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Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship

Offered by Architects Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jun 2, 2023
1 award worth


Grade level

College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students

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 woman currently studying architecture at the postsecondary level? If so, you may be eligible for the Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship! The scholarship is open to rising third- and fourth-year women enrolled in NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)-accredited bachelor’s and/or master’s degree programs.

Payette, an architecture firm, sponsors the scholarship while the Architects Foundation hosts it. The Architects Foundation is an organization that serves to attract, inspire, and invest in the next generation of architects. This scholarship honors Sho-Ping, a long-time principal and healthcare practice leader at Payette. To honor Sho-Ping’s legacy, one recipient is awarded a scholarship of $10,000 and is assigned a year-long mentor from Payette, every year. If you are passionate about your architecture degree and looking for an opportunity to get started in the field, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

The scholarship is open to third- and fourth-year female students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level NAAB-accredited architecture program. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students


US Citizens

Minimum GPA


Academic Interest


Other Category


Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, a portfolio (5-15 works), 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 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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