Below are a list of both national and regional scholarships including those from AIA Components. Check the website for the details, application, and deadlines. Please note that the list does NOT include scholarships from individual architecture programs.
Architects Foundation: Each year, the Foundation awards thousands of dollars in architecture scholarships to high school students; to architecture students in NAAB-accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs; to Architect Registration Exam (ARE) candidates who are working toward becoming licensed architects; and to licensed architects pursuing educational enrichment opportunities.
Association for Women in Architecture Foundation: We offer cash awards to women students who are California residents or attending school in California, and who have completed at least 18 units in their major, in an accredited program granting a degree or certificate in one of the following majors: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, Interior Design, and Environmental Design. Deadline: To be announced
Enterprise Rose Fellowship Partners: The innovative model of the Enterprise Rose Fellowship partners architects, landscape architects, and community-engaged artists with local community development organizations to facilitate an inclusive approach that results in sustainable, healthy, and affordable communities.
Gensler Scholarships: Gensler is committed to the education of emerging design talent. The firm has awarded nearly $300,000 in academic scholarships to students and graduates over the last 20 years. Deadline: Early December
Houzz Scholarship Program: launched in 2016, supports the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, construction management, or skilled trades. Deadline: March 31, 2021
John J. Nelson Legacy Scholarship: The John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship Fund was created to benefit and further the study of interior design and architecture by students of African American descent. Opens January 2021.
Lyceum Travelling Fellowship: Promotes collaboration, connectivity, and a design dialogue among schools, their students of architecture and the prominent architects who serve as program authors and jurors. Deadline: May 21, 2021
NAWIC National Assn. of Women in Construction Scholarship Foundation: The NAWIC Founders' Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) assists in providing the construction industry with trained employees through higher education. Deadline: February 28, 2021
Robert P. Madison Scholarship in Architecture: An annual scholarship that would encourage African American youth to aspire to a career in architecture. Deadline: March 15, 2021
Simpson Strong-Tie Student Scholarship: Established a scholarship program to assist architecture, structural and civil engineering and construction management students. Deadline: March 2021
SmithGroup Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Scholarship Program: Supports and mentors students from historically underrepresented demographics in architecture, interior design, planning, landscape architecture and engineering. Deadline: October 30, 2020.
Society of Architectural Historians: As part of its mission to promote the study and interpretation of the built environment, the Society of Architectural Historians offers Annual Conference fellowships and grants, fellowships for research and travel, and membership grants. Deadline: Varies
Tile Contractors’ Association of America Architectural Scholarship: will award a $5,000 scholarship to a qualifying student who at the time of application is working toward an undergraduate or graduate level professional degree in Architecture or Interior Design. Deadline: Posted January 2021
ZGF Scholarship Fund: The mission of the scholarship—to recognize and support students who demonstrate a talent and passion for architecture, interior design and urban planning —echoes ZGF’s commitment to mentor and foster the next generation of exceptional design talent. Opens Fall 2020.
AIA Components: Be sure to check with your local AIA Component for scholarships; many of them provide scholarships to architecture students – some are directly connected with a particular architecture program.
Make sure to check with your local AIA Component for additional scholarships.
