Eligibility & Applications

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

AIA Northeast Texas Architecture and Design Scholarship

$2,000

Purpose:

To provide support for undergraduate students from Northeast Texas pursuing a degree in architecture.

Eligibility:

Applicant must:

  • Be a high school senior graduating in Spring of 2024, be entering an undergraduate program, and/or be an undergraduate student with at least one academic year remaining (2024-2025) of their program.
  • Be from one of the Texas counties served by AIA Northeast Texas: Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Titus, and Upshur.
  • Be applying or accepted to a university architecture program in Texas.
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Include a concise portfolio or examples of visual work with completed application.

Sponsor:

AIA Northeast Texas. To support the fund with a contribution, click here. Please designate your gift for the AIA Northeast Texas Architecture and Design Scholarship.

CityLab High School Scholarship

$5,000

Purpose:

Recognize and encourage the talented new graduates of CityLab High School and support their advancement and continued studies in a university.

Eligibility:

Applicant must:

  • Be a high school senior graduating in Spring of 2024 from Dallas ISD’s CityLab High School.
  • Be applying or accepted to a university degree program.

Sponsor:

CityLab High School Foundation

Diversity in Architecture Scholarship

$2,000

Purpose:

Support and encourage economically-disadvantaged underrepresented students who are pursuing a career in architecture.

Eligibility:

Applicant must:

  • Be a high school senior graduating in Spring of 2024, be entering an undergraduate or graduate program, and/or be an exisiting university student continuing an undergraduate or graduate degree program.
  • Have attended high school in North Texas.
  • Be applying or accepted to a university architecture program.
  • Be a member of an underrepresented group.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • For students currently enrolled in a university program, must have maintained a 3.0 GPA in all architecture classes.

Sponsor:

Architecture and Design Foundation, with additional funding provided by the AIA Component Scholarship Award. To support the fund with a contribution, click here. Please designate your gift for the Diversity in Architecture Scholarship.

DSGN Scholarship Towards an Equitable Architecture

$3,000

Purpose: 

DSGN values diversity within the field of Architecture and beyond and is committed to recognizing and supporting underrepresented students interested in pursuing their professional degree in Architecture.

Eligibility:

Applicant must:

  • Be a high school senior graduating in Spring of 2024 and/or be entering into the first year of an undergraduate program (i.e. from an Associates Degree program or other)
  • Be a Texas resident.
  • Be applying or accepted to a university architecture program in Texas.
  • Be a member of an underrepresented group.

Sponsor:

DSGN Associates

HKS Equitable Design Scholarship

$6,000

Purpose:

The HKS Equitable Design Scholarship is awarded to senior students from schools in the north and northeast Texas region. The award is to be used for tuition in pursuit of a degree in architecture. HKS believes that supporting efforts to increase diversity within the architecture profession is one important step to the reduction of disparities and the creation of a more just, equitable, diverse and inclusive world; and our diversity scholarships are intended to work toward this effort.

Eligibility:

Applicant must:

  • Be a high school senior graduating in Spring of 2024 from a high school from north or northeast Texas —areas encompassing the AIA Dallas, AIA NETX, and AIA Fort Worth territories.
  • Be applying or accepted to a university architecture program.
  • Be from a household with a combined annual income of less than $50,000.
  • Be a member of an underrepresented group.

Sponsor:

HKS, Inc.

Latinos in Architecture Scholarship I

$2,000

Purpose:

Support and encourage economically-disadvantaged Latino students who are pursuing a career in architecture.

Eligibility:

Applicant must:

  • Be a high school senior graduating in Spring of 2024 from a high school from the areas encompassing the AIA Dallas and AIA Northeast Texas territories.
  • Be applying or accepted to a university architecture program.
  • Be a Latino student with demonstrated financial need.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (unweighted).

Sponsor:

AIA Dallas Latinos in Architecture Network. To support the fund with a contribution, click here. Please designate your gift for the Latinos in Architecture Scholarship.

Latinos in Architecture Scholarship II - NEW!

Two Awards of $4,500

Purpose:

Support and encourage economically-disadvantaged Latino students who are pursuing a career in architecture.

