Scholarships

The Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation proudly administers a scholarship and fellowship program to support the next generation of architects. Provided by a multitude of generous sponsors, these scholarships provide travel funds, tuition support and other grants to high school and college architecture students, as well as young architects just beginning their careers.

Scholarship applications are available online and due by the end of March each year. Awards are announced by the end of April.

A description of each scholarship/fellowship is below, with links to individual applications.

McDermott Traveling Fellowship - $2,000

Purpose:
Awarded for traveling studies in architecture; to research, develop, and disseminate knowledge of the built environment. Past projects have included trips to Spain to study Moorish architecture and to Switzerland to study the works of Peter Zumthor.
Eligibility:
4th, 5th, 6th year student, or recent graduate of an accredited architecture program.
Sponsor:
Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation-McDermott Fund
 
Description Application

Swank Traveling Fellowship - $2,000

Purpose:
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. Recent awardees have studied the use of local construction techniques in primary school design in India and adobe construction in Urubamba Valley in Peru.
Eligibility:
4th, 5th, 6th year student, or recent graduate of an accredited architecture program.
Sponsor:
Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation-Patsy and Arch Swank, Jr. Fund
 
Description Application

Mary Kolb Berglund Traveling Fellowship - $2,000

Purpose:
Awarded for traveling studies in architecture: to research, develop, and disseminate knowledge of the built environment. A recent recipient journeyed to El Kef, Tunisia to participate in the design and construction of an education center.
Eligibility:
4th, 5th, 6th year student, or recent graduate of an accredited architecture program.
Sponsor:
Mary Kolb Berglund Fund at The Dallas Foundation
 
Description Application

Omniplan/Harrell+Hamilton Scholarship - $2,000

Purpose:
Recognize and encourage the talented and dedicated graduate students at the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington. (Please note that this scholarship is administered through the UTA School of Architecture. No applications are available through DCFA.)
Eligibility:
Graduate student enrolled at UT Arlington School of Architecture
Sponsor:
Omniplan, Inc.
 

Minority Architect Scholarship - $2,000 ($1,000 for 2 semesters)

Purpose:
Support and encourage economically-disadvantaged minority students who are pursuing a career in architecture.
Eligibility:
Graduate of Dallas or Irving ISD, enrolled or accepted to an accredited architecture program.
Sponsor:
Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation
 
Description Application

Skyline High School Scholarship - $1,000

Purpose:
Recognize and encourage the talented students in the Skyline Architecture Cluster. Recipients are nominated by the Skyline architecture faculty.
Eligibility:
Senior student enrolled in the Dallas Skyline High School Architecture Cluster.
Sponsor:
Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation, with funds raised through sales of student designed note cards.
 

United Masonry Contractors Association Scholarship - $2,500

Purpose:
To recognize the most talented and dedicated students interested in preserving and expanding the use of masonry in the state of Texas.
Eligibility:
Graduate of a North Texas high school and enrolled in or accepted to an accredited architecture program.
Sponsor:
United Masonry Contractors Association
 
Description Application

For additional details, refer to individual scholarship applications/descriptions.

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