AIA Vermont Scholarship Fund
The American Institute of Architects, Vermont Chapter, awards scholarships annually to students pursuing architecture education. The Hanne M. Williams Scholar Recognition Fund is named in honor of AIAVT's Founding Executive Director, Hanne Williams, who gave 40 years of dedicated service to the organization from 1970-2010. Funds are raised from the Annual Guy Teschmacher Golf Tournament, the Pella + Purpose program, as well as through individual donations.
Honor Award - (2) at $3000 each
Two awards per year are awarded to Norwich University students who have demonstrated excellence in their undergraduate work. 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.
Robert Brady Award - $1500
One award per year is awarded to a Vermont State University student who has demonstrated excellence in their undergraduate work. Chosen by Vermont State University 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 Vermont State University. Presented each March at the Vermont State University Student Honors celebration.
Ruth Freeman Award - $1500
One award per year is awarded to a Vermont State University student who has demonstrated excellence in their undergraduate work. Chosen by Vermont State University 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 recipient is announced at the AIAVT Annual Meeting & Design Awards event each December.
Best In Show - $1000
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.
Scholar Promise - $2000
Up to $2000 (but no less than $1000) is awarded to a graduating high school student or students that have been accepted to an accredited architecture program in the United States. This scholarship is administered through the Vermont Student Assistance Corp (VSAC). Please visit VSAC for information on application and eligibility, available on page 8 of their Scholarships Booklet, available for download as a pdf here. Awarded by a committee of three (no more than one AIAVT member, plus two appropriate others to review and choose applicants provided by VSAC.)
Contributions to the Hanne M. Williams Scholar Recognition Fund can be made by sending a check to AIA Vermont (note scholarship fund), or online via credit card here (please put "scholarship fund" in the invoice number field).