Now Accepting Applications for the 2015 AIA Component Scholarship Program
• April 15: Application Deadline
• Week of May 4: Recipients Notified
• Week of June 1: Funds Distributed
The new contact is Ming Hu, AIA, the new Director for Academic Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Architects share an important responsibility in assuring the health, safety, and welfare of the communities they serve. The American Institute of Architects is committed to contributing to the preparation of graduates who will meet the current and future challenges in a swiftly evolving profession. The AIA believes that the investment to support the education of future professionals is a crucial part of its mission.
The AIA National Component desires to support local and state Components or their affiliated foundations in their efforts to provide and develop scholarship programs. Offering matching grants to augment existing Component programs will reinforce the significance of the AIA in the lives of architects, aspiring students, and their communities, and will stimulate interest in the formation of new scholarship programs.
Eligibility for Component Matching Funds
To be eligible for the grant:
• a component must have given at least one scholarship of $500 or more in the previous year (2014)
• a component must submit documentation of scholarships given per Required Documentation
• scholarships must be awarded in at least $500 increments
• scholarships must be expended within the year in which the award is made
• scholarships must be used for tuition for a full-time student enrolled in a professional degree program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
The maximum amount a single component may receive for the 2015 program is one thousand dollars ($1000).
Components with scholarship programs that have been in existence for three (3) plus years are eligible to request up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) in matching funds. Components applying for the first time are eligible to receive five hundred dollars ($500).
International components are eligible for matching funds and must offer scholarships to students in professional degree programs at universities in the United States.
Please note that the AIA reserves the right to modify matching funds limits from year to year in an effort to follow the scholarship fund management policies established by the AIA Board of Directors. These policies support the growth of a scholarship fund corpus that will have the ability to support this program for many years to come. As such, if demand for funding exceeds available funding in any given year, matching funds will be awarded on a proportional basis to components who submit an application by the deadline.
For more information, please email Ming Hu or Yvette Morris at email@example.com.
All applications for the 2015 AIA Component Scholarship must be submitted through the SlideRoom online portal.
Application Deadline: April 15, 2015
Acceptance of proposals for review does not commit the AIA to award funds, nor is it liable for any costs incurred in the preparation of the application.
To elevate the significance of the AIA and bring wider recognition to AIA scholarship programs, scholarships must be presented as follows:
For each grant received in 2015, components must submit a Scholarship Verification Report within 3 weeks of disbursement to students – but no later than December 2, 2015. The Scholarship Verification Report must include:
The Scholarship Verification Report must be submitted as a PDF document through the “Attachment” section in SlideRoom.
Questions about the program can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.