Kenneth D. Maynard Memorial College Scholarship Fund Program

up to $2,000 for Residents of Alaska Studying Architecture

Kenneth D. Maynard, FAIA (1931-2020)

"... a gentleman who made quite a difference in the architectural profession in Alaska and the community at large"

"One of our dearest members, Kenneth D. Maynard, FAIA, passed away on March 5, 2020. He was a prominent member of the architectural society in Alaska. A well respected colleague, friend and community member. His dedication to mentorship and the advancement of the profession touched so many and we are truly in a better world because of the legacy that he has left behind..."  - Jason Arnold, AIA Alaska 2020 President

Annual College Scholarships, in amounts up to $2,000 per applicant, may be awarded to Alaska residents currently enrolled in an accredited school of architecture


Candidates must submit an application packet containing a personal letter stating need, qualifications, and desire. In addition, a completed application form, resume, and transcript, as well as a letter of recommendation from a faculty member must be included in the package. Download the checklist now.

The scholarship committee must receive entries not later than 5:00 pm (Alaska time) on the last Friday in November.

All applications must be submitted to:

AIA Alaska Scholarship Committee                                                                                                                                             P.O. Box 244141                                                                                                                                                       Anchorage Alaska 99524


Submittals will be evaluated by a committee made up of a minimum of three (3) AIA Alaska Chapter members. Award will be based on:

  1. Potential for completing program and entering the profession of Architecture
  2. Desire and Determination
  3. Overall Ability
  4. Financial Need


The Scholarship Committee will meet to evaluate applications received, and up to three (3) applicants may be awarded scholarship funds. Recipients will be notified during the month of December

Request for Donations

AIA Alaska has had a scholarship program since 2000, and has awarded scholarships of up to $4,000 per year to deserving students who live in Alaska but must pursue an architectural education at universities outside our state. As you know, this requires the payment of non‐resident tuition, the cost of books, studios, and travel. No amount is too small! In 2018, we awarded a $2,000 scholarship to Rebecca Wolfe, a student in the Montana State University Master Architecture program.

This year with the help of the AIA National Matching Program we hope to award larger and/or additional scholarships. I believe this program is a great tool to help the youth of our state acquire a quality education in architecture, while at the same time encourages them to pursue their career in their home state and be a proud member of the local AIA chapter. We hope you can contribute to this worthwhile cause. AIA Alaska is a 501.c.6 trade association, so donations to our scholarship program are not tax‐deductible. However, your support is very much appreciated and goes a long way with supporting the development of future Architects for Alaska.

If you are interested in contributing a scholarship donation by check, please make it out to “AIA Alaska Scholarship Program” and forward it to the AIA Alaska Scholarship Committee, at the address below. Thank you for your assistance in helping Alaska’s future architects with their education. If you can make a 2019 donation, we will be able to award scholarships again this year. Please check the AIA Alaska website for details on the program.

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Kenneth D. Maynard, FAIA (1931-2020)

Kenneth D. Maynard Celebration of Lfe