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AIA St. Louis Scholarships

The AIA St. Louis Scholarship Fund was founded in 1965 to assist students from the greater St. Louis region enrolled in accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB). 


Today the AIA St. Louis Scholarship Fund is one of the largest architectural scholarship programs in the country.   Financial support is provided to students entering their third, fourth or fifth year of studies.  Support is also provided to St. Louis residents enrolled in an NAAB accredited graduate school of architecture.   



All applications for the AIA St. Louis Scholarship Fund are processed through St. Louis Graduates at  The site will begin to accept applications for the 2020-2021 school year on Feb. 1, 2020.


The deadline is  June 1, 2020.   AIA St. Louis Scholarship Fund is a proud member of this regional effort to encourage and support post secondary education for the St. Louis community.


To apply, click HERE where you will first establish an account in Scholarship Central by completing the general application.  You will then scroll through the list of scholarships to find the AIA St. Louis Scholarship Fund to upload its application. 


Each application will be required to attend a personal interview with the Trustees of the Fund and the interviews will include a portfolio review.




The named AIA St. Louis Scholarship funds are:


American Institute of Architects Component Scholarship Fund (for 2020)


• Ralph Ranft Fund

• George E. Kassabaum Fund

• Ada & Rex Becker Fund

• Kenneth Wischmeyer Fund

The Masonry Institute, Bricklayers Local No. 1, Mason Contractors Fund

 Peter Olhausen Fund

Eugene Mackey, III Travel Scholarship Fund

The trustees will determine which fund is applicable for each candidate; the applicant does not apply for a particular fund.

Trustees of the AIA St. Louis Scholarship Fund are:

Chair:            Robert Winters, AIA  of OWH, Inc.

Secretary:     Grace Corbin, AIA of Christner Inc.

Treasurer:     John Berendzen, AIA of Fox Architects

Trustee:        Karl Grice, AIA of The Grice Group

Trustee:        David Polzin, AIA of CannonDesign St. Louis

To donate via the website, click HERE.


The AIA St. Louis Scholarship Fund is an IRS recognized 501 (c) 3.  As such, donations are tax deductible and gifts may be received in care of AIA St. Louis at 911 Washington Avenue, Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63101 and payable to the AIA St. Louis Scholarship Fund or one of the above named funds.  If you wish to discuss your donation to the AIA St. Louis Scholarship Fund, please call the Chapter Office at 314-621-3484 to speak with AIASTL Executive Director Michelle Swatek.



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