Architecture Program Scholarships and Awards
The Architecture Program offers a number of competitive scholarships and awards that support its undergraduate and graduate students’ academic endeavors and related travel while enrolled full-time in its degree programs. The Scholarship and Awards Committee of the Architecture Program reviews applications for these awards annually during the spring semester, then communicates their recommendations to the Architecture Program faculty for final approval.
Complete applications must be received on February 15th by 5:00pm in the Architecture Program Office or the main office of the School of Architecture and Planning in Pearl Hall. Should the 15th fall on a Saturday or Sunday, then by 5:00pm on the following Monday.
Additionally, the faculty of the Architecture Program annually honors three graduating Master of Architecture students for their exemplary performance. The awards are medals and certificates from national organizations that wish to honor graduating students nationwide who excel in their respective accredited first professional degree programs. The recipients of these awards are determined by a nomination process and majority vote of the Architecture Program faculty. The names of the recipients are announced at the School’s annual graduation ceremony and Honors and Awards Ceremony.
The three non-monetary but nationally prestigious awards are:
The Alpha Rho Chi Medal from the National Professional Fraternity for Architecture and the Allied Arts recognizes graduating seniors who excel academically and in service to their respective programs.
The AIA Henry Adams Medal from the American Institute of Architects is awarded to the “top-ranking” graduating student for “general excellence” throughout the course of his or her architectural studies in a first professional degree program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).
The AIA Henry Adams Certificate of Merit from the American Institute of Architects is awarded to the “second-ranking” graduating student for “general excellence” throughout the course of his or her architectural studies in a first professional degree program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).
Other Scholarships for Graduate and Undergraduate Students
New Mexico 3% Scholarships are tuition awards available for full time students who are New Mexico residents with demonstrable financial need. They are offered for one year to new graduate students. For eligibility criteria and additional information visit the Office of Graduate Studies website. For additional scholarships, go to the UNM Office of Graduate Studies and the UNM Financial Aid Office.
For more information on Undergraduate student scholarships click on this link: http://scholarship.unm.edu/scholarships/ which is part of the UNM Scholarship website.