Architects Foundation announces recipients of the Diversity Advancement Scholarship

WASHINGTON - May 29, 2019– The Architects Foundation is continuing to support diversity in the architecture profession by awarding its Diversity Advancement Scholarship to 10 students entering architecture school.  

Each of the students will receive $4,000 per year towards tuition for the next five years totaling $20,000 each. This year’s recipients are:

“Each year, the pool of candidates gets more talented, making the selection process difficult,” said selection committee chair Anzilla Gilmore, FAIA, NOMA. “This years’ group was no exception. We look forward to seeing the outstanding contributions each of our scholars will make toward advancing diversity in the profession.”  

The Diversity Advancement Scholarship was established in 1970 with an initial grant from the Ford Foundation. It was created following civil rights leader Whitney Young Jr.’s speech to the architecture profession in 1968, which challenged architects to create a more responsible and equitable profession.

The Architects Foundation is working towards expanding the program through fundraising efforts that will allow the Foundation to award scholarships to more students and to develop more opportunities for scholars as well as scholarship alumni.

Applications for the 2020-2021 Diversity Advancement Scholarship will open in the fall of 2019. Complete details of the program are available on the Architects Foundation website.

About The Architects Foundation

The Architects Foundation was created to celebrate architecture’s value by advancing tomorrow’s design leaders. Through its scholarship programs, the Foundation aims to attract, inspire, and invest in a diverse next generation of architects, and provide new opportunities to support the evolution of the profession. The Architects Foundation also preserves the historic Octagon building in the nation’s capital, keeping the Octagon’s legacy alive through exhibits, educational programs and partnerships. For more information, visit the Architects Foundation website.


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