2022 Northwest Washington Section Scholarship

AIA Northwest Washington Section's annual scholarship supports students from Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties pursuing architectural studies. Learn more about the scholarship, contribute to the fund, and apply!

The goal of the AIA Northwest Washington Section Scholarship Fund is to foster the profession of architecture through financial assistance for the education of local residents who are pursuing a Professional or Master’s degree in Architecture.  Scholarships will be awarded annually and presented to the recipient at the Section’s Annual Design Awards event held in October.  In addition, the awards will be acknowledge on the AIA’s website, including an overview of the recipient’s interests and goals in the field of architecture.


The application process is open to all residents (inclusive of students with immediate family) of Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties who are enrolled in an accredited School of Architecture, regardless of location, and entering their Junior year or above.  Schools of architecture must be accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).

Awards + Funding

At least two scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded once per year.  The funds are comprised of direct donations from our AIA Northwest Washington Section architectural firms along with interest earned from the Fund’s endowment.



The AIA Northwest Washington Section Committee will review applications, interview the applicants and grant Awards at the Committee’s discretion.  The funds awarded may be used by the recipient at their discretion.  Former recipients of AIA Northwest Section scholarships may apply for additional scholarships in consecutive years.


To apply, complete the below form by November 30, 2022. Applicants will be notified for the award by December 24, 2022. For more information, contact Pearl Schaar, NWW Section Steering Committee, or Melissa Neher, AIA Seattle Executive Director.

Application form coming soon!