Barbara G. Laurie Scholarship Program

Are you graduating from a D.C.-area high school and is your permanent residence in the District? The Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC) and the Washington Architectural Foundation have jointly sponsored a scholarship for new architecture students since 1999. Awarded initially in the freshman year, the scholarship will follow you through your four-or five-year degree as long as you remain in an architecture program anywhere in the United States and maintain a good grade point average.

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Deadline: April 15, 2019

Questions? Email Mary Fitch

The Barbara G. Laurie Architectural Scholarship was established in 2013. Laurie, an architect who was devoted to the Washington Architectural Foundation and the community, was a partner of Devrouax + Purnell, a prominent architecture firm in DC. She was a founding member of the Organization of Black Designers and professor of architecture at Howard University. After her untimely passing in 2013, the scholarship was named in her honor.

Past and current scholars include:

Aime Vailes-Macarie, Pratt Institute, Class of 2015
2013 SOM Scholar

Gabriel Massalley, Temple University, Class of 2015
2013/2014 Barnes Vanze Scholar

Alex Claros, Morgan State University, Class of 2016
2013 HKS Scholar

Savannah Cranford, Penn State, Class of 2017
2013 Perkins Eastman Scholar

Oscar Castro, University of Virginia, Class of 2018
2014 cox, graae + spack Scholar

Chinedu Adiele, Virginia Tech, Class of 2019
2015 Lois Nichols Memorial Scholar

Mariah A. Stewart, Tuskegee University, Class of 2020
2016 Joseph Wnuk Scholar

Chidera Udeh, Temple University, Class of 2021
2017 Barbara G. Laurie Scholar

The Barbara Laurie Scholarship Program is sponsored by Pepco, an Exelon Company.