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2014 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship
American Institute of Architects & AIA Foundation

(Previously the AIA/AAF Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship Program)

*** 2014 Application Deadline: Friday, May 2nd ***

The 2014 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship provides assistance to high school graduates, college freshmen, and community college students from a minority and/or financially disadvantaged background who intend to pursue a NAAB-accredited professional degree in Architecture. A professional degree is either a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture degree or a 4+2 pre-professional Bachelor degree followed by a Master of Architecture degree.

In June 2013, the AIA selected four AIA/ AAF Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship recipients.


2014 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship Call for Applications Addendum #1
The purpose of this addendum is to provide an important update regarding scholarship application materials.   The Guidance Department Form is no longer necessary for completion of the application and has been removed from SlideRoom and from this web page.  If you have any questions regarding this matter, please email



Applicants must be legal residents of the United States and either:

High school seniors entering a NAAB accredited professional program in architecture, or

Undergraduate college freshmen attending a NAAB accredited professional program in architecture, or

Technical school or community college students that have completed high school or its equivalent and intend to transfer to a NAAB accredited professional program.



Visit the 2014 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship in SlideRoom to apply! You will need to set up a SlideRoom account if you don’t already have one.

Applications and all supporting documentation must be completed in SlideRoom no later than 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, May 2nd.

For technical assistance with this application process, please email



Up to two scholarships between $3,000 and $4,000 will be awarded in 2014.

Scholarships may be renewed every year until the completion of the degree program, up to a total of 5 years.


If you have any questions, please contact us at


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