AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS (AIA) HENRY ADAMS MEDAL
The HENRY ADAMS MEDAL is given by the American Institute of Architects to a graduate who has received the Master of Architecture as the first professional degree and who is qualified by the highest scholastic standing, character, and professional promise. (The preceding degree lists for May, August, October, and January are used in determining the recipients.)
ASSOCIATION OF LICENSED ARCHITECTS (ALA) STUDENT MERIT AWARD
The ASSOCIATION OF LICENSED ARCHITECTS (ALA) acknowledges architectural students who have exhibited exemplary achievement throughout the year.
ALPHA RHO CHI MEDAL
The ALPHA RHO CHI MEDIAL is given by the Grand Council of that fraternity, upon recommendation of the faculty, to a graduating senior who has demonstrated leadership, given outstanding service to the School, and displayed promise of high professional merit by his/her attitude and personality.
ARCC/KING STUDENT MERIT MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURAL + ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN RESEARCH.
The Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) is pleased to award the ARCC/KING STUDENT MERIT MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURAL + ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN RESEARCH. Named in honor of the late Jonathan King, co-founder and first president of the ARCC, this award is given to one student per ARCC member school. Selection of school recipients is at the discretion of the individual institutions, but is based upon criteria that acknowledges innovation, integrity, and scholarship in architectural and/or environmental design research. The award may be made at either the graduate or undergraduate level.
BRONZE TABLET AWARD
In 1925, the University of Illinois began the tradition of inscribing the BRONZE TABLETS with the names of students receiving University Honors. Inscription on the Bronze Tablets recognizes sustained academic achievement by undergraduate students at UIUC.
CHICAGO AWARD IN ARCHITECTURE
Each year the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chicago chapter sponsors a student competition inviting the regional architecture schools to participate and select up to five students per school to enter the competition. The first place design receives the Benn Johnck Student Award. AIA Chicago typically selects one or two second place finishers for the award.
GARGOYLE SOCIETY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
The GARGOYLE SOCIETY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE is given to a freshmen student or students who, through his or her efforts and accomplishments, show promise of upholding the ideals of the Gargoyle Architecture Society.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MINORITY ARCHITECTS OUTSTANDING STUDENT LEADERSHIP MERIT AWARD
The NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MINORITY ARCHITECTS OUTSTANDING STUDENT LEADERSHIP MERIT AWARD honors a minority student in architecture and an active member of NOMAS, for outstanding leadership, scholarship, and dedicated contributions to the student organization. This award was established in 1997 by Professor Ernest H. Clay. Professor Clay retired in June 1999.
SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS BOOK AWARD
The UIUC Student Chapter of the SOCITY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS BOOK AWARD is given to a 4th-, 5th-, or 6th-year student who has been active in history and preservation activities within the School and shows promise in a career in architectural history and/or preservation.
WOMEN'S ARCHITECTURAL LEAGUE FOUNDATION OF CHICAGO
The WOMEN'S ARCHITECTURAL LEAGUE FOUNDATION OF CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIPS are awarded to architecture students (male or female) selected on the basis of both scholastic achievement and financial need. The scholarships are awarded to U.S. citizens and residents of the state of Illinois who are entering their final and full-time year of study for the professional degree.
ANNUAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS LOGO DESIGN AWARD
The ANNUAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS LOGO DESIGN AWARD began in years past as a competition for the design of A3 buttons used for admission into the Annual Architecture Awards. Today, the winning logo serves as the coordinating design for invitations, posters, and the program cover.
CYRUS E. PALMER AWARD
The CYRUS E. PALMER AWARD was established in memory of C. E. Palmer (BSAS 1912), Professor of Architectural Engineering for forty years and Associate Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts (1931-1957). The award is to encourage consistent good performance by students in undergraduate structures courses.
DELBERT R. AND JANET C. SMITH MEMORIAL AWARD
The DELBERT R. AND JANET C. SMITH MEMORIAL AWARD was established in 1997 by family, friends, and colleagues of Delbert R. and Janet C. Smith. Mr. Smith (BSAS 1954, MS Civ. Eng. 1959) was a local architect and taught structures in the School of Architecture for many years. The recipient of this award is an undergraduate architecture student who is interested in pursuing the graduate structures option. This award provides supplemental funding toward the purchase of textbooks and supplies.
