Scholarships and Fellowships

Class Of 1960 Scholarship In Architecture

The Class Of 1960 Award is given by the Class of 1960 to encourage the use of free-hand drawing by current students enrolled in the School of Architecture and to recognize excellence in free-hand drawing in order to encourage these drawing skills.

Tyler Allhands Scholarship And Fellowship

The Tyler Allhands Scholarship And Fellowship were established by a generous gift from Jessie Voigt Allhands to honor the memory of her husband who received his BA Degree, and later his MA Degree at the University of Arizona. Though his teaching life was in mathematics, he wanted most to help young people to receive a good education that included home building. He especially enjoyed building houses and, with the help of students he trained as helpers, completed 62 homes in the Urbana area.This financial support is awarded to students who are planning a career in the home building industry.

Fred E. And Thomas Berger Memorial Scholarship

The Fred E. And Thomas Berger Memorial Scholarship (BSAS 1913) was initially established following his death in 1973. Following the death of his son, Thomas Berger (BSAS 1940) three years later, the Berger family increased the endowment to be called the Fred E. And Thomas E. Berger Scholarship. Fred Berger established the Champaign, Illinois firm of Berger-Kelley and Associates in 1924. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving graduate student.

Fermer Spencer Cannon And Mary L. Cannon Scholarship

Established in memory of Mary and Fermer Spencer Cannon (B.S., Arch, 1911) , this scholarship is awarded to an Indiana resident enrolled in the School of Architecture with high achievement in scholarship.

Martha Darmstadt Scholarship

The endowed Martha Darmstadt Scholarship was created by the late Martha Darmstadt (BSAS 1948). Ms. Darmstadt practiced architecture in Houston, Texas for many years, and her vision was to help more female students further their education in the field of architecture.  This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student in architecture.

Paul W. Davidson Award

The Paul W. Davidson Award was established in memory of Paul Davidson. Paul’s passion for architecture began with an elective course during his senior year of high school. His dream-driven pursuit of excellence led to several accolades, including membership in the Gargoyle Architecture Honor Society, second-place ranking in his graduating class, and a graduate teaching assistant position for the fall 2014 semester. He will be remembered for his wit among friends and wisdom in the classroom.

Lyle V. Dewitt Honorary Scholarship

The Lyle V. Dewitt Honorary Scholarship In Architecture was established to support undergraduate architecture students by Terry and Ruth Shyer in 2010 in memory of Lyle DeWitt (BSAE 1936, MSAE 1937).  Mr. DeWitt enrolled in the School of Architecture at Illinois at just 16 years of age. After graduation, he established his own architecture firm in Decatur, IL and later served as the managing partner of DeWitt-Amdal and Associates.

Greenberg Farrow Award

The Greeberg Farrow Award is for a junior or senior architecture student who is an active student leader or member of AIAS and has a career interest in commercial architecture. Greenberg Farrow is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a fully integrated architecture, engineering, and development service firm offering a range of services to the retail and development communities.

Elizabeth Goetsch Memorial Scholarship

The Elizabeth Goetsch Memorial Scholarship shall be used to provide financial aid for female students enrolled in the Illinois School of Architecture who have demonstrated merit in their studies. Miss Elizabeth Goetsch, a 1938 graduate of the University of Illinois, had a career in kitchen design and was Kitchen Editor for Ladies Home Journal.

Garth D. Hall Memorial Scholarship In Architectural Technology

Garth Hall, Arch 1994; M.Arch 1996 in Architecture and Engineering, was a respected architect and a recognized expert in building technology. He believed strongly in mentoring students and in giving back; this award celebrates that commitment and his legacy which will live on.

Robert F. Hastings Memorial Fellowship

The Robert F. Hastings Memorial Fellowship (BSAE 1937) honors the memory of a man who was well known for his strong interest in architectural education and active contributions to the efforts of the American Institute of Architects. The Hastings Fellowship was established by Mr. Hastings’ colleagues at the firm SmithGroup, Inc. and provides a stipend to support one year of study for a M.ARCH candidate.

Edwin A. Horner Graduate Fellowship

The endowed Edwin A. Horner Graduate Fellowship honors the late Edwin A. Horner (BSAE 1922), who was a Francis J. Plym Traveling Fellow in 1927-1928. The Horner Fellowship is given to a graduate student entering their final year of the M.ARCH program and is based upon general academic excellence and professional promise.

Humphreys And Partners Scholarship

For over 24 years, Humphreys & Partners Architects has been providing high quality, innovative planning and design services. An award-winning firm specializing in multifamily, mixed-use and hospitality/resort design, HPA has extensive experience in high-rise, mid-rise, student, senior, tax credit, affordable, moderate and luxury communities. Headquartered in Dallas, with regional offices all over the world, HPA employs a talented team of professionals with artistic talent, classical training and diverse experience in all aspects of the architectural process. This scholarship is in recognition of studio excellence for a junior at the Illinois School of Architecture.

Malcolm Jaseph Scholarships

The endowed Malcolm Jaseph Scholarship In Architecture was established by his late wife, Mildred Jaseph.  Mr. Jaseph (BSAE 1950) worked for the GSA Office of Inspector General in Chicago as a Senior Structural Engineer. He and his wife resided in Chicago.

