Scholarship & Fellowship Opportunities

SoA Scholarships (by Faculty Committee nomination only)

Shepley Bulfinch 2017 Summer Design Fellowship (2/17) (student can submit on their own)

Our Fellowship gives a promising architecture student the opportunity to spend ten weeks this summer immersed in real design problems and collaborative solutions in our Boston design studio. Past Fellows have come from architecture schools throughout the country and a number have gone on to join our architectural staff.  The 2017 Fellowship offers a $8,000 stipend, with a $3000 honorarium on its successful completion. It is open to all students who are, at date of submission, enrolled in an NAAB-accredited B.Arch. or M.Arch. degree program. Application requirements: submit the follow to

Response to the following on an 8×8 PDF: What is 3,000 feet away?

Include resume

Include up to five 8.5 x 11″ PDF pages of portfolio projects

Application Deadline: March 18, 2017.  5:00 pm EST. Shortlist Interviews in Boston April 4 – 15, 2017. Travel Expenses paid by firm.  Fellow Announced April 18, 2017.

AIA The Architects League of Northern New Jersey (third, fourth, M.Arch students)  (talk to adviser for nomination and letter of recommendation)

2017 ALNNJ Scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students.  Scholarship amounts vary at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.   This year’s total amount of $6,000 which can be directed  towards the following scholarships at the discretion of the Board of Trustees:

  • Clarence Tabor Memorial Scholarship Award (undergraduate students)
  • Albert O Halse Memorial Award (undergraduate students)
  • Architects League Scholastic Achievement Award (graduate/undergraduate award)

Scholarships are available to New Jersey residents who are attending an accredited school of architecture in the US and whose permanent residence is in one of the following county/municipalities: Bergen All, Hudson All, Passaic All, Sussex All, Essex Nutley, Belleville, Morris Lincoln Park, Hibernia, Butler, River Dale, Fayson Lakes, Milton Pequannock, Pompton Plains, Towaco, Holland, Brook Valley, Jacksonville, Powerville, Meriden, Lake Telemarch, Taylor Town, Beach Glen, Middletown, Rockaway Valley, Green Pond, New Russia, Marcella, Mount Hope, Pequannock Township, Smoke Rise, White Meadow Lake, and Woodstock.  All applications and submittal requirements must be postmarked no later than noon on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

The Pella Scholarship (5th yr students)

The Pella Award is awarded to the student whose project demonstrates the most compelling integration of systems, materials, and technology in the upper year comprehensive design studio. The award in the amount of $1,000 annually is provided by Crawford Door and Window. (Award may be split to more than one person if the faculty determines that there is more than one deserving candidate).

SOM Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill Foundation (5th yr students)

This traveling fellowship reflects the Foundations interest in interior design as part of a comprehensive architectural vision. Its aim is to encourage young designers to explore the relationship between architecture and interiors – with particular emphasis on the three-dimensional modeling of space and the integration of interior spaces and elements with building architecture and systems. Awarded annually to a student or recent graduate in architecture or design with a specific interest in interior design.

AIA New York State Student Award Program

Design based work performed during the academic year. This award should be given to students who will be returning it the fall. Can be given up to 2 students. Theme determined by AIA NYS. The students only have to be attending one of the accredited schools of architecture in NYS, not living in NYS.

Center for Architecture Design Scholarship

Students seeking their degree in arch or related design discipline from an accredited school within New York State. The Dean or Chair of the arch school or accredited design prog shall invite up to three students from their respective college or university to apply based on their high level of academic performance and evidence of financial need (determined by the guidelines of the FA office. Third / Fourth yr.

Gensler African-American Internship and Scholarship

GAAINS is open to African-American students approaching their final year in a NAAB-accredited architecture program. Once nominated by their academic institution, applicants are selected through a competitive, juried application process.

AIA Westchester/Mid-Hudson Scholarship Grant Programs

Must reside in the New York Counties of Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, part of Ulster and a part of Dutchess. Grant I: Fourth year students entering thesis, Grant II: Non-thesis year student(s). Selection up to 2 each. One winner.

AIA New Jersey has one as well that students are notified it is available – there are other AIA organizations that offer scholarships by counties and state – before students apply they are notified to check their local AIA.ORG web site and see if they offer one.

NEPA AIA Scholarship (3/18/16)

The NEPA Chapter of the AIA Scholarship Fund of The Luzerne Foundation, established and funded by members of the NEPA Chapter of American Institute of Architects (“AIA”) is encouraging qualified candidates from your school to apply for scholarship assistance.

