AIA Scholarship Program
Congrats 2013 AIA Honolulu Scholarship Recipients
This year AIA Honolulu together with additional grant support from AIA National awarded $1000 scholarship grants to two University of Hawaii School of Architecture students.
To be eligible the recipient must be enrolled full-time as undergraduate or graduate student who have completed at least two years of study at the University of Hawai?i School of Architecture. Their minimum GPA must be 3.0 and they have to submit a letter of introduction and samples of work with a one page description of concepts. Consideration is taken for the concepts presented in the following special interests: Sense of Place, Sustainability, Alternative Energy Systems and New Technologies for Environmental Systems.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2013 AIA HONOLULU SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Tom Bingham, UHSoA Interim Dean, Louis Fung, AIA, 2013 AIA Honolulu President, Kaoru Lovett, Sarah Chitwood and John Ida, AIA, 2013 AIA Honolulu Vice President/President-Elect.
The picture was taken last Tuesday, Sept. 24, when our AIA Honolulu representatives met with the new Interim Dean together with the scholarship recipients at the School of Architecture to present them with their certificates.
AIA Honolulu is part of UH's new scholarship foundation and next year students will be see our AIA Honolulu Scholarship as part of the entire collection of scholarships available to architecture students.
Again, AIA Honolulu together with AIA National would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to both scholarship recipients. We look forward to seeing your work in the near future.
AIA Honolulu Architecture Scholarship Program
The AIA Honolulu Architecture Scholarship Program began in 2009, and is jointly administered by the University of Hawaii School of Architecture. The scholarship program annually awards grants to two or more architectural students in support of their studies in architecture. To qualify, students must have completed at least (2) years of architectural study as a full-time student enrolled in a professional degree program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.
Student applicants are judged on their overall ability, desire, determination and potential for successfully completing their architectural education. To be considered, all applicants are required to submit samples of their work, an essay describing why they are pursuing a career in architecture and their goals in choosing this profession. Consideration is taken for concepts presented in the following categories: Sense of Place, Sustainability, Alternative Energy Systems and New Technologies for Environmental Systems.
The finalists are interviewed by an AIA Scholarship Committee, made up of interested members of AIA Honolulu whose names are put forth by the AIA Committee on Design and approved by the AIA Honolulu Board of Directors. The recipients are announced at a special University of Hawaii School of Architecture (UHSoA) Awards Luncheon.
Funding the Scholarship Program
Funding for the AIA Honolulu Scholarship Program comes from the Chapter's general funds which draws its support from key Chapter programs.
Because AIA Honolulu is a 501(c)6 organization, all donations to support our local AIA scholarship program are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution. We welcome your support of this key scholarship program and thank you for your investment in our future practitioners.
AIA National Matching Grant Support
As a local Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), AIA Honolulu applies to receive additional grant support from AIA National to supplement our locally contributed funds. The AIA National Component desires to support local and state Components and/or their affiliated foundations to provide and develop scholarship programs. Offering matching grants to augment existing Component programs reinforces the significance of the AIA in the lives of architects, aspiring students and their communities, and stimulates interest in the formation of new scholarship programs. For more information on the AIA Component Matching Grant Program, visit AIA.
These additional funds, as granted, are added to the total annual awards(s) as part of the AIA Honolulu Scholarship Program. As our local contribution increases, so too will the support we receive in matching funds from the AIA.
AIA Honolulu Scholarship Recipients: Previous Years
Click HERE to view AIA Honolulu Scholarship recipients from previous years.
For More Information
For information on the AIA Honolulu Scholarship Program, contact Jennifer Harada-Okino, AIA, Chair of the AIA Honolulu Committee on Design.