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Architecture: Scholarships, Fellowships, Competitions

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This section provides scholarship, fellowship, competition, and internship information and online resources to help you search for CCNY and external scholarships. 

Organization

Name

Guidelines/Prizes

Deadline / Time of the Year

Link / Contact Information

CCNY STUDENT GOVERNMENT USG Annual SCHOLARSHIP

3 Prizes / Short Video + 500 Essay

USG Support - $1k must have 1 or more semesters remaining, GPA 2.0-2.9

USG General - $1k must have 1 or more semesters remaining

USG Making Strides - Must be formerly incarcerated

MAY 15th / SPRING 

USG CCNY

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/activities/usg

(link expires after deadline each year)

WESTCHESTER MUNICIPAL PLANNING FEDERATION  Westchester Municipal Planning Federation SCHOLARSHIP

Westchester Municipal Planning Federation (WMPF) offers a $2000 scholarship to a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate planning program (or a closely-related program such as architecture, landscape architecture, public administration, public policy or geography) and who plans to continue his/her studies in the summer and/or fall of 2020.

Strong preference will be given to those students who have lived, worked or studied in Westchester County, New York, or have some other relevant connection to the County.

APRIL 24th / SPRING https://www.wmpf.org
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION Landscape Architecture Foundation 

LAF is pleased to offer a total of $97,000 through 13 different scholarships and fellowships. These awards support new generations of landscape architects by rewarding superior student performance, supporting access and diversity, and assisting students with unmet financial need.

Eligible candidates are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Additional requirements vary by scholarship.

FEB 1st / WINTER

https://www.lafoundation.org

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION ASLA-NY Designing in the Public Realm Scholarship

$5K

The award is open to currently-enrolled undergraduate or master's students studying landscape architecture at Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited programs in the United States. To be eligible, the applicant’s university must be within the ASLA-NY Chapter boundary* or the applicant must have graduated from a high school within the ASLA-NY Chapter boundary. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a minimum “B” grade point average (2.5-3.5).

FEB / WINTER

https://www.lafoundation.org

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION Omlsted Scholars Program 

Named for Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture, the LAF Olmsted Scholars Program with its $25,000 graduate and $15,000 undergraduate prize is the premier leadership recognition program for landscape architecture students.

The LAF Olmsted Scholars Program recognizes outstanding student leadership. Each university may nominate one student from each of its LAAB or LAAC-accredited landscape architecture programs. (Students do not apply directly.) Eligible students are current master's students or undergraduates in their fourth or fifth year, who have made a commitment to the landscape architecture discipline.

FEB 15th / WINTER Nominations from faculty due

Mar 22 - Nominee submission packets due

 

https://www.lafoundation.org

MOA ARCH Kiyoshi Murata Scholarship Award Named in honor of founding Principal Kiyoshi Murata, this $3,000 merit based private scholarship and paid summer internship (plus travel and living expense reimbursement) was established to recognize and reward entering fourth or fifth year and graduate level students in an accredited architectural program. DEC / WINTER  
EDRA Nana Kirk Travel Student Scholarship A maximum of ten scholarships will be awarded in the form of a waived student EDRA51 registration fee for students traveling to the conference that demonstrate financial need and are passionate about the EDRA mission. Priority will be given to student members presenting at the conference. Applicants should note that an active EDRA membership at the time of the application is a prerequisite for being considered for the Nana Kirk Travel Student Scholarship.  February 15, 2020 / WINTER

https://www.edra.org

Women in Real Estate WX Scholars Program

Students applying to the Scholars Program must be in their final year of studies, having a graduation date that falls between May 2020 to February 2021. Please note that the Scholars Program is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Award Criteria: academic merit; demonstrated interest in real estate through courses, clubs, internships and experience; and a high likelihood of working in the New York metropolitan area upon graduation.

PRIZE - $5K

END OF JAN / WINTER

https://www.wxnyre.com/scholarship/

Inquire with CCNY Spitzer School of Architecture Program Advisors

AIA Taliesin Colloquium Student Scholarship

Students should submit:

- a short resume

- a statement of interest in historic preservation and thoughts on how you will leverage this scholarship opportunity at your educational institution or in your community.

