Architecture

Architecture Scholarships

There are several architecture and historic preservation scholarships available from the Department of Architecture.

  • Some scholarships and awards are limited to specific degrees and areas of study, some are more open. Be sure to scan the list to match study areas to opportunities.
  • For the most complete and up-to-date information, or if you have questions, please contact the scholarship/award contact.
  • Award amounts vary; ask the scholarship/award contact about the ranges.

Be certain to explore the Graduate Innovation Fellowship and the scholarships offered by College of Architecture and Planning as well.

Architecture Department Monetary Scholarships  Criteria Application

Brad Ehrlichman Memorial Scholarship

a) awarded to students majoring in architecture and accepted to participate in the Foreign Study Program (World Tour); b) may be undergraduate or graduate students; c) preference will be given to recipients who have demonstrated financial need.

No Application; Faculty Nomination                     

Estopinal Professional Practice Prize a) two students enrolled in the Professional Graduate Architecture Program who demonstrate exemplary work which adds to research in professional practice; b) awards will primarily be given for case studies as linked to the ARCH 557 Case Studies in Practice or other similar courses; c) first prize will be $1,000; second prize will be $500. 

No Application; Faculty Nomination

David R. Hermansen Memorial Scholarship for Historic Preservation and Restoration The committee will use the following guidelines in making its recommendations: awarded to a candidate for admission to the first year of the M.S. in Historic Preservation degree program. Candidates must meet the following criteria: a) have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.7; b) show unusual promise for academic achievement, based on recommendations, statement of personal interest in historic preservation, scholarly research and writing, and other indications submitted with the admission application; c) show a high degree of interest in the professional field of historic preservation, as indicated by statement of educational and professional objectives, work and volunteer experiences, and travel. No Application; Faculty Nomination
LicketySplit Scholarship

a) a student majoring in the College of Architecture and Planning; b) a student, in the opinion of the selection committee, having consistently displayed the following characteristics: 1) a sincere concern for his/her fellow students and the reinforcement of a sense of community within the College of Architecture and Planning, as consistently evidenced through actions and acknowledged by those faculty, students, and alumni with whom the student has worked; 2) a strong work ethic as evidenced through his/her commitment to both studio and lecture course work and acknowledged by those faculty and students with whom the student has worked; and 3) a personal philosophy of striving for excellence in his/her academic studies, regardless of their grade point average. The important distinction here is that this student is willing to work for quality in all endeavors that he/she undertakes; c) financial need as documented by the student.

No Application; Student Nomination

CAP Dean's Office (AB 104)

 

Morrison Kattman Menze Inc. Scholarship The purpose of the fund is to assist an incoming student in the Department of Architecture. No Application; Faculty Nomination
Glen Sabados Memorial Scholarship

a) a sincere concern for his/her fellow students as consistently evidenced through words and actions and acknowledged by those faculty and students with whom this student has worked; b) a strong work ethic as evidenced through his/her commitment to both studio and lecture course work and acknowledged by those faculty and students with whom this student has worked; c) a personal philosophy of striving for excellence in his/her academic record (GPA) may not be exemplary at the end of the second year. The important distinction here is that this student is willing to work for quality in all endeavors that he/she undertakes. His/her performance in the ICMA competition, although not the singularly most important example of this, shall be examined closely by the selection committee; d) a financial need as documented by the student; e) preference shall be given to an "out-of-state" student (non-Indiana resident) if a deciding factor is necessary.

No Application; Student Nomination

Sabados Nomination Form

Sabados Perspectus 

Kevin Theobald Memorial Scholarship a) student pursuing a major within the Department of Architecture who has completed his/her first three years of the program; b) student with financial need; c) student who has been nominated by his/her fellow classmates based on his/her drive for excellence and commitment to his/her field of study.

No Application; Student Nomination

Theobald Nomination Form

 

     
National Architecture Monetary Scholarships

 Criteria

 

 Application

 

Indiana Architectural Foundation (IAF)

Applicant must a) be a permanent Indiana resident enrolled in an accredited professional or post-professional architectural degree program; b) have completed at least the second year in the program at the undergraduate level; c) have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

IAF Application

Due by: 5 p.m. November 17

Indiana Architectural Foundation/American Architectural Foundation (IAF/AAF) Applicant must a) be a under-represented minority or disadvantaged minority student as defined by Ball State University; b) have demonstrated financial need; c) demonstrated leadership, or solid academic performance (above 3.0). The award is to be used only for tuition for on-campus or off-campus programs that are given for credit at ball State University. Applicants must submit 1) a letter addressing the basis of the award, 2) a transcript of grades and 3) the names of two Ball State CAP faculty or practicing architect nominators.

No Application

Due by: Noon September 25

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Founders' Scholarship

Applicant must a) be currently enrolled in a construction-related degree program at a school in the United States or Canada, and must have at least one term remaining in a course of study leading to a degree or an associate degree in a construction-related field; b) desire a career in a construction related field; c) be enrolled full-time; d) have a current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to be considered for awards.

NAWIC Application

Due: March 15

     
Department of Architecture Non-Monetary Awards

 Criteria

 

 Application

 

Alpha Rho Chi Medal Awardee must a) be a graduating senior; b) shown an ability for leadership; c) performed willing service for his/her school and department; d) gives promise of real professional merit through his/her attitude and personality. 

No Application; Faculty Nomination

Due: March 21

ARCC Jonathan King Medal (Architecture) Undergraduate or graduate student who acknowledges innovation, integrity and scholarship in architectural and/or environmental design research.

No Application; Faculty Nomination

Due: March 21

ARCC Jonathan King Medal (CERES) Undergraduate or graduate student who acknowledges innovation, integrity and scholarship in architectural and/or environmental design research.

No Application; Faculty Nomination

Due: March 21

Henry Adams Medal (AIA) Graduating undergraduate student in an accredited architecture program with the highest cumulative GPA. No Application; Recipient is selected based on highest cumulative GPA of graduating undergraduate student.
Henry Adams Certificate (AIA) Graduating undergraduate student in an accredited architecture program with the second highest cumulative GPA. No Application; Recipient is selected based on second highest cumulative GPA of graduate undergraduate student. 
Outstanding Historic Preservation Masters Thesis &/or Creative Project Graduating historic preservation graduate student having completed thesis ARCH 605. No Application; Faculty Nomination
Preservation Merit Award MSHP standing. No Application; Faculty Nomination
Sigma Pi Kappa (National Honor Society) MSHP standing with a 3.7 or above GPA. No Application; Faculty Nomination