Architecture scholarship for minority students

The Diversity Advancement Scholarship

We believe diversity creates innovation, and different perspectives make for a stronger profession and a better world. Yet, industry data show that minorities are still underrepresented in the architecture profession. We created the Diversity Advancement Scholarship to help address this gap and give more students the chance to pursue a successful architecture career.

Scholarship details

This scholarship—$4,000 per year and up to $20,000 total—supports undergraduate minority students who are entering, enrolled in, or transferring into a NAAB-accredited undergraduate architecture program. Scholarships may be renewed every year until your degree is completed, for up to 5 years.

Applications for the 2023 awards will open in November 2022.

Spread the word: Up to $20K architecture scholarship

We’re looking for minority students whose imagination and design thinking will influence the future of the architecture profession and the built environment.

Eligible students must be a US citizen, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be:

  • a high school student planning to earn an architecture degree from a NAAB-accredited program; or,
  • a rising second-year college student in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree program; or,
  • a technical school or community college student who has completed high school or its equivalent and intends to transfer to a NAAB-accredited architecture program

Please note: NAAB-accredited degree programs may be a five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree, or a four-year pre-professional bachelor degree followed by a Master of Architecture degree.

Get promo materials for your students

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we will be pausing all mailed materials. Please share our scholarship page with your students or direct them to our interest form to receive additional application reminders.

The 2020 poster can be downloaded and printed to hang in your school.