Scholarship Links

This page is dedicated to assisting BAC students in their search for outside scholarship opportunities. Visit the links below for more detailed information such as eligibility requirements and deadlines. Good luck in your scholarship search.

The American Architectural Foundation Scholarship Programs
The architecture profession depends on well-prepared graduates who are able to meet the challenges of the future. Through its commitment to a strong scholarship program, The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) assist undergraduates, graduates and professionals. Please review the program descriptions for eligibility criteria. Applicants must be residents of the U.S. or Canada.

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) 
Founders' Scholarship Foundation: "Each year we are pleased to award over $25,000 to worthy recipients in construction-related programs. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $2,000. Scholarship applications must be postmarked by March 15th of each year to qualify for competition. Applications will be available in October."

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation.
Visit their web-site for current scholarship opportunities.

The Glass Association of North America Educational Foundation
The GANA Foundation awards scholarships annually to support students working towards degrees in Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management.

The Garden Club Federation of Maine

The GCFM currently has several scholarships available to undergraduate and graduate students interested or currently majoring in landscape design and other gardening related fields.

Gensler African-American Internship & Scholarship (GAAINS)

GAAINS is open to African-American students approaching their final year in a NAAB accredited architecture program. First and second place winners receive scholarships funds toward their final year of study, with the first place recipient also receiving a paid summer internship in a Gensler Regional Office.

Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship
The Brinkmann Scholarship is open to students entering their final year of a CIDA-accredited interior design program. Finalists will be considered for a paid internship in a Gensler regional office for the summer, and selected winners will also receive an academic scholarship paid directly to their college or university toward their final academic year.

The Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Fine and Applied Arts.

The Horticultural Research Institute Endowment Fund
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) was established in 1962 to support and promote horticultural research that benefits the nursery and landscape industry. HRI is regarded as the research affiliate of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA). The HRI Endowment fund is composed of several scholarship funds that aid students who are seeking a lifelong career in horticulture.

The MNLA Foundation for Educational Excellence Scholarship Program 
To be eligible, applicant's major must be in a course of study in Horticulture or related sciences, they must be a resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for a minimum of one year prior to submitting an application, and completed applications must be submitted by March 31st of the Award Year. Please visit their site for a scholarship application form.

Architects League of Northern New Jersey Scholarships for residents of Northern New Jersey enrolled in an accredited school studying architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture or historic preservation.

AIA New Jersey Scholarship Foundation
Scholarships for residents of New Jersey enrolled in an accredited school studying architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture or historic preservation.

AIA Rhode Island
Scholarships for residents of Rhode Island enrolled in an accredited school studying architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture or historic preservation.

Center for Architecture Foundation Scholarships and Grants:
Various scholarship opportunities. Visit their web-site for current information.

The Plan NH Fellowship Program
"Plan NH is a non-profit organization which provides a forum for architects, engineers, developers, contractors, building officials, bankers and legislators to communicate about issues that affect the built environment. Fellowship candidates must be currently enrolled in an accredited program at a New England college or university that leads to a degree in architecture, interior design..." Visit their web-site for current information.

The Charles E. Peterson Prize
Every year Historic American Building Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) offers students and practitioners employment and professional training opportunities through its summer recording program, competitions, and internships and fellowships. Participants take with them a greater awareness and knowledge of historic buildings, structures and sites, as well as the importance of "preservation through documentation."

The Point Foundation (a Scholarship Lifeline for LGBT Students)
Scholarship opportunities for exceptional students, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
"Whatever the answer to essential questions of society and individual human beings may be, education is surely its major component. But what would education be without its ethical dimension? Many of us believe them to be inseparable. That is why this Prize in Ethics Essay Contest was established in 1989 by our Foundation. Thousands of students from hundreds of colleges and universities across the nation have participated. Through their writing, they explored their concerns and beliefs, their fears and their hopes."

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

Provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world. The Award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.

The Tradewell Fellowship

Named in honor of the late Gary Tradewell, a former Vice President and Medical Planner of WHR Architects, the Tradewell Fellowship was created to build careers of aspiring healthcare architects.

Scholarship Search Engines and Resources:

Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.

FastWeb is the premier online resource for paying and preparing for college. FastWeb members are matched to relevant scholarship opportunities completely free of charge. With roughly 1.5 million scholarships worth over $3.4 billion, there are scholarships for every student's educational goals, activities and interests.

Free Scholarship Searches
On this site you will find links to more than 50 free, online scholarship search sites listing thousands of scholarships and financial aid awards worth billions of dollars.

The Sallie Mae Fund
The Fund offers a list of free scholarship searches and other scholarship tips and information.

Scholarship America
The nation's largest non-profit, private-sector scholarship and educational support organization.

SchoolSoup is a comprehensive free online scholarship resource for private and college/university specific scholarships available to assist students in obtaining a higher education. Launched in 2006, has amassed over $40 Billion in scholarship data and is considered the leading source for students and parents searching for scholarships, grants and financial aid.