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”:
Frequently Asked Questions:FAQ”:

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 us how you see the potential of architecture to improve communities and how this influences your passion for becoming an architect. Be sure to include examples of how your current involvement or past experiences and how you see the possibilities for shaping your path forward in service to society through architecture. (1,200 words)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • A portfolio (3-5 creative works, do not have to be architecture-specific)

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