Awards and Scholarships

The Department of Architecture is proud to announce many scholarship opportunities for our students. Please see each category below for specific instructions on how to apply for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Foundation Scholarships

All Foundation scholarships are internal to KSU students only.

  • Lance Linscott Scholarship  

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • 3rd year Architecture students
    • High academic achievement
    • Financial need (FAFSA Form)

    Dr. Setiawan /Prof. Karimi


    Jimmy Goldgeier Scholarship

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Applicants currently in their 3rd or 4th year (4th or 5th year at the time of award)
    • Full-time student
    • Preference given to transfer students
    • 70th - 90th percentile in the Architecture Program- the 90th percentile maximum will not apply to applicants seeking to renew the scholarship

    Application Requirements:

    • List of achievements
    • Answer application questions
    • An essay of 500 word count max

    This award is renewable until graduation for full-time students. 

    Scholarships Available: 2 
    Contact: Prof. Karimi


    James G. Fausett Scholarship

    Eligibility Criteria: 

    • Applicants currently in their 4th year (5th year student at the time of award)
    • Demonstration of leadership and commendable academic performance
    • Being in the 85th or higher percentile in the program

    This award cannot be received more than once.

    Scholarships Available: 2-4 
    Contact: Dr. Setiawan


    Jeremy Smith Scholarship

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Applicants currently in their 3rd or 4th year (5th year student at the time of award)

    Application Requirements:

    • Portfolio/Creative work: Exemplary design work and demonstration of skills in multiple medias (models, drawings and digital)
    • List of Activities: leadership, engagement and volunteering
    • Reference: Two in support of "Activities" category
    • Presentation: who you are, one exemplary design project and examples of engagement

    Evaluation:

    • 70% Studio Work
    • 30% Engagement Activities

    Scholarships Available: 1
    Contact: Prof. Karimi

  • Applications for any of the above Foundation scholarships must be submitted through the KSU Scholarship system. Failing to do both (submitting to only one location) will disqualify applications. 

AIA Scholarships

  • The John D. Mulford Memorial Scholarship

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Open to KSU Architecture students only
    • Applicants in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year
    • Professional degree candidates at KSU who will be continuing their studies in the following year

    Application Requirements:

    • Essay of 1,000 word count max. of goals, academic performance, leadership and community involvement
    • Design portfolio
    • List of awards and scholarships earned and applied for
    • Demonstrated financial need

    Amount*: $1,000 - $1,250
    Scholarships Available: 1-2
    Contact: Dr. Setiawan /Prof. Karimi


    Dorothy P. Spence Memorial Scholarship

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Open to all students in Georgia
    • Applicants in their 3rd or 4th year (4th or 5th year at the time of award)
    • Financial need
    • Academic performance and portfolio review

    Application Requirements

    • Essay of 1,000 word count max. of goals, academic performance, leadership and community involvement
    • Design portfolio
    • List of awards and scholarships earned and applied
    • Demonstrated financial need

    Amount*: $750 - $1,000
    Scholarships Available: 2
    Contact: Dr. Setiawan /Prof. Karimi


     AIA Henry Adams Medal and Certificate Program

    • Submitted by the scholarship committee
    • An engraved medal and certificate of merit will be presented to the top-ranking graduating student in each architecture program
    • A certificate of merit will be presented to the second-ranking graduating student
    • Awarded for general excellence in architecture throughout the four-year course to graduating students of architecture schools 

    Contact: Dr. Setiawan /Prof. Karimi

     

  • All applications for any of the above AIA scholarships must be submitted to the KSU Department of Architecture Scholarship committee by March 01, 2021. The committee must submit the shortlist to AIA by March 15, 2021.

External Scholarship Opportunities

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    King Student Medal For Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Research by ARCC (Architectural Research Centers Consortium)

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Recognition of innovation, integrity and scholarship in architectural and/or environmental design research
    • The nominee must have been enrolled at the institution for at least one semester (or quarter) during the current or previous academic year (i.e., the award is to be for "current" work)

    More Information

    Available: 1

    Contact: Dr. Setiawan /Prof. Karimi

     

    Professional Women in Building Scholarship 

    Eligibility Criteria: 

    • Category A: College Students or Entering College Freshmen (children)
        • Applicant must be registered as a full-time student in good standing (a GPA of 2.5 for all courses) this upcoming fall with one full academic year of course work after the scholarship is received at a two or fouryear college, university or vocational program or be a senior in high s-chool enrolled in a college, university or vocational program following graduation
        • Essay — 500 words or less as to how the scholarship monies will be used
        • Preference given to Building Industry related professions
        • Consideration will be given to financial need, career goals, academic achievement, employment history, extra curricular activities and letters of recommendation
    • Category B - PWB Member for continuing education or towards graduate or undergraduate programs in specific curriculums
      • Essay — 500 words or less as to how the scholarship monies will be used
      • Preference given to Building Industry related professions
      • Consideration will be given to financial need, career goals, academic achievement, employment history, extra curricular activities and letters of recommendation