- Alabama Center for Architecture: https://www.alcfa.org/scholarships/
- AIA Alaska Scholarship: https://www.aia.org/resources/6068178-kenneth-d-maynard-memorial-college-scholar
- AIA Inland California Scholarship Program: https://aiaic.org/scholarship-program/
- AIA San Fernando Valley: http://www.aiasfv.org/aiasfv-fund/
- AIA Silicon Valley Scholarships: https://aiasiliconvalley.org/page/Scholarships/Scholarships.htm
- AIA Colorado Scholarships: https://aiacolorado.org/scholarships/
- AIA Connecticut Architecture Foundation Scholarship: https://aiact.org/connecticut-architecture-foundation-scholarship/
District of Columbia
- AIA District of Columbia Scholarships: https://www.aiadc.com/program/scholarships
- AIA Palm Beach Architectural Student Scholarship: https://aiapbfa.org/architectural-student-scholarship/
- AIA Georgia Scholarships: https://www.aiaga.org/afga/scholarships/
- AIA Honolulu Scholarship: https://www.aiahonolulu.org/page/Scholarships
- AIA Chicago Foundation Diversity Scholarship: https://www.aiachicago.org/education/aia-chicago-foundation-diversity-scholarship/
- AIA Eastern Illinois Scholarships: https://aiaeic.org/Scholarships
- AIA Northeast Illinois Scholarship: https://aianei.org/services/scholarships/
- AIA Indiana – IAF Scholarship: https://www.aiaindiana.org/member-services/student-services
- AIA Iowa Scholarships: https://www.aiaiowa.org/news/192588/Scholarships-Awarded-to-Promising-Future-Architects.htm
- AIA Kansas City Scholarships: https://www.aiakc.org/students/kcaf-scholarships/scholarship-application
- AIA Potomac Valley Scholarships Program: https://aiapv.org/PVAF_Scholarship_Program
- AIA Flint Scholarships: https://aiaflint.com/about-us/scholarships/
- AIA Nebraska Scholarships: https://www.aiane.org/scholarships/
- AIA Las Vegas Scholarship: https://www.aialasvegas.org/page/20
- AIA New Jersey Scholarship: https://aia-nj.org/blog/tag/scholarship/
- AIA Architects League of Northern New Jersey: http://alnnj.org/wordpress/scholarships/
- AIA Santa Fe Scholarship Program: https://www.aiasantafe.org/scholarship-program
- AIA New York: https://www.aianys.org/scholarships-awards/
- Arnold W. Brunner Grant: https://www.aiany.org/architecture/competitions-grants/arnold-w-brunner-grant/
- AIA Brooklyn Architects Scholarship Foundation: https://aiabrooklyn.org/about/brooklyn-architects-scholarship-foundation/
- Center for Architecture: https://www.centerforarchitecture.org/scholarships-grants/
- AIA Westchester Hudson Valley Scholarships: https://www.aiawhv.org/scholarships
- AIA Triangle Scholarship: https://aiatriangle.org/scholarship-program/
- AIA Cleveland Chapter Scholarship: https://www.aiacleveland.com/scholarship
- AIA Dayton Foundation: https://daytonfoundation.academicworks.com/donors/the-aia-dayton-architectural-scholarship
- AIA Eastern Pennsylvania Scholarship: https://aiaeasternpa.org/2020-aia-eastern-pennsylvania-scholarship/
- AIA Rhode Island Architectural Forum: http://www.aia-ri.org/scholarships/about-aiari-architectural-forum
- AIA South Dakota Scholarships: http://aiasouthdakota.org/news-and-resources/scholarships/
- AIA Amarillo Scholarships: http://www.aia-amarillo.org/scholarshipsdonations.html
- AIA Texas Scholarships: https://texasarchitects.org/texas-architectural-foundation-taf/#application-process
- AIA Vermont Scholarship Fund: https://www.aiavt.org/resources/aiavtspaward
- AIA Hampton Road Scholarship: https://aiahr.org/Scholarships
- AIA Seattle Travel Scholarship: https://www.aiaseattle.org/event/2020-travel-scholarship-info-session/
- AIA Seattle Marga Rosa Hancck Diversity Scholarship: https://aiaseattle.org/awards/scholarships-for-individuals/marga-rose-hancock-diversity-scholarship/
- AIA West Virginia Scholarship: http://www.aiawv.org/awards-scholarships/scholarships/
- AIA Wisconsin Architectural Foundation Scholarship: https://www.aia.org/resources/70797-waf-out-of-state-study-scholarship
- AIA Wyoming Scholarship: https://www.aia-wyoming.org/page/50
- AIA Europe Scholarship: http://www.aiaeurope.org/aia-europe-scholarship