JAMES M. WHITE MEMORIAL PRIZES
The JAMES M. WHITE MEMORIAL PRIZES were made possible by the students, friends, and associates of Professor James M. White, for many years Supervising Architect of the University. Income from the endowment is used for awards and prizes to students of the School of Architecture.
EDWARD C. EARL PRIZES
The EDWARD C. EARL PRIZES are funded with income from an endowment bequeathed by Edward C. Earl. Mr. Earl attended the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois from 1890-1893. Prizes are awarded for excellence in undergraduate studies.
The DIRECTOR’S AWARD is given to a student or organization who, by their exemplary and unselfish performance in activities in support of the School, has helped in promoting the very highest goals for the School.
DONALD E. AND MARGARET P. FERRY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURE
The DONALD E. AND MARGARET P. FERRY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURE was endowed to support students in the School of Architecture who have demonstrated outstanding potential for future achievement in the field of architecture. Donald Ferry (B.ARCH 1956) is associated with Ferry & Associates, Architects in Springfield and is a Fellow in the AIA.
GERALD K. SLAWIN AWARD FOR DESIGN CONSTRUCTION INTEGRATION
The GERALD K. SLAWIN AWARD FOR DESIGN CONSTRUCTION INTEGRATION is a student competition award in conjunction with an architecture course in architectural technology, practice or management. Mr. Slawin (BSAS 1959) practiced architecture for many years in Chicago.
LOUISE WOODROOFE AWARD
The LOUISE WOODROOFE AWARD was established by the late Professor Emeritus Louise M. Woodroofe for a fourth-year student in the School of Architecture who is a citizen of the United States. Selection is based on juried entries of excellence in watercolor or graphic sketching.
LOUISE WOODROOFE PRIZE
The LOUISE WOODROOFE PRIZE has been established as an endowment by former students, friends, and colleagues in memory of Professor Woodroofe for her many years of dedication to teaching art to architecture students. The basis for awarding this annual prize will be a body of work including but not limited to the following: a collection of matted freehand drawings, watercolors, and architectural renderings and sketches prepared by a student who is enrolled in the 4th, 5th, or 6th year or as a Track III student.
STEPHEN J.Y. TANG MEMORIAL AWARDS
The family, colleagues, former students, and friends of Professor Emeritus STEPHEN J.Y. TANG have established an award in his name for students in the Structures Option of the School. Professor Tang (BSAE 1942, MSAE 1944) taught in the School of Architecture from 1960-1974.
GEORGE W. BLOOME MEMORIAL AWARD
The GEORGE W. BLOOME MEMORIAL AWARD was established in 1998 by Mrs. Judith Bloome and her children, family, colleagues and friends to honor her husband, George W. Bloome (B.ARCH 1963, MSAE 1965). George and Judi are both from Carlinville, a small farming community in Illinois, so this fund has been structured to provide support for students whose hometown population is less than 20,000 people. The award is based upon academic merit with consideration for financial need.
REXFORD NEWCOMB AWARD
The REXFORD NEWCOMB AWARD was established in memory of Dean Rexford Newcomb, eminent architectural historian and first Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts (1931-54). This award is given to a student in architecture whose work in history and preservation of architecture shows high promise of continuing the scholarly ideals and objectives of Dean Newcomb and to encourage broader review of educational opportunities.
DONALD E. BERGESON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AWARD
The DONALD E. BERGESON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AWARD was endowed in the memory of Professor Donald E. Bergeson, an architect and teacher of mechanical and solar systems at the University of Illinois. A registered professional architect, he was a pioneer in the use of computers in the practice and teaching of architecture. His passion for computers and technology led him to teaching. This award is dedicated to Professor Bergeson’s belief in the importance of architectural technology and his willingness to help his students explore new avenues in the profession of architecture. This award is given in conjunction with the Green Rescheme and Design Competition, which takes students' design studio projects and judges them on their integration of sustainable design and techniques.
