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 architectural students in support of their studies in architecture.

Congratulations to our 2023 AIA Honolulu Scholarship Recipients


Pictured (L–R): 2023 Scholarship Recipients Tryphena Hsu and Yiwei Liu.

Congrats 2023 Scholarship Recipients:
In 2023 the School of Architecture Scholarship Committee selected two students to receive our AIA Honolulu Scholarship:

  • Tryphena Hsu will be in her final year of the undergraduate BEnvD program; she also expects to graduate May 2024. She is excited to join the workforce and contribute to team success through hard work, focused attention to detail, and excellent organizational skills. She is motivated to learn, grow and excel in the architectural field.
  • Yiwei Liu is a graduate student in the Global Track dual degree program. She will be in her final year, with an expected graduation date of May 2024 earning her DArch degree from UH Manoa and Master of Architecture degree from Tongji University. She received her BArch from Tongji University. Yiwei's work experience is impressive with 2-3 months each serving as an architecture intern at Perkins Eastman, Xiangbai Architect, NODE and as an urban design intern at Callisom RTKL.

AIA Honolulu, together with additional grant support from AIA National and the Hawaii Architectural Foundation, awards $1000 scholarships to both students for the academic year.

To be eligible the recipient must:

  • Be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Have completed at least two years of study at the University of Hawaii School of Architecture
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Submit a letter of introduction and samples of work with a one-page description of concepts

Student applicants are judged on their overall ability, desire, determination and potential for successfully completing their architectural education. 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.

For information of the AIA Honolulu Scholarship Program, email AIA Honolulu at

Funding the Scholarship Program

Funding for the AIA Honolulu Scholarship Program comes from the Chapter's general funds and from the Hawaii Architectural Foundation. As a local Chapter, AIA Honolulu applies to receive additional grant support from AIA National to supplement our locally contributed funds.

AIA National desires to support local and state Components and/or their affiliated foundations to provide and develop scholarship programs. For more information on the AIA Component Matching Grant Program, click here (Web).

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