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.

How can I support or endow a scholarship?

If you are interested in growing our scholarship program through a one-time or recurring gift, or a bequest, please get in touch with our Executive Director, Marci Reed, at

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Diversity Advancement Scholarship

Up to $20,000 | Applications open now until January 19th, 2024

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

Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship

$1,910 | 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 >

Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship

$10,000 | Applications open now until January 19th, 2024

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 >

Student Loan Relief Grant

$5,000 | Applications are closed

This grant covers loan payments for emerging architects with student debt. Learn more >

Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship

$5,000 | Applications open now until January 19th, 2024

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 >

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 annual 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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