Collegewide Scholarships

Collegewide Scholarships

The College and Programs have, through the generosity of the alumni and friends of the College, developed a significant array of scholarship and award opportunities for its students. The majority of these scholarships are awarded by the College and Program committees annually at the end of the academic year for the following year. Additional information about these scholarships can be obtained through the College Office (402-472-7943).

Pre-Professional Scholarships

Architectural Foundation of Nebraska Scholarship

Awarded to high school students participating in the College of Architecture’s “Exploring a Career in Architecture” program. Recipients must enroll in the College of Architecture at UNL.

College of Architecture Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

To incoming students enrolled in or intending to enroll in the College of Architecture. Based on outstanding academic performance and the potential for success in their chosen career field.

David & Terrie Irvin Student Scholarship

To incoming freshman students who have demonstrated academic excellence and are majoring in Architecture and/or Interior Design at UNL or UNO.

H.F. Cunningham Scholarship Fund for Excellence

To incoming freshman students who have demonstrated academic excellence and qualify as an "honors" student.

Professor Dale Gibbs Honor Scholarship

To enhance current efforts to recruit and retain outstanding young scholars. It is awarded to full-time undergraduate and graduate students in the Architecture program.

Professional Scholarships

AIA Nebraska Architectural Excellence Scholarship

To a 3rd year student, who has graduated from a Nebraska High School, currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Design at UNL.

AIA Nebraska Cultural Diversity/Gender Equity Scholarship

To a 3rd year student qualified based on his/her minority/diversity status.

AIA Nebraska Cultural Exploration

To 4th or 5th year student with the intent of giving a once in a lifetime hands on experience into how the study of Architecture is directly tied to the cultural and natural environment.

Alley Poyner Architecture Student Excellence Fund

Candidates must have junior class standing and above, majoring in Architecture and have demonstrated financial need.

Benjamin F., Paul F. & Joellen Pokorny Hemphill Memorial Scholarship

To students entering the professional architecture program who have demonstrated strong interest and a recorded scholastic achievement in the study of humanities.

Nebraska/Iowa Chapter of ASID Interior Design Scholarship Fund

Full-time interior design undergraduate students on the Lincoln or Omaha campus. Must be in the 3rd year, candidates of high ability, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Bahr Vermeer Haecker Historical Preservation Architecture Fund

For students interested in historic preservation within each of our programs. Student must be at least a 3rd year student or above with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Clark Enersen Partners Student Travel Scholarship Fund

To full time enrolled undergraduate and/or graduate students interested in pursuing their education through study abroad programs.

College of Architecture Student Support Fund

To benefit and support students within the College of Architecture by alumni supporting the college.

Dana & DLR Scholars Fund

For students who have professional program standing, graduate standing or professional "fellows" standing. Students shall display a high potential for future professional ability.

Darrell D. Rippeteau Scholarship for Architecture and Business Management

Awarded to students who have matriculated in the professional program of architecture. To encourage and enhance the College’s attention to the principles and methods of business.

Douglas J. Thom Memorial Scholarship

To full-time students, completing 2nd year architectural studies who have demonstrated exceptional promise for residential and personal design services.

Gary Lee Hansen Recognition Award

Awarded to professional program students who demonstrate exceptional promise for a successful career in architecture.

George E. Clayton Scholarship Fund

To regularly enrolled students from rural areas, whose professional goals include the practice of architecture in small and rural communities.

George Ralph Unthank, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

To an architecture student who graduated from a Nebraska High School and has proven ability and shows promise in their chosen field.

HDR/Gary A. Spring Memorial Scholarship

To an enrolled undergraduate student in the Architecture program, completing their 3rd year of study with a cumulative GPA of 3.0, submitting a statement of interest and experience and a portfolio.

Herold W. Seng Memorial Scholarship in Architecture

To an outstanding 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student.

James A. Murphy Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to College of Architecture students interested in writing and/or literature.

Joseph D. Vaccaro Scholarship Fund

To undergraduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence and are majoring in Architecture at UNL or UNO.

Lavonne and James Clark Independent Grocer Community Planning & Design Fund

To provide support for the CRP program to undertake a planning and design study in the Nebraska communities of Henderson, Crete, Hamilton County or Clay County.

