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Architecture Scholarships

As an architect major you'll learn how to create and design houses, buildings and other structures. This artistic and dynamic field requires creativity, acute visual awareness and critical thinking and communication skills. It's a competitive field but also one that offers many rewards. In the following paragraphs we'll look at how to become an architect as well as how to pursue the architecture scholarships that may help you realize your dreams.

Most architecture degree programs are designed so that students take mostly liberal arts and science courses at the start of the program. Architects do not design in a vacuum and they need to understand (and be somewhat sympathetic to) the society and culture in which they work. Coursework in art and architecture history, the social sciences and the physical sciences are also commonly encountered in the first two years.

As you begin your core architecture coursework you'll enroll in subjects such as architectural theory and design, engineering mechanics, computer-aided design (CAD), environmental controls, structural design and site design. As one can see, the design courses are the most important component of your core courses. You'll be spending many, many hours in the design studio working (alone or in groups) on your projects.

The majority of architecture undergraduate degree programs are 5-year programs. In addition, you will need to satisfy an internship requirement before you sit for the architecture licensing exam. The length of this required internship varies from state to state with the average length being three years. Be certain that the program you want to attend is accredited by an official educational body, such as the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).  

The employment prospects for architects are expected to be quite strong over the coming decade. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the need for architects will increase at a faster then average rate between now and 2020. This increase need will be fueled, in part, by an ever-expanding population. Also, sustainable design and the green movement will contribute to the rising demand. The popularity of sustainability and ecological consciousness may also be reflected in the available architecture scholarships. If you are focusing on one of these areas currently in vogue you may find you have access to a wider range of architecture scholarships. 

Follow the links below to learn more about the range of architecture scholarships.

Fellowships for Selected Professions

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women in the final year of graduate study in designated fields where women's participation has been low. Women in engineering master's programs are eligible to apply for either first or final year of study. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. Special consideration is given to applicants who show professional promise in innovative or neglected areas of research and/or practice in areas of public interest. All women are eligible to apply for fellowships in the following degree programs: architecture (M. Arch.), computer/information sciences (MS), engineering (ME, MS, PhD), mathematics/statistics (MS).

Brooklyn Architects Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

The foundation awards scholarships to students studying architecture. Please contact the foundation through letter for more information.

Arnold W. Brunner Grant

Applications must be received on February 1st by 5:00 pm EST. If the application deadline falls on a weekend, the application must be submitted by 5 pm on the following Monday. Award Single award of up to $15,000. Purpose Advanced study in any area of architectural investigation which will effectively contribute to the knowledge, teaching or practice of the art and science of architecture. The proposed investigation is to result in a final written work, design project, research paper, or other form of presentation. Eligibility Applicants must be a U.S. citizen engaged in the profession of architecture or a related field and have received their first professional degree at least five years prior to the date of application. Jury Guidelines Proposals should engage in advanced architectural investigation that contributes to the practice, teaching or knowledge of the Art and Science of Architecture. The Brunner Grant is intended to be a prestigious award given to mid-career architects.

Scholarship for Professional Degree Candidates

The program assists students in one of the final two years of a professional degree program in architecture and is administered in conjunction with schools accredited by the NAAB or recognized by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Students must be in one of the following: - The third or fourth year of a five-year program resulting in a bachelor of architecture or equivalent degree - The fourth or fifth year of a six-year program (4+2 or other combination) that results in a master of architecture or equivalent degree - The second or third year of a three-to-four year program that results in a master of architecture and whose undergraduate degree is in a discipline other than architecture.

American Society of Naval Engineers Graduate Scholarship Program

Criteria: 1. Must be majoring in one of the following areas of study: Architecture, marine, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aeronautical engineering, ocean, electrical and electronic engineering, and physical sciences. 2. Must be entering their last year Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.navalengineers.org/Programs/Scholarships/sc_info.htm for more information and an application form.

