Other Scholarships, Grants & Awards

The scholarships below are unaffiliated with the Architecture Department and are offered by outside parties who maintain their own selection criteria and applications. Cal Poly Architecture Students have a successful track record earning these scholarships year after year, and you are encouraged to apply. All information and links are provided as a courtesy, but make sure all applications and information inquiries are directed appropriately. Double check all the information on official web sites. Please report any broken links or outdated information to architecture@calpoly.edu.

Check the following web sites for additional scholarship opportunities:

2018 Gensler Scholarships

Gensler is proud to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2018 Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship and the 2018 Gensler Diversity Scholarship.

The Brinkmann Scholarship awards students enrolled in U.S. not-for-profit CIDA-accredited interior design programs with academic scholarships and summer internship opportunities.

Deadline for Submission: December 10, 2017
Award Amount: visit website for more information

In an effort to expand and include more inclusive design perspectives, the Diversity Scholarship is now open for underrepresented and minority students to apply.

Application Deadline: December 10, 2017
Award Amount: $20,000 (1st prize), $10,000 (2nd prize)

Visit www.gensler.com/scholarships for applications and more information.

Posted 10.20.17

The 2017 Parkmerced Robert L. Pender Memorial Scholarship

The Robert L. Pender Memorial Scholarship was established to encourage the pursuit of career paths in engineering, architecture, urban planning, construction, and related fields. The $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student pursuing a certificate, undergraduate, or graduate program in engineering, architecture, urban planning, construction, or related field.  

Application Deadline: July 31, 2017 (for Fall 2017)
Award Amount: $1,000

To apply, fill out the Parkmerced Scholarship Application(.PDF).

Updated 07.11.17

AIA Northwest Washington Scholarship

This scholarship is open to all residents of Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties who are enrolled in an accredited School of Architecture, regardless of location, and for students entering their Junior year or above. Scholarships are awarded once per year, prior to the start of the fall term. It is this chapter's goal to award a minimum of one $1,000 scholarship per year.

Application Deadline: July 1, 2017
Award Amount: $1,000

For more information you can contact the AIA Section Scholarship Chair, Michael Smith at mike@mikesmith-architect.com.

Posted 05.09.17

2017 Asian American Architects and Engineers
Foundation Scholarship

The AAa/e Foundation is committed to empowering engineers/architects/construction students and professionals in personal and professional growth, excellence, and leadership by providing career development, networking, and scholarship opportunities and a vehicle for community outreach to the built environment. Since 2013, this foundation has awarded over $92,000 in scholarships. This year, they are seeking to recognize an increased number of qualified candidates. 

Qualifications: Full-time High School, Community College, Undergraduate, Post-graduate students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction. Applicant must have demonstrated a measurable level of involvement/ service to the Asian-Pacific Islander community, and must apply to become a student member of AAa/e. Awardees must be present at the annual AAa/e Banquet.

Application deadline is May 26, 2017; winners will be announced June, 30. To apply for the AAa/e Foundation Scholarship, learn more information or become a member, visit their website at: www.aaaefoundation.org/apply/

Posted 05.03.17

Chinese American Construction Professionals (CACP) 2017 Scholarship

CACP is seeking students that are interested in a $1,000 scholarship. Students must be majoring in the architecture, engineering, or construction related fields, and must have a 3.0 or higher GPA to be qualified. 

Deadline for submission: May 31, 2017. For more information visit www.cacpla.org

Posted 04.28.17

AIA San Mateo County 2017 Scholarship

This year's scholarship award is up to $2,000 and will be awarded to a student or students actively pursuing an education in architecture. More than one candidate may be selected depending on the quality of the submissions. AIASMC may also decide not to distribute scholarship funds, depending on the quantity and quality of the applications submitted. Scholarship money must be used for tuition. Candidates must be a resident of San Mateo County OR a full time student in a San Mateo County High school. Must be enrolled or accepted to enroll as a full time student in a professional degree program accredited by NAAB. 

Deadline for submission: April 28, 2017. For more information and the application see the attached PDF. 

Posted 04.21.17

Simpson Strong Tie Structural Engineering/Architecture Student Scholarship Program

Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist architecture, structural engineering and construction management students at participating colleges and universities in various communities in the United States. The Student Scholarship Program offers scholarships to support education and encourage the design and building of safer structures in our communities. Applicants to the Student Scholarship Program must be enrolled as juniors (60 semester hours or equivalent) or seniors in full-time undergraduate study. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals, and an outside appraisal.

