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AIA Component Scholarships & Diversity Scholarships

Are you searching for more scholarship opportunities? Listed below are a handful of additional scholarship opportunities available from AIA component chapters, including several for diversity applicants. Please note that this is not a complete list. The programs listed below are just a few scholarship opportunities that have been brought to our attention. IF you are an AIA Component chapter or outside entity have or know of a program that is not listed, please send details, including the URL link to

AIA Component Scholarships

AIA Components are a great resource for local scholarship opportunities. Contact your local or state component for more information. Below are some scholarship programs that offered throughout the country.

AIA Alaska's Scholarship Award
Under this program, annual college scholarships totaling up to $2,000 per applicant will be awarded to Alaska residents currently enrolled in an accredited school of Architecture program. Eligible Students must be permanent residents of the State of Alaska, and have completed six or more semesters in a program leading to a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or be enrolled in a Master’s Degree in Architecture prior to May 30th of the year of application.

AIA Birmingham/ Birmingham Architectural Foundation Academic Scholarship Award
Open to high school students entering freshman year of an accredited architecture program, college students entering the first year of an accredited architecture program (students may be transferring from a junior or technical college program, or may be enrolled in an architecture program that commences after the freshman year), college students continuing in an accredited B Arch or M Arch program or post-graduate students entering the first year of an accredited M Arch program.

AIA Central Massachusetts Scholarship
Open to high-school students who are currently applicants to any U.S. college or university architecture program and undergraduate college students currently enrolled in any U.S. college or university architecture program are eligible providing the applicant is currently a resident of central Massachusetts or is currently attending high school or college in central Massachusetts.

AIA Dayton Architecture Scholarship
Open to students graduating from high schools in the Dayton/Miami Valley region and wishing to pursue a degree in architecture at an accredited school in Ohio.

AIA DC/Washington Architectural Foundation Scholarship for Architecture Students
The Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Washington Architectural Foundation sponsor a scholarship for architecture students. Applicants must be a resident of the District of Columbia and completing high school in a public, private or charter school in the District or the surrounding region and entering a degree program at a school of architecture as a college freshman.

AIA Fort Worth Charles R. Adams Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by AIA Fort Worth as a living memorial to Charles R. Adams, AIA. It is awarded to a deserving student from the Fort Worth Chapter area that is in his or her fourth year (or beyond) in the school of architecture at University of Texas- Arlington.

AIA Georgia/ The Dorothy P. Spence Memorial
Professional degree candidates in one of the three Georgia schools of architecture who will be continuing their studies the year following application are eligible to apply.

AIA Georgia/ The John D. Mulford III Memorial Scholarship
Professional degree candidates at Southern Polytechnic State University who will be continuing their studies the year following application are eligible to apply.   In the academic year of the award, students must be matriculated in the BArch professional NAAB accredited architecture degree program at Southern Polytechnic State University, School of Architecture.

AIA Grand Rapids Student Scholarship
Open to residents of West Michigan currently enrolled in an accredited B arch or M arch program.

AIA Honolulu Scholarship Program
The AIA Honolulu Scholarship Program annually awards grants to two (or more) architectural students in support of their studies in architecture.  To qualify, students must have completed at least (2) years of architectural study as a full-time student enrolled in a professional degree program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.

AIA Inland California Scholarship Program
Open to California Polytechnic University Pomona, Mt. San Antonio Community College, and Riverside Community College- Norco students.

AIA Kansas City Scholarship
Open to students at any level of study for an architectural degree from an accredited school of architecture. Judgment for KCAF scholarships is based on need, academic excellence and demonstrated leadership.

AIA Kentucky/ Kentucky Society of Architects Scholarship
Open to University of Kentucky students majoring in architecture.

AIA Maui Scholarship Program
The Maui Chapter of the American Institute of Architects offers two $3,000 scholarships for Maui County resident students applying or attending an accredited architecture program.

AIA Nebraska
Several scholarships each valued at $1,000.

AIA New Hampshire Architecture Foundation Scholarship
The Foundation and the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects jointly sponsor two scholarships.

New Mexico Chapter AIA Endowed Scholarship
Open to returning third or fourth year undergraduate students in the University of New Mexico Architecture Program. Preference is given to students who are from Dona Ana or other Southern New Mexico counties.

AIA New York Chapter and Center for Architecture Foundation
In partnership with the AIA New York Chapter, the Center for Architecture administers three scholarships and three grants. The Eleanor Allwork Scholarship is for students seeking their first degree from an NAAB accredited school within the State of New York. The Dean or Chair of the architectural school shall nominate up to three students from their respective college or university to apply.

AIA North Dakota
Please contact component for more information.

