Scholarships

PLEASE NOTE: THE 2018 APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 27. RECIPIENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED JUNE 1.

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.

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.
 

Diversity in Architecture Scholarship - $2,000

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

Latinos in Architecture Scholarship - $1,000

Purpose:
Support and encourage economically-disadvantaged Latino students who are pursuing a career in architecture.
Eligibility:
Pending graduate of Dallas ISD, enrolled or accepted to an accredited architecture program.
Sponsor:
AIA Dallas Latinos in Architecture Network
 
Description Application

Pat Yates Spillman Scholarship - $1,000

Purpose:
The Spillman Scholarship is to commemorate the contributions of Pat Yates Spillman, FAIA to the City of Dallas, the Texas architectural community and the many non‐profit organizations that he supported through his time and leadership. Pat was a graduate of Texas A&M University and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He also attended Yale University and was a Fulbright Scholarship recipient. His passion for education resonated throughout his career in the many commissions that he received at universities throughout the State of Texas. Pat mentored many architects through his private practice and his leadership in the American Institute of Architects locally, and nationally.
Eligibility:
Awarded to a currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate student of the Texas A&M College of Architecture. Student must have been a resident of the state of Texas for at least five years and demonstrate financial need.
Sponsor:
The scholarship is funded by the family, friends and colleagues of Pat Y. Spillman, FAIA.
 
Description

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

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