ALLERTON AMERICAN TRAVELING SCHOLARSHIPS
The ALLERTON AMERICAN TRAVELING SCHOLARSHIPS are supported by income from an endowment by the late Robert Allerton and continued by his son, the late John Gregg Allerton. The scholarships are to be used for one and one-half months summer travel and study of architecture on the Atlantic seaboard by architecture students in the history of architecture who have demonstrated superior achievement and ability in this area.
DAVID ASHBY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND IN ARCHITECTURE
The DAVID ASHBY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND IN ARCHITECTURE was established and endowed by David’s sister, Ms. Dianne Ashby, in accordance with his wishes, and to create a perpetual tribute to David (B.ARCH 1981, M.ARCH 1984). The income from this fund supports students of the School of Architecture who have been selected to participate in the Study Abroad Program in Versailles, France.
WILLIAM B. BAUHS MEMORIAL FUND IN ARCHITECTURE
The WILLIAM B. BAUHS MEMORIAL FUND IN ARCHITECTURE was established by Mrs. Mary Joanne Bauhs and her children, family, colleagues, and friends to honor her husband, William B. Bauhs (B.ARCH 1965). This Fund provides support for students participating in study abroad programs, with preference to the China program.
E. BENNO PHILIPPSON AIA TRAVELING AWARD IN ARCHITECTURE
The E. BENNO PHILIPPSON AIA TRAVELING AWARD IN ARCHITECTURE (BSAS 1961, M.ARCH 1962) was established in 1996 to provide supplemental funding for an architecture student participating in a study abroad program to make site visits to a key building or monument which he/she would not have otherwise been able to see firsthand.
EDWARD AND MARY JANE SIMMONS AWARD
The family of Edward and Mary Jane Simmons continue the EDWARD AND MARY JANE SIMMONS AWARD in memory of their father and mother. For many years, Mr. Simmons (BSAE 1934) was associated with the architectural and engineering firm Lennox, Matthews, Simmons and Ford, Inc. in Indianapolis. The award is given for demonstrated development and potential to aid costs of an architectural student during his/her junior year in the Study Abroad Program in Versailles, France.
CHARLES CLEMENS COUNCELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
The CHARLES CLEMENS COUNCELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS are funds established in memory of Mr. Councell (BSAE 1922). Mr. Councell was an architectural engineer with the US Government in Washington, DC, where he designed many Federal buildings and participated in the 1949-52 renovation of the White House. After retirement, Mr. Councell spent two years touring Europe and upon return, published a book of his architectural sketches. The fund helps to underwrite the cost of study for students accepted to the Study Abroad Program in Versailles, France.
FRANK B. AND JENNIE M. LONG TRAVELING AWARDS
The FRANK B. AND JENNIE M. LONG TRAVELING AWARDS provide stipends and funds toward travel expenses to enable architecture students to undertake studies that require two to three months of summer travel.
RAYMOND A. PIGOZZI MEMORIAL AWARD
The RAYMOND A. PIGOZZI MEMORIAL AWARD has been established by his family and the OWP/P Foundation in memory of Mr. Pigozzi. Raymond Pigozzi (B.ARCH 1951) was a founding partner of O’Donnell, Wicklund, Pigozzi & Peterson (OWP/P) in Chicago, which is now OWP/P Canon Design. Mr. Pigozzi’s professional career was devoted to educational architecture. He was appointed a Fellow in the AIA in 1982. This award is given to students who will be participating in international studies programs.
CHESTER V. LONG SCHOLARSHIP
The CHESTER V. LONG SCHOLARSHIP has been established through an endowment created by the family of Chester V. Long (BSAE 1928). Income from the endowment provides a scholarship to an undergraduate architecture student who has demonstrated exceptional academic merit and talent in the interrelationship between architectural design and art.
WILLIAM C. MOE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
An endowment established by family and friends in memory of William C. Moe (BSAS 1951), the WILLIAM C. MOE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP provides funds to an individual entering the Structures Option who has demonstrated exceptional merit in his or her studies in architecture.