    Scholarship Application

    Amount*: Up to $ 500 each, subject to availability of funds
    Scholarships Available: Minimum 2 awards in 2 categories


    ProNet David W. Lakamp AIA Scholarship

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Announced to 4th year students in a NAAB accredited degree program
    • Strong interest in practice or risk management for architects and engineers
    • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0

    Submission Requirements:

    • Completed application including the 300-word case study essay and 200-word biography; (2017 Case Study Topic: Collaboration in Practice)
    • A transcript from each academic institution attended since high school; minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0
    • Two letters of recommendation addressed to the Scholarship Jury, one of which is from a department faculty member verifying applicant eligibility. Each recommendation should highlight three areas that articulate an applicant’s advantages or areas of excellence with practice and risk management
    • Current resume

    Scholarship Application

    Amount*: $5,000 award
    Scholarships Available: 2
    Contact: Prof. Karimi


    Vectorworks Scholarship

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Enrolled in undergraduate at an accredited college or university
    • Eligible if you will graduate from a design-based program in 2017
    • All years are eligible
    • Group can enter well

    Submission Requirements:

    • Fill in the form
    • Essay Questions of 150 words
    • Project Entries in a PDF, .mov, or .mp4 file format-- 100 mb limit

    Scholarship Application

    Amount*: TBA
    Scholarships Available: TBA
    Contact: Prof. Karimi

     


    Georgia A4LE Scholarship

    Eligibility:

    • Announced to 4th year students (5th year student at the time of award)
    • Students in Architecture or related fields

    Criteria:

    • Academic performance: 50%
    • Quality of essay on future plans and scholarship interest: 25%
    • Recommendation of faculty advisor: 10%
    • Extracurricular activities: 15%

    Process:

    • Complete the form
    • Academic transcript
    • An essay on future plan, knowledge about the industry, and scholarship interest
    • Letter of recommendation

    Scholarship Application

    Amount*: TBA
    Scholarships Available: 1
    Contact: Dr. Setiawan


    SOM Foundation

    Eligibility Criteria:

    Robert L. Wesley Award

    2020–Present

    Created in 2020, the award supports BIPOC undergraduate students enrolled in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, or structural engineering programs across the US. The award aims to support the academic development of the student. In 2020, the Robert L. Wesley Award will provide three $10,000 unrestricted awards. The award honors Robert L. Wesley, the first Black partner at SOM.

    Scholarship Application

    Amount*: Varies (see above)
    Scholarships Available: 2
    Contact: Dr. Setiawan


    Point Foundation: The National LGBT Scholarship Fund

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • A proven track record of leadership and community involvement
    • Strong academic achievement
    • Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community
    • Financial need
    • Open to all regardless of citizenship
    • All years can apply

    Application Requirements:

    • Fill out the Scholarship Application

    Scholarship Application

    Amount*: $13,600 per scholar 
    Scholarships Available: TBA
    Contact: Prof. Karimi


    The ZGF Scholarship

    ZGF Architects established the ZGF Scholarship in memory of Norm Zimmer, one of the firm’s founding partners. The scholarship honors Norm’s deep commitment to mentorship and his belief in supporting and nurturing young talent. Administered by the Oregon Community Foundation, the ZGF Scholarship recognizes and fosters students who have demonstrated a talent and passion for design in the study areas of architecture, interior architecture, urban planning and design, and landscape architecture. Each year the program honors one student with a $10,000 scholarship and an internship opportunity at one of ZGF’s five US office locations.

    Eligibility Criteria: 

    • Students beginning their final year in an accredited program—architecture (NAAB), interior design (CIDA), urban planning (PAB), or landscape architecture (LAAB)— in the fall of 2018, who currently reside in the United States, are eligible to apply

    Application Requirements:

    • Fill out the Scholarship Application
    • Resume
    • Portfolio including five examples of design work
    • One-page essay discussing the design intent of the work shown in the portfolio
    • One letter of recommendation signed by the department head, written by the department head or faculty member addressing the candidate’s talent and passion for the field of architecture

    Scholarship Application

    Amount*: $10,000
    Scholarships Available: 1
    Contact: Dr. Setiawan /Prof. Karimi

     

  • Interested applicants for all external scholarship opportunities listed above (except Gensler) must submit applications individually. The KSU Department of Architecture Scholarship committee can support applications as consultants for application packages. 

 Other Scholarship Opportunities

 *Amounts subject to change each year based on available funds

 

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