MAF awards scholarships annually to both students who are completing a Bachelor’s Degree program and who have been accepted or currently enrolled in a professional program leading to a Master of Architecture degree, and to undergraduate students in select programs.
Currently, MAF awards scholarships ranging in value from $1000 to $8000.
MAF scholarship applications are due by April 1 of that year (with the exception of Robinson Scholarship applications, which are due by early February of the given year). All awards are made in the month of April.
Submit MAF applications to Timothy Casai, FAIA:
Criteria For Selection
Students must be residents of the State of Michigan and enrolled and attending the University of Michigan, University of Detroit/Mercy, Lawrence Technological University, Kendall College or Andrews University.
Application shall be made using the Application Form downloaded from this site. Applications including all related materials must be submitted and received by April 1 of the given award year. All Robinson Scholarship applications are due in early February of that year.
Required Data for MAF Scholarships
Required Data for the Robinson Scholarship
The Michigan Architectural Foundation has the sole authority for granting the scholarship awards. The scholarship recipients are selected by a jury of AIA members and selected scholarship sponsors.
For MAF scholarship winner Jake Stuck, creativity is genetic, and pursuing architecture was a way to turn his passion for design into a career.
01AIA Mid-Michigan Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving student with a well-rounded application and portfolio. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, design, community involvement, demonstrated leadership, and financial need. Top priority is given to applicants from or working within the area served by the AIA Mid-Michigan Chapter area.
The first AIA Mid-Michigan Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 was awarded to Hayden Prillwitz, a graduate student at Kendall College of Design. In addition, Hayden received the 2022 Kenneth Neumann Design Scholarship. Her very creative portfolio, and evident skill in writing as a professional made these awards appropriate.
02Paul Stachowiak & Integrated Design Solutions Scholarship
Awarded to a University of Michigan, University of Detroit Mercy or Lawrence Technological University student admitted or currently pursuing a graduate professional degree in architecture and who aspires to a career reflecting a holistic and integrated practice of the highest standards of the profession of architecture.
The Paul Stachowiak & Integrated Design Solutions Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 was awarded to Sophie Pacelko, who is a graduate student at the University of Michigan. Her outstanding academics, active mentorship, and impressive references made this award an excellent choice.
03AIA Michigan President’s Scholarship
Founded by AIA Michigan’s past presidents, the scholarship is for graduate students in architecture that have demonstrated leadership in professional, community or public service activities.
The AIA Michigan President’s Scholarship of $8,000 is awarded to Hanen Mohammad, a graduate student at the University Detroit Mercy. Her outstanding portfolio, academic performance, leadership skills with NOMA as well as excellent references, and her evident financial need made her an outstanding choice for this important award.
04Richard M. and Sidney K. Robinson Scholarship
Awarded to a University of Michigan undergraduate architecture student who aspires to a career that combines the roles of citizen and artist. This award is offered in cooperation with the Huron Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
The Richard M. and Sidney K. Robinson Scholarship in the amount of $3,500 was awarded to Riley Montgomery, a first-year student at the University of Michigan. Her essay demonstrating a strong desire and understanding of architecture based on both citizenship and artistic pursuits was expressed clearly in the essay and other materials submitted for the award.
05Katherine and John Banicki Scholarship
Awarded in recognition of a student’s academic and community achievements.
The John Banicki Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 is awarded to Wud Aldulaimy, who is_a graduate student at the University of Michigan. Her leadership at UM, as well as demonstrated financial need led to her award.
06Leslie D. Tincknell Scholarship
Awarded to a student that exhibits leadership in university and community life, and financial need.
The Leslie Tincknell Scholarship in the amount of $8,000 is awarded to Grace Clifford, a rising graduate student at the University of Detroit Mercy. She was awarded this scholarship for excellent references and a promising portfolio.
07AIA National Scholarship
The national AIA provides funds for an exemplary architecture student.
The American Institute of Architects Scholarship of $1,500 is awarded to Jo-Elisa Clarke, a graduate student at Andrews University. Her excellent portfolio, great academics, and potential architectural skills led to this award.
08Kenneth Neumann Design Scholarship
The Kenneth Neumann Scholarship is awarded based on the design and writing excellence of the submitted application portfolio. The scholarship includes a summer internship with the firm of Neumann/Smith Architecture in Southfield, Michigan.
The Kenneth Neumann Design Scholarship of $2,000 is awarded to Hayden Prillwitz a graduate student at Kendall College of Design. This award includes a summer internship at the firm of Neumann/Smith Architecture in Southfield. In addition, she has been awarded the first AIA Mid-Michigan Scholarship of $1,000. Her very creative portfolio, and evident skill in writing as a professional made these awards appropriate.
09Daniel W. Toshach Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving student with a well-rounded application and portfolio. Preference will be given to applicants from the area served by the AIA Saginaw Valley Chapter.
The Daniel W. Toshach & AIA Saginaw Valley Chapter Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 was awarded to Grace Cooley, a graduate student at the University of Detroit Mercy. This all-around excellent student included extensive activity with AIAS and NOMA as well as an impressive academic record.
10Alvin Ernest Harley Scholarship
Awarded in recognition to a deserving student who demonstrates active participation and leadership involvement in the local AIAS Chapter.
The HED Alvin Ernest Harley AIAS Graduate Scholarship of $1,500 is awarded to Tamzid Jaigirdar, a graduate student at the University of Detroit Mercy. His very active participation in the AIAS chapter and strong commitment to a career in the profession stood out for this student who also featured a terrific portfolio of his work.
The Professional Concepts Insurance Agency (PCIA) Scholarship is to recognize and provide financial assistance to individuals with exemplary community involvement.
The Professional Concepts Insurance Agency Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 was awarded to Areej Shahin, who is pursuing her graduate degree at the University of Michigan. Her all-around excellence in academics, writing and leadership as well as a passion for the profession made this choice for this award appropriate.