The following is a listing of outside scholarship opportunities for U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens, which are sorted by area of interest or eligibility. Click on a subject below.
Alfred K. Priest Fellowship
Awards graduate fellowships for graduates of Dartmouth College who attend Harvard University. Awards are approximately $10,000 a year.
The Architectural League: Deborah J. Norden Fund
The Norden Fund awards a total of up to $5,000 annually in travel/study grants to students and recent graduates in the fields of architecture, architectural history, and urban studies. Applicants should submit in letter form a brief proposal (no more than three pages), which succinctly describes the objectives of the grant request and how it will assist the applicant's intellectual and creative development.
American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)
The ASF will offer around $300,000 to outstanding American students, scholars, professionals and artists for study and/or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants of up to $5,000 are considered more suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Funding is available to candidates in all fields.
American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Scholarships
“ASPRS is pleased to offer fourteen awards totaling more than $50,000 in value. Available to both undergraduate and graduate student-members of ASPRS and others, these resources have been generated with the intention of advancing academic and professional goals within the fields of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and related disciplines.” [Read more]
East West Center Scholarships and Fellowships
“The East-West Center offers a wide variety of both short- and long-term programs for individuals. Academic scholarships and fellowships as well as educational exchange and professional development programs are available.”
Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellowship
The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics encourages teaching and research about ethical issues in the professions and public life. Its Graduate Fellowships support outstanding Harvard graduate and professional students who are writing dissertations or are engaged in major research on topics in practical ethics, especially ethical issues in areas such as architecture, business, education, government, law, medicine, public health, public policy, and religion.
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
Graduate FLAS applicants must be accepted for advanced training in both a foreign language and area or international studies OR be accepted for research and training in the international aspects of professional (or other) fields of study which involve further development of language proficiency.
Good Citizen Scholarship
Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to $5,000 will be available to 40 students who demonstrate good citizenship through community volunteerism and leadership.
Harvard Graduate Student Award
The Harvard Graduate Student Award will support advanced graduate students from Harvard University working on a dissertation or thesis research that addresses some of the most pressing health challenges in Dubai, the UAE, and the Center’s region. Dissertation or thesis research from all disciplines will be considered.
Just Walkers Mobility Scholarship
Offers a $1,000 scholarship to undergraduate or graduate students with a mobility disability. To apply, students write an essay answering the question prompt. For more information please review the website.
Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowships
Three major Fellowships are awarded yearly to both U.S. nationals and international students. The application deadline is in early December. The application can be found on the Fellowship website.
Lambda Alpha International
Offering to a graduate student pursuing a degree in one of the many fields related to land economics: architecture, geography, urban planning, landscape architecture, environmental planning, civil engineering, government, public administration, real estate, urban studies or law. The LEF Board of Directors has approved the award of a one year $3,000 US scholarship, renewable for a second year, to a selected applicant studying in the United States, Canada, or Great Britain.
Online Masters Programs Scholarship Search Engine
This new online resource contains a financial aid portal www.onlinemastersprograms.org/financial-aid consisting of a four-part guide to paying for graduate school. Additionally, they provide a searchable directory of nearly 3,000 graduate-level scholarships that can be narrowed by area of study or renewability. The portal is useful for those considering graduate level studies, as well as enrolled grad students who are looking for additional ways to alleviate their educational costs.
Donald M. Payne
Intended for students who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Roothbert Fund Scholarships
Roothbert Fund scholarships range from $2,000-$3,000 and are open to all in the United States regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. The Fund has awarded grants to persons entering a wide range of careers.
Rural Scholarship Essay Contest
Blaze Wifi offers a scholarship to help promote higher education and improve internet literacy and connectivity in small towns and rural cities across America.
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit received by participants who complete a term of national service in an approved AmeriCorps program–AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, or AmeriCorps State and National.
Soros Fellowship for New Americans
New American is defined as a resident alien (who holds a Green Card), a naturalized citizen, or the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. Green Card holders must have had more than one IRS filing. The grants are for $20,000.
Urban Land Institute Fellowship
The ULI Kenneth M. Good Graduate Student Fellowship offers eight $5,000 scholarships awarded to graduate students who intend to pursue real estate-related studies at a major North American university, including urban planning, architecture, business or business administration, geography with a real estate concentration, and real estate law or major. Student must be nominated for this scholarship by faculty.
Vectorworks Design Scholarship
The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a design program for the upcoming school year.
