The Diversity Advancement Scholarship

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This architecture scholarship can change your life!

Maybe you chose architecture because you want to design a better world. Or you can’t imagine doing anything else. One thing’s for certain: You love this work. And we’d love to help fund your college experience with a multiyear scholarship, up to $20,000.

We created the Diversity Advancement Scholarship to help more minority students pursue a successful career in architecture. Multiple scholarships are available.

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 recipients!

Caroline Senyszyn, Fort Worth, TX | Scholarship funded by Benjamin Moore & Co. Foundation
Maly Sears, Adrian, MO | Scholarship funded by Benjamin Moore & Co. Foundation

The full list of 2018-2019 Diversity Advancement Scholarship recipients will be coming soon.

$20,000 scholarship

We’re looking for minority students whose imagination and design thinking will influence the future of the built environment and the architecture profession. Eligible students must be a US citizen, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be:

  • a high school student planning to enroll in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree
 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

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. Scholarships may be renewed for up to 5 years (up to a $20,000 total award—multiple scholarships are available).

Application process

The application period for the 2018-2019 scholarships is now closed.

Each year, applicants are required to submit the following materials:

  • resume
  • personal essay
  • two letters of recommendation
  • two examples of your creative work
  • estimated college expenses (requires FAFSA)


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