From universities to nursing schools, skyscrapers to homes and all kind of buildings surrounding us, architects are known for shaping the cities they live in. Architecture majors are chosen not only due to the lucrative path they open but for the excitement of watching how a simple project crafted on paper turns into a real life building.
Studying to be an architect indeed, takes time and money and architecture majors are constantly meeting the ever rising costs of college tuition. For many students, the expenses are translated into sizable college loans. But thankful, architecture scholarships are available which can provide the help for high driven and brilliant students. For them winning such a scholarship is the ticket to a bright professional future. If they plan to become an architect, then they should take a close look at the SOM Prize and Travel Fellowship.
“SOM Prize and Travel Fellowship” is aimed to identify and nurture talents by offering them the possibility to win generous research awards and travelling grants. The program is dedicated to architecture, design, and urban design students. The award is offered by SOM Foundation which is a $50.000 research and travel grant which will enable outstanding students to do in – depth research, will encourage them to collaborate with other designers and help them pursue independent study.
The SOM Prize and Travel Fellowship are two annual prizes which are administered in a single competition.
1. The first award, SOM Prize is a $50.000 research and travel fellowship which enables students to create an amazing learning experience by meeting professionals in the fields.
2. The second award, SOM Travel Fellowship valued at $20.000, which enables applicants to experience the opportunity to expand their education beyond the classroom through travel.
Applicants will be considered for either award.
Applicants who have received or plan to receive an undergrad or grad degree from a U.S school who undertake a degree program in Design, Architecture or Urban Design. It is not necessary that students should hold a U.S Citizenship. The applicants for 2017 must receive their degree between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Only 2 winners will be selected.
Each applicant should make one submission which consists of a Portfolio, Research Proposal, and a Travel itinerary. Download competition, guidelines and forms here: http://www.somfoundation.som.com/award/som-prize-design
Students will submit the requested documents (which can be found in the link from above) no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 17. The portfolios submitted later than the established hour will not be taken into consideration. The applicants are advised to package their portfolio and send it via a delivery service that can be tracked at the address below:
Nancy Abshire AIA RIBA
SOM Foundation 224 S. Michigan Ave.
Suite 1000 Chicago, IL 60604
Encl: Submission/SOM Prize