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2023 OFA Scholarship Awards

Congratulations to the 2023 Scholarship Recipients presented by OFA and BAM in collaboration with UCF Celebrates the Arts.


Each year, OFA/AIA Orlando accepts applications for five academic scholarships awarded to students enrolled in the 2+2+2 Program at Valencia College, the University of Central Florida, and the University of Florida CityLab-Orlando. Scholarships are funded by proceeds from the AIA Orlando Golf Tournament for Scholarships and other donations. The selection of awardees and the scholarship program administration is the responsibility of the OFA.

On Wednesday, April 5, 2023, OFA and BAM presented over $15,000 in 2023 Scholarships! OFA is proud to honor these exceptional students in our 2+2+2 program benefiting students from Valencia College, UCF, UF CityLab, and BAM Orlando. The event was held at the Dr.Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate our future architects in the making. The evening wrapped with a special guest lecture by AIA's Gold Medal recipients Brooks + Scarpa.

2023 2+2+2 Scholarships Awarded​

$ 5,000 - Gabriela Lucas Sanchez, a UF CityLab student in her final year of the Master of Architecture degree program

$ 4,000 - Christopher Rosales, a UCF CityLab student in his final year of the Core track program

$ 2,000 - Tala Rawashdeh, a UCF student in her final year of the Bachelor of Design in Architecture degree program

$ 2,000 - Ethan Lugo, entering his third year in the Architecture and Design Program at UCF

2023 BAM Rising Star Scholarship

$ 2,500 - Aryanna Hammond, an incoming Freshman into a pre-architecture program at Tuskegee University School of Architecture

About the 2+2+2 Program

Valencia College provides the foundation courses in the 2+2+2 Program.

Valencia's Architecture Degree Pathway facilitates the development of fundamental skills in drawing, model making, spatial analysis, and critical thinking. Graduates of the program earn an Associate in Arts Degree.

UCF School of Architecture provides the advanced undergraduate architecture courses in the 2+2+2 Program culminating in the Bachelor of Design in Architecture degree.

​The two-year UCF advanced undergraduate curriculum focuses on design as a synthesis of thinking, analyzing, and making; an iterative process that engages issues of space, historical precedent, sustainability, ecology, urbanity, landscape, built-form, and construction toward innovation. This intermediate step in the 2+2+2 Program provides a convenient, affordable, and flexible way for students to complete their higher education studies in Central Florida.

U.F. Graduate School of Architecture at CityLab-Orlando provides graduate architecture courses in the 2+2+2 Program leading to the NAAB Accredited Master of Architecture degree.

Located in the heart of downtown Orlando, CityLab is the final step in the 2+2+2 Program. Students explore architectural ideas within the city's context and conclude their program by completing an individual Research Project or Thesis. The Program offers flexible degree tracks, year-round course offerings, industry marketable specializations, strong connections to the professional community, and is certified to offer the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL). Students completing all requirements of the IPAL program are eligible for licensure upon graduation.

A special thanks goes out to our very generous sponsors:

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