The Diversity Advancement Scholarship

This architecture scholarship can change your life! Maybe you chose architecture because you want to design a better world. Or you can’t imagine doing anything else. One thing’s for certain: You love this work. And we’d love to help fund your college experience with a multiyear scholarship, up to $20,000. We created the Diversity Advancement Scholarship to help more minority students pursue a successful career in architecture. We’re looking for minority students whose imagination and design thinking will influence the future of the built environment and the architecture profession.

Website: Architects Foundation
Application: Access Here

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Minority student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • A high school student planning to enroll in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree
 program; or,
  • A rising second-year college student in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree program; or,
  • A technical school or community college student who has completed high school or its equivalent and intends to transfer to a NAAB-accredited architecture program
    (NAAB-accredited degree programs may be a five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree, or a four-year pre-professional bachelor degree followed by a Master of Architecture degree.)

Required Documentation:

  • Resume
  • Personal essay
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Two examples of your creative work
  • Estimated college expenses (requires FAFSA)

Open to DREAMers: No
Renewable: Yes, 5 years – if the student maintains enrollment in a NAAB-accredited architecture program
Contact Information: Email us at

up to $20,000