November Architecture Scholarship Round-up: Diversity

We know architecture school is expensive. That's why we want to help by rounding up scholarships for you!

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From tuition to model supplies, architecture school costs add up. StudyArchitecture scanned the internet to bring you the very first edition of the “Architecture Scholarship Round-up” to help you find the funding opportunities that can help you afford school. The November Round-up focuses on diversity scholarships. Good luck!

The Diversity Advancement Scholarship
Deadline: January 17th, 2018 11:59pm Eastern

Architecture Foundation

AF is 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).

  1. Review the eligibility requirements.
  2. Complete an online application by January 17, 2018.
  3. Upload all application materials including:
    • resume
    • personal essay
    • two letters of recommendation
    • two examples of your creative work
    • estimated college expenses (requires FAFSA)

2018 Gensler Diversity Scholarship 
Deadline: December 10th, 2017

Gensler believes diversity ignites innovation in design. Through both shared and divergent perspectives, we enrich our work and our practitioners’ careers. We believe in bringing people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and points of view to work at our fi rm, and we are committed to helping young design professionals find their career paths with Gensler.

Eligibility: Underrepresented or minority students are welcome to apply. Students who are enrolled in a U.S. not-for-profi t educational institution and are beginning their fi nal year of a NAAB-accredited architecture program in the Fall of 2018 are eligible to apply.

  • Resume
  • Letter of nomination from dean or chair of academic program
  • One advanced-level architecture project with written description (500 words and 10 pages, maximum). Work done with a single partner may be submitted, but it must include a description of the applicant’s specific contribution and a letter of support from the applicant’s collaborative partner.

Check back next month for more funding opportunities!