The Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship is a remarkable opportunity for New York City public high school seniors with a passion for architecture. This scholarship, named in honor of Walter A. Hunt, Jr., is designed to provide financial assistance to students pursuing a five-year Bachelor of Architecture program at a NAAB-accredited School of Architecture in the U.S. Here are the key details and eligibility criteria:
About the Scholarship
The Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship is a tribute to the generosity and commitment of its namesake, Walter A. Hunt, Jr. This scholarship aims to encourage and support the study of architecture by providing financial assistance to New York City public high school students pursuing a five-year Bachelor of Architecture program at a NAAB-accredited School of Architecture in the U.S.
- Single award: $10,000 per year for two years
- Second-year disbursement: Contingent on the successful completion of the first year
- Mentorship opportunity: Recipients have the opportunity for mentoring by a committee of Walter A. Hunt's colleagues
- Current New York City public high school seniors accepted to a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture program
- Students at NYC Charter High Schools are eligible
- Students at private, parochial, or other schools with tuition are not eligible
- Submission of a digital copy of the final high school transcript is required
Essay (not exceeding 500 words): Why are you interested in studying architecture? Consider including your favorite building in New York City, a specific life experience that sparked your architectural interest, how you see yourself impacting your community as an architect, or your vision for impacting the environment.
Portfolio: Submit 3-4 pieces of your visual art, design, or architecture work. Include finished and/or in-process projects. Indicate your role in group projects.
High School Transcript: Provide the most recent high school transcript. Final graduation transcript is required to accept the award.
College Acceptance Letter: Proof of acceptance to a five-year Bachelor of Architecture program at a NAAB-accredited school.
Two Letters of Recommendation: One from a high school teacher. The second from an employer, person in the field of architecture, or another adult. Letters must be signed and on letterhead
Note: Applicants are encouraged to expand upon their journey to architecture in the bio section of the application.
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.