About the Scholarship Fund

For more than ten years, the Honolulu Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Hawaii Architectural Foundation have independently awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to Architecture Students studying at the University of Hawaii.

In 2017 the two organizations entered into a partnership agreement to benefit the future leaders of the Architecture profession in Hawaii by creating the Architecture and Built Environment Student Scholarship Fund. The fund is designed to collectively provide ongoing annual support in the form of student scholarships for full-time students studying the Built Environment (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning, Urban Design, etc) at a Higher Education program in Hawaii.

By working together, our two organizations hope to reach a broader audience throughout our local community, and eventually provide increased scholarship support to our local students.

The Scholarship Fund supports new generations of students studying the built environment by recognizing leadership, rewarding superior student performance, encouraging diversity, supporting original research, and assisting students with unmet financial needs.Daniel Freidman , Dean, SoA

Donations to the Fund are made directly to the Hawaii Architectural Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity, making all gifts fully tax-deductible for donors. The fund will provide a minimum of two $1000 scholarships each year, with the goal of even more based on the interest and/or dividends generated by the fund principal.

Download the full HAF/AIA Honolulu Scholarship Fund Case for Support