Scholarships

The Motor City Scholarship Competition

A student must be qualified for scholarship at one of our current university scholarship levels (Lawrence Tech Honor, Trustee, or Trustee Grant) in order to be considered for the Motor City Scholarship Competition. Elligibility is limited to students entering programs within the College of Architecture and Design as a Freshman (Architecture, Interior Architecture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Game Art, and Transportation Design). Entries due by March 15th. For more information, email Ali Barnard abarnard@ltu.edu.

The College of Architecture and Design Portfolio Scholarship

A student must be qualified for scholarship at one of our current university scholarship levels (Lawrence Tech Honor, Trustee, or Trustee Grant) in order to be considered for a portfolio based scholarship. Elligibility is limited to students entering programs within the College of Architecture and Design as a Freshman (Architecture, Interior Architecture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Game Art, and Transportation Design). Entries due by March 31st. For more information, email Ali Barnard abarnard@ltu.edu.

The Oscar and Lynn Freimann Scholarship Competition

An endowment has been created as an annual source of scholarship funds for the students of Lawrence Tech. Mr. Freimann, who devoted most of his life to the field of architecture as chief draftsman for several major Detroit firms, principally Giffels and Vallet, Inc., stipulated that the awards be made on the basis of architectural drafting skill, as well as student academic standing and general architectural achievement. For those reasons, the competition is open to the students currently enrolled in Building Systems 2.

The Robert T. Hobson Memorial Scholarship Competition

Through the generosity of the Metropolitan Detroit Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) an annual grant is provided as a source of scholarship funds for LTU students. CSI has specifically stipulated that the awards be made on the basis of a recognition by the student of the importance in preparing architecturally correct details and the incorporation of appropriate reference to materials on the drawings and in the accompanying specifications. Students academic standing and general architectural achievement will also be used as criteria in the final selection. This competition is open to students currently enrolled in Building Systems 2.

Virginia North Graduate Fellowship in Architecture and Design

A memorial endowed fellowship has been created in honor of Dr. Virginia A. North, former Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies in the College of Architecture and Design. In order to qualify, students must be enrolled either full or part time in either the MArch or Master of Interior Design program and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Scholarship is intended to be based on financial need as well as merit based on incoming GPA, design portfolio and record of achievement.


Other Scholarships

*To Apply for the following scholarships, please use the Upperclass Scholarship Application and submit it to the LTU Scholarship Committee.


Minoru Yamasaki Scholarship
Available only to students pursuing a Masters course of study with a GPA of 3.0 or above. 

Brian Mutnick Memorial Scholarship
Undergraduate Junior or Senior students with a GPA of at least 3.0.

Harley Ellis Endowed Architecture and Engineering Scholarship
Undergraduate Junior or Senior students with a GPA of at least 3.0 studying either architecture or engineering.

McClure Charitable Fund Scholarship for Architecture
Must be a full-time undergraduate student at the sophomore level or above carrying at least a 3.0 GPA.

Frank Dioszegi Architectural Scholarship
Available to undergraduate femaie architecture and design students with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

Philip A. Nicholas AIA Memorial Endowed Scholarship
To qualify you must be an undergraduate (junior or senior level) or graduate student studying architecture. At least a 3.0 GPA is required.

Elaine Rice Scholarship for Veterans
For undergraduate architecture students with at least a 3.0 GPA. You must be a veteran of any branch of the US Miliary to qualify.

Adam Kavelman Memorial Scholarship
For undergraduate students studying architecture that carry at least a 3.0 GPA.

Non-University Sponsored Scholarships

AlA Flint Chapter Scholarship

The AIA Flint Chapter Scholarship was established to encourage and assist students graduating from high schools in the Flint Chapter region (Genesee, Shiawassee, and Lapeer Counties) and existing college students to pursue a professional degree in architecture at a college or university with a NAAB accredited architecture program, or an associate degree in architectural technology. The fund is administered by the AIA Flint Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Alpha Rho Chi Medal

The purpose of the award is to encourage professional leadership by rewarding graduating, senior student accomplishments to promote the ideal of professional service by acknowledging distinctive individual contributions to school life and to stimulate professional merit by commending qualities in the student which do not necessarily pertain to scholarship.

Henry Adams Medal and Certificate Program

Each year The American Institute of Architects (AIA) awards an engraved medal and certificate of merit to the top-ranking graduating student in each architecture program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. A certificate of merit is awarded to the second-ranking graduating student. These awards are provided as part of the AIA/AAF Scholarship Program. To date the program has honored approximately 9,000 students.

International Architecture Traveling Fellowship Program

These Traveling Fellowships recognize the need to help young architects to broaden their education and take an enlightened view of society’s need to improve the built and natural environments. Established more than 15 years ago, the Fellowships are now an important measure of design achievement among architecture students and their sponsors, attracting nominees from over 50 schools of architecture across the country. Three Fellowships are awarded annually to undergraduate and graduate students in accredited architecture programs in the US.

John Luttig Scholarship Fund

The mission of the John Luttig Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarships to deserving high school graduates from a Michigan school district who are pursuing an architectural degree at Lawrence Technological University (LTU), Southfield, Michigan.

Log Cabin Rustics Scholarship

The Log Cabin Rustics Scholarship is open to all architecture, design, and building or construction school students from participating institutions. Log Cabin Rustics will award one $300 cash scholarship to the student who writes the best response to the following question:

What rustic design elements would you incorporate either in architectural or interior design to bring a classic log cabin feel into an urban setting?

Masonry Institute of Michigan

The new MIM Scholarship Foundation has been formed to build an endowment to fund scholarships for architectural students at four colleges of architecture in Michigan. Money has been donated by member firms. Additional funds are generated through the annual golf outing. MIM has awarded 112 scholarships to architectural students at LTU for 23 years. Preference will be given but not limited to: Students with family members who are mason contractors and/or employed as bricklayers or family members in architectural and/or construction related professions. Students with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and currently enrolled and have completed a minimum of three consecutive semesters are eligible to apply.

Michigan Architectural Foundation President’s Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the MAF is to recognize outstanding "leadership" in future architects and provide them financial support. The student must be a full or part time student currently enrolled in an accredited school of Architecture with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

ProNet David W. Lakamp Scholarship

Every year since 1990, AIA National has awarded scholarship to a student who best demonstrates a strong interest in risk and practice management. This scholarship, originally the AIA a/e ProNet Scholarship, was renamed in 1999 for David W. Lakamp. Mr. Lakamp was a founder of a/e ProNet and a trusted advisor of the profession. He left behind a legacy of professionalism and integrity that set new standards in the field of insurance services. 
The scholarship is open to fourth year students of architecture pursuing a NAAB- accredited professional degree program. Submissions are reviewed by jury panel that consists members of the AIA Practice Management Knowledge Community (PMKC) and the a/e ProNet organization. Interested candidates must submit a copy of their transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and an essay on how they would resolve a project management dilemma.
The 2012 a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp Scholarship application is now available. Two students will receive a $2,500 award each to go towards university tuition and fees. The application and supporting materials must be received by Friday, November 15, 2013. Please send inquiries to: scholarships@aia.org

Women’s Architectural League Scholarship

This scholarship is open to both men and women. The applicant must be accepted into an accredited program leading to a degree in Architecture or Landscape Architecture within the State of Michigan. She/he must be a US Citizen in his/her fourth, fifth or sixth year of study.