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    Earn a professional degree in architecture from a school with a program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB):


    Learn all about the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ Architectural Experience Program (AXP)

    Career Development

    Understand the larger context for architecture education and the career pathways available to graduates:

    Architectural Registration Examination (ARE)

    Complete and pass all 7 divisions of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE)

    Student Groups at Drexel University

    Network and build relationships with various student groups throughout the campus:


    Become licensed (registered) per the requirements of a local jurisdiction. For more information visit NCARB's website: Becoming an Architect: Architecture Basics.

    Adjunct Faculty

    The Department of Architecture, Design & Urbanism at Drexel University are seeking to fill an adjunct instructor position for the spring quarter to teach building systems technology courses that focus on electrical and lighting systems.  Topics included are principles of electricity, electric light sources, photometric calculations, physics of light, daylighting, lighting controls, codes, lighting design approaches, lighting analysis and simulation.  Applicants with professional experience in lighting design and/or experience in teaching lighting design are preferred.
    Qualified applicants should send a CV, work samples and a statement of teaching philosophy.

    Scholarships for Architecture Students

    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 $5000 award.

    As well as the electronic application form, please include:

    • a 300-word Case Study essay
    • a 200-word biography
    • a transcript from each academic institution attended since high school
    • two letters of recommendation addressed to the Scholarship Jury, one of which is from a department faculty member verifying applicant eligibility. Each recommendation should highlight three areas that articulate an applicant’s advantages or areas of excellence with practice and risk management
    • a current resume


    Only fourth year students in an NAAB accredited degree program may apply- aka Drexel seniors

    Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0


    Application available here. Generally due late winter.

    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 are generally due in August. - check the webpage for more information.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • 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.

    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

    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.

    Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholars

    Our vision is to see that all Asian and Pacific Islander Americans have access to higher education and resources that cultivate their academic, personal and professional success regardless of their ethnicity, national origin or financial means. Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of APIA students by providing them with resources that increase their access to higher education which serves as the foundation for their future success and contributions to a more vibrant America.

    APIA Scholars provides scholarships to under-served APIA students with a special focus on those who:

    • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
    • Are the first in their families to attend college;
    • Are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
    • Have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.

    Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. Applications are generally due in January.

    Visit the website for eligibility, rules and applications. For more information, contact

    Berkeley Prize

    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.

    BLT Architects Charrette and Internship

    BLT Architects host an annual Student Design Charrette in Philadelphia. Students studying architecture register in teams of two, to be supervised by BLTa employees.

    Each member of the winning team will receive $1000 and a summer internship. 

    The competition is held at the Philadelphia headquarters, 1216 Arch Street. Travel stipends are available for students travelling 100-300 miles to the location.

    Registration opens early December and closes early February. All students must complete the registration form and upload required documents.

    Registration and more information available on the website. Email questions to

    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.

    CREW Greater Philadelphia Chapter Scholarship for Women in Architecture School

    The CREW Greater Philadelphia Chapter scholarship 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 (for tuition and books)
    • Free CREW Network student at-large membership (18 months)
    • Free registration to one CREW Greater Philadelphia meeting or event within 12 months of the scholarship award (excluding the Annual Fall Luncheon)
    • An Award ceremony (2 guests permitted with advanced notice)
    • Admission to the most popular and in demand event, the Annual Fall Luncheon.


    • Must currently be enrolled in a Greater Philadelphia-area accredited college or university.
    • Must be pursuing a degree in a field related to the commercial real estate industry.
    • Available to Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors or Graduate-level Students.
    • Currently hold a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

     See the full list.


    Applications open annually from late January through mid June. See website for application.

    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 (Drexel programs count as full-time)
    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.

    Joseph E Coleman and Jessie L Coleman Scholarship Fund

    The Joseph E. and Jessie L. Coleman Scholarship fund was established by the late Joseph Coleman and his wife Jessie Coleman. Joseph Coleman was the 1st African American graduate of Albright College and the 1st African American to serve as president of the Philadelphia City Council. He and his wife Jessie valued education and desired to financially assist students in the pursuit of a college degree.
    The Joseph E. Coleman and Jessie L. Coleman Scholarship is open to current college students attending an accredited college or university in the United States.

    • Must be a resident of Philadelphia
    • Must demonstrate financial need (as determined by the FAFSA)
    • Have a 2.5 GPA or greater

    Deadline usually in early April. Check here for this year's deadline.


