Architecture scholarships

You’ve got big goals for your future. A scholarship from the Architects Foundation can help you reach them. Every year, the foundation awards thousands of dollars in architecture scholarships and professional development grants to high school and undergraduate students, Architect Registration Exam (ARE) candidates, and licensed architects pursuing enrichment opportunities.

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Diversity Advancement Scholarship

Up to $20,000 | Apply by January 14, 2022

This multiyear scholarship supports ethnically diverse high school and undergraduate students in architecture. Learn more >


Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship

$10,000 | Apply by January 14, 2022

This scholarship honors Sho-Ping Chin, FAIA’s leadership and supports women in architecture and design. Open to women and female-identifying students in architecture. Learn more >


Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship

$5,000 | Apply by January 14, 2022

This scholarship includes a mentorship with Yann Weymouth, FAIA, and supports a student focusing on the design intersection of sustainability, resilience, wellness, and beauty. Learn more >


a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp Scholarship

$5,000 | Apply by January 14, 2022

This scholarship is awarded annually to two students who demonstrate a strong interest in practice and risk management in the field of architecture. Learn more >


AIA Large Firm Roundtable ARE Scholarship

Varies | Apply by January 14, 2022

This scholarship covers the full cost of the Architect Registration Exam and provides study materials for black or African American emerging professionals working toward their architecture license. Learn more >


Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship

Varies | Applications are closed

This scholarship covers the full cost of the Architect Registration Exam and provides study materials for emerging professionals working toward their architecture license. Learn more >


AF/McAslan Fellowship

Varies | Applications are closed

A travel fellowship and mentorship for two architecture students with UK-based firm John McAslan+ Partners. Learn more >


Richard Morris Hunt Prize

$20,000 | Applications are closed

A travel fellowship that funds cutting-edge research in historic preservation. Each year the award alternates between French and American awardees. Learn more >


Sho-Ping Chin Women’s Leadership Summit Grant

Varies | Applications are closed

A grant that funds registration and travel for the biannual AIA Women’s Leadership Summit. Learn more >


More support for students

The Architects Foundation is the philanthropic partner of The American Institute of Architects (AIA). Explore AIA’s resources for students and opportunities for recent graduates including one of the industry’s best job boards and free membership.

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