AIA/ Northeast Illinois Scholarship
AIA/NEI distributes the scholarships annually. For more information, visit

The Architects League of Northern New Jersey
ALNNJ offers three scholarship programs for undergraduate and graduate architecture students for applicants with permanent residence in the Northern New Jersey region.

AIA Northern Virginia Scholarship
The scholarship program is available to rising 4th year and higher students enrolled in an accredited architecture program in Virginia or to those who live within the Chapter boundaries and attend an accredited architecture program elsewhere in the country. Scholarships of at least $1000 each, to be used for tuition in an accredited architecture program, will be awarded. Eligible students wishing to be considered for scholarship money are encouraged to check our website for the Call for Entries, released in April each year.

AIA Ohio Foundation Program
Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, at an Ohio NAAB accredited school of architecture, who has completed at least two (2) academic years of architectural study is eligible to be considered for a grant.

AIA Oklahoma Student Scholarship Award
Please contact component for more information.

AIA Rochester Scholarship Program
Please contact component for more information.

AIA Saint Louis Scholarship
AIA St. Louis Scholarship Fund provides support for residents of the greater St. Louis metropolitan region in their third, fourth, fifth year of architectural studies at an accredited school of architecture, as well as support for an accredited graduate school.

AIA San Fernando Valley Fund Scholarship Award
The website is undergoing major renovations, but you are encouraged to call or email the office for more information.

AIA South Carolina Scholarship Program
Open to Clemson University students.

AIA Southern Oregon Scholarship Program
Please contact component for more information.

AIA Southwest Washington
Scholarships are offered to graduating high school seniors attending a high school in Pierce, Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiakum or Grays Harbor Counties in Washington State.

AIA Texas/ Texas Architectural Foundation Scholarships
Several scholarships for architecture students throughout Texas.

AIA West Texas/ Texas Architectural Foundation Scholarship
Several scholarships for architecture students throughout Texas.

Architectural Education Foundation of AIA Wyoming Scholarship Program
Multiple scholarships will be awarded to deserving Wyoming residents or Wyoming high school graduates.  To be eligible, students must have completed three or more semesters in a program leading to an accredited degree in Architecture or have graduated or will graduate with an Architectural Engineering degree from the University of Wyoming and has been accepted by an accredited school of architecture.  Other requirements may apply according to the specific scholarship.

AIA Wichita Falls/ Texas Architectural Foundation Scholarship
Several scholarships for architecture students throughout Texas.

AIA Wisconsin/ Wisconsin Architectural Foundation Scholarship Program
Please contact component for more information.

Diversity Scholarships

AIA Dallas/Dallas Center for Architecture Minority Architect Scholarship
Offers $2,000 ($1,000 for 2 semesters) to support and encourage economically-disadvantaged minority students who are pursuing a career in architecture. Graduates of a Dallas or Irving ISD high school who are enrolled in or accepted to an accredited architecture school are encouraged to apply. Applicants must claim minority and/or economically disadvantaged status (see application for further descriptions).

AIA Iowa/AIA National Scholarship
The Iowa Chapter of AIA and AIA National have joined together to provide financial assistance to architecture students. This scholarship is open to students accepted or enrolled in Iowa State’s undergraduate professional program. The award is $1,500 minimum tuition credit. Amount and number of awards vary based upon available funds. The recipient is to be in good academic standing and a U.S. citizen. Preference is given to applicants belonging to an under-represented U.S. ethnic group and to applicants who are residents of Iowa.

AIA Long Island
Please contact the component for more information.

AIA Minnesota Clarence Wigington Minority Architectural Scholarship
Created in 1992 as the Minority Architectural Scholarship, this fund was renamed to recognize the extraordinary professional and civic accomplishments of the first African-American municipal architect of the United States and the first licensed African-American architect in Minnesota. This scholarship provides tuition scholarships to minority students who wish to pursue a professional education in architecture at the University of Minnesota, and who hold promise for succeeding in an architectural career. Funding is provided through annual raffles at the AIA Minnesota Annual Convention and donations.

AIA Nebraska Cultural Diversity/Gender Equity Scholarship
This $1000 scholarship is presented to a current third year full time minority or female student, enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Design Architectural Studies at the College of Architecture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Please contact for more information.

AIA Seattle Marga Rose Hancock Endowed Scholarship
Beginning in 1990, the Seattle Diversity Roundtable funded the annual giving of scholarship support to a student at the UW Department Architecture. Under a changing series of names reflecting a series of legislative shifts regarding ethnic and racial quotas for scholarship support, the fund has annually supported an individual demonstrating economic need based on minority/disadvantaged background. Annually, a UW faculty committee reviews applications and selects a qualifying student to receive scholarship support. Please contact for more information.


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