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Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship History



In March 2012, the retirement of Walter A. Hunt, Jr. FAIA, Vice Chairman Emeritus of the Architecture and Design Firm, Gold Gensler was celebrated with a fundraiser that raised $150,000. Principal contributors included the Gensler Foundation, partners and staff at Gensler, and the Hunt family.

To honor Walter Hunt’s dedication to the field of architecture, this fund was used to establish a scholarship to assist New York City public high school students pursuing a degree in architecture at an NAAB-accredited school of architecture in the U.S.

The scholarship was named the Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship because of Walter Hunt’s wish to specifically support New York City public high school students. The $20,000 scholarship will be awarded annually, based on a competitive application process, in the amount of $10,000 per year for two years to subsidize the student’s college tuition and related costs.

The first scholarship was awarded in Spring 2014.