FERMER SPENCER CANNON and MARY L. CANNON SCHOLARSHIP
The FERMER SPENCER CANNON and MARY L. CANNON SCHOLARSHIP is an undergraduate scholarship awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement to an Indiana resident enrolled in the School of Architecture. Funds are provided from an endowment established by Mary and Fermer Spencer Cannon (BSAE 1911).
WILLIAM T. SPOONER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN ARCHITECTURE
The WILLIAM T. SPOONER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN ARCHITECTURE is awarded from an endowment established by the late Mrs. William T. Spooner and her two sons, Eli and Ethan, and from memorial gifts from friends and colleagues of William T. Spooner (BSAS1951). The scholarship is given to a 3rd- or 4th-year student from the city of Chicago who has demonstrated merit and financial need in his/her studies in a design option.
JOHN E. SEVERNS SCHOLARSHIP
The JOHN E. SEVERNS SCHOLARSHIP was established by Champaign architect John Severns (BSAS 1950, MSAE 1952). Mr. Severns is retired from Severns Reid and Associates, Inc. and resides in Champaign. This scholarship shall be given to an undergraduate who is in need of financial aid.
JAMES RUSSELL VAKY MERIT SCHOLARSHIP IN ARCHITECTURE
The JAMES RUSSELL VAKY MERIT SCHOLARSHIP IN ARCHITECTURE is awarded annually to an undergraduate student enrolled in the School of Architecture. This scholarship is funded by the generous gift of James Vaky. James Russell Vaky received a BS in 1933 from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois. He grew up in Champaign-Urbana and took piano lessons from the founders of the UIUC School of Music. He used his piano skills through his life, playing professionally in many cities. He served as an English instructor at the Page Military Academy in Los Angeles for many years before retiring in the early 1990’s. Mr. Vaky has maintained a life-long interest in the fine and applied arts and has supported many campus units with generous gifts.
ELIZABETH GOETSCH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The ELIZABETH GOETSCH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP shall be used to provide financial aid for female students enrolled in the School of Architecture who have demonstrated merit in their studies. Miss Elizabeth Goetsch, a 1938 graduate of the University of Illinois, had a career in kitchen design and was Kitchen Editor for The Ladies Home Journal.
HOWARD L. WHITE SCHOLARSHIP
The HOWARD L. WHITE SCHOLARSHIP is funded by an endowment established by the late Mr. White (BSAS 1943). The scholarship is for an undergraduate student enrolled in the School who has demonstrated academic excellence and is a resident of the Indianapolis, Indiana area.
ELWOOD E. AND ADALAIDE SCHWENK ENDOWMENT
The ELWOOD E. AND ADALAIDE SCHWENK ENDOWMENT was established by Mr. and Mrs. Elwood E. Schwenk (BSAE 1922). The endowment funds scholarships given to undergraduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence and good character.
CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS FELLOWSHIPS
The CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS FELLOWSHIPS are offered to students of exceptional creative and/or performing ability. Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship funds are allocated to departments as University block grants to help attract the best graduate students.
CLARENCE T. PAUL GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
The CLARENCE T. PAUL GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP was endowed by the late Clarence T. Paul (BSAS 1925). Mr. Paul was a self-employed architect in the San Diego area. The Paul Fellowship is given to a first year graduate student.
TYLER ALLHANDS SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP
The TYLER ALLHANDS SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP were established by a generous gift from Jessie Voigt Allhands to honor the memory of her husband. After receiving his BA Degree, and later his MA Degree at the University of Arizona, he fulfilled a number of teaching assignments. Though his teaching life was in Mathematics, he wanted most to help young people in receiving a good education and wanted to include home building. He especially enjoyed building houses and, with the help of students he trained as helpers, completed 62 in the Urbana area. The Tyler Allhands Fellowship and Scholarship are awarded to students who are planning a career in the home building industry. The stipend is dedicated to the support of a graduate and an undergraduate student in Architecture.
FRED E. AND THOMAS BERGER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The FRED E. AND THOMAS BERGER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (BSAS 1913) was initially established following his death in 1973. Following the death of his son, Thomas Berger (BSAS 1940) three years later, the Berger family increased the endowment to be called the FRED E. AND THOMAS E. BERGER SCHOLARSHIP. Fred Berger established the Champaign, IL firm of Berger-Kelley and Associates in 1924. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving graduate student.