Worldstudio Foundation Scholarship
Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the fine or commercial arts, design, or architecture, and plan to enter a career in the creative professions. Minority status significantly considered. Awarded based on financial need.
American Association of University Women
Offers several fellowships and grants for women.
The Association for Women in Architecture Foundation Scholarship
The Association for Women in Architecture Foundation offers an Annual Scholarship Award which is available to female students who reside or attend school in California and who are majoring in architecture, landscape architecture, urban and land planning, interior design, or environmental design.
American Indian Foundation’s William J. Clinton Fellowship
The AIF Clinton Fellowship is open to those aged 21 through 31 years of age who are Indian citizens or U.S. citizens/permanent residents, and have received their undergraduate degree before the start of the fellowship.
American Indian Graduate Center
Awards graduate fellowships for American Indians from federally recognized tribes. Download application online.
Association of American Indian Affairs, Inc.
Applicant must be minimally degree Indian blood from a federally recognized tribe. Also, a certificate of enrollment and blood quantum from your tribe or B.I.A. must be presented, as well as an essay (1-2 pages) describing educational goals, most current financial aid award letter including tuition, books, etc., most recent transcript, and schedule of classes.
Cyprus Children's Fund
This Foundation has a couple of different scholarship options for students who can prove that they have origins in Greece and/or Cyprus. Please visit their website for application details.
Diversity Advancement Scholarship
The goal and purpose for this important scholarship aims to provide assistance to individuals from a minority race or ethnicity who intend to become an architect through the pursuit of a NAAB-accredited professional degree in architecture.
Gensler Diversity Scholarship
Open to all African-American students approaching their final year of a NAAB-accredited program. Two finalists will be awarded scholarship funds and one winner will be awarded a paid summer internship. Please review submission requirements and application deadlines at the link above.
Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
“Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a financial award for the academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s academic background and demonstrated leadership.” [Read more]
Harvard University Native American Program Fellowships and Grants
HUNAP provides support to Harvard students to conduct research on Native American and Indigenous issues, for professional development activities, and for conference attendance.
Harvey Fellows program via Mustard Seed Foundation
Provides scholarships to Christian students who are pursuing graduate studies at premier universities in fields considered to be underrepresented by Christians and who possess a unique vision to impact society through their vocations.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Open to those of Hispanic heritage, who are U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, or a passport stamped I-551, with a minimum 3.0/4.0, and are enrolled full time in a US university (12 graduate units).
Indian Resource Development
Headquartered at New Mexico State University, administered by the College of Agriculture and Home Economics in Las Cruces, New Mexico. They publish Sources of Financial Aid Available to American Indian Students. The IRD has numerous funding opportunities that vary both in restriction requirements and award amounts.
Islamic Scholarship Fund
The Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity founded in 2009 whose mission is to address the underrepresentation of American Muslims in the fields and occupations that influence public opinion and make public policy. Our belief is that fostering education and improving Muslim representation in all walks of life including media and politics will lead to full integration and better understanding of Islam and Muslims.
Japanese American Citizens League Scholarship Program
Requirements for application: JACL Membership of either Individual or Student/Youth categories, personal statement, letter of recommendation, official transcripts, work experience, community involvement.
Jorge Mas Canosa Freedom Foundation
The largest scholarship program for students of Cuban descent.
JVS Chicago Scholarship
Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college and graduate students.
Online Colleges Scholarships for Women
This new resource presents women-specific scholarships, including general criteria for each opportunity. Use the links provided to access more detailed information about eligibility and instructions for completing and submitting an application. As always, be careful about what information you provide.
Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship
The Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship was established specifically for a woman studying architecture within a NAAB accredited bachelor or master’s degree program.
P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA) provides substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university.
Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including: A proven track record of leadership and community involvement, Strong academic achievement, and Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community.
Robert A. Caitlin/David W. Long Memorial Scholarship
African-American undergraduate students who are applying to, or who have been accepted and plan to enroll into, an urban planning program for graduate studies and African-American graduate students, majoring in urban planning or a related field (geography, environmental studies, urban studies, urban policy etc.) are eligible to apply for this $1,500 scholarship.
Robert L. Outland Women and Minority Scholarship + Internship
Students in an Architecture program can apply to win a scholarship and a paid internship at MOA Architecture.
UNCF/Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships
These awards help African American graduate students complete coursework, conduct research, and prepare the dissertation required for a doctoral degree in the biomedically relevant life or physical sciences and engineering.
Vital Impact Scholarship
Eligible applicants must be women you are 35 or older and committed to making a career change. Application materials are available on the Vital Impact website.
