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2+2+2 Scholarship Application

Eligibility 

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

  2. Must be enrolled in one of the following programs:

    • the Valencia College Associate in Arts (Architecture) degree program

    • the University of Central Florida or the University of Florida Bachelor of Design in Architecture degree program

    • the University of Florida CityLab-Orlando Master of Architecture degree program.

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

    • Full time at Valencia College is 12 cr. fall, spring, summer

    • Full time at UCF is 12 cr. fall, spring, summer

    • Full time at UF CityLab is nine cr. Fall, spring, six cr. summer

  4. Must have a minimum 3.40 GPA at the time of application.

List of Available 2+2+2 Student Scholarships for Fall 2023:

For the University of Florida CityLab-Orlando Master of Architecture students

$ 5,000 to a UF CityLab student pursuing a Master of Architecture degree

  1. The applicant must have completed a minimum of 18 credits, including two advanced graduate design studios, before the Fall 2023 semester.

  2. The applicant will be entering their final year in the Fall 2023 semester.

For the University of Central Florida or the University of Florida Bachelor of Design in Architecture students

$ 4,000 to a UCF or UF student who has accepted an offer of admission to the UF CityLab-Orlando Advanced Master of Architecture degree program for the Fall 2023 semester.

For University of Central Florida Bachelor of Design in Architecture students

$ 2,000 to a UCF student pursuing a Bachelor of Design in Architecture,

  1. The applicant must have completed a minimum of 24 credits, including Design Five and Design Six studios, before the Fall 2023 semester.

  2. The applicant will be entering their final year in the Fall 2023 semester.

For Valencia College Associate in Arts (Architecture) degree program students

$ 2,000 to a Valencia College student who has accepted an offer of admission to the UCF Bachelor of Design in Architecture program for the Fall 2023 semester

$ 1,000 to a Valencia College student pursuing an Associate in Arts (Architecture)

  1. The applicant must have completed a minimum of 24 credits, including Design One and Design Two studios, before the Fall 2023 semester.

  2. The applicant will be entering their final year in the Fall 2023 semester.

 

Application Requirements

2+2+2 Student Scholarships  ​

 

A complete application consists of the following requirements:

 

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

  2. Resume: limited to one (1) page, minimum 10 pt. font

  3. Letters of Recommendation: Minimum of two (2) and maximum of three (3) letters of recommendation from college/university professors in the 2+2+2* Program or professionals from the architecture/design/construction industry. * Letters of recommendation for University of Florida applicants shall be from professors familiar with their work. 

  4. Portfolio: four (4) pages of images of selected student work. A minimum of three (3) pages must be architectural design projects.

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

  6. Transcript with GPA, min. 3.40

 

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 10, 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)