- a letter reference from one of your Professors, familiar with your student work.

The scholarship will provide a stipend of up to $550.00 to cover travel and lodging expenses

Submission deadline: December 11, 2019.

 

FALL
Submissions should be sent to Douglas Paul, Sr. Director, Knowledge Communities & Resources, dpaul@aia.org
AIA ARCHITECTS FOUNDATION Diversity Advancement Scholarship

$20,000 Scholarship

looking for minority students whose imagination and design thinking will influence the future of the built environment and the architecture profession. Eligible students must be a US citizen, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be:

- a high school student planning to enroll in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree program; 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 pre-professional bachelor degree followed by a Master of Architecture degree. Scholarships may be renewed for up to 5 years (up to a $20, 000 total award-mulitple scholarships are available).

Applicants must submit:

A comprehensive essay that tells us your story and how your journey relates to your interest in architecture (1,200 words)

A professional resume

Two letters of recommendation

A portfolio (3-5 creative works, do not have to be architecture-specific)

Recipients will be notified in May 2020.

 

https://architectsfoundation.org
ROBERT P. MADISON SCHOLARSHIP IN ARCHITECTURE  Cleveland Foundation

Applicants may attend any accredited college or university in United States with a degree- granting program in architecture.

Eligibility:

- Be African American with parents born in the United States

- Have a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 grade scale 

- Be a high school graduate accepted or enrolled as an undergraduate, degree-seeking candidate in an accredited, pell-eligible post-secondary educational institution that is an accredited school of architecture, or enrolled in course work leading to a professional degree in architecture, with a declared major in architecture

- Demonstrate financial need 

MAR 15th / SPRING https://www.clevelandfoundation.org
AAA/E FOUNDATION Asian American Architects/Engineers Association

For Asian American students at a US university/college in the field of architecture, engineering, or construction. International students are welcome!  
$5,000.

Architecture / Engineering / Construction

You must be full-time student working towards a degree or interested in one of the following professions:

Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning and Urban Design

Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering

Construction or Construction Management

MAY 29th / SPRING https://www.aaae.ngo
GENSLER Gensler Diversity Scholarship 

Underrepresented minority in accredited program.
First place winner receives $20,000 and second receives $10,000.

Eligible applicants must be:

An underrepresented or minority student

Enrolled in a NAAB-accredited architecture program

Entering into the final year of their current academic program in the next 12 months

Applications Open: Early 

Application Close: Early December

https://www.gensler.com/scholarships

 

ARCHITECTS FOUNDATION Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship

A U.S. woman citizen with a GPA 3.0+ entering their third or fourth year of undergraduate or graduate work in architecture at an NAAB-accredited university. $10,000. Previous Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply in subsequent years. 

Application process

Applications for the 2020-2021 Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship are now closed. The recipient will be notified in May 2020.

Applicants must submit:

A comprehensive essay that discusses the influence of architecture and architects to improve the human condition and quality of life (1,200 words)

A professional resume

Two letters of recommendation

A portfolio (5-15 files)

Email us at scholarships@architectsfoundation.org.

Sign up to receive notifications about future application openings

  https://architectsfoundation.org
HOUZZ

Houzz Scholarships:

-Women in Architecture

-Residential Design

-Sustainable Residential Design

-Residential Construction Management

Open to undergraduate or graduate students.
$2,500

Supports the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, construction management, or skilled trades.

Who can apply? 

all students 17 years of age or older at interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, architecture engineering schools, or skilled trade schools in the U.S. and Canada to apply for one of our five scholarships. The Women in Architecture, Residential Design, Sustainable Design and Construction Management scholarships are open to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. The Skilled Trades Residential Construction Scholarship is open to students enrolled in a certificate program or A.S. degree program applicable to the residential construction industry. 