Wellesley College Fellowships
Wellesley College offers a number of fellowships and scholarships for graduate study or research that are open to graduating seniors and Wellesley alumnae. Two of these awards are open to women graduates of any American institution. Awards are usually made to applicants currently enrolled in or applying to graduate school for the following year.
Women's Travel Club Scholarship
The WTC awards two $4,000 scholarships annually to two women for whom travel is crucial to their professional goals. You can view the application instructions here. Any questions should be directed to Denise Bienfang at email@example.com.
WTS Foundation Scholarships
The WTS Foundation works to advance women in transportation. Applicants must be in a transportation related field, such as transportation engineering, planning, finance or logistics.
New York Women Executives in Real Estate (WX) awards scholarships on an annual basis to promising women students studying real estate. Women enrolled in full or part time graduate or undergraduate programs in a real estate related discipline are eligible to apply. Scholarships are awarded based on i) academic merit and demonstrated interest in real estate; ii) financial need; and iii) likelihood of working in the New York metropolitan area upon graduation.
AIA Arthur N. Tuttle Jr. Graduate Fellowship in Health Facility Planning and Design
Recipients are selected each year by a committee of AHA and AIA representatives on the basis of study and travel proposals submitted by young architects and graduate students in accredited U.S.-based architecture schools.
AIA/Alaska Scholarship Program
Open to permanent residents of Alaska who are enrolled in a Master’s Program in Architecture. Applicants must submit a transcript, letter of recommendation from a faculty member, and a resume. Applications are available on the AIA/Alaska website.
AIA Diversity Scholarships
The scholarship is awarded to high school graduates, college freshmen, and community college students from minority and/or financially disadvantaged backgrounds who intend to pursue a NAAB-accredited professional degree in architecture.
AIA/New Hampshire Scholarship Program
Open to residents of New Hampshire who are enrolled in an NAAB accredited Architecture program or a program in a related filed, such as Landscape Architecture, Architectural History, Preservation, or Planning. Scholarships of $500 to $3,000 will be awarded. The application deadline is April 15th.
AIA/New Jersey Scholarship Foundation
Between $1,000-2,500, these awards are for residents of certain counties of Northern NJ. Application involves form, transcript, letters of reference, and a personal statement.
Lists a number of awards for both New York state residents, and others.
AIA/Northeastern Pennsylvania/Luzerne Foundation scholarship
The NEPA Chapter of the AIA Scholarship is open to an architectural student, at any accredited school, who is a resident of Northeastern Pennsylvania with demonstrated financial need. The recipient must have 1) been admitted to an accredited masters of architecture program, or 2) successfully completed one full academic year at a college or university with an accredited bachelors or masters of architecture program. For more information please call The Luzerne Foundation at (570) 714-1570.
AIA/Rochester Scholarship Program
Over $2,000 is to be awarded to applicants who are residents of the following counties in New York state: Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Ontario, Yates, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming or Seneca. Deadline for submission is May for the upcoming academic year. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
AIAS/AIA Trust Scholarship for Emerging Professionals
Offered to members of AIAS in their first year of a professional degree in Architecture.
AIA/ New York Chapter Design Awards
These $1,000 scholarships are to encourage writing on architecture and related design subjects and to foster regard for intelligent criticism among future professionals. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in a professional architecture program or related discipline. Application includes a criticism, story, essay, or book review accompanied by a 100 word descriptive statement. Two submissions per entrant.
The Graham Erskine Memorial Scholarship and Raymond Hellman Scholarship are open to residents of Nevada.
AIA/ South Dakota Scholarship Program
Open to residents of South Dakota involved as a full time student at a school of architecture in the 3rd, 4th, or 5th year level. Student must also be of good character and show above average scholarship ability.
AIA/West Virginia Scholarship Program
Provides scholarship for Residents of West Virginia pursuing a Master in Architecture program after completing a B.Arch.
AIA/Wisconsin Foundation Out-of-State Study Scholarships
The Wisconsin Architects Foundation provides $1,000 scholarships to Wisconsin students pursuing the study of architecture out-of-state. Students must have graduated from high school in Wisconsin to be considered for this award.
AIA/ Wyoming Scholarship
Open to Wyoming residents or Wyoming high school graduates currently enrolled in a master's program in architecture. To be eligible, students must have completed three or more semesters in a program leading to an accredited degree in architecture. For information, visit the website or call 307-632-4077.
