2020 Architecture Student Scholarship Program: Now Accepting Applications
Before applying, please read these instructions very carefully. Be sure you meet the eligibility criteria and you can fulfill the scholarship requirements.
Fill out the application form completely. Please note that your application will not be considered for review unless the application, two letters of recommendation, and your transcript are emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org at the AIA NEI Chapter Office by 5:00pm (CT), April 17, 2020 or mailed and postmarked by that date. Applications can be mailed to the AIA NEI Chapter Office at 1717 N. Naper Blvd., Suite 102, Naperville, IL 60563. In fairness to all, no exceptions will be granted. An incomplete application or one without the letters of recommendation or school transcript cannot be considered. No materials will be returned.
Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for the AIA/NEI Scholarship.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
· Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
· Applicants must be enrolled for the fall of 2020 at one of the East Central or West Central accredited Architecture schools. See Eligible Schools below.
· Applicants must have a home residence of record within the AIA NEI Chapter boundaries (Chapter boundaries are: Cook, DuPage, Kane, and Kendall Counties, except that the territory shall not include the area within the city limits of Chicago, nor south of Interstate 55, nor east of the Edens Expressway). Applicants are encouraged to verify their eligibility with the AIA NEI Chapter prior to submission. A map of the Chapter boundaries may be found on the Chapter website at www.aianei.org
Applicants who do not meet these criteria will not be considered for a scholarship. Past scholarship recipients are ineligible.
The year covered by this scholarship application is from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.
AIA Northeast Illinois expects to award two scholarships of $3,000.00 each for a one year period to cover tuition, fees, and other school related expenses. Scholarships cannot be used for expenses incurred before the one year period covered by this scholarship application.
Before you email your application to the AIA NEI Chapter Office, be sure to keep a copy of your application in case the original is not received by the chapter. Applications will be acknowledged by email. If you do not receive an email confirmation within one week of submitting your application, call the AIA NEI Chapter Office at (630) 527-8550.
Finalists will be selected for personal interviews with the NEI Scholarship Committee to determine the scholarship recipients. Notification of those selected for interviews will be by May 15, 2020. The application along with a discussion of the student’s academic and career goals will be the basis of a 20 minute interview. Finalists are strongly encouraged to bring works/images representative of her/his work to the interview. The Committee intends to schedule in-person interviews the week of May 18, May 25 or June 1, although this may vary based on availability of Committee members. Winners of AIA NEI Scholarship Awards may be asked to personally attend the AIA NEI chapter event in July to formally receive their award.
Please do not call for information on the status of your application. In order to maximize the funds available for scholarships, the program does not have staff available to respond to such inquires.
Click here for a list of eligible schools and application documents.