Deadline for submission: April 25, 2017. For more information and the application visit www.strongtie.com/about/company/scholarships.

Posted 03.23.17

Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada
Architectural Scholarships for the Study of Concrete Masonry

Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada (CMACN), a non-profit organization, is pleased to announce scholarships for undergraduate and graduate level architectural students who study concrete masonry as an architectural building envelope material.

CMACN develops, monitors, and coordinates test programs, research projects and specification updates. They publish technical and educational data, and both receive and disseminate recommendations for improved product use. The  scholarship program was established in order to promote the study of concrete masonry as a subject. The scholarship amount is $500.00 per winning student. In addition, the students will receive a copy of our latest edition of “Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures,” which is the Association’s premier publication.

Requests for this scholarship should be submitted on the application, along with at least one departmental recommendation to be postmarked no later than Monday, March 20, 2017. Scholarship recipients must be returning architectural students at this university in fall 2017. Questions should be directed to info@cmacn.org.

Posted 02.16.17

AIA Architects League of Northern New Jersey

The scholarship committee of the AIA Architects League of Northern New Jersey is requesting your assistance so it may grant scholarships to deserving undergraduate and graduate students. This year's total scholarship fund for college students in in the amount of $6,000, which can be directed toward the following scholarships at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee and the ALNNJ Board of Trustees. Only returning students of accredited Architecture Schools are eligible.

Please click on the link below for complete eligibility requirements.  Complete and include the Scholarship Application with your submission. Deadline for submission: May 8, 2017.

The Architects League College Scholarships include:

  • Clarence Tabor Memorial Scholarship Award:Given to undergraduate students entering their fifth and final year of their undergraduate architectural program, and is based on scholastic excellence, attitude toward the profession, probable success as an architect, and need for financial assistance.
  • Albert O. Halse Memorial Award:Given to undergraduate students for excellence in architectural delineation and/or architectural models.
  • Architects League Scholastic Achievement Award: Given to undergraduate & graduate students for scholastic excellence in architectural design.

For more details visit www.alnnj.org

Posted 02.13.17

AIA Northern Nevada’s 2017 Scholarship Program

The AIA Northern Nevada’s Scholarship Program was established in 1994 by local architects who wished to reach out to students and help their progression into architects. For 2017, AIANN’s total estimated scholarship budget will be $6000. Due to yearly inconsistencies in both the quantity and quality of applicants, these funds will be divided between two Scholarships (see Graham Erskine and Raymond Hellman below). Application due date is April 14, 2017Scholarship funds will be awarded to successful applicants in May/June of 2017. Scholarship award amounts change yearly however they will be made in increments of $500 and will be paid in the fall of ’17 towards the ’17 – ’18 academic year. Details and application materials at www.aiann.org and AIANN Scholarship Application (pdf).

Graham Erskine Memorial Scholarship:

The Graham Erskine Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Graham Erskine, renowned Reno architect and author of Nevada’s licensing act. Graham Erskine worked in Reno from 1946 until his death in 1991 and designed a number of landmark buildings including schools, hospitals and public buildings. The Graham Erskine Scholarship has been awarded since 1995. They require that the applicant be a full-time student enrolled in a NAAB accredited Architecture Program. Additional support for this scholarship is provided by AIA National’s Component Scholarship Grant Program. The Scholarship is awarded to the student in May / June each year and applied towards tuition in the fall months for the following school year.

Raymond Hellman Memorial Scholarship:

In 2003, we established a second scholarship program in memory of Raymond Hellman, prominent Reno architect. Ray Hellman won several awards for his design work and service to the architectural community. He is known for his Hamilton Manufacturing Facility building and the Fleishmann Planetarium at University of Nevada, Reno. In 1995 he also won the AIA Nevada Silver Medal. With an understanding that the AIA Northern Nevada’s geographical region does not have its own NAAB accredited program of Architecture, The Hellmann Memorial Scholarship is awarded to final year high school students accepted into NAAB accredited programs of architecture and students currently enrolled in the Architectural Design Program at Truckee Meadows Community College.

