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BAM Orlando Scholarship Application



  1. Must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.

  2. Must be enrolled in the final year of High School

  3. Must commit to enrollment as a full-time student the semester of the scholarship award.

  4. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application.

  5. Must be accepted as a full-time student at a Florida college or university for the Fall 2023 semester in a qualifying academic program/major. Qualifying majors are Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture, Interior Design, or Graphic Design.


List of Available BAM Student Scholarships for Fall 2023:

$ 1,000 to a High School student who has accepted an offer of admission to a qualifying academic program/major in the State of Florida for the Fall 2023 semester.

Application Requirements

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A complete application consists of the following requirements:

  1. Cover letter: limited to one (1) page, minimum 10 pt. font

  2. A copy of an Acceptance Letter or other proof of admission to a qualifying academic program/major in the State of Florida for the Fall 2023 semester 

  3. Statement of Intent: a 500-word essay expressing why the applicant is pursuing a degree in architecture or associated design program, and the need for the scholarship

  4. Proof of U.S. Citizenship or permanent U.S. Residency

  5. Copy of an official transcript with GPA,  with a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

  6. (Optional) Letters of Recommendation: Maximum of three (3) letters of recommendation from teachers or school counselors familiar with the work of the applicant

All document pages shall be the U.S. Standard Letter Size (8.5" x11"); portrait or landscape orientation is acceptable. Submit all items as one combined PDF file; the maximum size is 20 MB


Application deadline

5:00 PM, March 1, 2023

Applicants are encouraged to submit at least one week before the deadline. Late and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Selection Process

The Scholarship recipients are selected by a committee comprised at a minimum of two Orlando Foundation for Architecture (OFA) Trustees, one AIA Orlando Board member, and one BAM committee member.

The committee members shall meet and rank the applicants based on their individual review of the applicant’s submitted materials based on the following scoring rubric:

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*  The OFA/BAM scholarship committee at its discretion may not award any or all awards if the scholarship committee agrees there was insufficient response to the application requests.


** The OFA/BAM Scholarship award program is administered by the Orlando Foundation for Architecture and is not directly associated with the Valencia College, University of Central Florida, University of Florida CityLab, or University of Florida Foundation in any way.


Scholarship Awards

  • Applicants must provide their student ID, the correct mailing address of their institution, and the department where their scholarship check is to be used.

  • Award amounts will be distributed as a single disbursement after all requirements are met.

Scholarship recipients will be announced at the annual OFA Awards Ceremony on:

Ceremony Date TBD April (2023)

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