Student Kira Connery recognized for outstanding achievement
AIA Seattle is pleased to announce the 2012 winner of the Marga Rose Hancock Endowed Scholarship for Diversity scholarship, Kira Connery. Awarded to a graduate architecture student in the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments, this scholarship supports academically meritorious and financially needy students, with a preference for underrepresented minorities.
Ms. Connery, who is working toward his Master of Architecture degree at the University of Washington, is a native of southern California and earned her B.A. in Architecture from UC Berkeley. She has worked as a custom kitchen designer and maintains an interest in photography, graphic design, and theatrical design. In 2011 she moved to Seattle to begin the M.Arch program at UW with a particular interest in cultural landscapes, suburban improvement and renewal, and adaptive reuse.
Since 1990, the AIA Seattle Diversity Roundtable has funded the annual giving of scholarship support to a student at the UW Department of Architecture. In 2004, the Diversity Roundtable completed a campaign to endow the fund, administered by the UW Foundation. Annually, a UW faculty committee reviews applications and selects a qualifying student to receive scholarship support, with the final decision resting with the faculty chair. The Diversity Roundtable congratulates and welcomes the scholarship recipient at the UW College of Built Environment’s annual Scholarship luncheon and at the annual Summer Solstice event, this year happening on June 21. More information on that event can be found here.
This scholarship has been matched by the AIA Component Scholarship Program. More information on that program here.
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