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Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship

The AIA Seattle Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship seeks to expand the experience and leadership opportunities of young professionals, encourage cross-cultural dialogue in the profession, and share knowledge from architecture practice around the globe with members in Puget Sound. Through a $5000 grant, the scholarship supports travel for the purposes of research. 

The Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship is funded by generous contributions by Seattle-area Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIAs) and AIA members.

Scholarship Recipients
2014: Stefan Kaiser Assoc. AIA
"Tech (+) Hub: The influence of tech industry development in San Francisco, Nairobi, Kansas City and Seattle." 

2013: David Dahl Assoc. AIA
"Float, Fill, Flood"
Check out David's blog!

2012: Sarah Snider Assoc. AIA
"Growing Up Downtown: Raising a Family in Urban Seattle."
Check out Sarah's blog!

2011: Joe Mayo Assoc. AIA
"Timber City"

2010: Daniel Toole Assoc. AIA
Check out Daniel's Travel Scholarship blog!

2009: Cristina Bump Assoc. AIA
Check out Cristina's Travel Scholarship blog!

Scholarship Finalists
2013: Megan Groth, Nicole Lew
2012: Trevor Dykstra, Marlo Brown, Crystal Loya
2011: Sarah Snider, Jonathan Lemons and Trevor Dykstra
2010: Jordan Pope, Jonathan Junker and Christopher Gerrick
2009: Jordan Pope, Bray Hayden, Chelsea Gorkiewicz

Eligibility: AIA Seattle members or associate members who have graduated from an accredited architecture program within the last 7 years.

Criteria: The Honors and Fellows Committee will award scholarship funds based on proposals. Proposals should demonstrate the project’s creativity, feasibility, impact and outcomes.

The Committee requests proposals from qualifying individuals highlighting their travel plans and outlining their area of study and investigation. The proposed travel and study program must address the built environment and have relevance and application to design issues faced by Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. The scholarship recipient will be expected to return to Seattle and publicly present the results and content of their travel and study to the Committee and AIA Seattle membership. Preference will be given to projects that produce a tangible product available to all local members, such as an exhibition, magazine article, program or publication.

Submittal guidelines are available for download at right.

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