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Financial Aid / Awards

Academic Common Market

Residents of 16 southern US states other than Georgia are potentially eligible for in-state tuition for study toward architecture graduate degrees at Georgia Tech.  To review states currently approving the Master of Architecture, Master of Urban Design, Master of Science and PhD (with a concentration in Architecture), for out-of-state tuition waiver, and to learn how to propose our degree for out-of-state tuition waiver by other southern states, visit http://www.sreb.org/page/1304/academic_common_market.html and speak with an academic advisor in the School of Architecture.

 

GRA /GTA Positions

School of Architecture GRA/GTA positions may be awarded to graduate architecture students upon admission, based on merit, or upon completion of at least a year of full-time study in the School of Architecture.  All assistantships require an average of 15 hours of work each week.  The assistantships provide a stipend and a tuition waiver and may be approved for one or more semesters. All additional tuition costs and mandatory fees are to be paid by the student.

  • Graduate Research Assistantships:  The availability of these awards is dependent on the nature and amount of externally-sponsored research activity in the College of Architecture and the background and experience of the applicants relative to the research being conducted. These assistantships are awarded each semester by the faculty member who is conducting a sponsored research project.

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantships:  These positions typically involve assisting instructors in courses such as architectural history, architectural technology, design computing, environmental systems, structures, and construction technology. It is essential that the applicants for these positions have outstanding qualifications from previous academic and/or professional experience.

To apply for an assistantship, submit a statement of interest and resume to rachel [dot] vonins [at] coa [dot] gatech [dot] edu (Rachel Von Ins).  There is no other application process for graduate assistantships.

 

Graduate Fellowships Scholarships, Awards and Competitions

  • Nix Mann Fellowship:  This fellowship is intended to attract outstanding graduate students to the Master of Architecture program at Georgia Tech. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in architecture.
  • T Gordon Little Fellowship:  This fellowship is intended to attract outstanding graduate students to the Master of Architecture program at Georgia Tech.  Candidates must meet fellowship criteria based on financial need and professional promise in the field of Architecture. The award can range from 1 to 3.5 years. Fellowship recipients must be registered and enrolled as a full-time student in the Master of Architecture program at Georgia Tech each semester of the award and must remain in good academic standing throughout the duration of the fellowship.
  • Charles R. Brown Urban Design Fellowship:  This fellowship is awarded to graduate students in the School of Architecture, pursuing a degree with a focus in urban design.
  • Alex Roush Fellowship:  This fellowship is awarded upon admission to the Master of Architecture Program, to a student with an excellent prior academic record and demonstrated financial need.
  • Paul M. Heffernan Travel Abroad Scholarship:  Awarded to architecture students for study abroad.
  • Marthame Sanders Fellowship:  Awarded to architecture students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, a marked flair for creativity and evidence of determination to make a contribution to the betterment of society.
  • Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architectural Scholarship:  Awarded to students in a NAAB accredited architecture program for demonstrating the ability to produce quality architectural design and personal development in the field of architecture.  http://www.zgf.com/scholarship/
  • KohnPedersenFox(KPF) TravelingFellowshipThegoaloftheawardistoallow Master of Architecture studentstobroadentheireducationthroughasummeroftravelbeforetheirfinalyearatschool.  http://www.kpf.com/profile.community.fellowship.asp
  • Gensler Diversity Scholarship:  Awarded to African-American students in a NAAB accredited architecture program, and provides academic scholarships and paid summer internships in a Gensler regional office.  http://www.gensler.com/scholarships
  • SOM Foundation Fellowships and Competition:  Graduate students of architecture, design, urban design and structural engineering are eligible to apply.  http://www.somfoundation.som.com/award
  • Stanley, Love-Stanley Award:  Awarded to architecture students of African descent for progressive academic achievement.
  • Stevens & Wilkinson Award: Awarded to a graduate minority architecture student with exceptional professional promise.
  • Gwinner Student Leadership Fellowship:  Awarded annually to the president and vice-president of the Georgia Tech Chapter of AIAS.
  • Henry Adams AIA Gold Medal and Certificate of Achievement:  Awarded to the top-ranking graduating student in the Master of Architecture Program.
  • ARCC King Student Medal:  Typically awarded to a PhD student by the Architectural Research Centers Consortium for Excellence in Architectural and Environmental Research.
  • Portman Prize Competition: Options II Studio competition, sponsored by John Portman & Associates.
  • Masonry Competition:  Graduate architecture student competition,sponsored by the National Concrete Masonry Association, for demonstrating the best use of masonry architectural design.
  • Dorothy P. Spence Memorial Scholarship:  Sponsored by the Architecture Foundation of Georgia and awarded to Master of Architecture students who have demonstrated exemplary academic performance, design ability, leadership and service to the school and design community.
  • Urban Land Institute-Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition:  This urban design and development competition challenges graduate students by requiring multidisciplinary student teams to devise a comprehensive development program for a real, large-scale site.
  • The Big River Fellowship:  Awarded to graduate students who place first, second and third in a special juried competition in which the use of structural lightweight concrete or lightweight concrete masonry units are a required design element.
  • National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Student Design Competition: http://www.noma.net/
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Competitions:  http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/competitions