Laurence & Peg Black Student Scholarship Fund

To regularly enrolled undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Architecture.

Leo A. Daly Architectural Traveling Scholarship

Provides students the opportunity to broaden their architectural horizons by international travel and study.

Mary E. Roelfs Scholarship

Awarded to full-time undergraduate students in the architecture program.

Nebraska Concrete Masonry Association Architectural Scholarship

For 4th year students in the Architecture program who have created the best architectural design involving the use of concrete masonry units.

Nebraska Concrete Aggregate Association Scholarship

For undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in working with concrete materials.

Robert David Hayes Student Travel Fund

To support one or more students participating in the London Program with senior or graduate class standing.

Ron & Judy Hess Traveling Scholarship Fund

To undergraduate or graduate students participating in the London Program.

Sinclair Hille Architects Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is for candidates with a junior class standing or above who have demonstrate outstanding academic performance and strong professional and leadership potential.

SGH Inc. and Dri-Design Scholarship

SGH Inc. and Dri-Design have established a student scholarship competition for the fourth-year, undergraduate, architectural design studios. The scholarship recognizes student projects exemplifying outstanding design investigation, resolution, and significance.

South Dakota Society of American Institute of Architects Scholarship

Five Hundred dollars awarded annually to students in the professional program who are residents of South Dakota. Nominees must be of good character and show above average scholarly ability.

Graduate Scholarships

AIA Nebraska W. Cecil Steward, FAIA – Architectural Excellence Scholarship

To a current 5th-year Graduate student; must be either a Nebraska High School graduate or a current Nebraska resident.

AIA/AAF Foundation Scholarships

Awarded annually to students enrolled in the Master of Architecture program in cooperation with the American Institute of Architects’ national scholarship program.

Angelina Brito Mutunayagam Memorial Fellowship Fund

For students enrolled in the graduate program of CRP.

Architecture Faculty Scholarship

To outstanding students entering or enrolled in the architecture program, undergraduate and professional level, by the faculty.

Charles A. Wilscam Jr. Student Excellence Fund

For one or more graduate or doctoral students in the College of Architecture with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; exhibits the ‘best’ of profession in character.

Hemphill Memorial Scholarship Fund

Awarded to students entering the graduate program in architecture who have demonstrated strong interest and a record of scholastic achievement in the study of humanities.

H + L Architecture Student Excellence Fellowship Fund

To recognize a student who exemplifies excellence in their studies. There is also a summer internship available to this student.

J. A. Shneider Fund

To two students who have a GPA or 3.0 or above and who have received a Bachelors degree in a field other than Architecture and are pursuing a professional Masters degree in Architecture.

Nebraska Glass Association Competition Fund

For regularly enrolled students in the Architecture program who participate in a design competition for the use of glass.

W. Cecil Steward, Sustainable Architecture Scholarship

To 6th year students demonstrating a proficiency in cost effective and sustainable design methods.

Roger L. Schutte Student Excellence Fund

To one or more graduate or doctoral students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above who demonstrate the best of the profession in character.

Yankee Hill Brick and Tile Architectural Competition

To winners of a design competition to students in the first year of the Master of Architecture program.


Alpha Rho Chi Medal

Awarded to a member of the Master of Architecture graduating class who excels in leadership.

Tau Sigma Delta Bronze Medal

Presented by the UNL Psi Chapter of Tau Sigma Delta to a graduating student in the M.Arch program recognizing distinguished achievement in the study of architecture.

Henry Adams Medal and Certificate of the American Institute of Architects

Awarded to the top two graduating students from the professional program who have the best scholarship record in the study of architecture.

Harry F. Cunningham Bronze Medal

Granted each year to the outstanding terminal project of the graduating class of the M. Arch program.

College of Architecture Alumni Association Outstanding Students Award

Recognition will be awarded annually to graduating students in the BSD, M.Arch, and MCRP programs. Students are selected on the basis of scholastic achievement and personal development.

Nebraska Society, American Institute of Architects Award

Granted each year to graduates from the professional program for meritorious achievement and professional promise.

Faculty Achievement Awards

Granted each year to graduating seniors in the BSD program for scholastic achievement and progress in the areas of Architecture and Interior Design.