Architecture and Design Foundation Selects 2024-2025 Scholarship, Fellowship, and Grant Recipients

The Architecture and Design Foundation is excited to announce the recipients of its scholarships, fellowships, and grants for the 2024 – 2025 academic year. This year, the Foundation is celebrating 40 years, and a long legacy of supporting the next generation of architects by providing tuition support, travel funds, and research funds for high school students, college students, and emerging and underrepresented professionals. In 2024, the Foundation had a record-breaking year for number of awards, applicants, and applications with 19 award funds available, 140 applications from 70 applicants.

The 2024 – 2025 recipients are:

  • Landon Burkett, AIA Northeast Texas Architecture & Design Scholarship
  • Charity Berhe, CityLab Scholarship
  • Vianey Mora, Peter Goldstein Founder’s Scholarship
  • Fabiola Valenzuela, Diversity in Architecture Scholarship
  • Noel Sanchez Melendez, DSGN Scholarship Towards an Equitable Architecture
  • Gabriela Ruelas, HKS Equitable Design Scholarship
  • Daniel Mendoza, Latinos in Architecture Scholarship I
  • Gladis Cortez, Latinos in Architecture Scholarship II, sponsored by 1A1 Network
  • Stiven Sandoval, Latinos in Architecture Scholarship II, sponsored by 1A1 Network
  • Victor Manuel, OMNIPLAN / Harrell + Hamilton Scholarship
  • Vanesa Lopez Ornel, OMNIPLAN / Harrell + Hamilton Scholarship
  • Emma Johnson, Pat Yates Spillman Scholarship
  • Patricia Moriel, Assoc. AIA, Emerging Professionals Path to Licensure Scholarship
  • Leslie Nepveux, AIA, Women in Architecture Professional Development Grant
  • Hymavathi Vennapusa, Assoc. AIA, Women in Architecture Professional Development Grant
  • Fanny Yu, Mary Kolb-Berglund Traveling Fellowship
  • Dianna Hodza, McDermott Traveling Fellowship
  • Kael Fineout, Swank Traveling Fellowship
  • Benjamin Henschen, Bill Millsap Fellowship: The Art of Landscape Architecture

A breakfast at the AD EX was held on Thursday, May 30th to celebrate the recipients of $47,000 in scholarships, fellowships, and grants. The Architecture and Design Foundation is proud to support these individuals. Applications for the 2025-2026 Architecture and Design Foundation scholarships and fellowships will open in October 2024.


Questions? For more information, contact info@dallasadex.org.

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