 

Undergraduate Fellowships Scholarships, Awards and Competitions

  • Dominique Bonnamour Lloyd Scholarship: Awarded to undergraduate architecture students for study abroad, with preference to those studying in Paris.
  • Stang & Newdow Scholarship:  Awarded to undergraduate architecture students for study abroad.
  • Andrew D. Jarrett Memorial Fellowship:  Awarded to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need, participating in study abroad.
  • Robert D. Betzel Jr. Scholarship:  Awarded to undergraduate architecture students with demonstrated financial need, participating in study abroad.
  • Cooper Carry Scholarship:  Awarded to undergraduate architecture students for study abroad, with preference to those studying in Paris.
  • William L. Pulgram Scholarship:  Awarded to undergraduate architecture students for study abroad.
  • Vernon McCoy-William Shipley Scholarship:  Awarded to undergraduate architecture students for study abroad, with preference to those studying in Paris.
  • Lindsay Pope Brayfield Clifford & Associates International Study AbroadAward:  Awarded to undergraduate architecture students for study abroad.
  • Paul M. Heffernan Travel Abroad Scholarship:  Awarded to undergraduate and graduate architecture students for study abroad.
  • Alan Salzman Memorial Scholarship:  Awarded to undergraduate architecture students who demonstrate financial need.
  • Marthame Sanders Fellowship:  Awarded to architecture students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, a marked flair for creativity and evidence of determination to make a contribution to the betterment of society.
  • James Bowden Addy Memorial Scholarship:  Awarded to undergraduate architecture students.
  • A. Frank Beckum Jr. Memorial Award:  Awarded to junior architecture students who demonstrate financial need and academic merit.
  • Lewis F. Lanter Student Award:  Awarded to an architecture student in recognition of excellent performance in the Senior Design Studio sequence.
  • Hugh Barrett Coyle Scholarship: Awarded to undergraduate architecture students who demonstrate financial need and are citizens of the United States.
  • Janice N. Wittschiebe Scholarship:  Awarded to undergraduate architecture students who demonstrate financial need and are citizens of the United States.
  • Albert Lee Hawes Scholarship:  Awarded to undergraduate architecture students.
  • James Russell Tuten Scholarship:  Awarded to undergraduate students majoring in architecture or building construction.
  • John William Sandeford Memorial Scholarship:  Awarded to undergraduate architecture students from the Central Savannah River Area.
  • Ruth Kaigler Goode & D. Rex Goode Scholarship:  Awarded to undergraduate architecture students.
  • Joseph F. Steed Endowment:  Awarded to undergraduate architecture students who demonstrate financial need.
  • Spirit of the Studio Award:  Recipient selected by peers in junior studio.
  • SOM Foundation Fellowships and Competition:  Graduating undergraduate students of architecture, design, urban design and structural engineering are eligible to apply.  http://www.somfoundation.som.com/award
  • Stanley, Love-Stanley Award:  Awarded to architecture students of African descent for progressive academic achievement.
  • Gwinner Student Leadership Fellowship:  Awarded annually to the president and vice-president of the Georgia Tech Chapter of AIAS.
  • Alpha Rho Chi Medal:  Awarded by the Alpha Rho Chi Honorary Architecture Fraternity to a graduating senior who has demonstrated leadership, service to the school, and professional promise.
  • National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Student Design Competition: http://www.noma.net/
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Competitions:  http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/competitions

 

For more information about fellowships, scholarships, awards and competitions, please contact brenda [dot] gaynor [at] coa [dot] gatech [dot] edu (Brenda Gaynor).