Architecture and Design Foundation Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants Available Now

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Deadline to Apply: Friday, February 16

The Architecture and Design Foundation awards more than $60,000 annually to make college and careers in architecture accessible and bring diversity and equity to our related professions. Opportunities are available for emerging and underrepresented professionals, as well as high school, college, and university students interested in studying architecture.

Learn more about the eligibility requirements of our fellowships, professional development grants, and scholarships and apply today!


NEW!The LGBTQIA+ Leadership Fund will award an AIA Dallas LGBTQIA+ member to attend the LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Leadership Institute. This program develops leadership skills for LGBT and Ally professionals.

The Emerging Professionals Path to Licensure Scholarship awards young professionals with financial assistance associated with fees and costs of taking the required Architect’s Registration Exams in becoming a licensed architect.

The Women in Architecture Professional Development Fund assists in sending women to local, regional, and national design and leadership conferences to further their education and experience.


Mary Kolb Berglund Traveling Fellowship & McDermott Traveling Fellowship are awarded for traveling studies in architecture: to research, develop, and disseminate knowledge of the built environment. 

Swank Traveling Fellowship is awarded for the study of craft in architecture; to research, develop and disseminate knowledge relating to the integration of craft and craftsmanship into the built environment.

The Bill Millsap Fellowship: The Art of Landscape Architecture is a stipend to inspire students and young professionals in their study of the intersection of art, landscape architecture, and the cultural and personal relationships inspired by these pursuits. This stipend is envisioned to help facilitate a supplemental experience, research project or experiment in art or creative landscape expression.


Academic Scholarships are available for current high school students, recent high school graduates, and undergraduate and graduate degree students studying architecture or a related field.

AIA Northeast Texas Architecture and Design Scholarship
CityLab High School Scholarship
Diversity in Architecture Scholarship
DSGN Scholarship Towards an Equitable Architecture
HKS Equitable Design Scholarship
Latinos in Architecture Scholarship
Latinos in Architecture Scholarship II – NEW!
Omniplan / Harrell & Hamilton Scholarship
Pat Yates Spillman Scholarship
Peter Goldstein Founder’s Scholarship

Make a Difference: Support the Next Generation of Architects and Leaders

“When envisioning the future of North Texas, increasing access to education in the architecture and design fields is essential to help foster the future architects, designers, and leaders of our communities. The investment that our scholarship programs make in these students and young professional today is creating a lasting legacy for future generations.”

Clemente Jaquez, AIA, 2023 Architecture and Design Foundation President

Please consider making a difference in the profession through a donation. To make a gift, select Scholarships + Fellowships and identify which fund you’d like to support. We encourage you to consider the Diversity in Architecture Scholarship, Latinos in Architecture Scholarship, LGBTIA+ Leadership Fund, Pat Spillman Memorial Scholarship, Path to Licensure Scholarship, and Women in Architecture Professional Development Fund, as they have the greatest need.

Learn more about the impact the Architecture and Design Foundation is making within our profession and community here.

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