ELA Scholarship

AIA Hampton Roads offers a scholarship to the selected (ELA) nominee supporting one half of the tuition for the program upon completion.

AIA Scholarship

The AIA Hampton Roads Chapter established a scholarship in 2018 in the amount of $1,500 for a high school senior who has been accepted into an institute of higher learning pursuing a degree in architecture, planning, or historic preservation. The check will be presented to the scholarship winner at the annual Speaker Forum Event held in November.

Candidates must have a cumulative 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) or higher and possess one of the following:

  1. A letter of enrollment from their high school guidance counselor verifying that he/she has been accepted in an institution of higher learning and will enroll in the upcoming fall classes

  2. An official “Letter of Acceptance” from the institute’s Registrar

  3. A copy of a college admission letter for upcoming Fall enrollment

Applicants are to submit a 400-500 word essay detailing how a building or place in Hampton Roads has helped to inspire their choice to pursue a career in architecture, planning, or historic preservation. All essays shall be typed and submitted in PDF format as an email attachment. Please email submission to [email protected] with “AIA Hampton Roads (___Current Year____) Scholarship” in the subject line of the email and include pertinent contact information in the body of the email message.

AIA Virginia/AIA National Scholarships

Architects share an important responsibility in assuring the health, safety, and welfare of the communities they serve. The American Institute of Architects is committed to contributing to the preparation of graduates who will meet the current and future challenges in a swiftly evolving profession. The AIA believes that the investment to support the education of future professionals is a crucial part of its mission.

The AIA National Component desires to support local and state Components or their affiliated foundations in their efforts to provide and develop scholarship programs. Offering matching grants to augment existing Component programs will reinforce the significance of the AIA in the lives of architects, aspiring students, and their communities, and will stimulate interest in the formation of new scholarship programs.

The Virginia Center for Architecture Foundation, with matching fund support from the American Institute of Architects Component Matching Grant Program, and in collaboration with AIA Virginia, offers scholarships to students enrolled in Virginia professional degree programs accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).