Updated 02.10.17

Association for Women in Architecture Foundation (AWAF)

AWAF is dedicated to advancing the goals of equal access to educational and professional leadership opportunities for women in architecture and related fields. They offer cash awards to women students who are California residents or attending school in California, and who have completed at least 18 units in their major, by April 20, in a program granting a degree or certificate in one of the following majors: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Land Planning, Interior Design, and Environmental Design. Scholarships are awarded based on merit. Each prize is $2500. Prizes will be awarded at a reception on May 14. Event details will be announced at a later date. 

Download the application pdf file.

Application must be received by their office by: April 12, 2017 at 3 pm. The award will be presented to the selected winners at the award reception on May 13, 2017 in the greater Los Angeles area.

Posted 02.09.17

University of Texas, San Antonio M.Arch Scholarship

The Department of Architecture at the University of Texas San Antonio has dedicated 10 merit-based fellowships to recruit competitive Professional Master of Architecture (MArch) students for Fall 2017. Each fellowship is $8,000 per year for up to 3 years (a total of up to $24,000 per student). The amount of these fellowships is sufficient to take care of almost all tuition, at current rates.

There are two different MArch programs at UTSA. For more details about these programs visit cacp.utsa.edu/academic-programs/department-of-architecture/m.arch.-2/ and cacp.utsa.edu/academic-programs/department-of-architecture/m.arch.-3/.

Posted 12.07.16

AIA/Architects Foundation Diversity Advancement Scholarship

The Diversity Advancement Scholarship's goal and purpose aims to provide assistance to individuals from a minority race or ethnicity who intend to become an architect through the pursuit of a NAAB-accredited professional degree in architecture.  

Regardless of academic standing, applicants must be attending or entering either a NAAB accredited professional degree in architecture or a pre-professional degree in architecture at an institution that offers a NAAB accredited professional degree; for a list of institutions that offer a NAAB degree, please visit www.naab.org

Submittals are due January 25, 2017, If you have questions or for more information regarding this scholarship please contact divscholarship@aia.org or visit architectsfoundation.org/education/the-diversity-advancement-scholarship/.

Posted 12.07.16

MOA ARCHITECTURE: Robert L. Outland Women and Minority Scholarship Award + Summer Internship Program

MOA offers an annual merit based private scholarship award + paid summer internship (plus paid travel and living expense reimbursement) to students in accredited architectural programs. Total value to the students is typically in excess of $12,000.

This Scholarship Award + Internship opportunity rewards and challenges students with practical experience in concert with the individual’s educational experience, and further stimulates their passion and interest in a career in architecture. The summer of 2016 will be the 9th year of this program, and it has proven to be a rewarding experience for the students and MOA.

For summer 2017, they offer the Robert L. Outland Scholarship + Internship. Named in honor of retired founding principal and an Oklahoma Choctaw Native American, this award was established to recognize and reward entering fifth year, or graduate level students in an accredited architectural program (who will be returning to school in Fall 2016 following the internship). This Scholarship + Internship is specifically intended for students who demonstrate their passion for architecture, high academic achievement and design ability. 

Submittals are due January 2017, visit moaarch.com/scholarship/ to learn more about MOA ARCHITECTURE, view testimonials from previous award winners, and learn more about this opportunity and the application/submission requirements.

Posted 10.28.16

Gensler Diversity Scholarship

Gensler is offering scholarships to African-American students enrolled in a U.S. not-for-profit educational institution who will begin their final year of a NAAB-accredited architecture program in the Fall of 2017. 

Deadline for Submission: December 4, 2016. For more details visit www.gensler.com/scholarships.

University of Southern California Graduate Scholarship Opportunities

The University of Southern California is trying to encourage more US students to apply to their professional post-graduate programs. Last year they gave out more than $400,000 of scholarship funds to students in the M. ARCH program. If you're interested in attending USC for a post-graduate professional degree you can visit their website at http://arch.usc.edu/students/scholarships to see the numerous scholarships that they offer. Once you find a scholarship that you're interested in applying for contact the University's Office of Admission and Financial Aid. 

SARA Education Center

The Society of American Registered Architects Education Fund (SARA Ed Fund) is pleased to announce the Second Annual Student Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program will assist a worthy student in the pursuit of their architectural studies.

The Scholarship Program for 2016 will be an award for $3,000, and will be granted to a student who fulfills the following:

Selection Criteria:

  • Candidate must be enrolled as a full-time student in an architectural program at a college or university in the United States.
  • The student must be of strong character and impeccable integrity.
  • The student should be in the top 25% of their class academically.

