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The Architecture Foundation of Oregon supports Oregon’s quality of life and creates awareness of our designed environment through education, engagement and inspiration. AFO awards and administers scholarships for college students who are studying architecture at University of Oregon or Portland State University: the Hatfield Architectural Award and the William Hart Scholarship in partnership with Carleton Hart Architecture.

Hatfield Architectural Award: $5,000 scholarship for undergraduate and graduate architecture students attending UO or PSU who express commitment to community service

William Hart Scholarship: $5,000 scholarship for BIPOC-identifying B.Arch and graduate architecture students entering their last year at UO or PSU (graduating in 2024)

Scholarship recipients are expected to attend an event in spring of 2023 where they will be presented with their awards. The event is attended by members of the architecture/engineering/construction community from across the state and celebrates the hard work and accomplishments of the scholars. The recipients will be part of a diverse and engaged community of scholars who now make up some of the most dynamic leaders in the industry.

Learn more about the Hatfield and Hart Scholarships here.

Please submit this form to be considered for the Hatfield Architectural Award and/or the William Hart Scholarship. If you plan to apply for both scholarships, please do so in a single application submission, do not submit separate applications for each scholarship. You are also welcome to apply for a single scholarship.

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Hatfield Architectural Award:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in University of Oregon or Portland State University architecture program (students graduating in 2023 are eligible to apply)
  • Commitment to community service outside of school and relative to applicant's community
  • Demonstrated ability for quality architectural design

William Hart Scholarship:

  • Graduate or B.Arch students entering their final year (graduating in 2024), currently enrolled in University of Oregon or Portland State University architecture program
  • Black, Indigenous, and/or Person of Color
  • Demonstrated design ability
  • Have specific career goals and desire to make a positive impact on the architecture profession

Application Requirements:

  • 500 word (maximum) essay for each scholarship
  • Design portfolio Your portfolio is an opportunity to showcase your passions and projects that you are proud of, including work created during and/or outside of school. Portfolio shall feature architecture projects and can feature creative arts, building and community focused projects. Process images and work that expresses design thinking is encouraged. See the Design Portfolio section below for additional portfolio requirements.
  • Hatfield applicants only: Two letters of recommendation addressing your achievements, potential in design and commitment to community service – letters must not exceed one page and must be emailed directly by the recommender to candice@af-oregon.org; one letter from a community member, second letter can be from architectural faculty or another person of your choice (letters should not be from a direct peer or friend).

Application Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2023, 11:59 PM
If you are not able to submit your application electronically through this form, please print and mail it to AFO, Attn: Candice Agahan, PO Box 40230, Portland, OR 97240. We will accept mailed applications postmarked by February 24.

Questions? Contact AFO Education Program Manager, Candice Agahan, candice@af-oregon.org, 503-542-3823

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