Scholarships & Financial Awards

Northeastern and CAMD provide scholarships and other financial support to a limited number of students who have demonstrated high scholastic achievement. Qualifying for financial aid depends on a number of factors, including your family’s financial need, your academic profile, and the availability of university funds. We also offer a tuition reduction for Northeastern alumni.

 

Undergraduate Scholarships

Merit Scholarships

 Students who are in the top 10-15 percent of our applicant pool are considered for competitive merit awards, including the prestigious Dean’s Scholarship. Recipients are awarded $10,000-$25,000 annually. All fall freshman applicants for undergraduate admission to Northeastern are considered. Visit Merit Scholarships for information on how to apply for these and other undergraduate scholarships.

CAMD Creative Leaders Scholarship 

All students who submit portfolios will be considered for a CAMD Creative Leaders Scholarship, ranging from $5,000-$20,000 annually. The scholarship identifies and celebrates applicants with exceptional skills in communications and the arts. Students who are awarded a Creative Leaders Scholarship exemplify the entrepreneurial and creative spirit of the college, and either show extraordinary ability in a CAMD focus area or have interdisciplinary interests that creatively combine fields between CAMD and another college. Learn how to submit a portfolio.

Haig R. Yazijian Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is awarded to one or more rising sophomores who excel academically. Criteria include GPA and design studio performance. No application is required.

Additional Resources

 Regardless of your family’s income and assets, many financial aid options are available to help you pay for educational expenses, including the Northeastern Grant, federal Pell and SEOG grants, subsidized Stafford loans, Federal Work Study, and more. The only way to know if you are eligible for these resources is to apply. Learn how to apply.

 

Graduate Scholarships

College of Arts, Media and Design Graduate Student Scholarships (GSS)

These merit-based scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and are intended to support superior academic achievement at Northeastern. GSS awards are determined on the basis of departmental recommendations and are offered as a percentage tuition reduction. All applicants are considered. There is no separate application.

Graduate Assistantships

Assistantships are compensated as hourly pay and can take the form of research, teaching, and administrative roles within a student’s academic department.

Double Husky Scholarship

Northeastern University offers a 25 percent graduate tuition reduction to Northeastern alumni across more than 100 master’s and certificate programs. Learn more about the Double Husky Scholarship.

Diversity Fellowship

Each year a limited number of fellowships are awarded to graduate students in an effort to help the university achieve a more diverse graduate student body. A variety of factors may be used for the purpose of increasing diversity at the university including gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or other protected classification consistent with the university nondiscrimination policy.

These awards are recommended by the student’s academic department or college. They provide tuition support only and there is no work requirement associated with them.

Martin Luther King Jr. Graduate Fellowship

The MLK Jr. Graduate Fellowships are administered through the African-American Institute. These awards are offered annually to African-American students in full-time graduate programs as long as the student demonstrates satisfactory academic progress and financial need as determined by Student Financial Services. Applicants must complete the financial aid process, as well as an application available from the African-American Institute.

Additional Resources

Visit Northeastern’s Office of Student Financial Services for information regarding other types of financial aid, including loans, student employment, and outside scholarships.

Architecture Scholarships

For minority students whose imagination and design thinking will influence the future of the built environment and the architecture profession. Eligible students must be a US citizen, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be:

  • a high school student planning to enroll in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree
 program; or,
  • a rising second-year college student in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree program; or,
  • a technical school or community college student who has completed high school or its equivalent and intends to transfer to a NAAB-accredited architecture program

For more info, click here.

AIA New Jersey Scholarship Foundation Inc. maintains a program of scholarship grants to qualified architectural students from New Jersey or attending school in New Jersey for the purpose of recognizing scholastic achievement, demonstrated talent, and potential for success in the profession of Architecture.

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To be eligible applicants must either be enrolled in an accredited school in Rhode Island pursuing studies in architecture, or be a Rhode Island resident studying at an accredited school outside of Rhode Island. Applicants must also be returning to continue their professional studies in the academic year 2013-2014. Applicants can apply for one or more of the following scholarships:

The Norton Salk Scholarship for Design Excellence
DF Pray Foundation Scholarship
Architecture Scholarship
Travel Scholarship (must be a school sponsored study abroad program)

Click here for more information on how to apply!

Supporting the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design and landscape architecture. They are looking for the best, brightest, and most innovative students in the residential design world.

All students 17 years of age or older currently enrolled or plan to enroll in interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, or architectural engineering programs in the U.S. may apply for one of the three scholarships. These scholarships are open to both undergraduate and graduate students

Click here for more information on how to apply!

Students who are present or former residents of one of the following Pennsylvania counties: Dauphin, Cumberland, York, Perry, Franklin, Lebanon, Adams, Fulton, Juniata, Lancaster, Montour, Snyder, Bedford, Blair, Centre, Clinton, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Union, or Northumberland, and studying in the final three years of a Bachelor of Architecture program OR in a graduate program leading to a Master of Architecture degree.

