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Diversity Advancement Scholarship

Offered by Architects Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Dec 13, 2022
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

High School Seniors & College Underclassmen

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

January 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a high school senior or college student planning to major in architecture? If so, you might be interested in applying for the Diversity Advancement Scholarship! The scholarship is open to high school seniors and rising college sophomores who will soon be enrolling in or continuing NAAB-accredited architecture programs. Current technical school or community college students who intend to transfer to NAAB-accredited architecture programs are also eligible. 

The Architects Foundation, a non-profit organization that serves to attract, inspire, and invest in the next generation of architects, offers the scholarship. Their program has helped build a pipeline of architects so that the profession better reflects the diverse communities it serves. Every year, multiple recipients earn a $4,000 scholarship to help offset the expenses of their educational program. The scholarship can be renewed for up to five years, for a total of $20,000. If you are passionate about pursuing a degree in architecture and are looking for some help paying expenses, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

The scholarship is open to college-bound high school students, rising college sophomores, and technical school/community college students planning to enroll in or continue a five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree program, or a four-year pre-professional bachelor’s degree program followed by a Master of Architecture degree program. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Underclassmen


US Citizens

Academic Interest


Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, a portfolio (3-5 creative works, do not have to be architecture-specific), and the below application materials.

1,200-word essay

Resume or CV

Letters of Recommendation


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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Architects Foundation at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Diversity Advancement Scholarship is renewable.

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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