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The future of the architectural profession resides with the next generation of architects. The AIASCV Scholarship program has four scholarships available for students whom reside in Santa Clara Valley and are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program leading to a career in architecture.


The scholarship committee, board of directors, and members at large feel a student's decision to study architecture should be determined by talent and perseverance and not limited by financial status.


The three scholarships are  


Application and Criteria

AIASCV Scholarship Schedule - 2017

  • February 1, 2017 Scholarships Open
  • April 12, 2017 Scholarship Deadline all Scholarships must be in by 4:00 pm
  • April 21st Scholarship Submission Reviews
  • April 27th and 28th Scholarship Finalist Candidates Live Interviews
  • May 4, 2017 Scholarship Winners will be notified
  • May 2017 Scholarship Chapter Celebration

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How to apply

Applicants can attach digital files that should not exceed 24MB.  

Please follow the directions as they are written below and incomplete applications will not be considered.


  1. Portfolio of work.  Graphic materials that demonstrate the applicant’s design abilities. The submittal shall represent the independent work of the applicant. Portfolios become the property of AIASCV and contents may be used to promote the AIASCV’s scholarship program. Please provide PowerPoint slides  that demonstrate the evolution of your design studies. TIP: Your portfolio should represent the design evolution of your studies. Include sketching, paintings, drawings, sculptures, school work.
  2. Written statement of personal goals as pertaining to your interest in architecture. Not to exceed one page. The written statement needs to be submitted with the portfolio in PDF format.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from teachers and/or practicing professional architects. The letters need to be on letterhead, signed, and specific to this application. Emailing a PDF copy of the letters are acceptable.
  4. Verify you comply with the criteria of the fund you are applying for.  Click to read the eligibility requirements.

        5.  Completed “Applicant Information” online form below needs to also be included with the portfolio.

Deadline for submittal to the AIASCV office is 4:00 pm, April 12, 2017


Any and all required electronic documents and images are also due by 4:00pm, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. 

Email to: with the email Subject Line to read:  Scholarship – “your name”



Selection of Finalist shall be based on the merits of submitted portfolio and materials.


Finalist must be available for a scheduled, live 30 minute interview, on April 27th & April 28th. Final awards shall be made after interviews with the Finalist. Award winners will be notified by May 4, 2017.


The Scholarship Award Celebration will be in May 2017. It is our goal to have all the scholarship recipients available to attend this event. The date & location have not been finalized, but it will be held in the vicinity of Santa Clara County.


If you have any questions about the AIASCV SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, please contact us at 408.298.0611




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