Requirements for Selection

  • An official transcript of academic grades from the college or university shall be provided.
  • A letter of recommendation from the Dean of the program or Course Advisor.
  • A brief autobiographical sketch describing the student's reason for studying architecture, and the goals the student hopes to achieve.
  • Examples of the student's work that best supports the student's interest in architecture, and/or architectural photography, submitted electronically with no more than 20 images.
  • Peer recommendation based upon the SARA motto of "Architect Helping Architect" illustrating "Student Helping Student."
  • Candidate must be available for an interview with the selection committee, and must guarantee their personal appearance at the Award Ceremony to be held in Miami Florida at a time and place to be determined.

Application deadline is August 5, 2016; winners will be announced October 7, 2016. Click HERE for more information. For further information or additional application forms for submittal, please contact robertfirneis@yahoo.com or barry@milowitz.com.

Posted 04.01.16

The Illuminating Engineering Society

The Illuminating Engineering Society is actively looking for students to apply for three scholarships the currently have available.  Below is a short summary for students who need a scholarship this fall. Deadline for all three scholarships is April 1, 2016 for the fall 2016-2017 school year. Details and applications at www.iessf.net/scholarships-landing-page.

Tom Tolen Educational Scholarships

$500+ scholarship is available for:

  • Students in trade school, junior college, college and university
  • Full time Junior or Senior pursuing lighting studies
  • Graduate students with a specific lighting project as part of a degree program
  • Full or part-time Freshman, Sophomore or returning student pursuing lighting studies as part of a degree or certificate program
  • Fields related to lighting - architecture, electrical engineering, interior design, landscape lighting, theater, broadcasting or a field clearly related to lighting
  • Students must be studying in Northern CA, counties of: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano or Sonoma

Alan Lucas Educational Scholarships

$1,500+ scholarship is available for:

  • Third or fourth year undergraduate student and Graduate students
  • Special consideration for specific projects or Graduate students working toward a thesis about light or lighting
  • Fields related to lighting - architecture, electrical engineering, interior design, theater, film/TV, lighting design, vision or a field clearly related to lighting
  • Students must be in Northern CA, including: San Luis Obispo, Fresno and north

Robert W. Thunen Memorial Scholarship

$1000-$5000 scholarship is available for:

  • Third or fourth year undergraduate student and Graduate students
  • Special consideration for specific projects or Graduate students working toward a thesis about light or lighting
  • Fields related to lighting - architecture, electrical engineering, interior design, theater, film/TV, lighting design, vision or a field clearly related to lighting
  • Students must be in Northern CA, Northern NV, Oregon or Washington state

Posted 03.17.16

New York City’s Center for Architecture Scholarships

New York City’s Center for Architecture is pleased to announce scholarship and grant opportunities for students. They have two scholarships available:

  • Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship, a two-year scholarship to supplement tuition and related costs for New York public high school students accepted to NAAB-accredited schools of architecture in the US. Deadline for applications is May 15, 2016.
  • Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals, for students that are publishing a student-edited journal. Deadline for applications is May 1, 2016.

Further information about these opportunities can be found at the Center for Architecture’s website: www.cfafoundation.org/scholarships.

Posted 03.04.16

Gordon Stafford Scholarship in Architecture 2016/17

The annual Gordon Stafford Scholarship in Architecture benefits minority students pursuing a career in Architecture. This scholarship was instituted in 1995, in celebration of Stafford King Wiese Architects' 5O-year anniversary, and is now in its 21st year. The Gordon Stafford Scholarship provides $3,000 each year ($1,500 to the student directly and $1,500 to the student's school for tuition assistance), for up to five years, provided the student maintains their enrollment in an accredited college, working toward a degree in Architecture.

Download the application pdf file.

Application must be received: Monday June 20, 2016 no later than 5 pm (regardless of postmark). Candidates must be available for interviews July 18 in Sacramento and provide their own transportation. Candidates will be notified by August 3 and the scholarship checks will be issued August 17.

Posted 02.26.16

Design/Build College Scholarship Program

BIA-WPR is requesting students to submit an application for the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) Western Pacific Region 2016 Scholarship!

