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a/e ProNet Scholarship David W. Lakamp Scholarship

The a/e ProNet scholarship was initiated in 1990 by a/e ProNet, a group of insurance professionals providing risk management services to architects and engineers. In 1999 the scholarship was renamed for David W. Lakamp. Mr. Lakamp was a founder of a/e ProNet and a trusted advisor to the profession. He left behind a legacy of professionalism and integrity that set new standards in the field of insurance services. Two students, who best demonstrate strong interest in practice management, will each receive a $5,000 award.

The scholarship is open to fourth year undergraduates and graduate students of architecture enrolled in a NAAB- accredited professional degree program. Submissions are reviewed by jury panel that consists members of the AIA Practice Management Knowledge Community (PMKC) and the a/e ProNet organization. Candidates must submit a copy of their transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and an essay on how they would resolve a project management dilemma.




Two students will receive a $5,000 award each. The scholarships will go toward the student’s tuition and university fees. The award check will be mailed directly to the university;

    *it may not be deferred for use later or transferred to another individual.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants are:

• Fourth year students in an NAAB accredited degree program, or

• Fourth year students of a four-year pre-professional degree program in architecture accepted for direct entry to a two-year NAAB MArch/DArch program, or

• First year students in an NAAB MArch/DArch degree program for students with undergraduate degrees in another discipline


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

Deadline: Friday, May 16, 2014.


The 2014 a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp Scholarship application is now available. Click “Download” below to view the application.

Submission Requirements:

• A transcript from each academic institution attended since high school; minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0

• Two letters of recommendation, one of which is from a department faculty member verifying applicant

• Demonstration of an IDP NCARB council record (optional)

• An essay on the Case Study topic


Electronic submissions are preferred. Send to in PDF format. Alternatively, a hard copy of the application and supporting materials can be sent by postal mail. All materials should be placed in one envelope and sent to:

AIA Knowledge Communites
ATTN: Lynnea Garrett
The American Institute of Architects
1735 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006-5292

Deadline: Friday, May 16, 2014

Past Recipients

Read the case study topics and responses of previous ProNet scholars.

2012 Recipients | 2013 Recipients


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