The Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship
The Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship was established with the architecture firm Payette to support a woman studying architecture within a NAAB-accredited bachelor or master’s degree program. Sho-Ping, a fellow and leader in the AIA, was a long-time principal and healthcare practice leader at Payette. She was a talented and compassionate architect who was fiercely determined to design healthcare architecture of the highest caliber for those in need. Sho-Ping was a wonderful mentor and instilled in her teams a sense of camaraderie and commitment to design. As a founder of the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit, held biennially, Sho-Ping was instrumental in defining the national discourse for Women in Design.
The $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who will be entering at least their third year of undergraduate or any level of graduate study within an accredited architecture program. Previous Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply in subsequent years. To help the scholarship recipient establish contacts within the profession, she will be assigned a senior mentor from Payette for the scholarship year.
Congratulations to the 2017 recipient!
Olivia Huang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
To be eligible for the Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
- GPA of 3.0 or higher
- US Citizen
- Rising 3rd or 4th year undergraduate or graduate student in NAAB-accredited architecture program
The applications period for 2018 scholarship is now closed.
Each year, applicants are required to submit the following materials:
- Personal essay
- Two letters of recommendation
- 5-10 examples of your creative work
- Estimated college expenses (requires FAFSA)
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