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DUE: AREĀ® 2024 Scholarship Application
September 25

Every year AIA NoVA’s Young Architects Forum (YAF) finances the costs for the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) through a scholarship program developed to support testing and encourage young architects to get licensed. This scholarship is intended to recognize a NoVA 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. The recipient will be recognized at the chapter’s Autumn Social on October 18.

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

NEW THIS YEAR: The recipient will also get to attend the AIA NoVA 2024 ARE® Prep Study Series for FREE.

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 the following required documents (in pdf format) for scholarship consideration: 
• 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. All applications must be submitted as one PDF and must be received by 5pm ET on Sept. 25, 2023.