Scholarships FAQ

  • How do I qualify for the 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. If the donor of the scholarship did not specify any special criteria, the selection is based on academic achievement and financial need. Additional factors for selection include (but are not limited to) leadership, community service and University extracurricular activities. The size of the awards varies, but the range is typically between $500 and $2,000 for one academic year. Out-of-state students who receive competitive scholarships valued at $4,000 or more per year qualify for a waiver of non-resident tuition.

  • Sounds good. But how do I apply?

    Students interested in applying for a scholarship through the College of Architecture should complete an application obtained from the individual departments. Applications are normally due on January 31 of each year.

  • So who decides whether or not I get a scholarship?

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

  • But I still have more questions. Who can I contact?

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

  • 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.