    Congresional Black Caucus Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

    This award of $3000 is for students with majors in the visual arts including architecture. Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students.


    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Be pursuing a major and career in a visual art
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

    Deadline usually early spring. More information available on the webpage.

    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 March or April. Check here for this year's deadline.

    Deborah J Norden Fund travel grant

    For current students and recent graduates.

    The Deborah J. Norden Fund, a program of The Architectural League of New York, was established in 1995 in memory of architect and arts administrator Deborah Norden. The competition awards up to $5,000 annually in travel grants to students and recent graduates in the fields of architecture, architectural history, and urban studies.

    The application process is extremely competitive. The intention of the fund is to support genuinely independent projects that require travel. Grant funds cannot be used for tuition, and grants will not be awarded to support participation in an organized program, such as a university’s summer abroad program. While requests for support of dissertation research will be considered, they are not a priority of the fund. Preference will be given to strong proposals from applicants who have not had this sort of opportunity before.

     Application due in April. For eligibility and more information, visit the website.

    Frances M. Keville Scholarship for Construction Management

    The Francis M. Keville Scholarship was established in 2009 by Christine Keville, FCMAA, through her firm Keville Enterprises, Inc., in honor of her late father, Frank Keville.

    The Francis M. Keville Scholarship is awarded each year to a female student pursuing a degree in construction management or a related discipline at an institution accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting agency, who has a record of leadership and engagement both on- and off-campus, and who is planning a career in the field.

    Administered by the CMAA Foundation, the scholarship honors Frank’s lifelong commitment to learning and opportunity, and reflects his values as a leader and a consummate professional. Frank’s passion for construction was inherited by his daughters and granddaughters, who are all engaged in the construction industry.

    To be eligible, a student must have:

    • completed at least one full academic year of post-secondary education and have at least one full academic year remaining prior to completing her degree
    • be enrolled in a construction management degree program, or other CM-related degree program
    • demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a career in CM

    More information and application form available on the website.

    Applications generally due in April.

    Gensler Diversity Scholarship


    We believe diversity ignites innovation in design. We believe in bringing people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and points of view to work at Gensler. The Gensler Diversity Scholarship awards underrepresented and minority students enrolled in U.S. not-for-profit NAAB-accredited architecture programs with academic scholarships and summer internship opportunities. First prize winner will receive $20k and second prize will receive $10k in scholarships.

    Eligible applicants must be:

    •  An underrepresented or minority student
    • Enrolled in a NAAB-accredited architecture program
    • Entering into the final year of their current academic program next Fall

    Submission Deadline: December. More information is available 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,  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.  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. Arfaa Lecture Series 2018 lecturer Michael Murphy is a past winner.

    Application generally due beginning of January.

    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 twice each year, at the end of June and the end of December.

    James Harrison Steedman Memorial Fellowship in Architecture

    Established in 1926, the James Harrison Steedman Fellowship in Architecture is one of the oldest and most prestigious awards in the United States. The $75,000 award is granted biannually to an emerging architect to support 6-12 months of international travel for architectural research. The fellowship, jointly administered by Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis and AIA St. Louis, is open to anyone, anywhere in the world, who has received an accredited degree in architecture within the last eight years.

    Applications are generally due in early November. To read more information about the fellowship and to apply, please click here.

    John J Nelson Sr Legacy Scholarship

    The John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship Fund was created to benefit and further the study of interior design and architecture by students of African-American descent. Recipients will be eligible to receive up to $25,000 in scholarship funds.

     This scholarship award is open to undergraduate students of African-American descent who are currently enrolled in a U.S. not-for-profit CIDA-accredited interior design or NAAB-accredited architecture program. The criteria for this scholarship includes a consideration for need, however need is not a prerequisite. 

    Full guidelines are available on the website.

    Deadline for submission is late February. For more information contact Aisha Williams at

    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.

    Luzerne Foundation NEPA AIA Scholarship

    The NEPA 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.

    Recipient must:

    • 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 - Drexel sophomores and up
    • demonstrate financial need

    Applications are generally due in early June. Application and information are available here. Please contact The Luzerne Foundation at 570.714.1570 or 1-877.589.3386 to request an application or with any questions.



    National Association of Women in Construction

    Once someone decides on a career in construction, they then have to find ways to pay for their education.  The NAWIC Founders Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) is here to help.

