Architectural Education Foundation Scholarships 

The Architectural Education Foundation, provides annual academic scholarships as well as traveling scholarships to students and practicing professionals.


Your study or research may be eligible for a Grant or Scholarship from the Architectural Education Foundation, AIA Colorado.  Each year, in January, a call for submittals is distributed.

Apply for a 2018 Architectural Education Foundation Travel and Professional Scholarship

2017 Scholarship recipient, Sarah Hoistad in Thailand.

2017 Scholarship recipient, Sarah Hoistad in Thailand.

Calling all architects, architecture school graduates and students…

Do you dream of taking time to travel, enhance your skills, deepen your knowledge, broaden your perspectives and grow in your chosen profession? The Architectural Education Foundation, AIA Colorado is offering traveling and professional development scholarships to support your educational endeavors. Stop dreaming and start researching possibilities, logistics and costs. Make your case for why you should be awarded a 2018 scholarship.

For more information on the seven different scholarships available, click here.

To apply, fill out this application by March 4, 2018.






History of the Architectural Education Foundation

The Architectural Education Foundation, AIA Colorado was created by five devoted AIA Colorado members on 23, 1934 to “advance the interest of the profession of architecture in the State of Colorado.”

This special fund was established by Robert Fuller, FAIA, William E. Fisher, FAIA, George H. Williamson, FAIA, William Bowman, AIA and Fred Montjoy, AIA. Their vision for the Architectural Education Foundation was to create a fun that would award scholarships, grants and prizes to advance the profession.On December 18, 1944, the Trust Fund was transferred to AIA Colorado. Robert K. Fuller was designated its Permanent Trustee. On February 16, 1961, the Fund was incorporated as a separate, tax free, nonprofit corporation.

In 1961 the first scholarship was awarded by the Architectural Education Foundation, 27 years for the five founders’ originally created the fund.

Since the first $600 scholarship was presented in 1961, the Architectural Education Foundation, AIA Colorado has awarded more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants and other awards to more than two hundred-fifty students, architects and teachers.

Over the past forty years, architects, faculty members and students alike, have returned to school for study or have had a research project funded because they received assistance through the Architectural Education Foundation, AIA Colorado.

Past Recipients

For questions about the fund or specific scholarships or grants, please contact Robert K. Fuller II, AIA at 303-333-3320.

If you are sending a donation or correspondence to the Architectural Education Foundation, please address to:

Architectural Education Foundation
c/o Robert Fuller, AIA
3320 E 2nd Ave
Denver CO, 80206