2023 Allan Dehar Memorial Scholarship Information

Allan Dehar Memorial Scholarship

Students who are presently enrolled or planning to enroll in an architectural program at a Connecticut community college are eligible to apply for this scholarship. In response to the reality that there are multiple pathways for obtaining an architectural education, this scholarship provides an opportunity to assist and to encourage students who are interested in pursuing a career in architecture. Connecticut residents are encouraged to apply.

The Allan Dehar Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2020 in memory of Allan Dehar, FAIA. Beginning with humble roots attending trade school followed by attending night school, his work experience included the offices of Eero Saarinen & Associates and Minoru Yamasaki & Associates. He founded his firm, Allan Dehar Associates in New Haven designing significant projects with an emphasis on higher education. His contributions to the profession included serving on the Connecticut Architectural Licensing Board and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, mentoring high school students through the ACE Mentor Program, and speaking to vocational classes about a career in architecture.

 Deadline: April 25, 2023, 11:59pm

To apply for the Allan Dehar Memorial Scholarship submit digitally as per note #6, sequenced in the following order:

  1. Application
  2. A one-page letter describing your accomplishments, goals, and aspirations. A one-page letter describing your accomplishments, goals, and aspirations.
  3. A one-to-two-page resume of education, experience, honors, activities, interests and Connecticut affiliation.
  4. A completed Financial Aid form signed and completed by the Financial Aid office at the institution you are attending. Your school’s Financial Aid Officer must complete the relevant sections and sign the form.
  5. One exemplary project including description of project, drawings/media depicting project and an explanation of the rationale for your design. Materials will not be returned. (By submitting this application, you grant permission to the Connecticut Architecture Foundation, Inc. to reproduce any or all of your materials for the promotion of its programs.)
  6. Prepare a single PDF file of all submitted material (in the same sequence as listed above) labeled: 2023 Allan Dehar Scholarship Application file_YOUR NAME. Submit through WeTransfer: https://cafct.wetransfer.com/
  7. Note that the successful applicant, upon being notified of award, will be expected to provide a portrait photo for news releases, as well as a 1-minute introductory video.

Download the 2023 Dehar Scholarship Application