The Barbara G. Laurie Scholarship
Awarded each year, the AIA|DC and the Washington Architectural Foundation are proud to provide a scholarship for DC high school students entering undergraduate architecture programs.
Architects Foundation Scholarships
Every year, the Foundation awards thousands of dollars in architecture scholarships to high school students; to architecture students in NAAB-accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs; to Architect Registration Exam (ARE) candidates who are working toward becoming licensed architects; and to licensed architects pursuing educational enrichment opportunities.
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
Raina Lee, University of Virginia, Clas of 2023
2019 Barbara G. Laurie Scholar
WAF programs are supported in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.