Architecture

Scholarships

New Zealand's Isolation in the Sublime
"New Zealand's 'Isolation in the Sublime'" - Kleon Tran, 2018-19 L.T. Shanks recipien

 

he Department of Architecture has numerous scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Some provide financial support for tuition, while others fund travel and research.

The sections below outline the deadlines and requirements for each scholarship and, in the case of travel-research programs, the outcomes of recent recipients.

Those interested in the Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship for young professionals and architecture students in the final year of their program are advised to visit   https://env.cpp.edu/arc/cavin-fellowship.

The L.T. Shanks Travel Scholarship is awarded to architecture students, supporting their research and travel based on an approved proposal. Recipients present their findings as part of the department's annual Bernard Zimmerman Lecture Series.

ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION DETAILS

Open to:  Third- and fourth-year undergraduate students and second-year graduate student
Scholarships available: 1-2 every year
Scholarship amount:  Applicant must propose a budget between $2,500-$3,000
Application Deadline:  TBA
Additional Details:  Student applicants must present a detailed proposal, budget, portfolio, and academic record. This is NOT to support travel in the International Year or Summer Abroad programs. The L.T. Shanks Scholarship is a form of independent program of travel, research and study.


2018-19 L.T. Shanks Scholar: Franco Mellone | Sustainability in Kenyan Architecture

The Pitassi Scholarship is for high-achieving students with interested in the role of housing in community development. The ideal candidate demonstrates academic achievement, exceptional community service and leadership qualities.

ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION DETAILS

Open To:  Architecture, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA for freshmen and sophomore applicants
Scholarships Available: 1 every year
Scholarship Amount:  $1,000
Application Deadline:  TBA
Additional Details:  Applicants must submit a one-page essay on the importance of housing in community development, and a sample of the design portfolio. Examples of appropriate items to include in your portfolio include: architectural design work (process drawings/conceptual work/sketching); computer modeling exercises and rendering; fine arts projects and free-hand drawings; photographs of physical models; and photography. Please do not send original artwork.

First- and second-year students are eligible to apply their first year + one additional year after acceptance to Cal Poly Pomona. Incoming transfer students are eligible to apply for one (1) year upon acceptance to the university. Awardees shall be eligible for consideration of a paid internship over the summer with a private development firm. Award recipient is required to send a thank-you letter to the donor.

ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION DETAILS

Open To:  Second to fourth-year undergraduate students and first- or second-year graduate students with an overal 3.0 GPA
Scholarships Available: 1 every year
Scholarship Amount:  $500
Application Deadline:  TBA
Additional Details:  Applicants will be judged on academic record (include unofficial transcript), portfolio with at least three projects, and a letter in which the applicant discusses goals in an anticipated career in the architectural profession. Include the names of two faculty member as references. Award recipient is required to write a thank-you letter to the donor.

ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION DETAILS

Open To: Undergraduates with freshman, sophomore, junior and senior standings, a 3.5 GPA, and enrolled as a full-time architecture major with evidence of financial need
Scholarships Available: 1 every year
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Application Deadline: TBA
Additional Details: Applicant will be judged on academic record (unofficial transcript), portfolio with at least three projects, and one letter of recommendation. Applicants must be self-starters, leaders, team players and multi-disciplined. Minority and women candidates are particularly encourafed to apply. Students may reapply for the scholarship annually; however, students must demonstrate successful completion of coursework in the previous academic year. Priority will be given to renewable scholarship recipients. Award recipient is required to write a thank-you letter to the donor.

Interested in studying abroad for the summer or the entire academic year? The Hunt Traveling Scholarship supports ambitious B.Arch and M.Arch students for whom such professional and academic development opportunities should not be out of reach because of financial need.

ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION DETAILS

Open To:  Third- and fourth-year undergraduate students; second- and third-year graduate students
Scholarships Available: 3 every year
Scholarship Amount:  $1,000
Application Deadline:  TBA
Additional Details:  Student applicants must present a detailed proposal, budget, portfolio, and academic record. Awards are given to support travel in the International Year or Summer Abroad programs. Submit letter explaining proposed travel plans and expectations; include names of two faculty members as references. Student applicants are required to submit academic records and demonstrate financial need.

ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION DETAILS

Open To:  Fourth- and fifth-year undergraduate students with an overall 3.0 GPA
Scholarships Available: 1 every year
Scholarship Amount:  $1,000
Application Deadline:  TBA
Additional Details:  Student applicants will be judged on academic record (inclue printout of grades), portfolio with at least three projects, and a letter in which the applicant discusses their work experience, internship(s) and anticipated career in the architecture profession. Include the names of two faculty members as references. Award recipient is required to send a thank-you letter to the donor.

ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION DETAILS

Open To: Second-, third- and fourth-year undergraduate students with a minumum 3.0 GPA, who are registered for a full-time course load
Scholarships Available: 1 every year
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Application Deadline: TBA
Additional Details: Prospective recipients are required to submit one (1) letter of recommendation from a non-student. This annual scholarship will be awarded to individuals who are self-starters, leaders, team players and multi-disciplined. Minority and women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Students may re-apply for the scholarship annually; however, student applicants must demonstrate successful completion of coursework in the previous academic year. Priority will be given to renewable scholarship recipients.

Established in honor of the late Professor Emeritus Paul Helmle, this eponymous program honors his commitment to quality design and its importance to architectural education. This scholarship is open to students at the end of their second year. Finalists are chosen by second-year faculty who will jointly evaluate the work of applicants by means of portfolios, and determine the recipient(s) based on the clarity of their projects, drawing ability, formal and spatial quality, and conceptual strength.

ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION DETAILS

Open To: Second-year undergraduate student 
Scholarships Available: 1-2 every year
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Application Deadline: TBA
Additional Details: Applicants will be judged based on design excellence as reflected in their design portfolio. Award recipients are required to send a thank-you letter to the donor.