Architects/Engineers Professional Network
Various national scholarship funds administered through professional societies, including locally administered grants available for awards in each member's local territory. National scholarships are awarded principally to students of architecture and engineering schools where the applicant's studies principally emphasize practice management.
This scholarship intended for a designer who is working towards a career in Interior Design. The Bergmeyer Scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in the field of Interior Design and Architecture through a $2,500 award.
Connecticut Architecture Foundation Inc.
Students who have been accepted into or are enrolled in accredited architecture programs are eligible for up to $5,000 in scholarship funding.
Ehrlich Rominger Scholarship
The Ehrlich Rominger Scholarship Fund was established by Mr. Joseph Ehrlich and Mr. Jack Rominger to assist with the education of future architectural professionals.
Enterprise Rose Fellowship
The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship partners early-career architectural designers with local community development organizations, where they facilitate an inclusive approach to development to create green, sustainable, and affordable communities.
Awards approximately 100 grants and fellowships for the study of architecture. Their site contains an easily searchable database of all awards and does not ask marketing questions.
Indiana Architectural Foundation
Scholarships are available for students who are permanent residents of the state of Indiana and in an Architecture Degree program. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000.
Jewish Vocational Service
Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college and graduate students. Approximately $500,000 is available each year for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, with career promise in their chosen fields. Assistance is available primarily for those with FINANCIAL NEED who are pursuing careers in the helping professions. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $8,000.
Leo and Trinidad Sanchez Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Gil Sanchez in memory and honor of his parents, Leo and Trini Sanchez, who emigrated from Mexico to the United States in the 1910s. …Gil's hope is that this scholarship will encourage and help further the education of young people seeking to become architects.
SARA Education Fund
The SARA Education Fund commenced an annual scholarship program open to all students attending an accredited school of Architecture. The student scholarship program was submitted to all NAAB Accredited Architectural Schools across the United States.
Steele Architecture Scholarship
Joseph L. and Vivian E. Steele Architecture Scholarship is open to students who are present or former residents of one of the following Pennsylvania counties: Dauphin, Cumberland, York, Perry, Franklin, Lebanon, Adams, Fulton, Juniata, Lancaster, Montour, Snyder, Bedford, Blair, Centre, Clinton, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Union, or Northumberland, and studying in the final three years of a Bachelor of Architecture program OR in a graduate program leading to a Master of Architecture degree
TCCA Architecture Scholarship
The Tile Contractors Association of America (TCAA) offers two $2,000 scholarships each year for qualifying students.
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architectural Scholarship Fund
Applicants entering final year of MArch I or MArch I AP degree program are eligible for this scholarship.
Each year, BSLA awards up to four scholarships to landscape architecture students. Students are required to be from Maine or Massachusetts and be pursuing an education in landscape architecture or be enrolled in an accredited landscape architecture program in Maine or Massachusetts in order to be eligible. For application instructions please review the website.
Garden Club of America
Lists various awards for Landscape Architecture and Environmental Studies.
The Landscape Architecture Foundation offers many annual scholarship opportunities.
Leadership in Landscape Scholarship
The Landscape Architecture Foundation offers nine different scholarships, with awards ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. Graduate students who display superior performance or have unmet financial needs may qualify.
Karen Ann Shopis-Fox Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship applicants must be legal residents of the State of Connecticut and enrolled in an accredited landscape architecture program at the college or university level.
David T. Woolsey Scholarship
Open to third-, fourth-, or fifth-year undergraduate or graduate students of landscape architecture at Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited programs, whose permanent residence is Hawaii. Up to $2,000 is awarded.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency opportunities
DTRA uses a wide variety of federal and agency managed programs to recruit new talent.
The SMART Scholarship
Scholarship provides funding for a two-year program, with a two year commitment to work in a civilian US Department of Defense labaratory.
NDSEG (National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship)
Provides 36 calendar months of funding to help students prepare for doctoral study in one of 15 supported disciplines. Requires no commitment after school.
Byron Hanke Fellowship for Graduate Study
Awarded by the Community Associations Institute Research Foundation in the amount of $2,500. The Hanke Fellow must be working on a graduate degree that in some way focuses on community associations or common interest properties. In the past, the Research Foundation has made awards available for papers to students in Law, Economics, Urban Planning, and Real Estate areas.
FIABCI Scholarship Foundation
The FIABCI Scholarship Foundation provides aid and travel assistance to students who demonstrate an interest in the field of international real estate or are enrolled in real estate related courses at a qualified university. You must be a member, member's spouse, or a dependent of a member in order to apply.
