Central PA Architects Foundation Fund Architecture Scholarship 2016

Deadline June 30

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Present or former resident with a Pennsylvania address from one of the following counties in Central PA: Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, or York
  2. Current enrollment in an architecture degree program (e.g. two-year or four-year undergraduate program, five year professional program, graduate program leading to a master’s)
  3. Financial need

How to Apply

  • Complete the Scholarship Application form and submit it to the address below. Click here for the application.

The following attachments must also be included with your application as indicated on the application form:

  • Max. file size: 128 MB.
    A one page letter indicating why you are studying architecture and your long term objectives
  • Max. file size: 128 MB.
    Additional supporting materials of your choice; e.g. examples of design work, community involvement, volunteer activities (four pages maximum)
  • Max. file size: 128 MB.
    FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR). In addition to the SAR, you may also provide a letter with information you believe will be useful in determining your financial need (e.g., family and student income). Are there extenuating circumstances of which we should be aware? For example, illness in the family, loss of employment, or other relevant information?

Please submit completed applications to:

Frank E. Dittenhafer II, FAIA, LEED AP
Central PA Architects Foundation Fund Scholarship
c/o AIA Central Pennsylvania
240 North Third Street
12th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101


This scholarship is a one-time only award; however, students may re-apply each consecutive year for consideration by completing the full application process.

Matching Award Opportunities

AES/PHEAA’s PATH Program: Scholarship recipients are eligible to have their awards matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis by AES/PHEAA’s PATH (“Partnerships for Access to Higher Education”) Program. PHEAA may grant matching funds to scholarship recipients who are enrolled in an approved Pennsylvania college or career school, who are a state grant recipient, and who demonstrate financial need. The match provides last-dollar support for tuition and fees. The scholarship recipient’s information is submitted to PHEAA by TFEC staff. No additional work will be asked of the scholarship recipient. For more information regarding AES/PHEAA, please refer to their website at www.pheaa.org.