March 31, 2021 https://www.houzz.com/scholarships

Organization

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Guidelines/Prizes

Deadline / Time of the Year

Link / Contact Information

IPA: INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE Fall Fellow Residency: ​To Be or Not to BEQ: A Post-Moses Community Vision The mission of the IPA Fellows Residency Program is four-fold: 1) support architects and designers working in the public interest, 2) engage designers to effect policy change, 3) create opportunities for designers to be engaged in solving specific urban issues, and 4) engage designers and community members through discourse on pressing issues through public programming.  **NEW**   Fall 2020

Click on this link for more info on the IPA Fall Fellow Residency: Call for Entries: To Be or Not to BEQ: A Post-Moses Community Vision 

 

For more info and details please contact: info@the-ipa.org 

KFP FOUNDATION KPF Traveling Fellowship

Each year, Kohn Pedersen Fox presents three $10,000 awards to students who are in their penultimate year at one of the twenty-seven design schools with whom KPF has chosen to partner.

The goal of the award is to allow students to broaden their education through a summer of travel and exploration before their final year at school.
APRIL 3RD / SPRING http://foundation.kpf.com

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY (NYPL) 

Gardiner Writing Fellowship

The Gotham Center / Uris Foundation is pleased to offer short-term fellowships to support graduate students from the City University of New York (CUNY) in furthering the study of New York City history through New York Public Library (NYPL) collection materials. Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for a minimum of two and maximum of four weeks. Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library’s special collections are welcome to apply. Preference is given to applications making a strong case for accessing special collections materials.

Note: This award is only for CUNY graduate students.

April 1st | SPRING https://www.gothamcenter.org
NOMA NOMA Foundation Fellowship 

Five Cities / 25 Fellowships

To help increase the number of minority architects throughout the U.S., NOMA created a program to assist minority students with licensure. The NOMA Foundation Fellowship (NFF) aims to place NOMAS member students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate architecture program in a 12-week paid architectural summer internship.

Eligible students must graduate within two years of completing the Fellowship, inclusive of students scheduled to graduate Spring 2020 (graduation years 2020-2022).

$1,000 Licensure Stipend

FEBRUARY 28TH / WINTER https://noma.net
NYC DEPARTMENT OF SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES  Neighborhood 360° Fellows

Fellows are paid, full-time community development professionals, community organizers, or planners.

The NYC Department of Small Business Services aims to build a network of leaders prepared with commercial revitalization expertise and experience in New York City neighborhoods.

Ten fellows will be placed to work on a specific project in one community-based organization placement site.

Qualifications:

- New York City residency (within 90 days of the start date)

- 1 or more year(s) of community outreach, organizing, and/or planning experience

- Familiarity with designated New York City neighborhoods

Program details:

- 10-month paid fellowship (June 2020 through March 2021)

- Health benefits

MARCH / SPRING https://www1.nyc.gov
SWA GROUP SWA Summer Student Program

• Introductory Video: 1 minute

• Letter of interest

• Resume

• Letters of recommendation (minimum of 2)

• Portfolio (maximum of 10 pages)
MARCH / SPRING https://www.swagroup.com
UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG International Summer Programme in Architecture: Cities in Asia

*Students are to arrive the evening before the programme starts in each city

The International Summer Programme in Architecture: Cities in Asia (Studio Jakarta-Taipei) is a three-week credit-bearing course organized by the HKU Department of Architecture. Founded in 2010, it is an annual design and research studio that travels to multiple cities in Asia. Taught by a diverse group of faculty members from HKU and speakers from internationally renowned universities and independent research groups, the course offers participants an unrivaled learning experience within Asia’s most dynamic contexts.

APRIL / SPRING http://fac.arch.hku.hk
GARDEN CLUB OF VIRGINIA GCV Fellowship Program

Applicants must be candidates for a master's degree in landscape architecture, historic preservation, landscape or architectural history, archeology, anthropology, history or horticulture.

Stipend:

Each Fellow will be paid a stipend of $8,000 plus certain living expenses. Housing will be provided in the vicinity of each Fellow's project site.

