Every year, the American Institute of Architects donates thousands and thousands of dollars to high school students wanting to pursue a career in architecture. This money comes in the form of scholarships and is sent to the college of the student’s choice. In order to be qualified for this type of scholarship, students must write several essays to AIA regarding their passion for architecture and why they believe they deserve a scholarship. Another way a student can obtain a scholarship from AIA is to take architecture classes either in high school or in a public program and provide proof to AIA. On the American Insitute of Architects website, there are clear guidelines for high school students who are interested in receiving a scholarship.
In addition to helping high school students, the American Insitute of Architects helps college students, too. College students currently enrolled in an architect major can send samples of their work to AIA. If AIA believes their work is outstanding, AIA will pay the remainder of their college tuition. Beyond scholarships, the American Institute of Architects hands out awards to the best college architects in America. These awards usually come as a surprise. Some of these awards come in the form of cash prizes and some come in the form of plaques. However, all the awards given out by AIA allow the recipient to down in AIA history.
College students who have received an award from the American Institute of Architects have been able to land phenomenal jobs in the architect industry. Many of these students have left reviews on the AIA website. Moreover, many employers have also left reviews on the AIA website. These reviews detail how AIA chose the perfect students to give an award to due to their amazing work and work ethic.
Another amazing this about the American Institute of Architects is that they encourage college students to promote the art of architecture. AIA has a ton a material available for college students on different ways they can promote architecture. These include speaking at schools, having fundraisers, and so much more. College students have raved about this material because it gives step by step approaches to promoting architecture. College students have also raved about the joy they get from promoting architecture as an art form. The AIA is happy that more and more college students are choosing to major in architecture, and AIA is planning to develop several more scholarship programs in the near future.