The School of Architecture selects students annually for a number of scholarships, which have been created especially for architecture students. Scholarships are based on academic merit; some are also based on financial need. A list of all available scholarships, criteria and special requirements are detailed below. Award amounts will vary from year to year.
Applications will be accepted for scholarships in academic year 2024-2025 beginning on February 2, 2024. Click here to apply.
Contact Sherry Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
CONNIE CALDWELL SUMMER INTERNSHIP AWARD
A generous gift by the deGraffenried Foundation, spearheaded by four Syracuse University alumni, established the Connie Caldwell Summer Internship Award in honor of Syracuse Architecture’s former director of Career Services. The award will assist with living expenses associated with an internship for one full-time architecture student each summer.
GENERAL PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS
Four scholarships, which generate multiple awards to support students, are available. The scholarships are awarded for study on- and off-campus and can be used to assist funding for study abroad based on eligibility as listed in the descriptions.
ALFRED L. KASKEL SCHOLARSHIP
The Kaskel Scholarship was created by two Syracuse University alumni in memory of their father, Alfred L. Kaskel. This scholarship will be awarded to a student completing the first professional degree program in the School of Architecture, during the final year of study and is based on academic merit and professional promise.
MYRON A. JORDAN SCHOLARSHIP
Established in memory of alumnus Myron Jordan, class of 1928, this scholarship is awarded to student(s) with criteria that includes financial need, academic merit, and top-achieving qualities. The award can be used to provide room, board, books and other necessities, as well as to defray tuition in part or whole. (Does not exclude study abroad)
KERMIT J. LEE JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was named in honor of beloved faculty member Kermit J. Lee, Jr, a graduate of the Class of 1957 at Syracuse University. This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student entering their third year and for each subsequent years of study. Eligible students must exhibit financial need and academic merit, maintain at least a 2.8 GPA each year while also “demonstrating the qualities of professional promise, leadership, inventiveness and service embodied by Professor Emeritus Kermit J. Lee Jr.”
BRIAN C. WEST SCHOLAR AWARD
Brian C. West ’97 founded the Society of Multicultural Architects & Designers (SMAD) as a multidisciplinary design organization at the School of Architecture which he later linked with the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and later evolved into Syracuse Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS). This award provides support for undergraduate students who have completed their third year, with a minimum 2.7 GPA, to pursue a summer professional internship or study abroad. A short essay explaining use of the scholarship funds is required and should be sent to Sherry Hayes at email@example.com.
syracuse ABROAD AND New York City PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships, which generate multiple awards to support students exclusively for study abroad and/or New York City, are available. You must be accepted for a study abroad program during the academic year of which the scholarship is being offered.
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE 150 GLOBAL STUDY ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by Bernard Armstrong ’85 in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the School of Architecture. The scholarship is awarded to one undergraduate student entering their third- or fourth-year of study, with demonstrated financial need, and are participating in a semester abroad program in London, New York City or Florence with preference to study in Florence.
ROBERT W. CUTLER SCHOLARSHIP
Established in memory Robert Cutler, class of 1928, one of the early principals at the firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. This scholarship is awarded to graduate and undergraduate students based on financial need and academic merit, to support study abroad in Florence, London, or New York City.
SADÉ T. LEWIS ’15 LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP: The scholarship, created by SaDé Lewis ’15, will be used to provide financial assistance to third- or fourth-year undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Architecture who are participating in a study abroad program in Florence, London, or New York City, with preference to students whose background and experiences allow them to bring a diverse perspective to the School. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
LOUIS JAY MASTERS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to honor alumnus Louis Jay Masters, who graduated from the School of Architecture in 1989. Masters often noted the profound impact of his experiences studying abroad in London during his time as a Syracuse Architecture student. This scholarship is available to undergraduates only, based on financial need and academic standing, to support participation in study abroad programs in Florence, London, or New York City.
PETER J. MOORE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was created to honor alumnus Peter Moore ’62, who was known for his outstanding free-hand sketches while traveling abroad. This scholarship is awarded to a current third-year undergraduate student to support study abroad in Florence, London, or New York City during their fourth year; requires a 3.0 minimum GPA, excellence in freehand drawing, and financial need. A portfolio is required.
Applicants must submit a portfolio of three (3) freehand drawings and design work no more than six (6) pages in length, with a dimension of 8½” x 11” maximum. Portfolios should be sent to Sherry Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEAN FREDERICK W. REVELS ENDOWMENT FUND
Established by students in memory of Frederick W. Revels, former faculty member and Director of the School from 1895 to 1937. This fund provides scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students based on financial need and academic merit. Eligible for Florence, London, or the New York City program.
DOUG WHITNEY ’80 SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was created by Doug Whitney ’80 to provide scholarship and financial assistance to one third- or fourth-year undergraduate student with demonstrated financial need and preference to students who are participating in a semester abroad program in Florence, London, or New York City. Applicants are required to send a statement as to why they are applying for the scholarship and how it will assist them with their chosen semester abroad. Send statement to Sherry Hayes at email@example.com.
DOCUMENTATION OF NEED
Applications for undergraduate scholarships and awards are subject to review by the University’s Financial Aid Office. Since financial need is a selection criterion for nearly all of these awards, applicants must document financial need in one of two ways. U.S. citizens and permanent residents must have a completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on file at the University’s Financial Aid Office.
International students who do not have a FAFSA on file must explain their financial need in a short statement and have documentation available if the selection committee should request it. If you are not sure whether you have a FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office, please call 1-800-433-3243 to see if you registered to send a FAFSA to Syracuse University.