This scholarship was initiated in 1990 by a/e ProNet, an association of insurance professionals providing risk management services to architects and engineers. In 1999, the scholarship was renamed for David W. Lakamp, a founder of a/e ProNet and a trusted advisor to the profession. He left behind a legacy of professionalism and integrity that set new standards in the field of insurance services. The a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp Architect scholarship is awarded annually to up to two students who demonstrate a strong interest in practice and risk management in the field of architecture. Each student receives a $5,000 award.
The scholarship is open to fourth-year undergraduates, and graduate students of architecture enrolled in an NAAB-accredited professional degree program. The promotion and selection are handled by the a/e ProNet Association. Eligible candidates are required to submit an application and the submissions are reviewed by jury members of a/e ProNet’s Scholarship Committee. Candidates must submit a copy of their transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and an essay on how they would resolve a project management dilemma.