For more info, click here.

The Luzarene Foundation

The NEPA Chapter of SIS Scholarship Fund was established and funded by members of the NEPA Chapter of American Institute of Architects to provide scholarship assistance to qualified applicants serious about their long-term pursuits of architecture as a profession and career. They recognize that architecture is as much an art as a science which requires significant commitment from its students. They, as AIA members, commit themselves to be mentors and to provide internships to regional architectural interns.

Further, the NEPA AIA Chapter hopes and encourages students to live and practice their profession within Northeastern Pennsylvania after graduation.

Click here for the complete application.

MOA ARCHITECTURE (MOA) offers an annual merit based private scholarship award & paid summer internship (plus paid travel and living expense reimbursement) to students in accredited architectural programs.

Named in honor of retired founding Principal Kiyoshi Murata, this award was established to recognize and reward entering fifth year, or graduate level students in an accredited architectural program (who will be returning to school in Fall 2014 following the internship). This Scholarship & Internship opportunity is specifically intended for students who demonstrate their passion for architecture, high academic achievement, and design ability.

Please visit  http://moaarch.com/scholarship/ for more information about MOA, this opportunity, and the application/submission requirements.

The Foundation’s goal is to instill in its fellows a heightened sense of responsibility as future leaders in the design disciplines by offering them an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the complexities of the built environment.

The SOM Foundation supports individuals with the highest design aspirations and enables them, through research and travel, to broaden their horizons and achieve excellence in their professional or academic careers.

Currently, the Foundation awards the following prizes and fellowships:

The programs of the SOM Foundation are funded through an endowment established by the partners of the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM). The Foundation’s activities are wholly separate from those of the firm. For more details, click here.

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Since 1986 the Foundation has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships.

In 2019, eight deserving students received a $5,000 scholarship from one of three Scholarship Funds – The Charles DuBose Memorial Scholarship, The Suzanne Sheng Memorial Scholarship, or the Connecticut Architecture Foundation Scholarship.

Eligibility

In order to be considered for a Foundation Scholarship:

  • Applicant must 1) be a current or long-time resident of Connecticut, 2) be employed at a Connecticut architectural firm, or 3) plan to attend a Connecticut-accredited college for Architecture.
  • Applicant must be attending college on a full-time basis.
  • Applicant must satisfy one of the following:
    • Have completed at least two years in a NAAB accredited Architectural Program leading to a B-ARCH degree by June 30, 2020
    • Be currently enrolled in non-accredited undergraduate program and have been accepted to a NAAB accredited Masters Program (M-ARCH).
    • Be a student in an NAAB accredited Masters Programs.

Charles DuBose Memorial  Scholarship

Suzanne Sheng Memorial Scholarship

The architecture profession depends on well-prepared graduates who are able to meet the challenges of the future. Through its commitment to a strong scholarship program, The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) assist undergraduates, graduates and professionals. Please review the program descriptions for eligibility criteria. Applicants must be residents of the U.S. or Canada.

Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship
This scholarship is an early career award that honors the memory of Jason Pettigrew, Assoc. AIA. It helps support emerging professionals who are working toward their license with a scholarship covering the full cost of the ARE (the Architect Registration Exam), as well as study materials.

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a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp AIA Scholarship
Named after David W. Lakamp, a founder of a/e ProNet and a trusted advisor to the profession of architecture, this scholarship is awarded annually to two students who demonstrate a strong interest in practice and risk management in the field of architecture. Each student receives a $5,000 award.

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AF/McAslan Fellowship

Established in 2019, the Architects Foundation/McAslan Fellowship supports travel for two students to engage with UK-based firm John McAslan+ Partners. Students must be matriculating from a NAAB-accredited undergraduate architecture program or studying within a NAAB-accredited master’s degree program.

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Diversity Advancement Scholarship

This multiyear scholarship supports high school and undergraduate minority students who are entering, enrolled in, or transferring into a NAAB-accredited undergraduate architecture program. Scholarships may be renewed every year until your degree is completed, for up to 5 years ($20,000 total award).

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Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship

Sho-Ping Chin, FAIA, helped shape the national discourse on women in architecture and design, and this $10,000 scholarship honors her legacy. The scholarship is open to third- and fourth-year women architecture students in a NAAB-accredited undergraduate degree program, as well as women in any level of graduate study in a NAAB-accredited program. In addition to the financial award, recipients also get paired with a senior mentor from Payette for their scholarship year.

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Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship

The Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship was established in 2018 in honor of Yann Weymouth, AIA. This scholarship will be awarded each year to an architecture student with a focus on the design intersection of sustainability, resilience, wellness and beauty. The recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship, as well as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be mentored by Weymouth.

