Scholarships & Grants
The Wisconsin Architect Foundation (WAF) remains uniquely positioned to provide financial assistance for architecture students and educational programs. Continued support of the WAF’s mission of advancing architectural education and public awareness is vital to its successful scholarship and grant programs.
WAF grants also are available to support quality continuing education programs provided by the four local AIA Chapters and other organizations in Wisconsin. These grants are awarded on a competitive basis.
Wisconsin Architects Foundation Scholarship Funds
Milwaukee Chapter CSI Scholarship
A special Milwaukee Chapter CSI Memorial Scholarship was established in 1997-98 in recognition of the generous support received by the WAF from the Milwaukee Chapter CSI over the years.
AIA Southwest Wisconsin Universal Design Scholarship
In 1993, AIA Southwest Wisconsin established an endowment with the WAF to provide scholarship assistance to visual, hearing or otherwise physically disabled architecture students or students with a particular interest and ability in accessible design in a graduate program.
William M. Babcock, Hon. AIA, Sesquicentennial Garden Fund
Established in 2006 to honor the 150th anniversaries of the historic Joseph J. Stoner House (2006) and The American Institute of Architects (2007), this fund is to be used for a Sesquicentennial Garden named for long-time WAF and AIA Wisconsin Executive Director William M. Babcock, Hon. AIA (1986 - 2020).
William M. Babcock, Hon. AIA, Leadership Fund
Fostering leadership through the support of educational opportunities for leaders in the architectural community. This fund recognizes Bill's legacy of leadership development through mentorship of Wisconsin architects and staff. The fund will provide financial assistance for AIA Wisconsin members and AIA Wisconsin staff pursuing leadership training.