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AIA Northern Virginia Scholarship Applications Due
October 30

The AIA Northern Virginia Schools Connections Committee is pleased to announce they are accepting entries for the 2015 AIA NOVA Scholarship Program. Applications are due October 30.

Winners will receive a monetary award to be used for tuition/supplies in an accredited architectural program. First Place will be awarded $1,500, Second Place $1,000 and Third Place $500.

Scholarship entries shall consist of a single smartphone case design that depicts your architectural design ability and best demonstrates why you are deserving of this scholarship. Submissions should include a visual case that promotes architecture to all cellphone users and makes people interested in architectural design or architecture school. This is a case that should act as an advertisement for architecture as a whole!

Submissions are to be emailed to and are limited to a standard 8.5”x11” PDF of 3MB maximum, laid out according to the template found on the Call for Entries, with your design placed in the area for back of case and your personal information on the area for the front of case.

Eligible students must be rising 4th year and higher and must be enrolled in an accredited architectural program in Virginia or must live within the Northern Virginia Chapter boundaries and attend an accredited architectural program elsewhere in the country. Entries are to be judged anonymously; include your name, year/degree program, address, email and phone number on the template space for the front of the case. You can also include a brief description of the design intent of the case with a maximum of 3 sentences. Entries will be retained by AIA NOVA for future publication and a printed phone case of your own.

This Scholarship Program is supported through funding from AIA Northern Virginia and a grant from The American Institute of Architects.