Please note that eligible students do not apply for these scholarships and are chosen based on their financial need in accordance with GSD Financial Aid policies and methodologies as part of the consideration for financial assistance. Students considered for these funds may be asked to provide additional information about themselves.

Lawrence H. and Marla G. Curtis Fellowship

Established in 2010 by Lawrence H. Curtis MAUD ’83 and Marla Curtis, the fellowship provides financial aid for GSD students in the Doctor of Design Studies or Doctor of Philosophy programs whose area of study is related to urban planning.

Peter G. Rowe Scholarship Fund

Established in 2004 by friends and alumni in honor of Peter G. Rowe, Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, and former Dean of the Faculty of Design, the fund provides financial aid for GSD doctoral students from East Asia.

Daniel L. Schodek Fellowship

Established in 2014 by Elizabeth Kay Schodek in honor of her husband, Professor Daniel L. Schodek, the fellowship provides financial aid for an incoming GSD student to the Doctor of Design program whose area of study is technology.

Eduard Sekler Fellowship

Established in 2005 by former GSD students of Professor Eduard Sekler, Emeritus Professor of Architecture, and Emeritus Osgood Hooker Professor of Visual Art, the fund provides financial aid for GSD students in the MArch II, MAUD, MDes, and DDes degree programs with a proven interest in the history, theory, criticism, historic preservation of architecture, and/or urban design in Europe and non-western countries.

Yu Family Carl Steinitz Fellowship

Established in 2021 by Kongjian Yu DDes ’95, the fellowship provides financial aid for doctoral-level GSD students studying landscape architecture, with a preference for students who have studied at Peking University and/or are from countries, regions, or climates that are under-represented in GSD’s doctoral programs, including but not limited to the regions of Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and Africa.


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