The Center for Architecture

536 LaGuardia Place,
NY, NY 10012


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Center for Architecture Design Scholarship


Students must be nominated by the Dean or Chair of the school of architecture in which they are currently studying in order to apply for this award.



Applications must be received March 15th by 5:00 pm EST. No exceptions.

If the deadline falls on a weekend, the application must be submitted by 5pm on the following Monday.



Single or multiple awards up to $5,000



Merit-based scholarships that support deserving students studying architecture, design, engineering, planning or a related discipline in an accredited program within New York State.



Students seeking their degree in architecture or related design discipline from an accredited school within New York State. The Dean or Chair of the architectural school or accredited design program shall invite up to three students from their respective college or university to apply based on their high level of academic performance and evidence of financial need. Financial need of the student shall be determined by the guidelines of the Financial Aid Officer of the school nominating the candidate.

Students cannot be nominated for both the CFA Design and Allwork awards.  Students in their final year of school are not eligible to apply.

Eligible Engineering Programs

Architectural, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical, Structural


Eligible Design Programs
Architectural, Environmental, Furniture, Industrial, Interior, Landscape, Sustainable, Urban 


Note: A graduate student is eligible if his or her undergraduate degree is in a field other than architecture.


Jury Guidelines 

Financial aid for students seeking their first architectural degree from a NAAB accredited school (Allwork) or first design degree (CFA Design) with a high level of academic performance and financial need. Applicants’ financial need is determined by the nominating dean or chair. Student portfolios, each containing three projects, should be judged in terms of the following additional criteria.

Concept Demonstrates a clear and focused line of inquiry
Artistry  Demonstrates a sensitive aesthetic ability
Skill         Demonstrates an a high level of aptitude

This scholarship aims to broaden the purview of the award program to include students studying in design related fields including engineering, landscape architecture, interior design, etc.


the Application Form