March 20th, 2020 www.gcvfellowship.org
HARVARD UNIVERSITY The Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship The Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship is awarded annually to an emerging designer whose work articulates the potential for landscape as a medium of design in the public realm. FEB / WINTER NA FLYER
HARVARD UNIVERSITY The Kiley Teaching Fellow

The Kiley Teaching Fellow will be appointed Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design for the 2020-21 academic year, and is expected to be in full-time residence from August 15, 2020 through May 30, 2021.

FEB / WINTER NA FLYER
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION Landscape Architecture Foundation 

LAF is pleased to offer a total of $97,000 through 13 different scholarships and fellowships. These awards support new generations of landscape architects by rewarding superior student performance, supporting access and diversity, and assisting students with unmet financial need.

Eligible candidates are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Additional requirements vary by scholarship.

FEB 1st / WINTER

https://www.lafoundation.org

HART HOWERTON Hart Howerton Travel Fellowship

Howerton Travel Fellowship is available to undergraduate and graduate students in planning, architecture, landscape architecture or urban design who will be entering their final year of study in September 2020. Currently in its fourteenth year, the Fellowship provides students with an opportunity to enrich their education with both travel and office experience.

$5K + 3 WEEK TRAVEL TO SAN FRANCISCO OR NYC

WINTER

https://www.harthowerton.com

 

BEYER BLINDER BELLE FOUNDATION  John Belle Travel Fellowship 

10K Award 

Must Submit Through Hannah Borgeson 
FEB / WINTER MUST BE REVIEWED BY CCNY Program Advisor

Organization

Name

Guidelines/Prizes

Deadline / Time of the Year

Link / Contact Information

AIA HERE & NOW: A House for the 21st Century

This competition challenges students to envision a house for the HERE & NOW: informed by context, culture, and vernacular, but fully embracing 21st century technology and ideas of domesticity.

First, second & third prizes will be awarded, in addition to a selected number of honorable mentions, all at the discretion of the jury. A total of $6,000 will be distributed in the following manner to the winners:

1st - 2000 + 700

2nd- 1500 + 500

3rd - 1000 + 300

JUNE 10th (SUMMER / SPRING) 

https://www.acsa-arch.org

ACSA 2020 Steel Competition Opt 1 - Challenges architecture students to design an Urban Food Hub in an urban context of the student’s and sponsoring faculty’s 

selection.

Opt 2 - Offers architecture students the opportunity to select a site and building program using steel as the primary material. This competition category permits the greatest amount of flexibility for any building type.

Winning students and their faculty sponsors will receive cash prizes totaling $14,000 with distribution

JUNE 10th Ext / SPRING  https://www.acsa-arch.org
CCNY

Danielle and Larry Nyman Family Project Award 

First Prize: $2,000

Second Prize: $1,000

Matriculated baccalaureate or master’s degree students are eligible to apply.

All entries must include a one-page, typed (double-spaced) explanation of the relevance of the work to the idea of family structure and this application form. Entries should be sent electronically to NymanAward@ccny.cuny.edu.

APRIL 30, 2020 https://www.ccny.cuny.edu
Van Alen Institute Reimagining the Brooklyn Bridge

In response to these conditions, the New York City Council and Van Alen Institute have launched Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, an international design competition that aims to spark a new public conversation about New York City’s infrastructure.

All finalists will have two months to refine their design based on feedback from the competition’s jury. In recognition of their work, finalists in the “Professionals” category will receive $13,000 and finalists in the “Young Adults” category will receive $3,000.

APRIL 19Th / SPRING

For the complete design brief, visit:

www.vanalen.org

Alisha Kim Levin, Director of Communications, Van Alen Institute, 

press@vanalen.org
AZURE AZ Awards 

Entries are juried by a panel of architects and designers at the forefront of their professions. Finalists and winners are published in the AZ Awards Annual issue and are celebrated at the AZ Awards Gala in June 2020. The student winner also receives a $5000 cash prize.

