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ARE Scholarship Applications Due
September 28

AIA Northern Virginia’s Young Architects Forum (YAF) has developed a scholarship program to support testing and defray the costs for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE). This scholarship is intended to recognize an Associate AIA member who has made significant contributions to the profession at an early stage in their career and to encourage their pursuit of licensure.
Applicants must be an Associate member in good standing of AIA NOVA and have an active record with the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB). Each applicant must submit an application in PDF format, consisting of the following:

• Completed application form
• One professional biography and/or resume (limited to two pages)
• A 500-word essay on the following topic: “Why do you want to be licensed, and how do you think it will affect your career?”

A successful application will demonstrate a passion for the pursuit of architectural licensure and significant contributions to the profession, community, and/or the advancement of emerging professionals.

One candidate will be selected to receive financial support to cover the costs of six tests of the ARE, whether the test is passed or not. Valid for one calendar year, the chapter will reimburse up to $1,410 of the recipient’s testing fees as each test is taken.

All applications must be submitted as one entry PDF and must be received by 5:00p on September 28, 2020. PDF file to be named as lastname_AIANova-ARE-Scholarship-2019.pdf

Send completed application (PDF) via email with the subject line “2019 ARE Scholarship Submission” to