Alan K. And Leonarda F. Laing Memorial Fellowship

The endowed Alan K. And Leonarda F. Laing Memorial Endowment was created to provide funds for the encouragement of studies in the history and preservation of architecture. Professor Laing came to the University of Illinois in 1940 where he taught the history of architecture until his retirement in 1971. As part of his distinguished tenure, he also served as Chairman of the Department of Architecture.

Bruce E. Liljeros Memorial Scholarship

The Bruce E. Liljeros Memorial Scholarship was established by Bruce’s sister, Britt Zeller, in 2010 to honor his memory.  Mr. Liljeros (BSAS ’65) joined the firm of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in Chicago, and he contributed to the Air Force Academy Chapel in Colorado Springs as well as the Water Tower Complex in Chicago.  He did have his own architectural firm at one time in his career, and he also worked for CRS Group in Houston, where he worked on a number of international projects in Europe and the Middle East.

Chester V. Long Scholarship

The endowed Chester V. Long Scholarship was established by the family of Chester V. Long (BSAE 1928). Scholarships support an undergraduate architecture student who has demonstrated exceptional academic merit and talent in the interrelationship between architectural design and art.

William C. Moe Memorial Scholarship

As a memorial endowment established by family and friends of William C. Moe (BSAS 1951), the William C. Moe Memorial Scholarship provides funds to an individual entering the Structures Concentration who has demonstrated exceptional merit in his or her studies in architecture.

Wesley Porter Martin Scholarship

The Wesley Porter Martin (BSAE 1922) Scholarship provides support to students enrolled in the School of Architecture. Mr. Martin was an Ensign in the U.S. Navy upon graduation and settled in Indianapolis were he joined the Architectural Division of Eli Lilly & Company. Throughout his life he participated in firm and private practice where he specialized in “contemporary-rustic” design for new homes, retreats, and remodels.

Daniel J. Nacht Scholarship

The Daniel J. Nacht Scholarship was established as a memorial to Mr. Nacht in 2009. He received his BSAS in 1940 and taught at the UIUC campus in architecture for several years after graduation.

Clarence T. Paul Graduate Fellowship

The Clarence T. Paul Graduate Fellowship was endowed by the late Clarence T. Paul (BSAS 1925). Mr. Paul was a self-employed architect in the San Diego, California area.

Elwood E. And Adalaide Schwenk Endowment

The Elwood E. And Adalaide Schwenk Endowment was established by Mr. and Mrs. Elwood E. Schwenk (BSAE 1922). The funds support scholarships for undergraduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence and good character.

William T. Spooner Memorial Scholarship In Architecture

The William T. Spooner Memorial Scholarship In Architecture is awarded from an endowment established by the late Mrs. William T. Spooner and her two sons, Eli and Ethan, and from memorial gifts from friends and colleagues of William T. Spooner (BSAS1951). The scholarship is given to a third- or fourth-year student from Chicago who has demonstrated merit and financial need in his/her studies in a design option.

Ernest L. And Reba E. Stouffer Fellowship

The Ernest L. And Reba E. Stouffer Scholarships And Fellowships were established as a memorial to Ernest and Reba Stouffer. Mr. Stouffer (M.ARCH 1931) was professionally and personally dedicated to the development and beautification of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as its Chief Architect. Ernest Stouffer was the Chief Architect for the University when Krannert Center and the Assembly Hall were built.

Howard L. White Scholarship

The Howard L. White Scholarship is funded by an endowment established by the late Mr. White (BSAS 1943). The scholarship is for an undergraduate student enrolled in the school who has demonstrated academic excellence and is a resident of the Indianapolis, Indiana area.

Creative And Performing Arts Fellowships

The Creative And Performing Arts Fellowships are offered to students of exceptional creative and/or performing ability. Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship funds are allocated to departments as university block grants to help attract the best graduate students.

Graduate College Fellowships

The Graduate College Fellowships are given to strengthen the institution and its programs by increasing the enrollment of outstanding students from populations that have been historically underrepresented in graduate study. Evaluation criteria includes undergraduate GPA, quality of undergraduate preparation, recommendations, and a personal statement from the nominee.

Dissertation Completion Fellowship

The Dissertation Completion Fellowship is awarded by the Graduate College to help outstanding students complete the doctoral degree in a timely fashion. Students are nominated by their departments and chosen at the university level. This is a highly competitive award.

University Fellowship

The University Fellowship funds, allocated to departments as block grants of dollars, allow flexibility in assembling the kind of financial aid packages that attract the best graduate students. Units are encouraged to be imaginative in constructing attractive financial aid packages. They may either award fellowships as the sole support or fellowships concurrently with assistantships or other fellowships.

Plym Foundation Fellowship

The Plym Foundation Fellowship is made possible through the Plym Foundation and the Provost Matching Fellowship Program and is awarded to doctoral candidates in the Illinois School of Architecture. The late Andrew J. Plym, grandson of Francis J. Plym, was the driving force behind making this award possible.

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