Investing in the next generation of architects and designers
The Pillars Scholarship is a partnership between the NewSchool Foundation and the San Diego Architectural Foundation that provides financial support for NewSchool students whose academic achievement and commitment to one or more of the School’s Pillars advance their education and the institution’s mission.
The scholarship program supports independent research, educational opportunities, travel, service to the community, and professional development, encouraging students to apply to workshops, conferences and educational/professional experiences which support one or more of the Newschool's Pillars:
- Professional Practice
- Human Welfare
- Environmental Empathy
- Community + Industry Engagement
- Data + Technology
2022 Scholarship Recipients
Enrolled in a ceramics course & took a research pilgrimage to ceramic museums, with the goal of designing her own ceramic furniture.
Traveled to Chicago to study architecture and graphic design.
Prototyped a bio-pavilion with the City of San Diego.
Created an interactive public visual installation.
2021 Scholarship Recipients
Researched acoustic soundscapes within built environments to provide spaces for healing underserved communities.
Fabian Diaz Luevano
Investigated building culture in the Southern California / Tijuana region.
Investigated Land Trusts as an alternative means to create equitable housing opportunities in San Diego.
Created a short film to inspire viewers to live more sustainably.