the following Pennsylvania counties: Adams, Bedford, Blair, Centre, Clinton, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Tioga, Union, or York.
Multiple winners are possible, with awards up to $5000 each. Applications generally due mid-February.
MOA Architecture Scholarship Award + Summer Internship
MOA Architecture offers an annual architectural scholarship + paid summer internship award to students in accredited architectural programs. These awards are designed to support and provide opportunity to learn and gain practical experience in concert with the individual’s educational process to better prepare them for their chosen career in architecture. It is our intent that the internship opportunity challenges and rewards students, and further stimulates their interest in architecture.
The $3,000 merit based private scholarship and paid summer internship (plus travel and living expense reimbursement) was established to recognize and reward entering fifth year students in an accredited architecture program. For more information about this year's requirements, please see the MOA website.
Leicester B. Holland Prize
The Leicester B. Holland Prize is an annual competition that recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of an historic building, site, or structure prepared by an individual(s) to the standards of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), or the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). The prize is supported by the Paul Rudolph Trust, the American Institute of Architects, and the Center for Architecture, Design, and Engineering at the Library of Congress, and is administered by the Heritage Documentation Programs of the National Park Service (HABS/HAER/HALS). The prize honors Leicester B. Holland (1882-1952), FAIA, chairman of the AIA’s Committee on Historic Buildings, head of the Fine Arts Division of the Library of Congress, first curator of the HABS collection, co-founder of the HABS program in the 1930s, and the first chair of the HABS Advisory Board.
Preservation Architect, the online newsletter of the American Institute of Architects Historic Resources Committee, will publish the winning drawing, and the winner will receive a $1000 cash prize and a certificate of recognition. Merit awards may also be given.
Competition generally opens late winter or early spring. See the website for more details.
Luzerne Foundation NEPA AIA Scholarship
Chapter of AIA Scholarship Fund was established and funded by members of the
NEPA Chapter of American Institute of Architects (“AIA”) to provide scholarship
assistance to qualified applicants serious about their long-term pursuit of
architecture as a profession and career. They recognize that
architecture is as much an art as a science which requires significant
commitment from its students. They, as AIA members, commit themselves
to be mentors and to provide internships to regional architectural interns.
Further, the NEPA AIA Chapter hopes and encourages students to live and
practice their profession within Northeastern Pennsylvania after graduation.
- have their legal residence within the 9 county territory of the NEPA AIA Chapter (Bradford, Sullivan, Columbia, Susquehanna, Lackawanna, Wayne, Luzerne, Wyoming, Pike)
- have successfully completed 1 full academic year at a college or university with an accredited bachelor of
architecture program (no freshmen)
- demonstrate financial need
Applications are generally due in early July. Please
contact The Luzerne Foundation at 570.714.1570 or 1-877.589.3386 to request an application or with any
The Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship
The Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship was established specifically for a woman studying architecture within a NAAB accredited bachelor or master’s degree program. Sho-Ping, a Fellow and leader in the AIA, was a long-time Principal and health-care practice leader at Payette. She was a talented and compassionate architect who was fiercely determined to design healthcare architecture of the highest caliber for those in need. Sho-Ping was a wonderful mentor and instilled in her teams a sense of camaraderie and commitment to design. As a founder of the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit, held biennially, Sho-Ping was instrumental in defining the national discourse for Women in Design.
The $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who will be entering at least their third year of undergraduate or any level of graduate study within an accredited architecture program. Previous Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply in subsequent years. To help the scholarship recipient establish contacts within the profession, she will be assigned a senior mentor from Payette for the scholarship year.
Check the website for an application, generally due in January.
PHEAA Pennsylvania State Grant
A grant is a financial aid award that you do not have to repay provided you meet the eligibility requirements. You may be eligible if you demonstrate financial need and meet specific requirements:
- Are a high school graduate as stipulated in the Pennsylvania State Grant law
- Attend a postsecondary school approved by PHEAA for Pennsylvania State Grant purposes
- Are enrolled at least half-time (defined as at least six semester credits but less than 12 semester credits per semester, or the equivalent)
- Be unconditionally admitted and enrolled in an approved program of study of at least 2 academic years in length
- Are enrolled in a program of study where at least 50% of the total credit or clock hours needed for completion of the program are earned through classroom instruction
- The program itself must be structured to allow you to complete at least 50% of your credits or clock hours in the classroom
- Your enrollment pattern by term must also consist of at least 50% classroom instruction (unless you have a medical disability (PDF))
- Have made satisfactory academic progress (as defined by PHEAA)
- Not have already earned a bachelor's degree or its equivalent
- Are a Pennsylvania resident, as stipulated in the Pennsylvania State Grant law
- Are of satisfactory character (for example, not be incarcerated)
- Not have received the maximum number of Pennsylvania State Grants permitted
- Not be in default or pending default on an educational loan. This also applies to any program where the award has been converted to a loan and the loan is in a default status.
- File and complete the application process by the appropriate deadlines
Applications are due May 1. Learn more details and the application process on the website.
PHEAA Summer State Grant
Yes, there is money for students who take classes during the summer:
The Pennsylvania Summer State Grant Program allows eligible students taking summer courses to receive a Pennsylvania State Grant for the summer term.
The online application is due August 15 for the current year's summer term.
Find the application and eligibility requirements on the website.
