Sho-Ping Chin Women’s Leadership Summit Grant

In honor of Sho-Ping Chin, FAIA, we are thrilled to offer a grant opportunity for recipients to attend the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit. Sho-Ping was a principal at Payette and in 2009 the founding leader of the inaugural AIA Women’s Leadership Summit.  Tragically Sho-Ping succumbed to cancer in 2015, but her legacy of women’s leadership continues. The memorial fund established in her name is focused on funding the development of future women leaders in architecture. Read more about the 2022 awardees here.

Recipients of the grant will receive:

Application process

Applications for the 2023 award will open soon. Sign up to receive notifications about the next application cycle.

Applicants will need to submit:

  • A statement of intent (500 words max)
  • A statement of support from a colleague

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