The following is a press release from the American Institute of Architects announcing the opening of two scholarship programs for eligible architecture students.
Beginning today, architecture students can apply to the Architects Foundation—the philanthropic partner of The American Institute of Architects (AIA)—for two scholarships that can help advance their professional goals.
“Scholarships are key to supporting the next generation of architects,” said Architects Foundation executive director Marci Reed. “By providing these opportunities to students matriculating from architecture programs and to graduate students, the Architects Foundation aims to empower students to excel in the profession and have positive impact on their communities and the world.”
Applications are currently being accepted for the Architects Foundation/McAslan Fellowship and the a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp AIA Scholarship. Architecture students that meet all outlined criteria are are eligible to apply. Applications must be received for either scholarship by Wednesday March 20, 2019 in order to be considered.
The Architects Foundation/McAslan Fellowship supports travel experiences for two top graduating students to engage with McAslan+Partners and the World Monuments Fund. Specifically, selected students will participate in the restoration of the Madame Gauthier Villa in Port au Prince, Haiti. The program is part of the U.S. State Department’s newly awarded Ambassador’s Fund to be launched in 2019. As part of the scholarship, students will travel to New York as well as Port-au-Prince.
This is the first year the Architects Foundation has offered the a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp AIA Scholarship. The scholarship honors David W. Lakamp, who was a founder of a/e ProNet and a trusted advisor to the profession of architecture. He left behind a legacy of professionalism and integrity that set new standards in the ﬁeld of insurance services. In his honor, two students who best demonstrate a strong interest in practice and risk management will each receive a $5,000 award that can be used towards tuition.