ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.
Applications for the student scholarships and awards in the Department of Architecture, including the Interior Architecture Program, will be available starting Monday, December 9. Applications are through an online form - please read all instructions carefully and note the deadline of 12:00 am (midnight) on Sunday, January 12, 2014. The link for the online application and faculty recommendations form will be available here starting on December 9.
Many of the scholarships are based on financial need, so there are several basic questions that are required. An online portfolio link is required for all students applying for scholarships. Some scholarships have unique criteria. To determine qualified students for these scholarships, there are short essay questions. The essay questions are optional. To be eligible for these specific scholarships, you must answer the optional essay questions. You don't need to answer all of the questions, but the more you answer, the more scholarships you will be eligile for.
The optional essay questions are as follows:
- If you have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in real estate and/or real estate development, please write a short statement (less than 250 words) explaining your interest.
- Explain in less than 250 words your potential for making a significant contribution to the architecture/interior architecture profession and your potential for success.
- Are you inventive, concerned for human needs of the future and do you have a willingness to challenge norms in pursuit of your innovative vision? If so, please explain in less than 250 words. Examples of innovation can include work/research/service resulting in significant change at UO; work in the community or profession that has significantly improved a pre-existing condition; or academic research that potentially reveals a new approach.
- If you support the advancement of women in the architecture/interior architecture profession, please explain how in less than 150 words.
- Explain how you are involved in the community in less than 250 words.
- If you have to work and/or support yourself, please describe your situation in less than 250 words.
Explain your demonstrated commitment to learning in less than 250 words.
Anthony Wong Scholarship for Research in Sustainable Design
The Anthony Wong Scholarship for Research in Sustainable Design can be applied for at any point in the year. The application can be downloaded here (MS Word file).
Department of Architecture Scholarships and Awards
The majority of scholarship assistance available for architecture and interior architecture students is made possible by the generosity of alumni and friends of the department. Numerous scholarships are available, from assistance that is specific to educationally-related travel and research to broad, general support for academic expenses. Scholarships in the department are competitive and recipients are chosen based on demonstrated academic merit and, in the case of many scholarships, financial need, as determined by federal policies and the UO Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarship.
Most scholarship opportunities in this department have been directed to assist returning architecture and interior architecture students. A newly admitted architecture or interior architecture student may become eligible to apply for a departmental scholarship after he or she has enrolled and attended classes. All departmental scholarships and awards are administered by the department's Scholarships and Awards Committee.
Although the number of available scholarships for application does fluctuate from year to year, on average more than 30 are offered, some of which provide assistance to multiple students. Award amounts typically range from $500 to $5,000 and are distributed either spring quarter of the current academic year or fall quarter of the following academic year.
Students may apply for scholarships not only within his or her home department in A&AA, but also for those funds that are open to any student who is enrolled as a major in the school. Please visit A&AA Scholarships and Awards for information on the specific fund for which you would like to learn more detail.
ELLEN M. PENNELL AWARD. This fund is available for application by any undergraduate or graduate student who can demonstrate academic merit and financial need.
CLARA E. NASHOLM STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND. This fund is available for application by any undergraduate or graduate student who can demonstrate an active interest in interdisciplinary work within A&AA; academic merit; and financial need.
DEAN'S GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS. This fund is available only to graduate students in any A&AA discipline who are in their final phase of masters or terminal project or thesis.
STUDENT TRAVEL FUND. The A&AA Student Advisory Committee and the Associate Dean administer the Student Travel Fund, which assists with the travel expenses related to research and/or conferences. Applications for travel funds are available fall term for use during the academic year. These funds are supported by a portion of the income from vending operations in the school and the Lawrence Hall Willcox Hearth.
EMERGENCY LOAN FUNDS. The A&AA Dean's Office administers two separate loans funds to which majors in Architecture and Allied Arts may apply. These are short term, low interest loans not to exceed $800. Information and applications are available in the A&AA Dean's Office, 105 Lawrence Hall.
University scholarships are those which are not attached to a particular department or school. They are awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement and in accordance with the bequests of the donors. These are the only scholarships generally available to lower-division undergraduates or first-year graduate students. To be considered for a university scholarship, continuing students, graduate students or transfer students must be admitted to the University of Oregon and must submit all the necessary forms to the Office of Student Financial Aid. Please check deadline dates for specific programs of interest. Some scholarships are renewable, but the recipient must apply each year. Recipients are expected to be full-time students. Information, the scholarship application, and the faculty recommendation forms are available from the Office of Student Financial Aid.
One application serves for all scholarships in this category. The Financial Aid Form may be obtained at most high school counseling offices and college financial aid offices.
High school seniors from Oregon who are at the top of their class scholastically (generally 3.75 GPA or above and 1100 plus SAT's) are eligible for Presidential Scholarships. Fifty $2000 awards are made each year and they are renewable for four years. As students are nominated by their high schools, contact the high school counselor or principal.
FREDERICK CHARLES BAKER STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND. First available in 1989, this fund was established as part of an endowment to provide support for qualified individuals who wish to pursue studies of light and lighting in the graduate and undergraduate programs of the Department of Architecture. These studies will be offered by the holder of the Baker Chair and members of the Oregon faculty recognized for their contributions in the related fields of energy conscious design, day lighting, electric light, color and color theory.
National and Other Scholarships
A number of organizations related to the architecture profession offer scholarships that are independent of those administered within A&AA. Students are encouraged to visit the web sites below to learn about these opportunities:
National Association of Women in Construction. A scholarship program packet is sent to the department from the association once a year. Undergraduates or graduate students in a course of study leading to a degree in construction or related field may apply. The recipients must be an Oregon resident attending an Oregon school. A five-page application, official transcript and optional letter of recommendation are also required.
Society For Marketing Professionals Services Scholarship. Established by the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) to support students who are pursuing a career in marketing professional services or project management for architecture, engineering or construction firms. Awarded on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated promise in the profession including marketing. Must be upper-division undergraduate or graduate students majoring in architecture, interior architecture or landscape architecture.