LPA, Inc. has established a scholarship program to champion the design professions among students from underrepresented demographics. We believe diversity and inclusion are essential to innovation, belonging, and representation. To that end, we aim to foster a culture where students feel that anything is possible regardless of their starting point. We want to grow, support, and mentor the recipients to attain their professional degree and advance the diversity of architecture and engineering disciplines that serve our communities and contribute to the built environment.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
Applicants to the LPA Interdisciplinary Diversity Scholarship Program must:
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to five (5) awards will be granted. Awards are renewable up to three or four years* or until a bachelor’s degree or Bachelor of Architecture (BARCH) degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and continued enrollment at a NAAB, LAAB, ABET, CIDA or NASAD institution and pursing an eligible major.
*Awards may be renewed for the fifth year for bonafide five-year undergraduate program.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Finalists are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.
Financial need will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate need.
**Black/African American, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander and Women of any race/ethnicity.
Scholarship America will select finalists and LPA, Inc. will determine the recipients. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
All applicants will be notified in late March.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of LPA, Inc. Payment is made in early August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 3, 2021 3:00 pm.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.