We are proud to announce that, so far in 2018, the Center for Architecture, in conjunction with AIA New York, has awarded a total of $62,500 in scholarships to students studying architecture or related disciplines. Overall the total amount of scholarships and awards distributed by the two organizations in 2018 will more than double from previous years. The two organizations will award up to $253,000, compared to the $99,000 given in 2017, representing a 155% increase in awards in just one year.
The Center for Architecture’s Scholarship Committee met on April 13 to determine the recipients of the Allwork Scholarship and the Center for Architecture Design Scholarship. The Allwork Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for students seeking their first degree in architecture; the Center for Architecture Design Scholarship also includes students studying design, engineering, planning and related disciplines. The jury looked at each student’s academic performance, aesthetic ability, skill, and financial need.
Last year, four students received a $5,000 Allwork Scholarship and two students received a $3,500 Center for Architecture Design Scholarship. This year, each of the five Allwork recipients received an award of $7,500 while five Center for Architecture Design Scholarship recipients received awards of $5,000.
2018 Allwork Scholarship Recipients
Yu Cheng, City College of New York
Mireya Fabregas, The Cooper Union
Barbara Miglietti Villasana, Pratt Institute
María Moersen, Columbia University
Laura Stargala, Cornell University
2018 Center for Architecture Design Scholarship Recipients
Vahhab Aboonour, Pratt Institute
Stav Eilam, The Cooper Union
Sarah Chikh Ousman, City College of New York
Benjamin Sather, New York Institute of Technology
Mayrah Udvardi, Columbia University
The Center for Architecture and AIA New York will continue to confer scholarships on students interested in the study of architecture throughout the rest of 2018. The recipients of the Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship, given to New York City public high school seniors who have been accepted to a five-year Bachelor of Architecture program at a NAAB-accredited School of Architecture in the U.S, will be announced in July 2018. In addition, Heritage Ball scholarships will be announced at the AIANY and Center for Architecture annual gala on October 26, 2018.
Reminder: The deadline for the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant is Thursday, November 1. This $25,000 grant is awarded to further the personal and professional development of an early or mid-career architect through travel. For more information and to download an application, visit www.aiany.org/architecture/competitions-grants/stewardson-keefe-lebrun-travel-grant.