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2+2+2 Scholarship Application

Eligibility 

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

  2. Candidates must be accepted and/or enrolled in of the following programs at the time of the application submission:

    • 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 2024:

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 semester.

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

  2. The applicant will be entering their final year in the Fall 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 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 1 and Design 2 studios, before the Fall semester.

  2. The applicant will be entering Design 3 in the Fall 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. References: Provide a minimum of one (1) and maximum of two (2) references. One of the references must be from a professor in your program. All references thereafter can be from professionals in the industry.

  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

 

  • APPLICATIONS OPEN OCTOBER 30, 2023

  • APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 15, 2024

  • AWARDS CEREMONY (SAVE THE DATE) – APRIL 3

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 OFA Scholarship 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:

2+2+2 Scholarship Criteria                                                    Maximum Value

Presentation (overall package)                                              25

Cover Letter (articulation and expression of need)             15

Extra-Curricular/Community Service                                    10

AIA/Professional Service                                                        10

Currently Employed                                                                5

Reference Letters (minimum 1, maximum 2)                        10

Portfolio                                                                                   25

Total Score                                                                              100

*  The OFA 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 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: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024 

at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

 

For any questions regarding the scholarship program or application, please contact dean@aiaorlando.com.

2+2+2 Scholarship Application

Thank you for your interest in The Orlando Foundation for Architecture Scholarship Program. Please fill out the following and upload the required documentation in full for your application to be considered. For any questions, please contact dean@aiaorlando.com.

1. In order to qualify, you must submit the following items to be reviewed by the scholarship committee. 

Your application will NOT BE CONSIDERED if these items are not submitted in addition to your application. (No exceptions.) 

Please email a combined PDF of the following items to: dean@aiaorlando.com. All document pages are to letter sized (8-1/2" x 11") in either landscape or portrait orientations. Confirm you agree to the terms by checking each box below.
2. Are you currently a U.S Citizen or Permanant Resident? You must check YES to proceed with application
8. I am applying for the following scholarship
10. Will you be a Full-Time Student?
18. Check each item below to certify that you have agreed to the terms and conditions provided below
Professional involvement – Check all that apply

Thanks for submitting!

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