Eligibility:

Applicant must:

  • Be a high school senior graduating in Spring of 2024 from a high school from the areas encompassing the AIA Dallas and AIA Northeast Texas territories.
  • Be applying or accepted to a university architecture program.
  • Be a Latino student with demonstrated financial need.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (unweighted).

Sponsor:

1A1 Network

Pat Yates Spillman Scholarship

$1,000

Purpose:

The Spillman Scholarship is to commemorate the contributions of Pat Yates Spillman, FAIA to the City of Dallas, the Texas architectural community and the many non‐profit organizations that he supported through his time and leadership. Pat was a graduate of Texas A&M University and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He also attended Yale University and was a Fulbright Scholarship recipient. His passion for education resonated throughout his career in the many commissions that he received at universities throughout the State of Texas. Pat mentored many architects through his private practice and his leadership in the American Institute of Architects locally, and nationally.

Eligibility:

Applicant must:

  • Be a currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate student of the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
  • Have been a resident of the state of Texas for at least five years.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Include a concise portfolio or examples of visual work with completed application.

Sponsor:

The scholarship is funded by the family, friends, and colleagues of Pat Y. Spillman, FAIA. To support the fund with a contribution, click here. Please designate your gift for the Pat Yates Spillman Scholarship.

Peter Goldstein Founder’s Scholarship

$2,000

Purpose:

Recognize and encourage a talented graduate of CityLab High School and support his/her advancement at an accredited university in a field aligned with the mission of CityLab.

Eligibility:

Applicant must:

  • Be a high school senior graduating in Spring of 2024 from Dallas ISD’s CityLab High School who has been enrolled in CityLab for a minimum of two years.
  • Be applying or accepted to a university degree program in a field aligned with the mission of CityLab. (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Planning, Engineering, Environmental Science, or other approved degree.)
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (unweighted).

Sponsor:

The Scholarship is funded by Michelle and Peter Goldstein, AIA.

OMNIPLAN/Harrell & Hamilton Scholarship

Two Awards of $2,000

Purpose:

Recognize and encourage the talented and dedicated graduate students at the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington. Applications for the OMNIPLAN/Harrell & Hamilton Scholarship are to be submitted to AD EX and will be evaluated by the UTA School of Architecture Scholarship Committee.

Eligibility:

Applicant must:

  • Be applying or accepted to a graduate degree program at UT Arlington School of Architecture.
  • Have completed or be completing undergraduate degree.
  • Include a concise portfolio or examples of visual work with completed application.

Sponsor:

OMNIPLAN


TRAVEL AND RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Mary Kolb Berglund Traveling Fellowship

$2,000

Purpose:

Awarded for traveling studies in architecture: to research, develop, and disseminate knowledge of the built environment. A past recipient journeyed to El Kef, Tunisia to participate in the design and construction of an education center.

Eligibility:

Applicant must:

  • Be in their 4th – 6th year of university studies in the 2024-2025 academic year or a recent graduate (within 5 years) of an architecture program.
  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and should be a resident of Texas.
  • Include a concise portfolio or examples of visual work with completed application.

Sponsor:

Mary Kolb Berglund Fund at The Dallas Foundation

McDermott Traveling Fellowship

$2,000

Purpose:

Awarded for traveling studies in architecture; to research, develop, and disseminate knowledge of the built environment. Past projects have included trips to Spain to study Moorish architecture and to Switzerland to study the works of Peter Zumthor.

Eligibility:

Applicant must:

  • Be in their 4th – 6th year of university studies in the 2024-2025 academic year or a recent graduate (within 5 years) of an architecture program.
  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and should be a resident of Texas.
  • Include a concise portfolio or examples of visual work with completed application.

Sponsor:

Architecture and Design Foundation-McDermott Fund

Swank Traveling Fellowship

$2,500

Purpose:

Awarded for the study of craft in architecture; to research, develop and disseminate knowledge relating to the integration of craft and craftsmanship into the built environment. Recent awardees have studied the use of local construction techniques in primary school design in India and adobe construction in Urubamba Valley in Peru.

