Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship

May 13, 2025
Awards Available: 1

Scholarship Description

This scholarship honors the passing of Walter A. Hunt, Jr., its namesake and benefactor. Hunt’s generosity of spirit and commitment to education live on in the scholarship he established. The scholarship offers a single award in the amount of $10,000 per year for two years. After recipients complete their first year, they will submit a transcript, a recommendation from a professor, and a reflection of the year to the committee for the second year disbursement.

Recipients also have the opportunity to be mentored by a committee of Walter A. Hunt’s colleagues to bolster their education and career in architecture if they so choose.

Scholarship Details

  • Single award of $10,000 per year for two years
  • Mentoring opportunity with architecture professionals
  • Supports freshman and sophomore years at a NAAB-accredited School of Architecture

Eligibility Criteria

  • Current New York City public high school seniors
  • Acceptance to a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture program in the U.S.
  • Students at NYC Charter High Schools are eligible; private or tuition-charging schools are not
  • Submission of a digital copy of the final high school transcript

Application Process

  1. Submit a 500-word essay on your interest in studying architecture
  2. Provide a portfolio of 3-4 pieces of your own visual art, design, or architecture work
  3. Submit your most recent high school transcript, with the final graduation transcript required for acceptance
  4. Include proof of acceptance to a five-year Bachelor of Architecture program in the form of a college acceptance letter
  5. Provide two signed letters of recommendation, one from a high school teacher and one from an employer or professional in the field
  6. Complete the bio section to expand upon your journey to architecture
  7. No application fee is required

The Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship is a lasting legacy that aims to support and nurture the architectural aspirations of talented students. The Center for Architecture expresses gratitude to applicants for continuing the spirit of generosity embodied by Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship Search