    Each year we are pleased to award over $25,000 to worthy recipients in construction-related programs. Award amounts range from $500 to $2,500. Some local chapters award scholarships as well.  For questions on eligibility please see below or email us at

    Undergraduate Scholarship 


      Applicant must be currently enrolled in a construction-related degree program (including architecture) at a school in the United States and must have a least one term remaining in a course of study leading to a degree or an associate degree in a construction-related field. Applicant must desire a career in a construction-related field. 

    Applicant must be enrolled full-time.

    Applicant must have a current cumulative GPA or 3.0 or higher to be considered for awards.

    To be considered, the Application and all attachments must be complete and received via email by February 28th for the next following academic year. If your school only mails transcripts, please email NFSF ( for the address to mail the transcripts to. Official sealed transcripts must also be received no later than February 28th. THIS DEADLINE IS STRICTLY ENFORCED.

    Only students enrolled in a school in the United States will be considered for awards.

    More information is available on their website.


    NEWH Atlantic City/Greater Philadelphia Region Scholarship

    Founded in 1984, NEWH is an international, non-profit organization, which provides access to the hospiatlity industry through scholarships, mentorship, and education. NEWH Chapters and regional groups award scholarships annually to students pursuing a future within the hospitality market. NEWH Scholarship Alumni boast careers in hospitality design, development, hotel management, operations, and culinary, around the world.

    The Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH) of the Atlantic City/Greater Philadelphia region awards two (2) scholarships, up to $10,000 annually to students pursuing a major and career objective within the Hospitality Industry.


    • Actively Enrolled Student, attending a 4-year sophomore/second year and above, or graduate level attending college in: Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware (Drexel Students are eligible).
    • GPA 3.0 (cumulative) minimum
    • Major and career objective within a hospitality related field (Architecture, Interior Design, Interior Architecture, etc.)
    • High priority is given to those who identify with an under-represented group in the industry.
    • International Students are welcome to apply.


    • Resume
    • Personal essay
    • 3 letters of recommendation (example from professor, advisor, employer, etc.)
    • 500-word personal essay detailing your background, goals post-graduation, and what prompted you into your career.

    Check the website for more information, applications are generally due in June.

    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 - Drexel juniors and up. 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.


    • Woman
    • GPA 3.0 minimum
    • US citizen


    • resume
    • personal essay
    • two letters of recommendation
    • 5 - 10 examples of creative work
    • estimated college expenses + FAFSA

    Check the website for an application, generally due in January.

    Richard A Ash Scholarship

    Established in 2005, this fund carries on the legacy of a highly effective pioneering computer engineer who became an equally effective attorney so that he could work toward social justice. Through the Richard A. Ash Scholarship, dozens of economically disadvantaged Philadelphians have achieved the educational dreams that otherwise would have been beyond their grasp. Applicants are evaluated in part on their desire to help their community. Special consideration goes to those who have overcome some sort of major obstacle.
    This scholarship is for Philadelphia residents who demonstrate financial need. You must be a current undergraduate student seeking a college education. The ideal candidate will have an exceptional desire to better themselves through further education. This candidate has overcome obstacles and actively strives to create a better world through community involvement, volunteering, etc.

    Award amount: up to 4 year scholarships not exceeding $5,000

    Deadline is generally early April. Check here for this year's deadline.


    Sean F Mellon Memorial Architectural Scholarship

     The 2023 Sean F. Mellon Memorial Architectural Scholarship will be an award of $20,000.


    • Enrolled as a full-time student in an architectural program at US college or university
    • Strong moral character and impeccable integrity
    • In top 25% of class academically

    Applications are open in mid April and due mid June. Visit the Sean F. Mellon Scholarship Fund website to view full requirements and more information.

    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 any school district in Snyder or Union Counties

    Online submission generally due by early April. Students may apply by visiting

    Sweets Building Materials College Scholarship

    The Sweets Building Materials College Scholarship awards $2,500 to a student each academic year and is intended to help students offset the increasing cost of tuition and help them along the road to a future career as an architect, designer, engineer or construction professional. Sweets will award one annual scholarship for the best submitted entry. The scholarship will be awarded in check form, made payable directly to the student who is, or will be, attending for 2018-2019 school year.

    To apply, please answer the question below by submitting a video and posting it on YouTube. Videos should be under 3 minutes – be creative.
    Here’s what you need to do to apply:

    • Record a video under 3 minutes addressing the following:
      What is your favorite building on your college campus from a design aspect and why? Be sure to speak to the building products used in the design.
    • Publish the video to YouTube and send us a link to the video with the following title: Sweets Building Materials Scholarship – (Building Name)(Your Initials)
    • When your video is live, email us the video link to from your .edu email address and include your contact info.
    • Like and follow Sweets Products on Facebook and /or Twitter to learn who we select as the winner and to keep up with the latest new building product ideas.

