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Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship Application

Each year since 1949, The American Institute of Architects has celebrated outstanding dedication to the profession of architecture through the Institute Awards program. The National Associates Committee developed the Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship in honor and memory of their late friend and colleague, Jason Pettigrew. The scholarship recognizes the significant contributions of interns at early stages in their careers and encourages them to complete the licensure process by defraying costs associated with the Architect Registration Examination (ARE).

To learn more about the scholarship, please visit the Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship webpage at


Scholarship recipients will receive:

  • Current edition of Kaplan ARE Complete Library
  • Reimbursement for the cost of passing all divisions of the ARE one time.*

*Full amount of scholarship will be paid upon successful completion of all ARE divisions. To receive reimbursement, recipients must complete the ARE within five years of receiving the award and submit passing reports from each ARE division. Scholarship is subject to local, state, and federal tax.

A committee of distinguished professionals will select the recipients based on their satisfaction of the applicant criteria (described below).

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Applicant Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship, interested applicants must fall in at least one of the following categories*:

  • an Associate AIA member in good standing, or
  • an NCARB record holder in good standing.

*National Associates Committee Executive Board members, Regional Associate Directors, and NAC publication Editors are not eligible.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants should demonstrate one or more of the following attributes:

  • Significant contributions at an early stage of career to the profession and/or community
  • Exemplary involvement in community and/or professional organizations
  • Outstanding achievement in the creation, development and delivery of creative programs for students, interns, Associates, and/or young architect members
  • Demonstrated passion for pursuit of registration
  • Strong letters of support detailing personal and professional contributions and an inspiring statement of contribution.

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2012 Application – Application period is Closed

Please check back in late winter/early spring 2013 for the 2013 Jason Pettigrew ARE Scholarship Application.

Download the 2012 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship Application.

Candidates for the Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship must meet the applicant eligibility requirements listed above and demonstrate their contribution to the profession of architecture.

Primary Recommendation
Applicants must provide a primary recommendation letter from an IDP Mentor or Supervisor, an AIA member in good standing, or an AIA Component Executive. This recommendation letter is limited to one page and must be collected by the applicant and supplied with the additional supporting materials listed below.

Supporting Materials
In addition to completing the application form and providing a primary recommendation letter, candidates must submit the following:

  • Statement of contribution to the profession (limited to one page)
  • One biography and/or résumé (limited to two pages)
  • Two additional letters of recommendation (limited to one page each)
  • “Authorization to Test” letter, showing proof of eligibility to sit for the ARE

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About the Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship Fund

The National Associates Committee created the Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship Fund in honor and recognition of Jason’s contributions to internship, licensure, and the profession–including his own pursuit of completing the ARE. With your support, donations to this fund will be used to build on Jason’s efforts of promoting professional development and licensure by awarding ARE Scholarships in his honor. Any and all donations are welcome.

More Information
Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship Fund

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