AIAVT Announces the 2020 Scholarship Recipients


Scholarship Announcements


Each year, AIAVT awards over $6000 in scholarships to students studying architecture. For information on our scholarship fund, and instructions on applying for these awards, please visit our Scholarship page.


  • Robert Brady Award: One award per year is awarded to a Vermont Technical College student who has demonstrated excellence in their undergraduate work. This award is made possible with a matching grant from AIA. Chosen by VTC 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 VTC. 

    • Nathaniel Wells is this year's recipient of our Robert S. Brady Award. 

  • Ruth Freeman Award: One award per year is awarded to a VTC student who has demonstrated excellence in their undergraduate work. Chosen by VTC 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 2020 VTC Ruth Freeman Award Winner is Rebecca "Bobbi" Robertson. 

  • Norwich Honor Award Winners: Two awards per year are 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 2020 Norwich Honor Award Winners are Victoria Geraw and David Lafontaine, both seniors in the architecture program at Norwich University. 

  • Scholar Promise Award: One award per year is 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).

    • Isabella Mertens is the winner of the Scholar Promise Award. Isabella will be graduating from the Saint Johnsbury Academy and will be attending the Architecture Program at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. 

  • Best In Show: One award per year is 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 2020 Winner of the Best in Show Award was Ethan Nutting. 

  • The Carol Miklos Community Outreach Grant was created to support initiatives and special funding requests which have the potential to foster engagement with architecture and design in Vermont's communities. The Community Outreach Grant is named in honor of Carol Miklos, who served as AIAVT's Executive Director from 2008 to 2018.

    • The 2020 recipient of the Carol Miklos Community Outreach Grant was Mad River Valley Television in association with Yestermorrow Design/ Build School. The funding will help MRVTV to document and distribute videos of the presentations given at the 2021 Tiny House Fest.