AIA/AAF Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarship Program

Scholarship Provided by : third party

Scholarship Amount

$20,000 USD

Application Deadline

March 29, 2016


  • A letter of recommendation from any of the following: an architect, an AIA component, a community design center representative, a guidance counselor or teacher, a director of a community, civic, or religious organization, or the dean, administrative head, or professor at an NAAB-accredited professional program.
  • A completed application form.
  • A transcript of all high school and college records, including SAT or ACT scores.
  • Written acceptance from an NAAB-accredited professional program in architecture; verification need not accompany the application and can be provided at the time of acceptance.
  • A personal essay outlining your interests, experience, career plans related to architecture, and description of your disadvantaged circumstances.
  • One freehand drawing on an 8 ½ ' x 11' page depicting any subject but cannot be drafted or done using computer-aided design.
  • Completed portion of the last page of the application by the high school guidance counselor or the administrative head at the NAAB program.

  • Applicants must be legal residents of the United States and one of the following:
  • High school seniors entering a NAAB accredited professional program in architecture.
  • College freshmen attending a NAAB accredited professional program in architecture.
  • Technical school or community college students that have completed high school or its equivalent and intend to transfer to a NAAB accredited professional program.
United States

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