Harvard Real Estate Consortium (HREC) Founders Awards
Honors students who exemplify excellence in contribution to Harvard, real estate and urban development. There are five awards available totaling $1000 each and can be divided among teams.
ICSC Foundation Scholarships
Several scholarship opportunities related to the field of Real Estate are listed.
Pension Real Estate Association
This scholarship is open to any undergraduate or graduate students studying real estate.
Department of Energy Scholars Program
The DOE Scholars Program will provide students and recent graduates with experiences and training that will prepare and motivate them to pursue careers with DOE. Participants in the program will have a competitive edge for showcasing their talents, education, and skills while familiarizing themselves with DOE functions. This is a ten week summer program.
Graduate Consortium on Energy and Environment Fellowship
This fellowship is open to all Harvard Doctoral students working on energy issues. Applications are due May 28th.
National Center for Environment Research
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering various Graduate Fellowships for master's and doctoral level students in environmentally related fields of study. This list includes the EPA STAR Fellowship supporting environmental studies at the graduate level.
APA Charles Abrams Scholarship
For citizens of the United States who are enrolled or have been accepted for enrollment at the graduate planning programs of Columbia, Harvard, MIT, the New School for Social Research, or the University of Pennsylvania, an award of $2,000 is given to one winner each year. Students must be nominated by the urban planning program faculty and approved by the department chair and program director. At Harvard, nominations are made in the spring of a student's first year at the GSD.
APA Division Scholarships
Several divisions of the American Planning Association sponsor a variety of competitions, scholarships, fellowships, and grants for students enrolled in degree programs in planning or a closely related field.
APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship
Women and minority (African American, Hispanic American, or Native American) students enrolled in an approved Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) planning program who are citizens of the United States, intend to pursue careers as practicing planners in the public sector, and are able to demonstrate a genuine financial need are eligible to apply for this scholarship which will range between $2,000 to $4,000. The deadline is April 30th.
Graduate Research Fellowships: National Science Foundation
NSF Graduate Fellowships offer recognition and three years of support for advanced study to approximately 900 outstanding graduate students. Approximately 90 awards will be in the Women in Engineering (WENG) and Women in Computer and Information Science (WICS) components. Most tailored to Urban Planning and Design students.
International Facility Management Association Foundation
Scholarships are available annually to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing degrees in facility management or related fields. IFMA Foundation scholarships are awarded based on merit and certain restrictions and/or qualification requirements may apply.
Taubman Center University Transportation Center Fellowship
Fellowships for Kennedy School MPP2/MPA2 and Graduate School of Design MUP candidates who have excellent academic records and a strong interest in transportation and infrastructure or related fields.
To be eligible applicants must be Jewish full-time students with financial need. Scholarships are granted to students who show promise in their chosen careers, especially those entering professions dedicated to helping others. Applicants must also be born and/or raised in either Cook County, Chicago metropolitan area, or Northwest Indiana or have one continuous year of full-time employment in Cook County or Chicago metropolitan area prior to starting professional education.
Walter S Barr Fellowships
These awards for full time study beyond the Bachelor’s Degree are made annually to Hampden County, Massachusetts residents selected by the Fellowship Committee. Awards are made on the basis of scholastic record, available resources, need and other pertinent information.
Worcester County Horticultural Society Scholarship
Award ranges from $500-$2,000. The applicant must be entering the junior or senior year of an undergraduate or graduate degree program. The applicant must also be a resident of New England or attending a New England college/university and majoring in horticultural or a horticultural-related field. Phone: 617-869-6111, ext. 24.
Leopold Schepp Foundation
Awards are based on merit and financial need. Applicants can receive up to $8,500 a year.
Luys Foundation Education Scholarship
Scholarships available for students who are Armenian, citizens of Armenia, or of Armenian descent.
New Jersey Class Loans (NJCLASS)
NJCLASS offers low-cost supplemental loans to New Jersey residents attending an eligible in-state or out-of-state school
Modular Building Institute Awards of Distinction
Students have the chance to win a grant for $2500 if their design is selected. For more information and application materials please visit the Modular Building Institute website.
Noma-Reischauer Prize in Japanese Studies
The prize will be awarded annually for the best essays on Japan-related topics written by Harvard University students; one prize of $3,000 for the best essay by a graduate student.
Oregon Community Foundation
Scholarships are open to students from Oregon. For more information please visit their website.
PLAN NH Fellowship and Scholarship
The scholarship is open to an architectural student who is/was a resident of New Hampshire. Find out more information about the scholarship at their website.