Recipient Announced for 2020 Northwest Washington Section Scholarship

Matthew Robinson was chosen to receive $4000 in unrestricted scholarship support through the Northwest Washington Section's annual support fund.

The Northwest Washington Section Scholarship Fund has awarded one scholarships totaling $4000 to a local student pursuing Architectural education.

2020-21 Recipient:
My name is Matthew Robinson, I was born and raised in Bellingham Washington and I am 22 years old. Growing up I spent my time running around in the forests of Chuckanut Mountain and playing wiffle-ball with my neighbors during the beautiful Northwest summers. I still enjoy being outside, taking advantage of the vast assortment of trails and parks in both Washington and Oregon whenever I can. I attended Sehome High School where I played both basketball and baseball before making the decision to go to college at the University of Oregon in Eugene. I am currently entering the fifth year of my Bachelors of Architecture education, with a Minor in Landscape Architecture. I enjoy traveling, listening to music, hiking, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on my favorite sports teams.

About the Northwest Washington Section Scholarship Fund
The goal of the AIA Northwest Washington Section Scholarship is to encourage and assist local residents of Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties who are pursuing a degree in architecture in an accredited School of Architecture. Entering its 9th year, the scholarship fund primarily funded by funds raised at the annual Scholarship Golf Tournament. Despite the cancellation of the 2020 tournament, the Section remains committed to funding the program throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to help students in the region.

About the Northwest Washington Section of American Institute of Architects Seattle Chapter
AIA Northwest Washington is section of AIA Seattle that provides events and programs for AIA members in Skagit, Whatcom, Island and San Juan counties.

About the Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Founded in 1894, AIA Seattle is a not-for-profit professional association of architects, allied professionals, and laypeople. AIA Seattle provides the architecture community with resources and relationships to make a difference through design.