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Competitions/Grants, RFPs/RFQs, Insurance Programs



Competitions, Scholarships & Grants

American Planning Association

Submission deadline TBA

The American Planning Association Foundation’s Judith McManus Price Scholarship offers awards to women, African American, Hispanic, and Native American students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program approved by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB), with plans to work in the public sector and demonstrated financial need. Scholarships range from $2,000 and $5,000, and application forms will be available in early April for 2018 applications. Learn More

2018 Charles E. Peterson Prize Contest

Entry forms due June 1, 2018; Completed entries due June 30, 2018

The Peterson Prize recognizes the best set of measured drawings prepared to HABS, HAER, or HALS standards and donated to HABS, HAER, or HALS by students.  Learn More

World Architecture Day UIA Poster Competition

Submission deadline: June 1, 2018

The International Union of Architects (UIA) has launched a poster competition in honor of World Architecture Day 2018 and marking UIA's 70th anniversary. Submissions are due by midnight Central European Time, Friday, June 1. Visit the UIA Prizes Website for more information and to enter.

2018 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship

Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 11

The scholarship recognizes the significant contributions of emerging professionals in the early stages of their careers by defraying the costs associated with the Architect Registration Exam (ARE). The scholarship also pays tribute to our late friend and colleague, Jason Pettigrew. Recipients will receive funds to cover the cost of the ARE exams, as well as study materials. Learn more and apply.

2018 Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture Award

Submission deadline: July 1, 2018

The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians is looking for nominations for the 2018 Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture Award. Projects completed in 2016 or 2017 are eligible.

Please see the details for the call for nominations on SESAH's website and contact Lydia Brandt with any questions.

2018 HALS Challenge: Memorialization, Commemorating the Great War

Submission deadline: July 31, 2018

For the 9th annual HALS Challenge, we invite you to document a World War I memorial site to honor the centennial of the end of World War I, the war to end all wars.  Learn more

HOUZZ Scholarship Programs

Submisison deadline: December 15, 2018

The online design community offers twice-yearly student awards, including the Women in Architecture Scholarship. The $2,500 prize is open to female students studying architecture or architectural engineering with the goal of working in the residential sphere. Learn More

Insurance Programs

AIA Kentucky Professional Liability Insurance Program

AIA Kentucky has a long-standing relationship with Michael Busick and Gwathmey Tyler of The Underwriter's Group in Louisville to assist our members with their professional liability insurance needs and provide ongoing education and advice in the areas of risk management, contract review and dispute resolution.


The Underwriter's Group

C. Michael Busick, S. Gwathmey Tyler III, and Patrick O'Daniel


The AIA Trust

The AIA Trust was established in 1952 by The American Institute of Architects as a separate entity. The AIA Trust is governed by a group of six AIA members and one AIA component executive who serve as Trustees, appointed by the AIA President. As fiduciaries, the Trustees are stewards of each program offered.

The Trust selects member programs in conjunction with independent consultants to meet the Institute's high standards of quality, value, financial stability, service, and coverage. The Trustees are dedicated to providing AIA members with solid, current information to help with good decisions about complex and expensive matters. The AIA Trust serves as your advocate in getting information and claims handled properly and promptly. It receives no dues dollars and is not a source of revenue for the AIA.

Visit the AIA Trust web page for additional information on programs available.

KCIT Employee Benefits Program

Kentucky Construction Industry Trust (KCIT)

AIA Kentucky is an endorsing association of the Kentucky Construction Industry Trust (KCIT). The KCIT is an association-managed employee benefit program which pools nine construction industry associations from across Kentucky for the purpose of providing employee benefits to the members of endorsing associations.

Membership in AIA Kentucky provides architects and their employees access to very competitive rates and uncompromising service for group health, life, disability and IRC Sec. 125 plans.


BB&T - Employee Benefit Services

Daryl Carlson, CFP®, ChFC

Office Phone (859) 224-8899 or (800)753-4440

Direct Phone (859) 422-3885

Cell Phone (859) 338-0081


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