Eligibility:

Applicant must:

  • Be in their 3rd – 6th year of university studies in the 2024-2025 academic year or a recent graduate (within 5 years) of an architecture program. University students can apply in their 2nd year for use in 3rd year.
  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and should be a resident of Texas.
  • Include a concise portfolio or examples of visual work with completed application.

Sponsor:

Architecture and Design Foundation-Patsy and Arch Swank, Jr. Fund

The Bill Millsap Fellowship: The Art of Landscape Architecture

$2,500

Purpose: 

A stipend to inspire students and young professionals in their study of the intersection of art, landscape architecture, and the cultural and personal relationships inspired by these pursuits.  This stipend is envisioned to help facilitate a supplemental experience, research project or experiment in art or creative landscape expression.  Proposals may include, but are not limited to travel, art creation, digital conceptualization, temporary installation, interviews, research, or other collaborative experiences. It may not be used simply for tuition expenses.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be an undergraduate student in their 4th or 5th year of study from an accredited school of landscape architecture in the United States, a graduate student in their 1st through 3rd year of study from an accredited school of landscape architecture in the United States, or a recent graduate in landscape architecture not having worked more than 3 years in the United States.
  • Preference may be given to dual-degree students (landscape architecture and art) or landscape architecture students with an art minor.
  • Include a concise portfolio or examples of visual work with completed application.

Sponsor:

The friends, family, and colleagues of Bill Millsap. To support the fellowship with a contribution, click here. Please designate your gift for the Millsap Fellowship.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Emerging Professionals: Path to Licensure Scholarship

$500 + Seat in AIA Dallas Success Teams Program with Access to Group Study Sessions, Lectures, and Study Materials (Optional)

Purpose:

The Path to Licensure Scholarship awards young professionals with financial assistance associated with fees and costs of taking the required Architect’s Registration Exams in becoming a licensed architect.

Eligibility:

  • Hold an active National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) record
  • Be eligible to sit for the Architect Registration Exam
  • Be a current Associate AIA member

Sponsor:

AIA Dallas Emerging Professionals Network. To support the fund with a contribution, click here. Please designate your gift for the Emerging Professionals Path to Licensure Scholarship.

LGBTQIA+ Leadership Fund - NEW!

$2,000 (For participation in the LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation Leadership Institute)

Purpose:

The Leadership Fund will award an AIA Dallas LGBTQIA+ member to attend the LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Leadership Institute. This program develops leadership skills for LGBT and Ally professionals. The program provides a diverse cohort of participants with valuable leadership skills and knowledge, along with an historical view of the LGBT community and equality movement. Upon completion of the nine-part program, participants will have a well-rounded understanding of the community.

Eligibility:

Applicant must:

  • Be employed full-time by an architectural firm in the chapter territory of AIA Dallas, AIA Northeast Texas or AIA Fort Worth.
  • Be on the path to architectural licensure or have recently become licensed.
  • Have at least 5 years of experience in the architecture or design field
  • Be in good standing with the American Institute of Architects
  • Commit to participate in the AIA Dallas LGBTQIA+ Alliance Network

Sponsor:

AIA Dallas LGBTQIA+ Alliance. To support the fund with a contribution, click here. Please designate your gift for the LGBTQIA+ Leadership Fund.

Women in Architecture Professional Development Fund

Two awards of $1,000

Purpose:

The Women in Architecture Professional Development Fund will award women in the architecture field who have shown exceptional leadership and drive in empowering those around them. The fund will assist in sending women to local, regional, and national design and leadership conferences (e.g. AIA Women’s Leadership Summit, AIA National Convention, NOMA Conference, Leadership Dallas, etc.) to further their education as a working professional.

Eligibility:

Awarded to a professional woman with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the field of architecture or design. Applicant must:

  • Be a current member or associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and resident of the state of Texas.
  • Demonstrate a desire to advance personal career in the field of architecture or design.

Sponsor:

AIA Dallas Women in Architecture Network. To support the fund with a contribution, click here. Please designate your gift for the Women in Architecture Fund.


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