Diversity Scholarship

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The AIA Chicago Foundation Diversity Scholarship is an opportunity to attract and retain diverse, talented young professionals in Chicago.

It recognizes the value of new and unique voices in the profession. Up to two $10,000 will be awarded each year. Each $10,000 scholarship will be awarded over two years, $5,000 per year, per recipient.

Each awardee is paired with a mentor from the AIA Chicago membership to receive ongoing guidance throughout their educational tenure.

Scholarships are for students attending IIT, SAIC, and UIC.

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Eligible students include those enrolling in or enrolled at a NAAB accredited architecture program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Illinois Institute of Technology, or the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Scholarship Information

Award: Up to two recipients. Each receive $10,000 over two years

Submissions Open: Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Submissions Close: May 12, 2023, at 11:59 PM