2022 DuBose, Sheng and CAF 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: April 25, 2022, 11:59pm

To apply for one of these scholarships, submit digitally as per note #6, sequenced in the following order:

  1. Application
  2. 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: 2022 CAF 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.

In addition, please note the following:

  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 electronically submitted by the deadline date of April 25, 2022. Two letters of reference from faculty members of the institution you attend on school stationary are required to be emailed by the references directly to ctarchfoundation@gmail.com by the deadline date of April 25, 2022.
  5. The name of the applicant is to be included in the subject line as “Re: Applicant’s Name, Connecticut Architecture Foundation Scholarship”. Note that references from employers (unless also a faculty member reference) or others will not be accepted.

Additional Notes

  1. Scholarships are awarded for the college academic year and paid by CAF directly to the school. In the event that the student graduates early or leaves school for some other reason, the scholarship will be pro-rated based upon that portion of the school year actually enrolled.
  2. An award recipient may request a deferment until the following academic year. The deferment request must be prepared and submitted by the award recipient and sent via email to the Executive Director of AIA Connecticut. If approved by CAF, the application will be deferred until the next academic year. The applicant will be notified he or she does not need to reapply but will be required to submit the Deferred Scholarship Reinstatement Form and all award paperwork or decline the deferred award.

Questions? Email ctarchfoundation@gmail.com

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