    To apply for this Scholarship You Must Meet the Following Requirements:

    • Must be a current or incoming student at a University in the U.S. or Canada;
    • Must be able to provide documentation to support enrollment in the University.

    We will be judging based on three areas:

    • Quality: Your answer is profound and there is clear logic in your response;
    • Uniqueness: Your answer is distinct and original;
    • Creativity: You convey and exemplify your outside of the box thinking in a captivating way;
    • Bonus points for including Sweets in your submission.

    The deadline to enter is December 31, 2018. The winners will be selected the first week of January 2019 and will be featured on our website and on Sweets and Dodge Data & Analytics social networks.

    Swift Fund Grant for Senior Projects

    This grant is issued to Westphal students. The Swift Fund was established to support senior projects / thesis projects with extraordinary expenses and or grand ambitions. We envision most grants will be $500 or less, although exceptions may be made for extraordinary projects. Applications are generally due early March. To apply, you must create an application through the Drexel University Funding Portal and search the page for Swift Fund.


    The answer to this depends on many factors, such as: how many people apply for the funding and how well the application is written. Obviously, the more people that turn in quality applications, the less money that will be available for each individual project. Our advice is to request as much funding as you need, and let the committee review your request on the basis of the factors listed above.


    Funding will be provided in two ways:

    1) direct purchases by Drexel University on your behalf (this is most easily accomplished when purchases can be charged on a Drexel Visa Purchasing card),

    2) reimbursement upon submission of receipts (this can take 30-60 days to process from the time receipts are submitted). It is important to keep all receipts related to your project purchases.

    Awardees will be notified in the Spring Term.


    A successful application will consist of a correct presentation of three essential components: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY, NARRATIVE, LETTER OF SUPPORT and ATTACHMENTS. What follows is a description of each.


    The EXECUTIVE SUMMARY should include, BRIEFLY and NUMBERED, the following material in this order: (keep to one page)

    Application date
    Student’s full proper name (as on U.S. tax form), or names (if a team project), and contact information (full address, including mailing address if different, telephone, email, and Web address)
    Dollar amount requested of the funders
    Total project budget amount
    A chronological summary of when the money will be needed, when it will be used.
    Brief description of student or team members’ previous accomplishments (attach resume(s) for further details)


    The NARRATIVE should include the following key components:

    Goals and Objectives (1-2 short paragraphs)

    What are the goals and objectives of your project?

    Methods (format and length as needed)

    Systematically walk us through how you intend to do your project. Include a specific timeline in this section, or refer to an attached specific timeline if more appropriate. If you're project is a film, include a synopsis.

    Evaluation (1-2 short paragraphs)

    How will you know the project was successful?

    Project Budget (format and length as needed)

    Estimate all expenses by obtaining costs estimates as necessary, and specifically explain how the estimate was achieved (including the name of the website or vendor that supplied the number or base number).
    Estimate the dollar amount of donated goods and services you expect to use (remember to include these both under expenses and income).
    Estimate other funding sources, as well as anticipated earned revenue for the project. (The other funding sources could be yourself and/or parents.) When you estimate what income your project might produce, make sure to specify how you arrived at your estimate.
    Check that the budget as a whole makes sense, and that all the numbers throughout the application are consistent. The budget should also be in line with the objectives and methods of the project to be funded.
    Also, include specific details (what specifically will the money you receive be spent on) and numbers (how the money you are applying for will be used). For example, $50 of the money will be spent on marketing material that I intend to buy online at, and $50 will be spent renting mics at Bob and Joe’s World of Mics. This information can be in sentence form as above, or in an easy to understand spreadsheet.


    Include a letter of support from your respective Program Director.


    The ATTACHMENTS could include any relevant attachments you think are necessary to anyone considering the funding of your project. Highly recommended attachments are listed below:

    Resumes of all key people involved in the project.
    Specific project timeline
    Letters of agreement from any collaborating agencies/groups or other individuals.
    Letters of support and/or recent reviews or articles
    Any drawings, photographs, multimedia, etc. materials that give a visual representation of your project.


    Fund applications should use 12-point font (Times New Roman or similar) and one-inch margins on all sides; pages should be numbered.