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Architects are known for designing and helping shape the cities we live in. From homes to churches, schools to skyscrapers, architects create buildings all around us. Just like any great building design, students studying architecture know they need a plan for their college finances, too. This educational blueprint should not be complete without a scholarship search. As an architect major, students have resources available to them from university and college awards to scholarships from architecture firms and organizations, such as the American Institute of Architects (AIA). If you plan to become an architect, check out this directory of scholarships for architecture majors. While you’re here, create a free Unigo profile for a customized list of awards just for you.

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/by-major/architecture-scholarships

 

This merit-based scholarship supports architecture students with demonstrated financial need. Students must be nominated by the dean or chair of the school of architecture in which they are currently studying in order to apply for this award.

https://www.centerforarchitecture.org/scholarships-grants/eleanor-allwork-scholarship/

 

The NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) was established in 1963 by NAWIC to assist in providing the construction industry with trained employees through higher education.  Construction is the only industry that encompasses almost every professional discipline.  Literally every career sector is available to you:  trades, project management, administrative, legal, financial, insurance, business owner…the list is virtually endless.  Once someone decides on a career in construction, they then have to find ways to pay for their education.  The NAWIC Founders Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) is here to help.

Each year we are pleased to award over $25,000 to worthy recipients in construction-related programs. Award amounts range from $500 to $2,500. Some local chapters award scholarships as well.  For questions on eligibility please see below or email us at [email protected]

The ASID Foundation, in partnership with our ASID Industry Partners, provides a number of annual scholarships and grant opportunities available to expand research and knowledge around the impact of interior design on behavior, health, and well-being.

https://www.asid.org/resources/awards/scholarships-and-grants

GCFM believes in supporting education. Horticulture-based education is supported by the Garden Club Federation of Maine, GCFM Districts and GCFM local garden clubs. It is today’s students that will be the leaders of tomorrow, ensuring the preservation of our natural resources of the planet Earth. Applicants majoring in: Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Conservation, Forestry, Botany, Agronomy, Plant Pathology, Environmental Concerns, Ecology, Land Management and other/or other garden fields.

https://www.mainegardenclubs.org/content/scholarship/scholarships

Gensler is committed to the education of emerging design talent. The firm has awarded nearly $260,000 in academic scholarships to students and graduates over the last 19 years. Gensler offers two U.S. scholarship opportunities annually.

https://www.gensler.com/scholarships?q=scholarships

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) was established in 1962 to support and promote horticultural research that benefits the nursery and landscape industry. HRI is regarded as the research affiliate of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA). The HRI Endowment fund is composed of several scholarship funds that aid students who are seeking a lifelong career in horticulture.

https://www.hriresearch.org/scholarship/fund-your-future

Various scholarship opportunities. Visit their web-site for current information.

https://www.centerforarchitecture.org/scholarships-grants/

Every year Historic American Building Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) offers students and practitioners employment and professional training opportunities through its summer recording program, competitions, and internships and fellowships. Participants take with them a greater awareness and knowledge of historic buildings, structures and sites, as well as the importance of “preservation through documentation.”

https://www.nps.gov/hdp/competitions/peterson.htm

The Tradewell Fellowship offers aspiring healthcare architects exceptional career-building opportunities. Named in honor of the late Gary Tradewell, a former Vice President and Medical Planner, it is the most established fellowship of its kind with over two decades of legacy and counting!

Fellows will be immersed in the field and have the opportunity to continue their education with an individual healthcare architecture research topic of their choice. Other benefits of the Tradewell fellowship include funding to attend a national conference of choice, direct involvement in client user meetings, and travel opportunities. By the end of their fellowship year, participants are well positioned for career advancement and leadership roles.

The Tradewell Fellowship occurs on a June to June cycle in participating healthcare offices.

https://www.eypae.com/tradewell-fellowship

Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

The Fund offers a list of free scholarship searches and other scholarship tips and information.

https://www.salliemae.com/about/community-engagement/

The nation’s largest non-profit, private-sector scholarship and educational support organization.

https://scholarshipamerica.org/students/browse-scholarships/

A compilation of a large variety of scholarships available to architecture students.

https://www.aias.org/career/scholarships/

Houzz is committed to supporting and encouraging women architecture students as they pursue their educational endeavors and enter the world of residential design. Open to female students studying architecture/architectural engineering at the undergraduate or graduate level.

https://www.petersons.com/scholarship/women-in-architecture-scholarship-111_218643.aspx

f you are pursuing a degree in architecture to enter a popular career field that combines your creativity with practicality in creating long-lasting buildings, then you should be aware of the scholarships for architecture majors that are available across the United States.

https://www.topdegreesonline.org/scholarships/architecture-majors/