Architecture scholarships

You’ve got big plans 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 to high school students; to architecture students in NAAB-accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs; to Architect Registration Exam (ARE) candidates who are working toward becoming licensed architects; and to licensed architects pursuing educational enrichment opportunities.

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Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship

This scholarship is an early career award that honors the memory of Jason Pettigrew, Assoc. AIA. It helps support emerging professionals who are working toward their license with a scholarship covering the full cost of the ARE (the Architect Registration Exam), as well as study materials.

Applications for the 2021 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship are now open.

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Diversity Advancement Scholarship

This multiyear scholarship supports high school and 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 ($20,000 total award).

Applications for the 2021 awards are closed.

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Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship

Sho-Ping Chin, FAIA, helped shape the national discourse on women in architecture and design, and this $10,000 scholarship honors her legacy. The scholarship is open to third- and fourth-year women architecture students in a NAAB-accredited undergraduate degree program, as well as women in any level of graduate study in a NAAB-accredited program. In addition to the financial award, recipients also get paired with a senior mentor from Payette for their scholarship year.

Applications for the 2021 awards are closed.

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Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship

The Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship was established in 2018 in honor of Yann Weymouth, FAIA. This scholarship will be awarded each year to an architecture student with a focus on the design intersection of sustainability, resilience, wellness and beauty. The recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship, as well as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be mentored by Weymouth.

Applications for the 2021 awards are closed.

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ProNet Scholarship

a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp Scholarship

Named after David W. Lakamp, a founder of a/e ProNet and a trusted advisor to the profession of architecture, this scholarship is awarded annually to two students who demonstrate a strong interest in practice and risk management in the field of architecture. Each student receives a $5,000 award.

Applications for the 2021 awards are closed.

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AF/McAslan Fellowship

Established in 2019, the Architects Foundation/McAslan Fellowship supports travel for two students to engage with UK-based firm John McAslan+ Partners. Students must be matriculating from a NAAB-accredited undergraduate architecture program or studying within a NAAB-accredited master’s degree program.

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Richard Morris Hunt Prize

Richard Morris Hunt Prize

The Richard Morris Hunt Prize (RMHP) is $20,000 travel fellowship allowing architects to conduct cutting-edge research on emerging trends in historic preservation. Alternating between French and American awardees, the RMHP program has been fostering cross-cultural professional exchange between France and the United States since 1990.

Applications for the 2021 Richard Morris Hunt Prize are closed.

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Women's Leadership Summit

Sho-Ping Chin Women’s Leadership Summit Grant

Honoring the founding leader of the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit (WLS), this grant opportunity allows emerging women leaders in architecture to attend the biennial conference. Grantees receive registration to WLS and up to $700 in travel reimbursement. The next WLS grants will be available in 2022.

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