Architecture encompasses many disciplines, including urban planning and design, landscape architecture, structural engineering and environmental design. A career in architecture requires a keen eye and a creative mind as well as formal education and training. For students who plan to pursue professional degrees in architecture, there are many scholarship programs available to help reduce the burden of paying for college.
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Association for Women in Architecture Scholarships
The Los Angeles Chapter of the Association for Women in Architecture awards multiple scholarships to female students who are pursuing degrees in architecture and related fields at California schools. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 18 credit hours in an architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, interior design or structural engineering program. Five scholarships of £650 each will be awarded to selected students.
Association for Women in Architecture 22815 Frampton Ave. Torrance, CA 90501-5034 310-534-8466 awa-la.org
Courtland Paul Scholarship
The Landscape Architecture Foundation sponsors multiple scholarships for landscape architecture students, including the Courtland Paul Scholarship. This scholarship program is open to junior and senior undergraduate students who are pursuing degrees in landscape architecture at a Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board-accredited college or university. The program provides a £3,250 award to selected students who have a demonstrated financial need and a desire to pursue a career as a professional landscape architect.
Landscape Architecture Foundation 818 18th St. NW, Suite 810 Washington, DC 20006 202-331-7070 lafoundation.org
AIA/AAF Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship Program
The American Institute of Architects and the American Architectural Foundation co-sponsor the Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship Program, which is designed to increase the number of minority students pursuing degrees in architecture. The program provides scholarships to minority graduating high school seniors, college freshmen and community college students who plan to pursue a professional bachelor's or master's degree in architecture at an NAAB-accredited school. The program awards up to 20 scholarships annually, and individual award amounts vary based on the availability of funds.
The AIA/AAF Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarship The American Institute of Architects 1735 New York Ave. NW Washington, DC 20006 800-AIA-3837 aia.org
Center for Architecture Foundation Scholarships
The Center for Architecture Foundation administers two scholarship programs for architecture students who are enrolled in NAAB-accredited programs in New York State. The Eleanor Allwork Scholarship awards scholarships of £4,875 and an additional honours scholarship of £6,500 to deserving undergraduates. The Center for Architecture Foundation Design Scholarship is a £3,250 award for undergraduates who are pursuing degrees in architecture or a related field. Both scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need and applicants must be nominated by the dean or chair of their respective school.
Center for Architecture Foundation 536 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012 212-358-6133 cfafoundation.org
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