Click here for eligibility criteria and application form for the NEPA Chapter of the AIA Scholarship Fund of the Luzerne Foundation. The Scholarship does include geographic, academic, and related criteria.  Please notify your student body of the scholarship’s availability so they may submit their application to the following address by July 6, 2016.  Application is also available at

Scholarship Processing
The Luzerne Foundation
140 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Luzerne, PA 18709

The Luzerne Foundation, a community foundation, administers a number of endowed scholarship funds that are established by people wanting to assist applicants serious about their long-term educational pursuit. We are privileged to serve the NEPA Chapter of American Institute of Architects.

If you have any questions regarding the criteria and procedures for the NEPA Chapter of the AIA Scholarship, please contact The Luzerne Foundation. at 570.714.1570.

2014 Summer Design Fellowship @ Shepley Bulfinch (1/31/14)

Shepley Bulfinch Architects is accepting applications for their established their 2014 Summer Design Fellowship. The submission deadline is Friday, February 28, 2014, at 5:00 pm EST.

This highly competitive Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for a promising architecture student to spend the summer immersed in real design problems in our Boston design studio. We’re looking for applications from a diverse range of students and institutions. Past Fellows have come from architecture schools throughout the country, and several are now members of our architectural staff.

The ten-week Fellowship offers a $7500 stipend, with a $3000 honorarium on its successful completion. It is open to all students who are, at date of submission, enrolled in an NAAB-accredited B.Arch. or M.Arch. degree program. Non-US citizens will need proof of a valid work permit from US Citizenship & Immigration Services. More information 2014 Shepley Bulfinch Summer Design Fellowship

PAVE 2014 Eric Feigenbaum Academic Scholarship. Funded by B + N Industries (1/31/14)

The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is now accepting applications for the 2014 Eric Feigenbaum Academic Scholarship. This award recognizes and supports leadership potential in the field through a $5,000 award. The scholarship is solely academic based and applications must be received by February 14, 2014.

The PAVE Scholarship Program, now in its fifth year, provides financial assistance to students in educational programs preparing them for careers in the retail environments industry, including, but not limited to careers in retail design and planning, and visual merchandising industries. PAVE was developed to help ensure a future talent pool for the industry by eliminating barriers to studying in these fields. The funds assist students who are experiencing financial difficulties that may prevent them from continuing school. PAVE has awarded over $75,000 in financial grants over the past five years to students, and over $20,000 was awarded in 2013 alone.

Guidelines, requirements, and the application can be found at The deadline for applications is February 14, 2014. To apply for the Eric Feigenbaum Academic Scholarship, students can access the application form at

Contact: Dash Nagel
Phone: 954-241-4834
Fax: 954-893-8375

Founded in 1992, the Planning and Visual Education Partnership’s (PAVE, objective is to encourage students to study in the field of retail design and planning and visual merchandising. Additionally, PAVE seeks to encourage retail management, store planners, visual merchandisers, architects and manufacturers to interact with and support design students. These objectives are accomplished through competitions, projects, seminars, workshops and grants and scholarships funded by the annual Gala and other fundraising activities. PAVE is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation administered by A.R.E.

American Institute of Architects Chapters (AIA) (9/13)

Look for your local permanent address (by state) for scholarship opportunities.  View scholarships, or you can contact them directly for more information.  Most Scholarships are available for both accepted High School students and current college students in an accredited Architecture program. Examples:

AIA West Virginia Scholarship Program

In 2014, our Chapter will distribute approximately $15,000 in scholarships.   This is possible in part form a $1000.00 grant from AIA National and generous contributions from AIAWV members and other donors.   The single or multiple award(s) are presented to college students who are WV residents and enrolled in an accredited school of architecture.   The student must have completed six or more semesters by May 30th in a program leading to a Bachelors degree in Architecture or enrolled in a program leading to a Master’s degree in Architecture.

Included will be a separate scholarship, the “AIA West Virginia Sustainable Design Scholarship”, in the amount of $1500 will be awarded to the applicant who demonstrates his or her ability to develop project concepts utilizing sustainable principles, alternative energy systems or new technologies for environmental systems in an integrated manor.

The scholarship will be awarded based on overall ability, desire, determination and potential for successfully completing their architectural education and entering into Architecture as a profession.   Applicants will be required to submit a resume, transcript, and letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

Interested person should request an application by contacting AIA West Virginia, PO Box 813, Charleston, WV 25323 or Roberta Guffey, Hon. AIA, at (304) 344-9872 or any time after February 1st.   Application forms and more detailed information will be provided.  Completed applications and all requested information must be received at the AIA West Virginia Chapter Office not later than May 30th.

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