EDWIN A. HORNER GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
The EDWIN A. HORNER GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP was endowed in 1978 by the late Edwin A. Horner (BSAE 1922), who was the Francis J. Plym Traveling Fellow in 1927-28. The Horner Fellowship is given to a graduate student entering their final year of the M.ARCH program and is based upon general academic excellence and professional promise.
ROBERT F. HASTINGS MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP
The ROBERT F. HASTINGS MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP (BSAE 1937) honors the memory of a prominent alumnus of the School who was well known for his strong interest in architectural education and active contributions to the efforts of the American Institute of Architects. The Hastings Fellowship was established by Mr. Hastings' colleagues at SmithGroup, Inc. and provides a stipend to support one year of study for a M.ARCH candidate.
ERNEST L. AND REBA E. STOUFFER FELLOWSHIP
The ERNEST L. AND REBA E. STOUFFER FELLOWSHIP was established as a memorial to Ernest and Reba Stouffer. Mr. Stouffer (BSAE 1918, M.ARCH 1931) was professionally and personally dedicated to the development and beautification of the UIUC campus as its Chief Architect. Ernest Stouffer was the Chief Architect for the University when Krannert Center and Assembly Hall were built. The Stouffer Fellowship is awarded to a doctoral student in architecture.
MALCOLM JASEPH SCHOLARSHIPS
Malcolm Jaseph (BSAE 1950) worked for the GSA Office of Inspector General in Chicago as a Senior Structural Engineer. He and his wife, Mildred, resided in Chicago and made the MALCOLM JASEPH SCHOLARSHIPS possible through their estate sale.
ALAN K. AND LEONARDA F. LAING MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP
The ALAN K. AND LEONARDA F. LAING MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP was bequeathed by the Laing's to provide funds for the encouragement of studies in the history and preservation of architecture. Professor Laing came to the University of Illinois in 1940, where he taught the history of architecture until his retirement in 1971. During the latter years he also served as Chairman of the Department of Architecture.
MARTHA DARMSTADT SCHOLARSHIP
The MARTHA DARMSTADT SCHOLARSIHP is funded by an estate gift made by the late Marha Darmstadt (BSAS 1948). Ms. Darmstadt practiced architecture in Houston, Texas for many years, and her vision was to help more female students further their education in the field of architecture. The scholarship is awarded to a graduate student in architecture.
GRADUATE COLLEGE FELLOWSHIPS
The GRADUATE COLLEGE FELLOWSHIPS are given to strengthen the institution and its programs by increasing the enrollment of outstanding students from populations that have been historically underrepresented in graduate study. Evaluation criteria includes undergraduate GPA, quality of undergraduate preparation, recommendations, and a personal statement from the nominee.
DISSERTATION COMPLETION FELLOWSHIP
The DISSERTATION COMPLETION FELLOWSHIP is awarded by the Graduate College to help outstanding students complete the doctoral degree in a timely fashion. Students are nominated by their departments and chosen at the University level. This is a highly competitive award.
The UNIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP funds, allocated to departments as block grants of dollars, allow flexibility in assembling the kind of financial aid packages that attract the best graduate students. Units are encouraged to be imaginative in constructing attractive financial aid packages. They may either award fellowships as the sole support or fellowships concurrently with assistantships or other fellowships.
PLYM FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP
The PLYM FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP is made possible through the Plym Foundation and the Provost Matching Fellowship Program and is awarded to doctoral candidates in the School of Architecture. The late Andrew J. Plym, grandson of Francis J. Plym, was the driving force behind making this award possible.
FRANCIS J. PLYM TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP IN ARCHITECTURE
The FRANCIS J. PLYM TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP IN ARCHITECTURE was established in 1912 by Mr. Francis J. Plym, an 1897 graduate of the School of Architecture, and continued by his son, the late Mr. Lawrence Plym. The fellowship is to be used for the study of architecture in foreign countries during a period of at least four months. It is awarded to graduates of the School of Architecture on the basis of their professional development since receiving an architectural degree.