    Please turn in all funding applications electronically through this portal. The Drexel University Funding Portal requires you to enter your Drexel One credentials to create an application. Please note that you can save your application and return to it later before submitting. Please use the save function and only submit your application when you have all of the required components. Incomplete applications will not be funded.

    Udall Scholarship

    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.

    Your Udall application will consist of:

    • An 11-question application;
      An 800-word essay on a speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement by either Morris K. Udall or Stewart L. Udall and its impact on your interests and goals
    • Transcripts for all college coursework
    • Three letters of recommendation that speak to your leadership, public service and academic achievements
    • Additional documentation is required for applicants in tribal public policy and health care, and for U.S. permanent residents.

    Deadline of submission to the Drexel representative is generally early March. For more information, visit the Udall w​e​b​s​i​t​e​.

    United in Design Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship

    Union Studio is a nationally practicing architecture and community design firm based in Providence, Rhode Island.
    As an office, we are committed to supporting rising designers with unique backgrounds, experiences and points of view.  Union Studio has established the United in Design Scholarship to support the development of an architectural profession that is more reflective of our diverse society.
    The scholarship includes:

        $2,500 academic scholarship paid directly to their current academic institution
        Paid summer internship opportunity for 10-weeks at Union Studio in Providence, Rhode Island
        Housing in Providence for the duration of the internship period
        Mentor for AXP within the firm

    Eligible Applicants:

        Underrepresented, minority, or LGBTQ+ students
        Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate architecture, urban design or planning program
        Will begin final year of program in Fall 2019
        Legally authorized to work in the United States

    Submission Requirements:

        Online application
        Letter of intent describing your experience, your personal and career interests and why Union Studio is the right place for you. Please also help us understand your financial need.
        Portfolio showcasing 5 academic or personal design projects
        Letter of recommendation from professor in current program of study

     More details and the application form are available on the website.

    Deadline is early March.

    Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship

    The Center for Architecture at the American Institute of Architects New York is pleased to announce the Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship, a $20,000 scholarship for New York City public high school students to encourage the study of architecture. If there are any members of the incoming freshman architecture class who fit this background, we encourage you to let them know about this opportunity. Applications are due Friday, June 18th by 5pm EST.

    Upcoming Scholarship Deadline

    Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship

    Deadline: Friday, June 18, 2021, 5:00 PM EST


    To promote and encourage the study of architecture by New York City public high school students through a two-year scholarship to supplement tuition and related costs during their freshman and sophomore years at architecture school.


    Single award in the amount of up to $10,000 per year for two years.


    Applicants must be current New York City public high school seniors who have been accepted to a NAAB-accredited school of architecture in the U.S.

    NYC Charter Schools are eligible. Students at private, parochial or other schools where tuition is charged are not eligible. Applicants must provide a copy of their final graduation high school transcript in order to accept the award. The second year of the scholarship funding is dependent on demonstrated successful completion of the student’s first year.


    Applications must be received by June 18th by 5:00 pm EST. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. No exceptions. All applications must be submitted as a PDF. Hard copies of the application are no longer required.

    Application Requirements

    • Cover Page: The cover page provides the student’s contact information and an application checklist.
    • Two Essays: Not exceeding 500 words each.
    • Essay 1: Why are you interested in studying architecture?
    • Essay 2: What building in New York City has inspired you? Describe what you find interesting about it and why it is meaningful to you.
    • Portfolio: The portfolio must consist of 3-4 pieces of the student’s own visual art, design, or architecture work. Projects may be2-D or 3-D. If a group project is submitted, the student must indicate their role in the project.
    • High School Transcript: Students must submit their most recent high school transcript as part of the application. Submission of a final graduation transcript, when available, will be required in order to accept the award.
    • College Acceptance Letter: Students must submit proof of acceptance to a NAAB-accredited school of architecture in the U.S.
    • Two Letters of Recommendation: Students must submit two letters of recommendation: one from a teacher in their high school; the second may be from an employer, person in the field of architecture, or other adult. Recommendations cannot be from a relative of the student and should speak to the student’s character, promise, skills, and the likelihood of success in a college architecture program. All letters of recommendation must be submitted as a PDF signed and on letterhead.

    For more information and submissions requirements visit
    Phone: 212.358.6134

    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 - current Studio 5 or 6 student at Drexel 


    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. 

    Submission Requirements:

    • Application form
    • Resume
    • 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's scholarship page. Generally due late January.