2020 Scholarship Information

Charles DuBose Memorial Scholarship
Students who have completed two years in accredited undergraduate architectural programs or have been accepted into an accredited graduate program are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Connecticut residents are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students at the University of Pennsylvania, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Fontainebleau summer program.

The Charles DuBose Scholarship Fund was established in 1986 by DuBose Associates, Inc. of Hartford, Connecticut in memory of Charles DuBose, FAIA. Ruth DuBose, Widow of Mr. Charles DuBose, has contributed substantially to the scholarship fund. Charles DuBose, Founder and Chairman of DuBose Architects Associates, Inc., was most noted for his design of Constitution Plaza in Hartford. It was acclaimed in the 1960’s as one of the first urban developments to effectively separate pedestrian movement from vehicular traffic with a series of raised landscaped terraces.

Suzanne Sheng Memorial Scholarship
Students who have completed two years in accredited undergraduate architectural programs or have been accepted into an accredited graduate program are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Connecticut residents are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students at Cornell University.

CAF Scholarship
Students who have completed two years in accredited undergraduate architectural programs or have been accepted into an accredited graduate program are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Connecticut residents are encouraged to apply.

 Scholarship awards have previously ranged between $1,200 and $5,000.

 Deadline (postmarked): April 20, 2020

 To apply for one of these scholarships, send the complete information as listed below:

  1. Application
  2. A one-page letter describing your accomplishments and goals
  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 institution 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: 2020 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.

In addition, please note:

  1. Applications must include current email address, contact information and telephone number.
  2. If confirmation of acceptance of award is not received in writing within 30 days of award notification, the award offering will be revoked.
  3. If application is incomplete or does not comply with stated requirements, application will be disqualified.
  4. Applications must be postmarked with the deadline date of April 20, 2020.
  5. Two faculty letters of reference on college or university stationary are required to be mailed by the references directly to the address below, postmarked with the deadline date of April 20, 2020. The name of the applicant is to be included as “Re: Applicant’s Name” directly below “Connecticut Architecture Foundation: Scholarship Committee” in the address shown on the envelope. Note that references from employers or others will not be accepted.

Mail required correspondence to:
Connecticut Architecture Foundation: Scholarship Committee
c/o AIA Connecticut
370 James Street, Suite 402
New Haven, CT 06513

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