Congratulations to MAF’s
2019 Scholarship Recipients

08/05/2019

Please join the Michigan Architectural Foundation in congratulating its 2019 scholarship recipients. Of the many talented and dedicated students attending Michigan’s undergraduate and graduate architectural programs that applied, seven exemplary architecture students were awarded a combined $18,600 in scholarships by MAF to support their continued passion for the profession and commitment to leadership and community.

The students applying for MAF Scholarships demonstrate a passion for the profession, as well as a commitment to leadership and community. The seven winners of awards this year were exceptional in one or more of these important areas. For the most part, as is the ever-increasing case each year, the students are in need of scholarship support due to the escalating cost of an architectural education. The jury was pleased with the overall quality of the submitting students and their work, and as always, will work to include as many students as possible in the process of scholarship awards by the Michigan Architectural Foundation. This scholarship effort is a point of pride for this committee of MAF, and we offer many thanks to those who have contributed or helped to raise funds for these annual awards of student support.

MAF’s 2019 Scholarship Recipients:

Sarah Britain

University of Michigan

John Banicki Scholarship
Kenneth Neumann Design Scholarship

The Kenneth Neumann Design Scholarship of $1,400 was awarded to Sarah Britain, a new graduate student at the University of Michigan. This award includes a summer internship at the firm of Neumann Smith Associates in Southfield. In addition, Sarah was awarded the John Banicki Scholarship in the amount of $2,500. Her creative portfolio, design promise, and outstanding academic record made this award appropriate.

 

Muhamad Naqshbandi

University of Detroit Mercy

Leslie D. Tincknell Scholarship
Daniel W. Toshach Scholarship

The Daniel W. Toshach & AIA Saginaw Valley Chapter Scholarship in the amount of $1,200 was awarded to Muhamad Naqshbandi, a first-year graduate student at the University of Detroit/Mercy. In addition, he was awarded the Leslie D. Tincknell Scholarship in the amount of $1,500. His excellent academic record coupled with engaging personal and leadership statements made his award appropriate.

 

Logan Flowers

University of Detroit Mercy

AIA Michigan President’s Scholarship

The AIA Michigan President’s Scholarship of $5,000 was awarded to Logan Flowers, an entering graduate student at the University of Detroit/Mercy. His outstanding leadership qualities, references, and excellent portfolio, as well as his evident financial need, made him an excellent choice for this award.

 

 

Brandon Haarer

Lawrence Technological University

AIA National Scholarship

The American Institute of Architect’s Scholarship of $1,500 was awarded to Brandon Haarer, a rising graduate student at the Lawrence Technological University. His very well-crafted portfolio and deep commitment to leadership impact led to this award.

 

 

Thaddeus Stawiarski

University of Detroit Mercy

Professional Concepts Insurance Agency Scholarship

The Professional Concepts Insurance Agency Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 was awarded to Thaddeus Stawiarski, a rising graduate student at the University of Detroit/Mercy. He was awarded this scholarship for his leadership in AIAS and in community activities.

 

 

Natalie Maalouf

University of Detroit Mercy

Alvin Ernest Harley Scholarship

The HED Alvin Ernest Harley AIAS Graduate Scholarship of $1,000 was awarded to Natalie Maalouf, an incoming graduate student at the University of Detroit/Mercy. Her very active participation in the AIAS chapter and commitment to a career in the profession stood out among applicants.

 

Natsume Ono

University of Michigan

Richard M. and Sidney K. Robinson Scholarship

The Richard M. and Sidney K. Robinson Scholarship in the amount of $3,500 was awarded to Natsume Ono, who is a first-year student at the University of Michigan. This award is co-sponsored by the Huron Valley Chapter of the AIA. Her desire to fulfill a role as a socially responsible citizen architect of activism and integrity was expressed clearly in her essay for the award.