A scholarship from The Connecticut Architecture Foundation can help you pursue your architectural education. Every year, The CAF awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to architecture students in NAAB-accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Since 1986 the Foundation has awarded over $600,000 in scholarships.
Jane and Kevin Roche Scholarship – Inaugural Year
The Jane & Kevin Roche Scholarship Fund was created in 2022 by the children of Jane and Kevin Roche to celebrate the lives and achievements of their parents.
Students who have completed two years in accredited undergraduate architectural programs or who have been accepted into an accredited graduate program are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Preference will be given to students enrolled in a Connecticut based architectural program or who are Connecticut Residents.
Charles DuBose Memorial Scholarship
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 Associates, Inc. Architects, was most noted for his design of Constitution Plaza in Hartford. It was acclaimed in the 1960s as one of the first urban developments to effectively separate pedestrian movement from vehicular traffic with a series of raised landscaped terraces.
Students who have completed two years in accredited undergraduate architectural programs or who 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.
Suzanne Sheng Memorial Scholarship
In 1997, the Sheng family established a memorial scholarship fund in memory of Suzanne Sheng who was a Connecticut architect working with James Lawler, FAIA at the time of her death. The first scholarship award from the Fund was in 2002.
The Fund is be used solely for scholarships for students of architecture, giving preference to students in architectural degree programs at Cornell University. While students who are Connecticut residents are encouraged to apply, the Fund is open to any student who has completed two years of study in an accredited undergraduate architectural program or who has been accepted into an accredited graduate architectural program.
The CAF offers scholarships funded from the proceeds of our own fundraising efforts and from our generous sponsors. This scholarship is granted to students with the goal of furthering the mission of the Connecticut Architecture Foundation: to raise public awareness and expectations of Architecture and the built environment.
Students who have completed two years in NAAB-accredited undergraduate architecture programs or have been accepted into a NAAB-accredited graduate program are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Connecticut residents are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility for the Roche, DuBose, Sheng, or CAF Scholarships
In order to be considered for a Jane and Kevin Roche Scholarship, a Charles DuBose Memorial Scholarship, a Suzanne Sheng Memorial Scholarship, or a Connecticut Architecture Foundation Scholarship:
- Applicant must either:
- be a current or long-time resident of Connecticut, or
- be employed at a Connecticut architectural firm, or
- plan to attend a Connecticut-accredited college for Architecture.
- Applicant must be attending college on a full-time basis.
- Applicant must satisfy one of the following:
- Have completed at least two years in a NAAB accredited Architectural Program leading to a B-ARCH degree by June 30, 2023.
- Be currently enrolled in non-accredited undergraduate program and have been accepted to a NAAB accredited Masters Program (M-ARCH).
- Be a student in an NAAB accredited Masters Programs.
The above Scholarship submissions for 2024 will be accepted from February to April. Application information wil be posted in early 2024.
Hoffmann Diversity Advancement Scholarship – Inaugural Year
The Connecticut Architecture Foundation, in partnership with Hoffmann Architects and Engineers, a Connecticut-based architecture and engineering firm specializing in building exteriors, is pleased to offer this scholarship, starting in 2023, to students from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups who are seeking degrees in architecture or engineering.
Internship Opportunity with Hoffmann Architects and Engineers
Hoffmann Architects + Engineers may offer scholarship recipients the opportunity for a paid internship in one of the firm’s three offices (New Haven CT, New York NY, and Alexandria VA). As a practice specializing in a unique niche of the architecture and engineering profession – the design and rehabilitation of the building enclosure – Hoffmann can provide students with practical experience in diagnosis and detailing of exterior envelope systems that they likely would not be exposed to in their architecture or engineering studies.
The internship is optional and declining the offer of an intern position does not necessitate forfeiting the scholarship. Internships are not guaranteed to awardees and are pending COVID restrictions and other logistical considerations.
Eligibility for the Hoffmann Scholarship
The Hoffmann Diversity Advancement Scholarship is open to applicants who are:
- Students entering or enrolled full-time in an NAAB-accredited architecture program or ABET-accredited civil or structural engineering program, and residents / full-time college or university students located in: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington DC, Virginia, or Maryland.
- Students representing a minority racial or ethnic group, as defined by the State of New York. Please refer to the application for additional details.
- Preference is given to applicants intending to pursue a career in the restoration and rehabilitation of existing buildings, specifically focusing on the building enclosure. However, the scholarship is open to all applicants who meet the above eligibility criteria, regardless of intended specialization.
Allan Dehar Memorial Scholarship
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.
Eligibility for the Dehar 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. In order to be considered for an Allan Dehar Memorial Scholarship, a candidate must be either:
- A student currently enrolled, or planning to enroll, in an architectural program at a Connecticut community college with plans to continue an architectural education.
- A student currently enrolled in an architectural program at a Connecticut Community College and who has been accepted to an architecture program at a college or university.
- A student currently enrolled in a Connecticut Vocational/Technical School planning to attend a Connecticut Community College.
- Full-time and part-time students will be considered.
- The applicant must demonstrate some connection to the State of Connecticut (residence, school, work, etc.).
This scholarship is granted to students with the goal of furthering the mission of the Connecticut Architecture Foundation: to raise public awareness and expectations of architecture and the built environment. Long-range plans include eventually extending the Allan Dehar Memorial Scholarship to students attending the Connecticut Vocational/Technical School system. Note that applying for this scholarship does not limit an applicant from applying to any future CAF scholarships.