NEWH Las Vegas Chapter Scholarship

Qualifications:  Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college  Must have completed half the requirements for a degree or certification in the program you are currently enrolled  Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award  Must have a 3.0 GPA  Must have a career objective in one of the areas of the Hospitality Industry (i.e., Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary/Foodservice, Architecture, Interior Design, etc.) Please attach the following:  Student essay, to include: o Background of yourself and your experience o Your goals and objectives after graduation o What prompted you to choose this career o Do you feel you made a contribution to your school program or fellow students through leadership or participation o Why is obtaining this scholarship important to you o If your application is not accepted, what plans do you have for financing  Official Transcript  Letters of recommendation from Professor, advisor and/or department head  Letters from industry professionals, employers, etc. Submit all items by mail to: Karen Licea 4022 Dean Martin Drive Las Vegas, NV 89103 (P): 702.883.1383 (E): newh.scholarship@newh.org  

ICSC CenterBuild Scholarship

Representatives from the scholarship committee of the successful ICSC CenterBuild Conference*, have agreed to endow one or more scholarships with the ICSC Foundation for a graduate student at Arizona State University enrolled in the Master of Real Estate Development program or an undergraduate student majoring in planning, architecture, interior design, construction management, engineering, landscape architecture or real estate development. CenterBuild supporters are enthusiastic when it comes to contributing to the next generation of students, leaving their legacy.*The ICSC CenterBuild Conference is a specialty conference dedicated to the issues of planning development, design and construction of shopping centers and retail stores.

ICSC CenterBuild Scholarship

Representatives from the scholarship committee of the successful ICSC CenterBuild Conference*, have agreed to endow one or more scholarships with the ICSC Foundation for a graduate student at Arizona State University enrolled in the Master of Real Estate Development program or an undergraduate student majoring in planning, architecture, interior design, construction management, engineering, landscape architecture or real estate development. CenterBuild supporters are enthusiastic when it comes to contributing to the next generation of students, leaving their legacy. *The ICSC CenterBuild Conference is a specialty conference dedicated to the issues of planning development, design and construction of shopping centers and retail stores. For more information contact CenterbuildScholarship@icsc.org

Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Nemetschek Vectorworks values the different backgrounds and experiences of the next generation of designers. We want to reward talented students and support their studies. While we strive to provide funding to as many students as possible, only a limited amount of scholarships are issued each year.The scholarship supports the next generation of creative potential on two levels. Round one winners will move on to compete for the grand prize, The Richard Diehl Award, in round two. Plus, entering is simple.Submit your best work and answer three short questions by August 31, 2015

NEWH Sunshine Chapter Scholarship

Qualifications:  Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college in Northern Florida or Mississippi  Must have completed half the requirements for a degree or certification in the program you are currently enrolled  Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award  Must have a 3.0 GPA  Must have a career objective in one of the areas of the Hospitality Industry (i.e., Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary/Foodservice, Architecture, Interior Design, etc.) Additional requirements must be included with your application:  Student essay, to include: o Background of yourself and your experience o Your goals and objectives after graduation o What prompted you to choose this career o Do you feel you made a contribution to your school program or fellow students through leadership or participation o Why is obtaining this scholarship important to you o If your application is not accepted, what plans do you have for financing  Official Transcript  Letters of recommendation from Professor, advisor and/or department head  Letters from industry professionals, employers, etc. Submit by email: Josh.altenbach@outlook.com Mailing address for transcripts/reference letters: Josh Altenbach 975 Lake Front Ln. Longwood, FL 32779 (P): 321-303-5949 (E): Josh.altenbach@outlook.com

NDSEG Fellowship Program

The NDSEG Fellowship Program is open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. Persons who hold permanent resident status are not eligible to apply. NDSEG Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate studies in science or engineering. Applicants must receive or be on track to receive their baccalaureate degrees by the upcoming Fall. Preference to applicants pursuing doctoral study and research in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, biosciences (including toxicology), chemical engineering, chemistry, cognitive, neural and behavioral sciences, computer science, electrical engineering, geosciences, materials science and engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, naval architecture and ocean engineering, oceanography, and physics (includes optics). Recommended GPA is 3.0 and higher. Applications are encouraged from women, persons with disabilities and minorities, including ethnic minority groups such as American Indian, Black, Hispanic, Native Alaskan (Eskimo or Aleut) or Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian). NDSEG Fellows may choose as their fellowship institutions appropriate United States institutions of higher education offering advanced degrees in science or engineering. During part of their tenure, fellows may study or engage in research or field work away from their academic institutions if, in the judgment of the faculty, such arrangements further the fellow's education and contribute directly to the attainment of an advanced degree, and the fellow is officially enrolled and earning academic credit.

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