SoA Scholarship Opportunities 2016-17

Please see the 2016-2017 Scholarship Application Form for application information and award amounts. Due to the limited number of scholarships and the high number of applications, only degree-seeking students are eligible for SoA scholarships. Applications are due November 15, 2016.

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AIA Charlotte Scholarship (1 award at $1000)

Criteria: 1) Demonstrates innovation and design excellence, 2) Demonstrates financial need, 3) Good academic standing, 4) Preference given to minority students (racial and ethnic).

AIA NC Eastern Section Scholarship (1 award at $1,500)

Criteria: 1) Must be awarded to a student from geographic area represented by AIA North Carolina Eastern Section (generally Kitty Hawk -Outer Banks- to Rockingham, excluding Wilmington area). For further details of area as defined by the Section, visit the AIA North Carolina website, 2) Demonstrates high academic merit, 3) Demonstrates financial need, 4) Undergraduate (years 1- 4) pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture or Bachelor of Architecture, 5) Scholarship may be awarded to same student more than once provided no other eligible candidates are available, 6) Scholarship recipient will be invited and encouraged by the School of Architecture to attend fall board meeting of the AIA North Carolina Section.

Boardman Architecture Honor Fellowship

(4 undergraduate awards at $1,000 – 2nd yr to 5th yr –  each and 2 graduate awards at $1,000 each)

Criteria: 1) Demonstrates academic merit (minimum 3.0 GPA), 2) Demonstrates financial need, 3) One award typically given in each of the five undergraduate grade levels as well as to one or more graduate students, 4) Selection based on performance in design studio, overall architectural studies, and general university studies. (Prior scholarship recipient is eligible for consideration of an additional scholarship in subsequent years should they meet scholarship criteria.)

David Franklin Scholarship (1 award at $1,500)

Criteria: Current Jr. or Senior Undergraduate, and 2) Demonstrates innovation, excellence, and a service-oriented approach with design work, and 3) Have good academic standing, and 4) Demonstrates financial need.

Frederick J. Gregory Scholarship (1 award at $2,000)

Criteria: 1) Undergraduate or graduate student who demonstrates high academic merit; 2) Demonstrates financial need.

J.N. Pease, Jr. Scholarship (1 award at $1,000)

Critera: Full-time undergraduate or graduate architecture student who demonstrates high academic merit 2) Demonstrates financial need

Liz Hair Honor Fellowship (1 award at $3,000)

Criteria: 1) Female graduate student who demonstrates high academic merit; 2) Demonstrates financial need.

LS3P College of Architecture Scholarship (1 award at $2,500)

Criteria: 1) Student in good standing with the School of Architecture, 2) Demonstrates financial need, 3) Preference given to a minority student.

Martin Limberg Scholarship (1 award at $1,000)

Criteria: 1) Full-time architecture graduate student 2) Demonstrated talents and devotion to materials and fabrication as it relates to architecture 3) Portfolio via pdf upload (10-page, 5mb limit)

Randy Beavers Memorial Scholarship (1 award at $500)

Criteria: 1) Undergraduate enrolled full time, and 2) Demonstrates unconventional ideas, embrace of life, and willingness to help others. Submission Requirements: 1) an Academic Recommendation from a current or former teacher or professor who was your instructor for at least one academic course (Choose an instructor who can speak about your academic achievements, your level of motivation and work ethic in their class, and your potential for continued success in higher education).

S. Scott Ferebee, Jr. FAIA Endowed Scholarship (1 award at $1,000)

Criteria:  1) Rising 5th year undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full time in the SoA; 2) Demonstrates meritorious performance in architectural studies.

Shook Kelley Design Scholarship (1 award at $1,000)

Criteria: 1) Rising fifth year student in the School of Architecture in good academic standing, 2) Focus on design excellence and innovation.

