To te and encourage the study of architecture by New York City public high school students through
a two-year scholarship to supplement tuition and related costs during their freshman and sophomore
years at architecture school.
Single award in the amount of up to $10,000 per year for two years.
Applicants must be current New York City public high school seniors who have been accepted to a
NAAB-accredited school of architecture in the U.S.
NYC Charter Schools are eligible. Students at private, parochial or other schools where tuition is
charged are not eligible. Applicants must provide a copy of their final graduation high school
transcript in order to accept the award. The second year of the scholarship funding is dependent on
demonstrated successful completion of the student’s first year.
Applications must be received by June 15th by 5:00 pm EST. Applications received after the deadline
will not be considered. No exceptions. All applications must be submitted as a PDF. Hard copies of
the application are no longer required.
• Cover Page: The cover page provides the student’s contact information and an application
• Two Essays: Not exceeding 500 words each.
o Essay 1: Why are you interested in studying architecture?
o Essay 2: What building in New York City has inspired you? Describe what you find interesting
about it and why it is meaningful to you.
• Portfolio: The portfolio must consist of 3-4 pieces of the student’s own visual art, design,
or architecture work. Projects may be
2-D or 3-D. If a group project is submitted, the student must indicate their role in the project.
• High School Transcript: Students must submit their most recent high school transcript as part
of the application. Submission of a final graduation transcript, when available, will be required
in order to accept the award.
• College Acceptance Letter: Students must submit proof of acceptance to a NAAB-accredited
school of architecture in the U.S.
• Two Letters of Recommendation: Students must submit two letters of recommendation: one from a
teacher in their high school; the second may be from an employer, person in the field of
architecture, or other adult. Recommendations cannot be from a relative of the student and should
speak to the student’s character, promise, skills, and the likelihood of success in a college
architecture program. All letters of recommendation must be submitted as a PDF signed and on
For more information and submissions requirements visit
Email schol @
Monday, June 15
White Corners: Financial Aid: Scholarships
4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144