Now Open: Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship


In partnership with the Architects Foundation, we are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship. This $10,000 scholarship provides assistance to women pursuing a professional degree in architecture recognized by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).

Beginning today through January 17, 2018, qualified students entering at least their third year of undergraduate, or any level of graduate study, are encouraged to apply. Previous Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship recipients are also eligible to reapply.

“We are so pleased to partner with Payette on this scholarship,” said Marci B. Reed, Executive Director of the Architects Foundation. “In addition to being a long-time principal at Payette, Sho-Ping Chin was instrumental in defining the national discourse for women in design, and helped found the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit. This scholarship is a wonderful way to honor her memory.”

Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and will be required to provide their resume, a personal essay, 5-10 examples of their creative work, and two letters of recommendation, among other requirements. To apply, visit

Scholarship winners will be notified in April 2018. To learn more about the Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship program and how to apply please visit

This is the first scholarship offered through the AIA specifically for women architecture students, named after a woman architect.

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