Other Scholarships, Grants & Awards

The scholarships below are from sources outside the Architecture Department at Cal Poly.  Some are offered by external entities who maintain their own scholarship application process and selection criteria. Information and links are provided as a courtesy. 

Check the following web sites for additional scholarship opportunities:

Other Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Center for Architecture Scholarships - AIA NY

New York City’s Center for Architecture is pleased to announce its annual scholarship and grant opportunities for students.  Visit the Center for Architecture at: www.centerforarchitecture.org/scholarships-grants.


Professional Organization Awards

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 Cal Poly grade point average in the Architecture Department.  GPA is based on Winter Quarter of the 5th and final year.

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.


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