2019 Architects Foundation Scholars Selected

Newly expanded scholarships recognize and support diverse future leaders of the profession in equity, historic preservation, risk management and sustainability

WASHINGTON – The Architects Foundation is continuing to support the future of the architecture profession by recognizing and supporting scholars through an ever-expanding scholarship and grant program offering.  Programs listed below represent the latest recipients of the Architect’s Foundation scholarship and grant program.

Architects Foundation/McAslan Fellowship
The Architects Foundation is awarding the inaugural 2019 Architects Foundation/McAslan Fellowship to Cooper Union student Vaughn Lewis and University of Nebraska-Lincoln student Shayla Dick.  The scholarship supports travel experiences for two top graduating students to engage with McAslan+Partners and the World Monuments Fund.

Learn more about this year’s Architects Foundation/McAslan Fellowship.

Diversity Advancement Scholarship
The Architects Foundation is continuing to support diversity in the architecture profession by awarding its Diversity Advancement Scholarship to 10 students entering architecture school.  Each of the students will receive $4,000 per year towards tuition for the next five years totaling $20,000 each. This year’s recipients are:

Roberto Arroyo Nia Lankford
Kayla Brown Samuel Leung
Justine Do (Benjamin Moore & Co. Scholar) Sarah Lowrey
Yanela Diaz     Jalion McLean
Alec Jackson Michael Stokes

Learn more about this year’s Diversity Advancement Scholarship.

2019-2020 Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship
The Architects Foundation is awarding the 2019-2020 Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship to Yale University student Michelle Badr. Badr will receive a $10,000 scholarship intended to support the education of women in architecture. She will also be mentored by an architect at Payette for the scholarship year. Badr is the fourth recipient of the scholarship, which honors late architect Sho-Ping Chin, FAIA, a long-time principal at Payette and a healthcare practice leader who was instrumental in defining and elevating the national discourse for women in design.
Learn more about this year’s Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship.

Sho-Ping Chin Women’s Leadership Summit Grants
The Architects Foundation is recognizing and supporting women in architecture with the Sho-Ping Chin Women’s Leadership Summit Grant. Specifically, the grant provides registration and travel to the 2019 AIA Women’s Leadership Summit for women in architecture moving into leadership roles in the profession. This year, the grant will fund eleven women to attend the summit, which is being held from September 12-14 in Minneapolis. This year’s recipients are:

Learn more about this year’s Sho-Ping Chin Women’s Leadership Summit Grants.

2019-2020 a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp AIA Scholarship
The Architects Foundation is awarding the 2019-2020 a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp AIA Scholarship to Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) student Vardhan Mehta and Texas A&M University student Hassan Anifowose. Each will receive $5,000 to be used towards tuition for demonstrating a strong interest in practice and risk management. The scholarship honors David W. Lakamp, who was a founder of a/e ProNet and a trusted advisor to the profession of architecture.

Learn more about this year’s a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp AIA Scholarship.

Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship
The Architects Foundation is awarding the inaugural Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship to Cornell University student Laura Stargala. Stargala will receive a $5,000 scholarship towards tuition for demonstrating an exemplary work focus at design that includes sustainability, resilience, wellness and beauty.

Learn more about this year’s Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship.