Scholarships + Grants

AIA San Francisco is advancing tomorrow’s design leaders through a partnership with universities and colleges, including California College for the Art, University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design, and City College of San Francisco, to offer scholarships to students annually.

Architects Foundations Scholarships

The Architects Foundation celebrates architecture’s value by advancing future design leaders and preserving architectural treasures of the past. Positioning for new success, the Architects Foundation is launching a momentous increase in its scholarship program. By enhancing the program, the Architects Foundation aims to attract and cultivate a diverse, next generation of architects, while providing new opportunities to support our evolving profession.

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CASA Alumni Scholarship

Make a Difference: Support Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

ByDESIGN has committed to giving back by sponsoring a yearly scholarship program called "ByDESIGN Presents the CASA Alumni Scholarships" at the College of Environmental Design at Cal. The event has disbursed over $123,000 in cash scholarships, laptops, software, fellowships, internships, and cars to low-income students of Color, Women, and LGBTQ students since 2011. The event will feature a distinguished speaker.

CCA Architecture Program

AIA Emerging Leader Scholarship

This scholarship helps talented students in the Architecture program continue their studies and earn their degrees. The AIA Emerging Leader Scholarship is a joint scholarship program between AIASF and AIA National.

City College of San Francisco

The Pflueger Architecture Scholarship is named after Timothy Pflueger, a working-class draftsman who never attended college, but went on to become a prominent architect in San Francisco. He designed every major building at the Ocean campus of what became City College San Francisco, where its architecture department is located. The Pflueger Architecture Scholarship is a joint scholarship program between AIASF and AIA National.

Community Alliance Student Award

Recognition of an individual student, student team, or student organization who has demonstrated a commitment to the community or the building industry.

About the Community Alliance Award Program

Center for Architecture + Design and AIA San Francisco’s Community Alliance Awards program honors the individuals, firms, and organizations whose overall work, leadership, and dedication shape the character and vibrancy of our communities and the future of our built environment.In recognition of their contributions to the advancement and enrichment of the quality of life in the Bay Area through their commitment to design excellence, the Center and AIASF strive to acknowledge these extraordinary individuals and organizations for their service to the Chapter, to the community, and to the profession. Their continued efforts to engage, educate, collaborate and advocate elevates the value of design and its impact.

Feature 2019 Student Award Recipient: Allison Foronda

We had the opportunity to interview Allison Foronda, who received the Student Award for the 2019 Community Alliance Awards. Allison was born and raised in San Francisco and is an architect + urban designer passionate about designing and creating meaningful public spaces. Driven by the public realm’s potential to address inequality for marginalized communities, Allison’s interests also include how cities might contend traditional spaces for the deceased. She holds a Master of Architecture from CCA with a background in sociology and urban planning from UCLA. Read the full interview here.

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico.

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The Associated General Contractors of America Scholarships

The AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate-level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET or ACCE-accredited construction management or construction-related engineering programs.

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UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design

Howard Friedman Scholarship 

The Howard Friedman Scholarship is awarded each year to an undergraduate student in recognition of scholastic achievement and commitment to the advancement of procedures and methods of architectural practice. The Howard Friedman Scholarship is a joint scholarship program between AIASF and AIA National.

Featured 2019 Scholarship Recipient: Nicholas Doerschalag

We interviewed Nicholas Doerschlag, an undergraduate at UC Berkeley studying Architecture. Nicholas received the 2019 Howard Friedman Scholarship. Read the full interview here.

UNCF Merck Science Initiative Scholarships and Fellowships

UMSI brings together UNCF, the Merck Company Foundation and Merck Global Diversity Inclusion to offer 37 annual awards to outstanding African American students and postdoctoral researchers.

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