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Scholarships FAQ

How do I qualify for College of Architecture scholarships?

All undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in the College of Architecture who meet academic standards are eligible for competitive scholarships based on the criteria of each scholarship. 

The criteria for each scholarship vary, and can be based on (but not limited to) academic achievement, financial need, extracurricular activities, leadership and community service. Select scholarships are available for study abroad and other academic activities.

How much is each scholarship?

The amount of each award varies, but the range is typically between $500 and $2,000 for one academic year. 

In addition to the award amount, international and out-of-state domestic students may be eligible for a Non-Resident Tuition Waiver.

How do I apply for these scholarships?

There are two types of scholarships within the College of Architecture: College Scholarships and Department Scholarships. 

Students are also encouraged to apply for scholarships outside the College through the University or other external funding sources.

For students enrolled in and accepted to the Department of Construction Science, the Department of Landscape and Urban Planning and the Visualization Department:

Students enrolled in the programs above will be considered for both College scholarships and scholarships awarded by their Department by submitting the University Scholarship Application for Continuing Students.

For students enrolled in and accepted to the Department of Architecture:

Students enrolled in the Department of Architecture will be considered for College scholarships by submitting the University Scholarship Application for Continuing Students. A separate application must be submitted for the Department of Architecture scholarships. Students new to the Department of Architecture will be considered for scholarships and no application is necessary.

Who decides whether or not I get a scholarship?

The selection of recipients is determined by a departmental committee composed of a chair, faculty members and, in some cases, students.

Are assistantships available?

Yes. Graduate students wanting to be considered for an assistantship should address a letter of intent to the head of their department indicating areas of interest. A resume should also be submitted. 

Teaching, non-teaching and research assistantships require service up to 20 hours per week. To satisfy University requirements, individuals must be registered for a minimum of nine credit hours of academic work per semester and six credit hours during the summer. Out-of-state students who are awarded assistantships will qualify for a non-resident tuition exemption only for the semester(s) employed.

Are there any other scholarships within the College?

Several research centers and labs are housed within the College of Architecture. The centers and labs focus on a variety of areas including healthcare facility design, housing, historic preservation, hazard resilience and recovery, and leadership in the design and construction industries. Many of these centers offer scholarships.

For additional information see the page on Center Scholarships.

Who can I contact with more questions?

For information regarding all College of Architecture scholarships and awards, call the appropriate department: