Scholarships

The Department of Architecture provides scholarship applications to all current undergraduate and graduate students during the winter quarter. Decisions and awards are granted during the spring quarter for the upcoming academic year. Scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year are listed below.

2010 ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP DESCRIPTIONS


The Department of Architecture is pleased to offer a number of student scholarships and fellowships in 2010. Eligibility for these awards varies, but it is only necessary to complete a single application form (attached) for all of them. Please note that the Chinn and Fukui awards require submission of a portfolio in addition to the application form and personal statement. If you need an application form it is available at http://depts.washington.edu/archdept/current.html, or from Claudine Manio in 208 Gould Hall.


1. Norman "Bud" and Charllotte A. Aehle Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide support for students in the College of Built Environments, particularly to make it possible for highly motivated students to complete their degrees. Bud Aehle graduated from the UW in 1951 with a degree in architecture. He then had a very successful career as an architect, including, among many educational institutions, the design of the Green River Community College campus. His wife, Charllotte (now deceased), graduated from the University with an education and home economics degree in 1951, and taught for a number of years in Washington public schools.
- Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students
- Selection Criteria: Financial need and commitment to architecture as a profession
- Award amount (approximate): $2,500


2. Department of Architecture Faculty Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of this endowment is to provide financial assistance to students presently enrolled in the Department of Architecture.
-  Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students
-  Selection Criteria: Financial need; preference for participation in collegiate rowing; or active
    participation (1 year min. involvement) in the promotion of social or economic justice activities.
-  Award amount (approximate): $1,000


3. William T. Caine Memorial Fund
This fund is designated for the advancement of students in the hospital or healthcare facilities design field.
-  Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students
-  Selection Criteria: research focus in the area of hospital or healthcare facility design
-  Award amount (approximate): $6,000


4. L. Arnie Chinn Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide financial assistance to deserving undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Architecture. This fund is established in honor and memory of Arnie Chinn (Leslie Arnold Chinn), who was born in Seattle on December 31, 1953, the son of Les and Gladys Chinn. Arnie attended Franklin High School in Seattle and received his B.A. in Architecture and his B.S.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Washington, both in 1978.Arnie Chinn began his career as a designer for the Seattle firm of Terry Draheim Associates. He also worked at Business Space Design, where his projects included the Seattle Repertory Theater’s Bagley Wright Theater at the Seattle Center. After a period with Forma Design, he moved to New York City in 1982. He lived in London for nearly a year in 1983 before returning to New York and joining the firm of John Saladino. He established the New York office of Forma where he was Director of Design until founding his own design firm, L. Arnie Chinn Studio, in 1988. Arnie died in New York City on March 8, 1994, at the age of 40. He loved the University of Washington and his profession, and the donors to the scholarship fund hope to provide financial assistance to students who share the passion he demonstrated for great design.
-  Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students
-  Selection Criteria: Academic merit, financial need, and performance in design as demonstrated
   by a portfolio containing not more than five examples of original design work
-  Award amount (approximate): $5,000


5. Charles F. Clay / Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to full-time undergraduate students in the departments of Architecture
and Construction Management who are U.S. citizens with demonstrated scholastic ability and
financial need.
- Eligibility: Undergraduate students
- Selection Criteria: U.S. citizen; academic merit; and financial need.
- Award amount (approximate): $500


6. Mitsu and William O. Fukui Memorial Endowed Diversity Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is, to the extent legally possible, to provide assistance to graduate
students in the Department of Architecture in the College of Built Environments who demonstrate
design excellence, with a preference for students who are underrepresented minorities. The donor, David H. Fukui, graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1964 and is a practicing architect in Seattle. David is grateful for the love and financial support of his parents, as well as for the patience they showed many times during his university years. He wishes to honor them by establishing the Mitsu and William O. Fukui Memorial Endowed Diversity Scholarship.
-  Eligibility: Graduate students only
-  Selection Criteria: Academic merit, financial need, and demonstration of design excellence, the
latter of which shall be based on the submission of a portfolio containing not more than five
examples of original design work. Preference shall be given to underrepresented minority
students in accordance with University policies for awarding such scholarships.
- Award amount (approximate): $5,000

5. Charles F. Clay / Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to full-time undergraduate students in the departments of Architecture
and Construction Management who are U.S. citizens with demonstrated scholastic ability and
financial need.
-  Eligibility: Undergraduate students
-  Selection Criteria: U.S. citizen; academic merit; and financial need.
-  Award amount (approximate): $500

6. Mitsu and William O. Fukui Memorial Endowed Diversity Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is, to the extent legally possible, to provide assistance to graduate
students in the Department of Architecture in the College of Built Environments who demonstrate
design excellence, with a preference for students who are underrepresented minorities. The donor, David H. Fukui, graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1964 and is a practicing architect in Seattle. David is grateful for the love and financial support of his parents, as well as for the patience they showed many times during his university years. He wishes to honor them by establishing the Mitsu and William O. Fukui Memorial Endowed Diversity Scholarship.
-  Eligibility: Graduate students only
-  Selection Criteria: Academic merit, financial need, and demonstration of design excellence, the
latter of which shall be based on the submission of a portfolio containing not more than five
examples of original design work. Preference shall be given to underrepresented minority
students in accordance with University.
-  Award amount (approximate): $1,500

7. Marga Rose Hancock Endowed Scholarship for Diversity
The purpose of this student support fund is, to the extent legally possible, to provide financial awards to graduate students in the Department of Architecture at CBE, with a preference for students who are underrepresented minorities. AIA Seattle’s Minority Membership Committee (also known as the Diversity Roundtable) established this fund to encourage and support participation in architecture by people from diverse ethnic, gender, and economic backgrounds and from other underrepresented groups. In 2007, past Presidents of AIA Seattle completed their effort to elevate the endowment to the endowed scholarship level, and renamed the fund in honor of Marga Rose Hancock Hon. AIA, recognizing her sustained and sustaining effort to support professional diversity in architecture.
- Eligibility: Graduate students only
- Selection Criteria: Academic merit and financial need. Preference shall be given to
underrepresented minority students in accordance with University policies for awarding such
scholarships.
- Award amount (approximate): $3,000

8. L. Jane Hastings Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is, to the extent legally possible, to provide assistance to
undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Architecture in the College of Built
Environments, with a preference for female students. L. Jane Hastings, a 1952 honors graduate of the Department of Architecture, award-winning architect, and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), has in her long career established an exemplary record of service to her profession, to the University, and to the community at large. At a time when women were not generously welcomed either to the Department of Architecture or to the architectural profession, she overcame those barriers to win her Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1952 and the Alpha Rho Chi Leadership and Service Medal. By the time of her retirement in 2002, she had the oldest woman-owned architectural practice in Washington. Jane’s career is acknowledged by various awards, including her Matrix Table 1994 Woman of Achievement award, her AIA Seattle Medal in 1995, and listings in both Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. Surely Jane Hastings is an inspiration for those seeking entry to the profession of architecture, whether women or men, with a career whose spirit this scholarship and its donor seek to honor. Jane’s own student experience, entirely self-supported, demonstrates the help that such a scholarship as this could offer. Its establisher is Professor Emeritus Norman J. Johnston, a retired member of the CBE faculty and Jane’s husband.
-  Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students
-  Selection Criteria: Academic merit and financial need. Preference shall be given to female
students in accordance with University policies for awarding such scholarships.
-  Award amount (approximate): $1,000

9. Charles Winthrop Lea III Memorial Scholarship
The donors’ primary desire in establishing this scholarship is the attainment of improved architectural design. Charles Winthrop Lea III received his Bachelor of Architecture from the College in 1963 and, sadly, died in a car accident that same year. His parents immediately established a memorial scholarship in his name so that his “professional promise could be realized through the achievements of architecture students aided by this scholarship."
-  Eligibility: Graduate students only
-  Selection Criteria: Financial need and degree of professional promise
-  Award amount (approximate): $8,000


10. Walter H. McAninch Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of this endowment is to provide assistance to undergraduate students in the Department of Architecture and was established by Myrene C. McAninch, Ph.D. in honor of her late husband, Walter H. McAninch.
-  Eligibility: Undergraduate students only
-  Selection Criteria: Academic merit and financial need.
-  Award amount (approximate): $2,500


11. John Morse Graduate Fellowship Endowment for International Travel
The purpose of this endowed fellowship is to support graduate student travel in pursuit of the study of international architecture and design concepts and/or the liberal studies of the art and literature of
architecture. Fellowship recipients shall be required to give a public lecture upon completion of their
studies to the Department of Architecture and the architectural community of Seattle. A reproducible
copy of the text and illustrations shall be available for printing for public distribution at a cost reimbursable by the University through the endowment. Preference will be given to proposals for travel to study the architecture of developing countries, especially countries on the continent of Africa. John Morse, a well known Seattle architect who passed away in 2003, endowed this fellowship through a bequest from his estate.
-  Eligibility: Graduate students
-  Selection Criteria: Two-page proposal and budget for a travel-related research project
-  Award amount (approximate): $5,000


12. Lionel H. Pries Endowed Fellowship in Pacific Northwest Architectural History
The purpose of this endowment is to provide financial assistance to graduate students in the
Department of Architecture Master of Science in Architecture degree who are pursuing research topics in Pacific Northwest architectural history (specifically the states of Washington and/or Oregon,
and Idaho, and the Province of British Columbia).
-  Eligibility: Graduate students in the Master of Science in Architecture degree program
-  Selection Criteria: Academic merit and financial need.
-  Award amount (approximate): $500

13. Rolland A. Simpson Endowed Fund in Architecture
The purpose of this endowment is to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students in the
College of Built Environments Department of Architecture. Rolland “Rod” Simpson graduated from the UW with a degree in Architecture in 1939. He worked in architecture firms in Seattle, Anchorage, AK, and San Francisco. He returned to the Northwest in 1966 and established a practice in Leavenworth. He was a founding member of the Leavenworth Rotary, president and life member of the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce, and served on the Chelan County Planning Commission and the City of Leavenworth Design Review Board. He was one of the three initial inductees in the Cashmere High School Hall of Fame. He assisted in the conversion of Leavenworth to Bavarian style design and was involved in the redesign of Cashmere’s commercial district to reflect early American design. This endowed scholarship fund was established by his widow, Anne L. Simpson, with contributions from friends and family.
-  Eligibility: Undergraduate students only
-  Selection Criteria: Academic merit and financial need
-  Award amount (approximate): $6,000


14. Robin M. Towne Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to undergraduate students in the College of Built Environments. Robin M. Towne received a Bachelor in Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington in 1946. Mr. Towne specialized in the area of architectural acoustics. Mr. Towne founded a mechanical engineering firm, Towne, Richards and Chaudiere, and served as president for 36 years. Mr. Towne was principal and project manager on over 6,700 projects including the design of building mechanical system noise and vibration control, architectural acoustics, industrial noise control, environmental noise, and machine condition monitoring. Mr. Town has a strong desire to see continued work and study in the field of architectural acoustics. He was a member of the faculty at the University of Washington for 13 years, lecturing in the area of architectural acoustics.
-  Eligibility: Undergraduate students only
-  Selection Criteria: Academic merit and financial need. In addition, the donor has a strong interest
   in providing financial assistance to undergraduate students who have an interest in the field of
   architectural acoustics and/or who plan to pursue an advanced degree in this field of study.
-  Award amount (approximate): $3,000

15. Three-Sixty Fund Endowed Fellowship
The purpose of this endowment is to help financially needy and academically meritorious graduate
students in the department of Architecture in the College of Built Environments fund the cost of
attending the University of Washington. This endowment may fund required components of the cost
of education at the university including all standard and reasonable educational expenses. This gift is made to acknowledge the endless list of talented professors, teachers, and educational professionals who generously share their knowledge and expertise to inspire tomorrow's gifted stewards of our built environment.
-  Eligibility: Graduate students only
-  Selection Criteria: Academic merit and financial need
-  Award amount (approximate): $2,000

16. Herman Pundt Memorial Endowed Fellowship
The purpose of this endowment is to provide support for financially needy and academically
meritorious graduate students who participate in study-abroad programs or international exchange
programs sponsored by the Department of Architecture in the College of Built Environments.
This gift is made to acknowledge the career of Professor Herman Pundt, a revered teacher and
inspirational figure who served as a professor of architecture and art history at the University of
Washington for 32 years.
-  Eligibility: Graduate students only
-  Selection Criteria: Academic merit and financial need
-  Award amount (approximate): $5,000


17. Kiyoshi Seike Endowed Fellowship
The purpose of this endowment is to provide support for financially needy and academically
meritorious graduate students who are graduates of a United States high school or university who wish to engage in independent research travel and/or study-abroad in Japan. Preference is given to students who study the Japanese language. Applicants are required to submit a two-page proposal stating why they wish to travel to Japan and what they aim to accomplish there. This gift was made to acknowledge Kiyoshi Seike (1918 – 2005), a professor of architecture at the Tokyo Institute of Technology from 1962-1979, and one of the first influential, post-World War II young Japanese architects. Professor Emeritus Philip Thiel of the UW’s Department of Architecture established this endowed scholarship fund to honor his friend and colleague.
-  Eligibility: Graduate students only
-  Selection Criteria: Two-page proposal, Academic merit and financial need
-  Award amount (approximate): $800

18. Minigan Family Endowed Fellowship
The purpose of this endowment is to provide support for financially needy and academically meritorious undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Architecture, participating in one of the department's design/build programs in the U.S. Current and past uses have been for the HiPerMod Zero Energy Classroom Project, the Yakima Design/Build Program, and the UW BaSiC program. This gift was made to provide architecture students with practical, hands-on learning experiences that help foster sustainable communities in our country.
-  Eligibility: Graduate students only
-  Selection Criteria: Academic merit and financial need
-  Award amount (approximate): $750