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July 24, 2018
by Elana Grossman
Sarah Saad, 2018 Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship recipient. Courtesy of Sarah Saad.

The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce the recipient of the Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a high school senior attending a New York City public or charter school who plans to pursue an undergraduate degree in architecture at a NAAB-accredited school within the US. The recipient will receive $10,000 per year for the first two years of study to subsidize their college tuition and related costs.

The rigorous application process included essays, letters of recommendation, and a portfolio submission. Four finalists were then interviewed by the scholarship jury comprised: Judy Hunt, wife of Walter Hunt; Keith Frome Rosen, AIA; Madeline Burke-Vigeland, AIA; Joshua Katz, AIA; and Leslie Jabs, AIA, all of Gensler.

After careful consideration, Sarah Saad, a 2018 graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School was selected as the recipient of the Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship. Saad’s remarkable portfolio and her thoughtfulness towards the discipline stood out from among the other applicants. During the interview, the jury was impressed with the breadth of Saad’s interests and passions. In the fall, Saad will begin the five-year B. Arch program at Cooper Union. We look forward to following her along her education and career.

The Walter A. Hunt, Jr. scholarship is awarded annually and the next submission deadline is May 15, 2019.


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