WASHINGTON– The Sherwin-Williams Company has increased its funding of the Architects Foundation Diversity Advancement Scholarship by an additional $150,000. The additional investment will ensure long-term support of future architecture students.

Through their gift, Sherwin-Williams will increase their sponsorship for a minority architecture student’s career path by funding their college experience with $20,000, to be distributed evenly over the course of up to five years.

At Sherwin-Williams, inclusion, diversity, and equity is embedded in who we are and how we impact our people, customers, and communities we serve.,” said Yentil Rawlinson, Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity. “This scholarship reflects our commitment to supporting diversity in architecture and increasing access to career opportunities for underrepresented students.”

“The Architects Foundation’s staff, board members, and community of Diversity Advancement Scholars and alumni are so grateful for this continued endorsement of our work to create a more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive profession and society,” said Marci Reed, Executive Director. “We look forward to deepening the connection between our community and the inspiring team at Sherwin-Williams.”

The Architects Foundation annually runs an application process for Diversity Advancement scholars. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year have been reviewed and will be announced shortly.

Learn more about donation and scholarship opportunities on the Architects Foundation website.


Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. Sherwin-Williams manufactures products under well-known brands such as Sherwin-Williams®, Valspar®, HGTV HOME® by Sherwin-Williams, Dutch Boy®, Krylon®, Minwax®, Thompson’s® Water Seal®, Cabot® and many more. With global headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, Sherwin- Williams® branded products are sold exclusively through a chain of more than 4,900 company-operated stores and facilities, while the company’s other brands are sold through leading mass merchandisers, home centers, independent paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive retailers, and industrial distributors. The Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group supplies a broad range of highly-engineered solutions for the construction, industrial, packaging and transportation markets in more than 120 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.sherwin.com.