Women in Architecture

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Architecture Center Houston
P.O. Box 66696
Houston, TX 77266

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Professional Development Fund

 

AIA Houston Women in Architecture is proud to announce two new annual scholarship opportunities! These awards are funded through the generous support of our Education and Outreach programs as well as our tax-deductible WiA Professional Development Fund.

 

Applications to open in Fall 2024.


WiA Professional Development Grant:                                                                                          

Professional development programs, conferences, and career coaching are powerful tools for developing leadership skills, expanding professional networks, and curating individualized career paths.  The AIA Houston Women in Architecture committee seeks to help eliminate the financial burden of these career opportunities through the WiA Professional Development Grant. Funded by the WiA Houston Professional Development Fund, the Grant provides financial support, a minimum of $800 per recipient, for Professional Development program costs including registration, accommodations, and travel expenses. The number and value of awards may vary year-to year based on applications and available funds.

The WiA Houston Professional Development Grant awards women in the architecture field who have shown strong leadership skills, a commitment to the growth and advancement of our profession, and are seeking to advance their careers through professional development programs and training. The fund will assist in sending women to local and national design conferences (AIA Women’s Leadership Summit, AIA National Convention, NOMA Conference, TxA Conference, etc.) to further their education as a working professional.

The flexible funding allows the recipient to develop their own unique path for success within the architecture profession - and share their findings with the WiA community.  

ELIGIBILITY

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field of architecture or design OR a licensed AEC professional.
  • Current member or associate member of the AIA
  • Live in the AIA Houston Chapter territory
  • Identify as female or non-binary
  • Demonstrate a desire to advance personal career in the field of architecture or design

 

WiA Professional Development Scholarship for Licensure:                                                          

The WiA Professional Development Scholarship for Licensure awards emerging female architecture professionals who are currently working towards licensure. Funded by the WiA Houston Professional Development Fund, the annual scholarship provides funding for ARE exam(s) for each awarded candidate that can be used towards testing fees, study materials, or other testing related costs. At least 1 grant of up to $1,000 will be awarded annually. The number and value of awards may vary year-to year based on applications and available funds.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Candidates must be eligible to begin licensure testing at time of award. Applicants who have already begun testing are also eligible.
  • Live in the AIA Houston Chapter territory. Applicants are not required to be a member of the AIA.
  • Identify as female or non-binary

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