AIA Vermont Announces the Winners of the 2023 Scholarship Program
At the AIAVT 75th Anniversary event on December 7th, the recipients of this year’s scholarship awards were announced. The AIAVT Scholarship awards are made possible through the Hanne N. Williams Scholars Fund, which derives support from the AIAVT Annual Guy Teschmacher Memorial Golf Tournament, the Pella + Purpose program, the AIA National Component Matching Grant Program, and other sources. For information on our scholarship fund, and instructions on applying for these awards, please visit our Scholarship page.
The winners of this year’s scholarship awards are:
- Robert Brady Award: One award per year is awarded to a a Vermont State University student who has demonstrated excellence in their undergraduate work. This award is made possible with a matching grant from AIA. Chosen by VSU faculty, the Robert S. Brady Award is given to the sophomore student who has shown the greatest all-around academic achievement in the Architectural & Building Engineering Technology (ABET) Program. Robert Brady is a former AIAVT member and professor of architecture at VSU (formerly VTC).
- The 2023 Robert S. Brady Award winner is Walter Moore.
- Ruth Freeman Award: One award per year is awarded to a Vermont State University student who has demonstrated excellence in their undergraduate work. Chosen by VSU faculty, the Ruth Freeman Award is given to the student in the ABET Program whose work in Architectural Design I has exhibited architectural design excellence. The award is given in memory of Vermont’s first female architect and president of AIAVT.
- The 2023 Ruth Freeman Award Winner is Oskar L. Lehnartz.
- Norwich Honor Award Winners: Awarded to Norwich University students who have demonstrated excellence in their undergraduate work, this award is made possible with a matching grant from AIA. Winners are selected by a committee of Norwich University faculty members at the end of the Fall semester. The recipients are announced at the AIAVT Annual Meeting & Design Awards event each December.
- The 2023 Norwich Honor Award Winners are Jade Jiminez (Second Year), Haley Brewster, and Anthony T. Kowalski (third year). Honorable Mentions were given to Mykel J. Fungi, Jesse S. Harmon, and Riyam O. Al-Janabi. All are students in the architecture program at Norwich University.
- Scholar Promise Award: Awarded to a graduating high school student who has been accepted to an accredited architecture program in the United States. This scholarship is administered through the Vermont Student Assistance Corp (VSAC).
- Emma Thomas and Emma Dana are this year's Scholar Promise award Winners.
- Best In Show: Awarded to a graduating thesis student from Norwich University who has shown excellence in their post-graduate thesis work. This award is given at the discretion of the AIA Vermont Board of Directors based on their review of the thesis projects at the close of the Spring semester.
- The 2023 Winners of the Best in Show Award were Glen Lambert, and Vincent Antonecchia.