DBIA Western Pacific Region will offer 10 scholarships ($4,000 each) to qualified students pursuing a design or construction related degree at selected universities in the western US. Eligible students are invited to download the application and submit by April 1, 2016. The Selection Committee will award scholarships to the most qualified students. Recipients will be selected on May 6, 2016.  Winners will be recognized at DBIA’s Annual Award Banquet on May 26, 2016 in Newport Beach.

2016 Application is now available.  Download the application pdf file. Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2016. Application/submission must be submitted in one pdf file as described in the application terms and conditions.

Click here to download the scholarship flyer. More details can be found at dbiawpr.org/news-events/news/designbuild-college-scholarship-program.

Posted 02.12.16

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architectural Scholarship of
The Oregon Community Foundation

ZGF is a nationally recognized architecture, planning, and interior design firm with a long commitment to the critical collaboration of architectural education and professional practice. In place since 2004, this scholarship is intended to recognize and foster students who have demonstrated a talent and passion for architecture. $10,000 will be awarded to one scholarship recipient; a currently enrolled student, entering their final year in a graduate or undergraduate level, NAAB accredited, architecture program in the fall of 2016. In addition to the financial award, a summer 2016 internship in one of the firm’s office locations will be offered to the scholarship recipient. The deadline is February 1, 2016 with the scholarship recipient selected no later than March 1, 2016. Funds will be awarded in September for the 2016-2017 academic year. Application form and additional information is available at www.zgf.com/scholarship.

Go to the ZGF Scholarship web page to download the application.
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca web site

Updated 11.09.15

MOA ARCHITECTURE: Kiyoshi Murata Scholarship Award + Summer Internship Program

MOA offers an annual merit based private scholarship award + paid summer internship (plus paid travel and living expense reimbursement) to students in accredited architectural programs. Total value to the students is typically in excess of $12,000.

This Scholarship Award + Internship opportunity rewards and challenges students with practical experience in concert with the individual’s educational experience, and further stimulates their passion and interest in a career in architecture. The summer of 2016 will be the 9th year of this program, and it has proven to be a rewarding experience for the students and MOA.

For summer 2016, they offer the Kiyoshi Murata Scholarship + Internship. Named in honor of retired founding principal Kiyoshi Murata, this award was established to recognize and reward entering fifth year, or graduate level students in an accredited architectural program (who will be returning to school in Fall 2016 following the internship). This Scholarship + Internship is specifically intended for students who demonstrate their passion for architecture, high academic achievement and design ability. 

Submittals are due January 2016, visit moaarch.com/scholarship/ to learn more about MOA ARCHITECTURE, view testimonials from previous award winners, and learn more about this opportunity and the application/submission requirements.

Posted 10.26.15

2015 AIA Santa Clara Valley Scholarships

The AIA Santa Clara Valley understands the importance of assisting with the education of these future professionals. We feel a student's decision to study architecture should be determined by talent and perseverance, and not limited by financial status.

In these times, scholarships are becoming even more important. AIASCV offers four scholarships to students pursuing an architectural degree. Application deadline is 4:00PM, April 13, 2015.

David W. Lakamp Scholarship Fund
The applicant shall be any architecture student attending any school of architecture in the State California. Applicant needs to be a legal resident of the USA, or hold a valid a U.S. Student Visa. Interests and studies should be focused on the cutting edge of architectural design, and in combination with an allied or other field of study. The annual award for this fund is limited to one student. Previous winners may not re -apply.

Leo and Trinidad Sanchez Scholarship Fund
The applicant shall be Hispanic/American {at least one parent Hispanic or Hispanic American Heritage), a legal resident of Santa Clara or Santa Cruz County, and must be a graduating high school senior, accepted to be enrolled, or a student currently enrolled in a program at any school leading to a degree in architecture.

Ehrlich Rominger Scholarship Fund
The applicant shall be a student that is one of the following:

  • a legal resident of Santa Clara County, attending any school with architectural program.
  • a legal resident of the USA, attending a school with an architectural program in Santa Clara County.

AIASCV William R. Hawley Scholarship Fund
The applicant shall be a student that is one of the following:

  • a legal resident of Santa Clara County, attending any school with an architectural program
  • a legal resident of the USA, attending a school with an architectural program in Santa Clara County

For more details, download the Informational Flyer or contact Patricia Appelquist at the AIASCV Office at 408.298.0611 or pappelquist@aiascv.org.

