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AIA Northern Virginia Awards Three Scholarships to Local Architecture Students
Posted Tuesday, November 14

The chapter offers an annual scholarship program to help students pursue their architectural education. Funds to support this program are provided by AIA Northern Virginia’s Golf Tournament, with additional funds contributed by the American Institute of Architects.

Organized by the chapter’s Schools Connections Committee, the scholarship program is available to rising 4th year and higher students who are enrolled in an accredited architecture program in Virginia or who live within the chapter boundaries and attend an accredited architecture program elsewhere in the country.

This year, interested students were asked to submit a drink coaster design that graphically depicts their design work and acts as an advertisement for architecture as a whole.

Congratulations to the winning students, all from Virginia Tech’s Washington Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC):

1st Place – Monica Mendoza, 4th year BA in Architecture
2nd Place – Marium Rahman, M.Arch
3rd Place – Alyssa Tope, MS in Urban Design

The submissions were reviewed anonymously by a jury comprised of:

• Matt Alexander, AIA
      Kerns Group Architects and Coordinator of our Scholarship Program
• Kylee Besecker, Associate AIA
      Kerns Group Architects
• Morgan Danner, Associate AIA
      NAVFAC Washington and Coordinator of our Scholarship Program
• Sonia Jarboe, AIA
      GBR Architects
• Josh McKenrick, AIA
      Moment Engineering + Design

The scholarships were presented on November 13 at WAAC’s student meeting by Matt Alexander, AIA.

This is the 14th year of this highly rewarding program and we encourage interested students to apply for the 2018 program. Information will be available on our website next fall.


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