The Architectural Education Foundation, in partnership with AIA Colorado, offers traveling and professional development scholarships to support your educational endeavors and gain more experience.

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Licensure Advancement Fund

The Licensure Advancement Fund is a new initiative of AIA Colorado, supported by The Architectural Education Foundation, to help Associate Members experiencing economic hardship to continue on the path to licensure.

What can the Licensure Advancement Fund cover?
The fund can reimburse expenses related to the costs of achieving a license to practice architecture in the Colorado, such as:

Member must show proof of payment to receive reimbursement. There is a maximum $500 total benefit per member (support can include multiple expenses).

Who is eligible for support from the Licensure Advancement Fund?
AIA Colorado Associate members on the path to licensure who are experiencing economic hardship. Members must be in good standing at the time of application.

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History of the Architectural Education Foundation

The Architectural Education Foundation was created by five devoted AIA Colorado members in 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 fund 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.

Since the first $600 scholarship was presented in 1961, the Architectural Education Foundation has awarded more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants, and other awards to more than 250 students, architects, and teachers.

Over the past 40 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.

Donate to the Architectural Education Foundation

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 Avenue
Denver Colorado, 80206

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2020 Scholarship Recipients


2019 Scholarship Recipients



2018 Scholarship Recipients



2017 Traveling and Academic Scholarship Recipients

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2016 Traveling and Academic Scholarship Recipients

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2015 Traveling Scholarship Recipients

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2014 Recipients

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2013 Recipients

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2012 Recipients

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