Design Scholarships
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One of our favorite things is awarding deserving students with scholarships. Application timelines vary throughout the year. Please contact us to receive specific information regarding scholarships.

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The Steven C. Ladislaus Memorial Scholarship
Award: $1,000+
Purpose: Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student whose work communicates a strong enthusiasm for design.
SDAF has been awarding this scholarship since 1984. 29 recipients at 10 different schools of architecture have benefited, including the inaugural recipient, Teddy Cruz. He is now recognized internationally for his urban research of the Tijuana-San Diego border, advancing border immigrant neighborhoods as sites of cultural production, from which to rethink urban policy, affordable housing and civic infrastructure. He is Professor of Public Culture and Urbanism in the Visual Arts Department at UCSD. Be a part of this scholarship legacy!

The Roy Drew Memorial Scholarship
Award: $2,000
Purpose: Awarded to assist a student in architectural studies abroad.

The San Diego Architectural Foundation Scholarship
Award: $3,000
Purpose: Awarded to an undergraduate attending a school of architecture in recognition of design excellence.


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