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Scholarships

Scholarships

The number of available scholarships varies from year to year depending on the donors, some of whom do not offer their awards on a yearly basis.

The screening of scholarship applications will be based primarily on the quality of the written proposals and the degree to which the proposal aligns with the purpose of the scholarship. It is therefore of utmost importance that interested applicants communicate their goals, rationale and specific plans as clearly and thoroughly as possible in a thoughtful and well-written proposal. The strength of the applicant's portfolio, the applicant's academic history and financial need will also be carefully considered.

Students are encouraged to apply for multiple scholarships; however, a specific application must be submitted to each fund. Past scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply as long as they satisfy the published application requirements, however, if any two proposals of equal merit are under consideration, it is likely that award priority will be given to the applicant without previous support or opportunity.

Most applications are submitted and processed online through the Star.

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HONOLULU BLUEPRINT AND SUPPLIES (HONBLUE) GRANT

The purpose of this fund is to provide financial support to students who are enrolled in the Doctor of Architecture Program at archawai‘i and have demonstrated skill in design communications. Funds may be used either for costs associated with attendance (tuition, books, fees, etc.), or to conduct out of state studies and/or research. Applicants must be enrolled full-time as undergraduate or graduate students at archawai‘i and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in architecture coursework.


CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The purpose of this fund is to assist students with travel, research expenses or other costs to support in the research of technology as applied to the built environment. Recipients must be enrolled full time as undergraduate/graduate students at archawai‘i. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in architecture coursework and some degree of financial need. Recipient shall present his/her research in a one-hour program to the Honolulu Chapter CSI at a membership meeting.


DONALD G. DEER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The purpose of this fund is to emphasize and reward community involvement and academic excellence by providing scholarships to students at archawai‘i. It is the donor's wish to recognize and encourage students with potential for future achievement as well as personal qualities of empathy, intellectual curiosity, integrity, motivation, and interpersonal communication skills as demonstrated through a record of community service and volunteerism. The recipient may also be eligible to apply for an internship opportunity with Bonded Materials Company. Applicants must be Hawai‘i residents enrolled full-time in upper-division undergraduate or graduate level coursework with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA.


ALLEN R. JOHNSON – ROY C. KELLEY ARCHITECTURAL TRAVEL FUND

The purpose of the award is to encourage and assist students to conduct research off-shore and who are expected to "really get something out of the experience". The donors expressed a wish to see students enrich their understanding and appreciation of architecture through scholarly research and travel and that priority be given to students who have previously had only limited opportunities for travel. Research topics may deal with any aspect of architecture that a student wishes to study and the range of topics has purposely been left open to enable students to pursue research in areas of interest to them and to encourage maximum flexibility and creativity in developing a research proposal. Applicants must have completed the third year design studios at the time the award is distributed and must possess a min. GPA of 3.0 in architecture coursework. For this award, the recipient is required to report back to the school on the experience (such as a public presentation). ¾ of the award will be given before travel, the remaining ¼ will be given after the report.


SAM CHANG SCHOLARSHIP AT THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

This scholarship was established to assist students at archawai‘i as participants in the international education opportunities. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at archawai‘i, must have a 3.0 GPA or higher in architecture coursework, and must be preparing to study abroad in the next academic year.


R. RICHARD MORRIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The purpose of this fund is to assist graduate students in Practicum Studio with any costs related to practicum study, including but not limited to, transportation, travel, research, living expenses and tuition. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in Practicum Studio at archawai‘i in the next academic year and have a minimum 3.0 GPA in architecture coursework.


UMH SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE PRACTICUM FUND

The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to students attending Practicum Studio, a major component of the Architectural Doctorate degree program that features learning in a leading architect's office. Applicants must be full-time students at archawai‘i who are attending Practicum Studios in the next academic year and have a minimum 3.0 GPA in Architecture coursework.


UH SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must be graduates from a Hawai‘i High School, full-time students at archawai‘i, and entering their second year in the program in the next fall semester. The successful applicant will demonstrate promise as a future architect through coursework and community involvement, and by maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA.


AIA HONOLULU CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must be full time students enrolled in a professional degree program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board with at least two years completed in the program. Applications will require a portfolio, an essay, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member of archawai‘i. Finalists will also have an in-person interview with the AIA Honolulu Chapter Scholarship Committee.



Awards

ALPHA RHO CHI MEDAL, NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL FRATERNITY AWARD

Since 1914, Alpha Rho Chi, the National Professional Fraternity for Architecture and the Allied Arts, has promoted the profession of architecture by encouraging students to excel. To honor their achievements, the Alpha Rho Chi Medal is offered each year to over one hundred schools of architecture, whose faculty select a graduating senior they feel best exemplifies these qualities.

In 1931, the Grand Council of Alpha Rho Chi established the Alpha Rho Chi Medal to "encourage professional leadership by rewarding student accomplishment." The Fraternity provides the medal to selected schools of architecture throughout the country to be awarded to the graduating senior who has shown an affinity for leadership, performed willing service for the school or department, and gives promise of real professional merit through his or her attitude and personality. The Alpha Rho Chi Medal is awarded annually to a graduating senior at each NAAB accredited school of architecture, and schools where Alpha Rho Chi chapters exist, and is judged by the faculty of that school of architecture as best exemplifying these qualities.

The members of Alpha Rho Chi firmly believe strong leaders are just as essential as strong designers to the architectural professions. It is vital to our efforts to produce individuals committed to public service, as well as individuals committed to maintaining Architecture and the Allied Arts as noble professions. We also assert that high scholastic achievement is not necessarily an accurate measure of leadership or service. The Medal commends students who show true professional merit beyond the design studio and their academic career.

HENRY ADAMS MEDAL + CERTIFICATE, AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS AWARD

Each year The American Institute of Architects awards an engraved medal and certificate of merit to the top-ranking graduating student in each architecture program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. A certificate of merit is awarded to the second-ranking graduating student. These awards are provided as part of the AIA/AAF Scholarship Program.

Formerly called "The School Medal", the program began in 1914 and was awarded for "general excellence in architecture throughout the four-year course to graduating students of architecture schools recognized by the Institute." The graduate was later presented with a copy of Mont St. Michel and Chartres, written by Henry Adams. The copyright of this book was later bequeathed to the Institute by the author.

The Henry Adams Fund was established in 1921 with royalties from the book sales. The fund was used to award a copy of the book "to draftsmen who cannot afford to buy it." The School Medal and Henry Adams book awards evolved into the Henry Adams Medal and Certificate Program. To date the program has honored thousands of students.




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