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Opportunities for International Students, Firm Scholarships, & Student Design Competitions

Are you searching for more scholarship opportunities? Listed below are a handful of additional scholarship opportunities available, including several student design competition opportunities. Please note that this is not a complete list. The programs listed are but a few of the additional scholarship opportunities offered. If you have or know of a program that is not listed, please send details, including the URL link to

Opportunities for International Students

American Architectural Foundation and Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation Travelling Fellowship
These scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen who plan to study architecture at a NAAB- accredited program. Scholarship amounts range between $500 and $2,500 and are determined by evaluation of financial need information provided by the student and the school.

A. Patrick Charnon Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is open to full- time undergraduate students in the US. It awards a stipend of $1,500 per academic year. (This scholarship has been temporarily suspended).

Caldwell Fellowships at NC State University
This fellowship is open to graduates students to conduct research abroad.

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics
This essay contest is open to full- time juniors or seniors. Awards range from $500-$5,000.

Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women Competition
This competition awards $1,500 to outstanding juniors. Contact: for more information.

Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program
$300 is awarded to 100 outstanding second year undergraduates in any field of study.

The Roothbert Fund Scholarship Program
Approximately 20 awards are offered to students in the U.S. in need of financial aid to further their education at the undergraduate or graduate level.

UNCF Scholarships and Grants
A series of scholarships which hold their own eligibility criteria, open/ close dates and required documents. In order to apply for a UNCF Program Services Scholarship, you must apply through the online application process.

Design Competitions & Student Exhibitions

AIA Atlanta High School Student Design Competition
The Atlanta Chapter of the American Institute of Architects hosts its annual High School Student Design Competition. The competition is open to individual high school students within the state of Georgia currently enrolled in grades 9-12. The goal of this program is to engage high school students in the design process.

AIA Los Angeles 2X8 Student Exhibition Design Competition
2x8 is an annual exhibition sponsored by AIA Los Angeles, showcasing exemplary student work from architecture and design institutions throughout California.

AIA Toledo High School Design Competition
The AIA Toledo High School Design Competition is the longest running program of its kind in the history of the American Institute of Architects. This scholarship design competition is open to aspiring architecture students in the Toledo area. In 2011, the competition awarded $10,000 in scholarships and prizes. If you would like to participate, please have a teacher from your high school contact AIA Toledo.

Constance Whitake Maffin Memorial Fund High School Design Competition
Washington Architectural Foundation in collaboration with Constance Whitake Maffin Memorial Fund challenges Phelps Architecture Construction Engineering High School students to design the development, renovation, or preservation of a public space in Washington DC. The goal of the annual design competition is to empower youth to care for public space. By exercising their design skills, students can see how they can influence change in their communities. For more information, please contact Beth Judy at 202.347.9403x302.

Vectorworks Design Scholarship
Vectorworks recently launched a new Design Scholarship Program. The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a design program for the 2014-2015 school year. To enter, students just have to answer a few questions and submit their best design created with any software for any industry by July 30, 2014.

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architectural Scholarship Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation
ZGF is a nationally recognized architecture, planning, and interior design firm with a long commitment to the critical collaboration of architectural education and professional practice. In place since 2004, this scholarship is intended to recognize and foster students who have demonstrated a talent and passion for architecture. $10,000 will be awarded to one scholarship recipient; a currently enrolled student entering their final year in a graduate or undergraduate level, NAAB accredited, architecture program in the fall of 2014. In addition to the financial award, a summer 2014 internship in one of the firm’s office locations will be offered to the scholarship recipient. The deadline is May 1, 2014 with the scholarship recipient selected no later than June 1, 2014. Funds will be awarded in September for the 2014-2015 academic year. Additional information is available on our site.


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