Posted 03.02.15

2015 Callison Scholarship + Internship Program

Callison has reintroduced their Scholarship + Internship program. Up to five students will receive a $5,000 academic scholarship. In addition, these students will be provided a three-month paid internship opportunity at Callison. Airfare and/or living expenses (up to $1,500, minus applicable tax and withholdings) will be provided to each scholarship/internship recipient, as well as an hourly wage paid during their internship experience. For more information visit www.callison.com/internships-and-scholarships. Submission deadline is Friday, March 27, 2015.

Posted 02.11.15

2015 Corporate Architects and Facility Management Scholarship

The CAFM Advisory Group is pleased to announce they are  now accepting applications to award two $5,000 scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Submission deadline: February 27, 2015, 11:59PM EDT and awards shall be selected by June 2015.

Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic performance, the recommendation letter, portfolio work and the essay. All decisions are final. Applications and enclosures become the property of the American Institute of Architects.


Applicants must be enrolled and working toward their first professional degree in architecture and can be:

  • in the third or fourth year of a five-year program that results in a BArch degree
  • in the fourth or fifth year of a six-year program (4+2 or other combination) that results in a MArch degree
  • in the second or third year of a three- to four-year program that results
  • or in a MArch degree and with an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than architecture

Entry Requirements

The following is required from each applicant:

  • A completed scholarship application
  • A transcript from each academic institution attended since high school
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Current résumé
  • Portfolio of three student projects
  • An essay on one of the three topics provided

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Morancy at melissamorancy@aia.org.

Posted 12.09.14

AIA Mel Ferris Scholarship

The California Architectural Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of architecture and the science and art of environmental design, and is managed by a volunteer Board of Regents composed of architects and members of the public with the purpose of administering grants and scholarships relating to the architectural profession and education in California. The Foundation has been a strong advocate for architectural education in California through its support of programs such as the Mel Ferris Scholarship Program, named for Mel Ferris, Hon. AIA, who served as executive director of the AIA California Council from 1953 until his retirement in 1978. The scholarship is funded by contributions from California architects, their firms and friends who have join in this effort to recognize Ferris’ contribution to the profession of architecture and to California architects.

The Mel Ferris Scholarship program provides scholarships to qualified architecture students studying at one of the ten accredited Architecture universities in California. The scholarships are awarded based upon demonstrated financial need, as well as academic and design achievements, and are awarded without regard to race, gender, age, physical abilities or religious beliefs. The scholarships are awarded annually by the California Architectural Foundation. It is the goal of the Foundation Board of Regents to award scholarships to offset tuition expenses.

Past Awards Offered

  • First place - $5000
  • Second place - $4000
  • Third Place - $3000 (two third place awards will be awarded)
  • Dean’s Choice Award - $500 given to the Dean of each school to award to a student who demonstrated excellence in their portfolio.
  • Savings By Design Energy Efficiency Integration award - $5,000

Please visit www.cafsite.org/education/the-mel-ferris-scholarship-program/ for downloadable application packets and to view previous award winner submissions. We hope that you review the submittal guidelines carefully and consider this important opportunity.

Scholarship currently on hold.

Darden Architects Student Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Darden Architects, Inc. who want to to recognize, support and encourage the professional development of students interested in Architecture from California’s Central San Joaquin Valley. Darden Application.

Eligibility and Application Notes

  • Open to all class levels for the current academic year
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Recipient must have graduated from a high school in one of the following counties Kern, Kings, Fresno, Madera, Merced, or Tulare. ​

Verla and Paul Neel Faculty Scholarship

Verla and Paul Neel, dean emeritus of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design and ARCE alumn, Faculty Scholarship provides professional development funds to CAED faculty for participation in state or national conferences and conventions of the professional organizations within the disciplines of the CAED. For more details see: www.caed.calpoly.edu/content/opportunities/caed-scholarship

Carson Starkey Memorial Scholarship

The Carson Starkey Memorial Scholarship was lovingly established in the memory of Carson Starkey, an Architectural Engineering student, who passed away in December of 2008. His parents, Julia and Scott Starkey, intend for Carson’s memory to live on in two scholarships, one focused on need and the other on merit. For more details see: arce.calpoly.edu/carson-starkey-scholarships

Herbert E. Collins Scholarship

This scholarship, that is distributed among seven CAED students, is made possible through a generous endowment to the university in honor of Julian A. McPhee, the first president of Cal Poly. Upper division students (junior/senior/graduate) are selected for their academic achievement, industriousness and display of overall fine character. For more details see: www.caed.calpoly.edu/content/opportunities/caed-scholarship

Tile Contractors’ Association of America’s 2016 Architecture Scholarships

TCAA is seeking future architects who will lead their industry, shape the language of design, and create new ways to give shape to their vision for public and private space as art for habitation. The association is committed to awarding scholarships to high achieving architectural students enrolled in an accredited school of Architecture, pursuing their BArch or MArch Professional degrees. In addition to the $2,000 award, scholarship winners are invited to be our guests at our annual convention to be held in Orlando, Florida.

