We are pleased to announce the launch of the Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship. This scholarship is available through the AIA Foundation and will be funded by Payette. We founded this scholarship to honor the memory and legacy of our colleague and partner, Sho-Ping Chin FAIA, who passed away in 2015.
Sho-Ping was a leader within the AIA and a long-time Principal at Payette. She was a talented and compassionate architect who was fiercely determined to design healthcare architecture of the highest caliber for those in need. Sho-Ping was a wonderful mentor and instilled in her teams a sense of camaraderie and commitment to design. As a founder of the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit, Sho-Ping was instrumental in defining the national discourse for Women in Design.
The scholarship ($10,000) will be awarded annually. Students entering at least their third year of undergraduate or any level of graduate study within an accredited architecture program are eligible to apply. Previous scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply. Recipients will be assigned a senior mentor from Payette to help establish contacts within the profession throughout the scholarship year.
Given Sho-Ping’s commitment to the advancement of women in the profession, we are pleased to share that this scholarship is the first AIA Foundation Scholarship named after a woman architect and open only to women architects.
Applications are due April 8, 2016.