In an effort to grow its international presence, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), in Los Angeles, is affording one European, graduate-level architecture student full tuition for its two-year M.Arch. program. Eligible candidates for the SCI-Arc European Union 2016 Scholarship must demonstrate citizenship of any European Union country, have an architecture degree from a college or university equivalent to a U.S. B.Arch. earned between Jan. 1, 2012, and Aug. 1, 2016, and not already be receiving financial support from SCI-Arc. The scholarship does not include living expenses, health insurance, or supplies.
“I know firsthand how a scholarship and the trust of an institution can change someone’s career,” SCI-Arc graduate program chair and scholarship lead, Elena Manferdini, said in a press release. “At 22, I came to Los Angeles on a scholarship to pursue a Master of Architecture degree. Twenty years later, I have built a career in this country. … I am proud to be able to give back and offer the same opportunity to another talented young architect to realize his or her dreams by receiving a full tuition scholarship to study at SCI-Arc.”
The school’s two-year M.Arch., designed for students who have completed an undergraduate program in architecture, is built around its studio program, and incorporates digital design, fabrication, and critical thinking as well as close collaboration with faculty, including SCI-Arc director Hernán Díaz Alonso, Elena Manferdini, Tom Wiscombe, AIA, Eric Owen Moss, FAIA, Thom Mayne, FAIA, Marcelyn Gow, Marcelo Spina, Assoc. AIA, and Peter Trummer.
Applicants must submit a professional portfolio of 15 to 35 pages of architectural work, academic transcripts, a personal statement, and a letter of recommendation with their entry. Díaz Alonso and Manferdini, along with one guest juror, will review the entries. The deadline for submissions is June 30 and the winner will be announced mid-July.