The scholarship provides assistance to individuals from a minority race or ethnicity pursuing a professional degree in architecture recognized by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).
Beginning Oct. 25, 2017 through Jan. 17, 2018, qualified high school seniors planning to attend school for architecture and first-year college students currently enrolled in a NAAB-accredited architecture program are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and will be required to provide two examples of their creative work, high school transcripts, a personal essay and two letters of recommendation, among other requirements.
“The Benjamin Moore & Co. Foundation is proud to continue its partnership with the American Institute of Architects Foundation and once again fund the Diversity Advancement Scholarship program for the third consecutive year,” said Mike Searles, CEO of Benjamin Moore & Co. and Chairman of Benjamin Moore & Co. Foundation. “We are committed to providing students of interior design and architecture the opportunity to advance in their studies and encourage qualified candidates to pursue a scholarship through this program.”
The scholarship awards up to $20,000 for up to five years of undergraduate study, but thanks to additional funding from the Benjamin Moore & Co. Foundation, the top two students will be awarded $5,000 each per year for up to five years, and will have the opportunity to attend the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City (June 21-23).
“It is because of the Benjamin Moore & Co. Foundation’s generosity that we are able to increase the awards for our top two scholarship candidates,” said Architects Foundation Executive Director Marci Reed, CFRE, MPA. “We are grateful for Benjamin Moore & Co. Foundation’s commitment not only to funding these students but also providing them access to the profession’s largest annual networking and educational event.”
Scholarship winners will be notified in April 2018.