Students pay just $35/submission until the early-bird deadline of January 31, and $45/submission until the final deadline of February 18 (compared to the regular entry fees of $150 and $175, respectively)

JAN / WINTER

AZURE Website:

https://awards.azuremagazine.com

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN REGISTERED ARCHITECTS |NEW YORK COUNCIL  National Design Awards 

Design Submission (Many Categories) 

Must pay submission fee

MAR. 30Th / SPRING Dennis Dong, Design Awards Committee Co-Chair, for further information (DDong@chdarchitects.com).
BAM Workspaces For Tomorrow 

Submit Proposal 

PRIZES 3K TO 5K EUROS

50K FUNDING

DEC / WINTER

https://h.bam.archi

AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME Rome Prize

Applicants for all Rome Prize Fellowships, except those applying for the National Endowment for the Humanities postdoctoral fellowship, must be United States citizens at the time of the application.

US citizens, and those foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for three years immediately preceeding the application deadline, may apply for the NEH postdoctoral fellowships in ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and early modern studies, or modern Italian studies.

Graduate students in the humanities may apply for predoctoral fellowships only if they are ABD.

Previous winners of the Rome Prize are not eligible to reapply.

Undergraduate students are not eligible for Rome Prize fellowships.

NOV / FALL

https://aarome.org

AARHUS SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE  Drawing Of The Year Competition 

Prizes

- 1st prize: 5000 Euro

- 2nd prize: 2000 Euro

- 3rd prize: 1000 Euro

We invite bold, inspiring, provocative and innovative proposals. In all scales and in all environments, from the smallest structure to complex facilities; from rural outskirts to suburban environments; from nature to expanding megacities. From Earth to Mars.

NOV / FALL https://aarch.dk/en/doty-archive/

Organization

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Guidelines/Prizes

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IPA: INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE Research and Programming Intern

Research Intern The​ ​Fall intern would be responsible for research that would help support the Fellowship teams. The intern would be embedded in the 5-6 selected teams and would be a research and technical  resource to each team.  Specific research and documentation could include 1) mapping of neighborhood conditions  2) mapping of allowable development 3) housing/parks/schools, etc. needs of the community 4) public space opportunities in the neighborhood. 
 
 
Programming Intern The Fall intern would be responsible for coordinating all Fall programming events around the Residency program (inviting guest lecturers, venue coordination) and assisting with all social media focused around the Residency and its programs. 

Internship Schedule / Compensation The IPA internship is on a part time basis, approximately 10 hours per week, over a 10-12 week period, depending on the IPA and interns’ Fall schedules. 
 
These are currently unfunded positions and therefore are volunteer or course credit opportunities. The IPA is happy to work with interns’ academic institutions to facilitate course credit. 

**NEW** FALL 2020 For more information and details about the fall internship please email info@the-ipa.org 
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE Student Conservation Association (SCA) internship A suitable candidate would have a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Landscape Architecture, Historic Architecture, Historic Preservation, or a similar career field, with a particular interest in the documentation and preservation of cultural landscapes and historic structures. SCA compensation includes a living, housing, and transportation stipend. While the start date is somewhat flexible, it is desired that the candidate anticipate beginning during the month of February 2020, once required and approved SCA and federal security clearances are received. JAN / WINTER Please contact Roberta Young, LCS/CLI Coordinator at roberta_young@nps.gov to indicate your interest and share your qualifications.
HISPANIC ACCESS FOUNDATION  Hispanic Access Foundation’s MANO Project

Offering enriching internship experiences nationwide for Latinx college students and upcoming professionals who are passionate about public land conservation and natural resources.

Positions range from Archeological Intern, Habitat Restoration Fellow, Communications Fellow, and many others.

The duration of the internships vary from 11 - 12 weeks in the summer up to 6 months - 1 year.

Beginning of the Year / WINTER http://www.manoproject.org/internships
ULI ULI Hines Student Competition ULI invites teams from accredited educational institutions to participate in the ULI Hines Student Competition. Teams must be composed of graduate students pursuing a graduate degree while fully enrolled for the entire duration of the academic period during which the competition is conducted. DEC / FALL

https://americas.uli.org