PHEAA Aid for Military and PA National Guard
Children of POW / MIA Soldiers:
Send in your application before April 1st for funding of the entire academic year.
To be eligible, you must be the child of a soldier who has been designated as a POW or MIA. In addition, the POW/MIA soldier must have:
- Served on active duty after January 31, 1955
- Been a resident of Pennsylvania for at least the 12 months before serving on active duty
- Not deserted, defected to the enemy, or been discharged under conditions other than "honorable"
Pennsylvania National Guard EAP:
To be considered for the Pennsylvania National Guard Education Assistance Program (EAP), you must:
- Be a resident (bona fide domiciliary) of Pennsylvania
- Be enrolled in a degree- or certificate-granting program of study at an approved Pennsylvania institution
PHEAA - Additional Education Aid
PHEAA offers other educational aid such as:
Blind or Deaf Beneficiary Grant:
- Be a Pennsylvania resident
- Supply written documentation to PHEAA showing that you have been evaluated and are eligible to receive benefits from the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) OR Supply documentation from your physician regarding your visual and/or hearing impairment (Page 4 of the application)
- Be enrolled at least half-time in a postsecondary institution and maintain satisfactory academic progress (as determined by the postsecondary institution)
- File the FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the academic year for which the Blind or Deaf funds are being requested.
Pennsylvania Chafee Education and Training Grant:
- Be a Pennsylvania resident
- Be eligible for services under Pennsylvania's John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
- Be identified as a youth in foster care or a youth discharged or adopted from foster care after age 16
- Be a new applicant participating in the Chafee Program prior to your 21st birthday, or be a renewal applicant who has not reached your 23rd birthday by July 1 of the upcoming academic year in which Chafee funds will be awarded.
- Be enrolled as an undergraduate, at least half time in a college or career school that is approved by the U.S. Department of Education for Title IV student assistance programs
- Demonstrate financial need for the grant (as determined by the postsecondary institution)
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress (as determined by the postsecondary institution)
- Not be in default on a federal student loan
Postsecondary Educational Gratuity:
- Be a resident of Pennsylvania
- Be a child by birth or adoption of a police officer, firefighter, rescue or ambulance squad member, corrections facility employee, or active National Guard member who died after January 1, 1976, as a direct result of performing his or her official duties
- Be a child by birth or adoption of a sheriff, deputy sheriff, National Guard member, or other individual who was on federal or state active military duty who died after September 11, 2001, as a direct result of performing his or her official duties
- Be 25 years of age or younger when you apply for the program
- Have already applied for available scholarships, as well as state and federal grants
- Be enrolled at a Pennsylvania community college, state-owned institution, or state-related institution as a full-time undergraduate student pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree
SARA Education Fund Architectural Student Scholarship
The Society of American Registered Architects Education Fund Student Scholarship Program will assist a worthy student in the pursuit of their architectural studies.
- Candidates must be enrolled as a full-time student in an architectural program at a college or university in the United States- Drexel students are eligible
- The student must be of strong character and impeccable integrity
- The student should be in the top 25% of their class academically.
Requirements for Selection:
- An official transcript of academic grades from the college or university shall be provided
- A letter of recommendation from the Dean of the program or course advisor
- A brief autobiographical sketh describing the student's reason for studying architecture and the goals the student hopes to achieve
- Examples of the student's work that best supports the student's interest in architecture and/or architectural photography, submitted electronically with no more than 20 images
- Peer recommendation based upon the SARA motto of "Architect Helping Architect" illustrating "Student Helping Student."
Applications are generally due early August. See the website for application forms.
Steven and Judith Bottiger Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is available to second, third and fourth year undergraduate students attending an accredited Bachelor of Architecture Degree program with first preference to students studying at a College or University within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Preference is given for graduates of the Selinsgrove Area School District, Snyder County or the Lewisburg Area School District, Union County, Pennsylvania.
Online submission generally due by early April. Students may apply by visiting csgiving.org.
The Udall Scholarship is a prestigious national scholarship open to college sophomores and pre-/juniors who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment (or to tribal health policy). The award offers up to $5,000 plus extensive networking opportunities. The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics.
Deadline of submission to the Drexel representative is generally early December. For more information, visit the Udall website.
ZGF Architectural Scholarship
For many years, ZGF has demonstrated a commitment to higher education in a variety of areas including architecture. The Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architectural Scholarship Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation is intended to recognize and foster students who have a demonstrated talent and passion for architecture.
The recipient shall demonstrate the ability to produce quality architectural design and dedication to personal development in the field of architecture.
Students beginning their final year in an NAAB accredited architecture program in the fall, who currently reside in the United States, are eligible to apply.
One scholarship recipient will be selected with funds in the amount of $10,000 to be transferred from the Oregon Community Foundation to the recipient’s accredited academic institution prior to or during the month of September. A summer internship with ZGF in one of the firm's office locations will be offered to the recipient. The paid internship has a flexible start date and location and will be based on current workload.
- Application form
- Portfolio including five examples of architectural design work
- One-page essay discussing the design intent of the work shown in the portfolio
- One letter of recommendation written by the department head of the school of architecture or faculty member and signed by the dean or chair of the school of architecture addressing the candidate’s talent and passion for the field of architecture
Please direct any questions regarding the ZGF Scholarship to our site.