In partnership with the Architects Foundation, we are pleased to announce the 2021-2022 Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship. This $10,000 grant is intended to support women pursuing a professional degree in architecture recognized by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). In addition, to help the scholarship recipient establish contacts within the profession, she will be assigned a senior mentor from Payette for the scholarship year. Qualified students entering at least their third year of undergraduate, or any level of graduate study, are encouraged to apply. The deadline is January 15, 2021.
This scholarship honors the late architect Sho-Ping Chin, FAIA, a long-time principal at Payette and a health-care practice leader who was instrumental in defining and elevating the national discourse for women in design. Allexxus Farley-Thomas (Cornell University) was the 2020-2021 recipient. Earlier recipients of the scholarship, which was established in 2016, are: Michelle Badr (Yale), Naureen Mazumdar (Harvard GSD), Olivia Huang (MIT) and Orli Hakanoglu (Yale).
Among other requirements, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and are required to provide an essay that discusses the influence of architecture and architects to improve the human condition and quality of life their resume, a professional resume, a portfolio of their creative work and two letters of recommendation. To apply, visit the Architects Foundation.