Scholarships

Scholarship Program for Architecture Students

The American Institute of Architecture of South Dakota has established the Merit Award Scholarship Program and the Enrichment Award Scholarship Program for present and future South Dakota students. The Merit Award is open to students enrolled in the South Dakota State University Department of Architecture and is based on portfolio review. The Enrichment Award is open to any South Dakota high-school graduate enrolled in an architecture degree program in their third year or higher or all third year or higher students enrolled at SDSU Department of Architecture. The Enrichment Award is based on student crafted proposals.

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AIA South Dakota presents scholarships to students from SDSU, UNL-Lincoln

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The American Institute of Architecture (AIA) South Dakota has presented SDSU Department of Architecture student Guillermo Gonzalez Cebrian with its AIA Merit Award and split its South Dakota AIA Enrichment Award Scholarship between Gonzalez Cebrian and University of Nebraska-Lincoln architecture student Shayla Dick.

Gonzalez Cebrian won the 2017 South Dakota AIA Merit Award, a $1,000 tuition scholarship based on an application and portfolio review. Student submissions are evaluated based on design ability, creativity, graphic clarity, and professional promise. The award is open to students registered in the professional degree program in the SDSU Department of Architecture (DoArch) with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Gonzalez Cebrian, from Monterrey, Mexico, is a fourth-year architecture student at South Dakota State University. He is a research assistant for Professor Federico Garcia Lammers and has been an undergraduate teacher assistant for the Volga design-build concrete studio. He has worked on a variety of outside projects including his own academic research, and community and public works outreach at DoArch. He is the president of the SDSU chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) and the DoArch International Group (DIG).

The 2017 South Dakota AIA Enrichment Award Scholarship was co-awarded to Gonzalez Cebrian and Shayla Dick, who split the $2,500 award.

Dick, who grew up in Sioux Falls, is a fourth-year student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln pursuing a degree in architecture and a minor in community and regional planning. She spent this past summer in a service internship with Engineering Ministries International, which allowed her to combine her skills in architecture with her heart for mission work while serving in Nicaragua.

The South Dakota AIA Enrichment Award Scholarship provides students an opportunity to broaden their perspective and deepen their passion for the architectural profession. This unique award allows students the flexibility to craft an individual proposal for an enrichment experience supporting their academic and professional goals. Students are encouraged (but not required) to develop their proposal in collaboration with an AIA South Dakota architect, associate member or allied member. The Enrichment Award is open to any South Dakota high-school graduate enrolled in an architecture degree program in the third year or higher, including graduate students. A student is also eligible if they are enrolled in the SDSU Department of Architecture (DoArch) in their third year or higher, including graduate students.

Gonzalez Cebrian and Dick were honored in September during the 2017 Leading by Design conference, the AIA South Dakota convention held this year in partnership with the Great Plains chapter of ASLA. Both students presented their research during one of the conference sessions.

 


 

View Information and Deadlines for the 2017-2018 Merit Award Scholarship Program.

View Information and Deadlines for the 2017-2018 Enrichment Award Scholarship Program.

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2016 - 2017 AIA SD Enrichment Scholar - Emily Ingemansen

Emily Ingemansen was awarded the AIA South Dakota Enrichment scholarship. A native of Brookings, Ingemansen is a 2011 graduate of Brookings High School.  She attended South Dakota State University in 2011-2012 majoring in general studies and decided to take some time off. She started again in 2014 with a major in Architecture and minor in Studio Arts with a Certificate in Ceramics. Ingemansen first learned of Frank Gehry in her second year summer studio at SDSU DoArch..  Last fall, she attended the AIA South Dakota Annual Convention and learned of the Enrichment Award. Her winning proposal was her idea to visit a list of Gehry buildings in the Los Angeles area as well as Las Vegas and document them using Photosynth.net. 

View Emily's application.

 

2016 - 2017 AIA SD Merit Scholar - Spencer Sommers

Spencer Sommers was awarded the 2016 AIA South Dakota Merit scholarship. Sommers is a 2010 graduate of Roncalli High School and a graduate student at SDSU DoArch. In 2015 he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Architectural Studies with a Minor in Construction from SDSU DoArch. He gained his intern experience at CO-OP Architecture in Aberdeen. Spencer has studied abroad in London, Paris, Berlin and has also taken part in travel studies in Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles.


 

2015 - 2016 AIA SD Scholar - Emily Heezen

 

photo_EmilyHeezen.jpgAIA South Dakota selected Emily Heezen for the $2,500 Enrichment Scholarship Award. A native of Pierre, SD, Emily is a third year student at SDSU Dept. of Architecture.

Her proposal for the AIA South Dakota Enrichment Award is to travel to, research, and document Mies van der Rohe buildings in the United States via motion time-lapse photography. 

View Emily's application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015-2016 AIA SD Scholar - Levi Wager

Photo_of_Levi_Wager.jpgAIA selected Levi Wager for the $1,000 Merit Scholarship Award.  Levi is a third year student at SDSU Dept. of Architecture. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 - 2015 AIA SD Scholar -  Brent Sturlaugson, Assoc. AIA

20140320_Brent_Sturlaugson_S.jpgAIA South Dakota selected Brent Sturlaugson for the $2,000 Enrichment Scholarship Award. A native of Rapid City, SD, Brent is in graduate school at Yale University. He is examining the complex environment in which housing and infrastructure manifest themselves in the daily lives of Lakota residents of Pine Ridge.

 View Brent's Application

 View Brent's Final Project
 
FROM ITINERANT TO PERMANENT - An Archival Review of Housing Types On Pine Ridge Reservation 

 

2014 - 2015 AIA SD Scholar - Shawn Barron

Shawn_Barron.jpgAIA selected Shawn Barron for the $500 Merit Scholarship Award.  Shawn is a third year student at SDSU Dept of Architecture.  He is a graduate of Washington High School in Sioux Falls, SD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013-2014 AIA SD Scholar Bobbie Sedlmajer

bobbie_sedlmajer.jpgAIA South Dakota selected Bobbie Sedlmajer of Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD for the $2000 Enrichment Award Scholarship and the $500 Merit Award Scholarship. Bobbie is a 3rd year architecture student and enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. With this award, she hopes to explore architectural design and further develop her architectural education through the design and fabrication of a small-scale temporary architectural installation.  This installation will appear during the annual Antelope Community Pow Wow on July 12 - 14, 2013 in Antelope, SD.  View Bobbie's Final Project. 

 

2012-2013 AIA SD Scholar Nathan Scott

nathan_scott.jpgAIA South Dakota selected 4th year architecture student Nathan Scott of Brandon, SD for a $2,000 scholarship award during the 2012-2013 academic year. Nathan is enrolled at Iowa State University. 


View Nathan's student exhibit