The Architectural Scholarship application form is available at: www.tcaainc.org/scholarships.php

Deadline for submission: April 8, 2016 (postmarked by)

Dr. Glenn G. McRae Internship

Open to all junior or senior level students in the CAED, this award, shared among four students, is based on scholastic achievement, evidence of interest in university and multi-cultural activities and demonstrated competence in graphics and design. Interns will provide graphics and design tutorial assistance in the CAED's learning assistance program. One of the principal intentions of the award is to rekindle the caring spirit so aptly demonstrated by Dr. McRae during his counseling career at Cal Poly and his assignment to work with CAED students and assist them in life's problems. For more details see: www.caed.calpoly.edu/content/opportunities/caed-scholarship

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Professional Organization Awards

AIA California Central Coast Chapter ($500)

This scholarship is to support the study of architecture and the pursuit of an architectural career, the American Institute of Architects Central Coast Chapter (AIACCC) awards an annual $500 scholarship to one 4th year architecture student attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Applicant must be a 4th year architecture major in good standing at Cal Poly SLO as of January. Cal Poly SLO 4th year architecture students at the San Luis Obispo campus or those studying architecture in a 4th year off-campus program are eligible.

Selection will be based on verification of 4th year status, Written Goal Statement, and Sample Graphics Review. AIACCC Scholarship Committee will review all applications and select the applicant that best demonstrates architectural talent, creativity and professional promise. If two or more applicants are considered of equal merit, preference may be given to AIAS member applicants.

Award Information

For information and application forms go to the AIACCC web page. aiacentralcoast@gmail.com.

AIA Henry Adams Medal

The American Institute of Architects recognizes two top-ranking graduating students in accredited programs with an engraved medal and certificate of merit. The award program began in 1914 and was formerly called "The School Medal." Named in honor of the author of the book Mont. St Michel and Chartres, The purpose of the award is to recognize students for their general excellence in architecture throughout their course of studies. The recipient is a graduating senior with the highest grade point average in the Architecture Department.

AIA Henry Adams Certificate of Merit

The second recognition from the American Institute of Architects is awarded to the architecture graduating senior with the second highest grade point average.

Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal

Established in 1931, Alpha Rho Chi, the National Professional Fraternity for Architecture and the allied arts promotes the profession of architecture by encouraging students to excel. The members of Alpha Rho Chi believe the profession of architecture needs strong leaders as much as it needs strong designers. The recipient is committed to public service and shows merit beyond the design studio and academic career. Nominated by architecture faculty, this medal honors a graduating senior for outstanding achievements.

CAED Student Council Recognition Awards

Each of the ASI Chartered clubs and organizations within the CAED has a representative on the Student Council. This group represents a significant number of students within the college and serves as a “clearing house” for ideas, input and opinions that are communicated to the administration, faculty and Associated Students, Inc.

Contributions to the Objectives and Public Image of the College

The graduating senior who receives this award is recognized for his/her outstanding contributions to the College’s objectives and public image. Emphasis is on participation in college-wide organizations, committees and special projects. The student is nominated to receive this award by faculty and fellow students as a consequence of his/her distinguished involvement.

CAED Jamba Juice Scholarship (4 @ $5,000)

This scholarship was established with a generous donation from Mr. Kirk Perron, founder of Jamba Juice. It is to be awarded to four currently enrolled students in any of the five majors of the CAED. Preference is given to applicants who have worked or are working at Jamba Juice.

Douglas James Martin Scholarship ($600)

Jim and Barbara Martin established this scholarship in memory of their son, Douglas James Martin, who was the CAED’s first specialized computer technician. This award is given to an undergraduate CAED student who shows special ability and excellence in the area of computer applications and computer skills related to architecture and environmental design who has demonstrated volunteer service with exceptional positive benefit to the off-campus community.

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