Announcing the AIA Chicago Foundation Diversity Scholarship



As a part of AIA Chicago’s 150th-anniversary celebration, the AIA Chicago Foundation has launched the AIA Chicago Diversity Scholarship Initiative: An opportunity to attract and retain diverse, talented young professionals in Chicago, recognizing the value of new and unique voices to the profession.

The scholarship program stipulates:

  • A scholarship for a graduate architecture student and one for an undergraduate. The first recipients will be awarded in 2019.
  • Each $10,000 scholarship will be awarded over two years, $5000 per year, per recipient
  • Eligible students include those enrolled at or enrolling in the University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Each awardee will also receive guidance and ongoing mentorship from AIA Chicago members throughout their educational tenure.

apply for the scholarship here.

Thank you to the following individuals, firms and organizations that have made generous contributions in order to make this scholarship possible:

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
bKL Architecture
Bulley & Andrews
CallisonRTKL Inc.
ConstructConnect, Inc.
Dina Griffin, FAIA
Goettsch Partners
Jocarno Chicago Community Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation
John Vinci, FAIA
Paul Lurie
Perkins Eastman
Skender Foundation
Southlake Consulting Management
Wheeler Kearns Architects