AIA Chicago Foundation Diversity Scholarship Initiative, managed by the AIA Chicago Foundation, is an opportunity to attract and retain diverse, talented young professionals in Chicago and recognizes the value of new and unique voices in the profession. One $10,000 undergraduate scholarship is awarded each year.
The Undergraduate Scholarship is an academic scholarship established to increase diversity* within the architectural profession by aiding a current undergraduate student or student transferring into the B.Arch program at the Illinois Institute of Architecture or the BS program in Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The five thousand-dollar ($5,000) scholarship toward tuition will be awarded annually to a single recipient for a total of ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
To help the scholarship recipient establish contacts within the profession, the recipient will be assigned a young professional mentor from AIA Chicago for the scholarship years.
Undergraduate student or transfer student entering their 3rd or 4th year of an architecture program at Illinois Institute of Technology or University of Illinois at Chicago in the fall of 2022. Demonstrate financial need. Fulfill diversity requirements.