SoA/AIAS Practice Scholarship (1 award at $750)

Criteria:  1) Current 4th or 5th year undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full time in the SoA, 2) Student registered with an IDP account; 3) Demonstrates an interest in professional practice. 4) Current member of AIAS.  Submission Requirements: 1) 500-word statement describing contribution to the profession, professional organization and/or community, and intent to pursue professional registration.

SoA Alumni Scholarship (1 award at $1,500)

Criteria: 1) Rising 4th or 5th year undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full time in the SoA, 2) Demonstrates high academic merit, 3) Demonstrates unmet financial need, 4) Demonstrates innovation and design excellence, 5) Demonstrates strong leadership qualities, 6) May be awarded to the same recipient more than once provided no other eligible applicants are available and/or meet the criteria, 7) Minority students are encouraged to apply.

SoA Student Scholarship (3 awards at $1,500)

Criteria:  1) Rising 4th or 5th year undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full time in the SoA, 2) Demonstrates high academic merit, 3) Demonstrates unmet financial need.

SoA Rome Semester Study Abroad Scholarship (2 awards at $1,500)

Criteria: 1) Current 3rd year undergraduate student, 2) Planning to enroll in SoA's Rome semester abroad program in Spring of 2018, and 3) Demonstrates academic merit (minimum 3.0 GPA)
 Submission Requirements: 1) 500-word statement describing the reasons you are interested in studying abroad in Rome.

SoA Summer Study Abroad Scholarship (2 awards at $500)

Criteria: 1) Current 3rd or 4th year undergraduate or 1st year or 2nd year graduate student, 2) Intending to enroll in SoA’s summer study abroad program, and 3) Demonstrates meritorious performance in architectural studies.
 Submission Requirements: 1) 500-word statement describing the reasons you are interested in studying abroad and for choosing the program to which you are applying.

SoA Summer Design/Build Scholarship (2 awards at $1000)

Criteria: 1) Current 3rd or 4th year undergraduate or 1st year or 2nd year graduate student, 2) Interested in participating in a summer collaborative design/build program with one of SoA’s Design/Build partners, and 3) Demonstrates meritorious performance in architectural studies.  For more info, contact Prof. Greg Snyder. 
Submission Requirements: 1) 500-word statement describing the reasons you are interested in design/build, including any experience in this area, and 2) Portfolio via pdf upload (10-page, 5mb limit).

SoA Sustainable Design Scholarship (1 award at $1,500)

Criteria: 1) Current graduate student, and 2) Demonstrates high academic merit, 3) Evidences interest in sustainable design, through advanced coursework, design projects, and/or design research.
 Submission Requirements: 1) 500-word statement describing commitment and contribution to sustainable design ideas, principles and practices (provide specifics); and 2) Portfolio via pdf upload (10-page, 5mb limit).

SoA Digital Design Scholarship (1 award at $1,500)

Criteria: 1) Current graduate student, and 2) Demonstrates high academic merit, 3) Evidences interest in digital design through advanced coursework, design projects, and/or design research.
 Submission Requirements: 1) 500-word statement describing commitment and contribution to digital design ideas, principles and practices (provide specifics); and 2) Portfolio via pdf upload (10-page, 5mb limit).

Theron E. Giles Honor Fellowship (1 award at $1,500)

Criteria:  1) Rising 4th or 5th year undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full time in the SoA, 2) Demonstrates meritorious performance in architectural studies.

Tongji University Dual-Degree M.Arch. Scholarship
(2 awards at $1,500)

Criteria: 1) Current graduate student in good standing (minimum 3.0 GPA), and 2) Intending to enroll in SoA’s dual-degree M.Arch. Program with Tongji University in Shanghai.
 Submission Requirements: 1) 500-word statement describing the reasons you are interested in earning a dual Master’s degree in Architecture from UNC Charlotte and Tongji University.

Wright McGraw Beyer Graduate Scholarship (1 award at $1,000)

Criteria:1) Current graduate student, and 2)Demonstrates excellent academic achievement, innovation and design.