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2015 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship
American Institute of Architects & AIA Foundation

(Previously the AIA/AAF Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship Program)

Now Accepting Applications

The 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.

Two students – Robert Moy and Jalen Price – were selected to receive the 2014 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship. Read More.



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.


Application – DEADLINE APRIL 22, 11:59 PM

2015 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship Application – via SlideRoom

All applications and supporting documentation for the 2015 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship must be submitted through SlideRoom.

You will need to set up a SlideRoom account if you don’t already have one.

Required Supporting Documentation:

Evidence of financial need

    • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from your 2015-2016 FAFSA application

    • If you do not have access to your EFC, you will be prompted to provide the relevant information via an online EFC calculator

A minimum of two and a maximum of three drawings

    • One 8.5" x 11" freehand drawing or sketch of any real life object (objects, buildings, people, self-portrait, etc)

    • Additional images may include freehand drawings or drafted floor plans or drawings completed using computer-aided design (CAD)

At least two recommendation letters

    • Recommendation letters must be entered into SlideRoom by the application deadline of Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The submission site will shut down at 11:59 PM on April 22, and no late letters will be accepted.

Application Deadline:

Applications and all supporting documentation must be completed in SlideRoom no later than 11:59 PM on Wednesday, April 22nd. The submission site will shut down at this time.

For technical assistance with the application process, please email



Up to two scholarships between $3,000 and $4,000 will be awarded in 2015.

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 about the scholarship or its requirements, please contact us at

For technical assistance with the application process, please email


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