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Walter A. Hunt Jr. Scholarship

Scholarship Sponsored by Center for Architecture

Scholarship Value: $20,000
Awards Available: 1
Award Deadline: May 15, 2019


To promote and encourage the study of architecture by New York City public high school students through a two-year scholarship to supplement tuition and related costs during their freshman and sophomore years at a NAAB-accredited school of architecture in the U.S.


Applicants must be current New York City public high school seniors who have been accepted to a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture program at a NAAB-accredited School of Architecture in the U.S. Students at NYC Charter High Schools are eligible. Students at private, parochial or other schools where tuition is charged are not eligible. Applicants must provide a copy of their final graduation high school transcript in order to accept the award.

The second year of the scholarship funding is dependent on demonstrated successful completion of the student's first year.


1. Do applications need to be post-marked by the deadline?

All application materials, included letters of recommendation sent directly by the recommender, must be RECEIVED both electronically and in hard copy by May 15th by 5:00 pm EST. No exceptions. Refer to the Submission Instructions section for further details.

2. Is it possible to extend the deadline based on personal extenuating circumstances?


3. Can I submit my New York City public high school transcripts after the May 15th deadline?

Students should submit their most recent high school transcript as part of the application. Final graduation transcripts will be required in order to disburse the award.

4. Can letters of recommendation be sent separately from the application?

Applicants are strongly advised to mail complete applications (application, two essays, a portfolio, high school transcript, college acceptance letter, and two letters of recommendation) in one package. However, letters of recommendation may be sent separately, either electronically or in hardcopy. Refer to the Application Requirements section for further details.

5. Can I hand-deliver my application?

Yes, applicants may hand-deliver their complete application to the Center for Architecture. Hand-delivered submissions should be addressed in the following manner: Center for Architecture ATTN: Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship Application – Applicant's Last Name, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

6. I attend a Charter high school or have been home-schooled in NYC. Am I eligible?

Yes, Charter schools are considered a type of public school. Students who attend private, parochial or other schools where tuition is charged are not eligible. Home-schooled students are also eligible and should provide a transcript equivalent with their application.

7. I graduated from a NYC public high school a year (or more) ago and am currently enrolled in a NAAB-accredited school of architecture. Am I eligible?

No, this scholarship is only open to current high school students who will be entering the first year of an Architecture program. However, students already in an architecture college or graduate school program may be eligible for our Center for Architecture Design Scholarship and the Eleanor Allwork Scholarship. Please follow the links for more information about these scholarships.

8. What does NAAB-accredited mean?

It is "The National Architectural Accrediting Board," the only agency in the US that is authorized to accredit professional architecture programs. Click here for more information.

9. I have been accepted to a non NAAB-accredited school of architecture, am I eligible?

No, the scholarship is only valid for students accepted to a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture program at a NAAB-accredited school.

10. I have been accepted to an eligible school, but will be studying engineering or a related design field other than architecture. Am I eligible?

No, this scholarship is only for students entering B.Arch programs.

11. Do applicants need to submit documentation of financial need?


12. Is it possible to review the submissions of past recipients?

No, but you can read more about our recent recipient here.

13. What is the schedule of notification?

Applicants will be notified by mid-July.

14. Can applicants submit an electronic portfolio that is more than 5 MB?

No, 5 MB is the maximum size permitted.

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