AIA/AFF Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship
The AIA/AAF Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship provides assistance to high school graduates, college freshmen, and community college students from a minority and/or financially disadvantaged background who intend to pursue a NAAB-accredited professional degree (5-year BA or BA + MA) in architecture.
Applicants must be legal residents of the United States and either:
- High school seniors entering a NAAB accredited professional program in architecture
- College freshmen attending a NAAB accredited professional program in architecture
- Technical school or community college students that have completed high school or its equivalent and intend to transfer to a NAAB accredited professional program
To be announced on January 2013 and the scholarship application will be available by then.
Note: for 2012 program > the deadline was April 15, 2012.
FYI -- The 2012 application required a letter of recommendation from a high school guidance counselor, architect, or other individual who is aware of the student's interest and aptitude for architecture, and an application prepared by the student, including:
- an essay
- statement of disadvantaged circumstances
- letters of recommendations
- a drawing
Note: Up to five scholarships between $3,000-$4,000 were awarded in 2012.
Scholarships may be renewed every year until the completion of the degree program.
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