The Diversity Advancement Scholarship

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
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 (weighted)
  • 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
  • A comprehensive essay that tells your story and how your journey relates to your interest in architecture (1,200 words maximum)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • A portfolio (3-5 creative works, do not have to be architecture-specific)
  • Estimated college expenses (requires FAFSA)

Open to DREAMers: No
Renewable: Yes, may be renewed for up to 5 years (up to a $20,000 total award—multiple scholarships are available)
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Up to $20,000