This scholarship provides financial assistance to African-American students studying or about to start studying at a NAAB-accredited architecture program.
This scholarship awards $500 per student.
We award this scholarship to as many students as funds allow.
We know that architecture school can be a long haul and that needs change over time. For this reason, applicants may reapply to this scholarship each school year if they wish to continue receiving financial assistance.
This is a rolling scholarship, which means you may apply at any time. We award scholarships as eligible applicants become available.
Williams kicked off a prolific career by becoming the first licensed African-American member of the AIA in 1923. Throughout his life he designed over 2,000 buildings in California and helped shape Los Angeles into the metropolitan city it is today. In 1957, Williams became the first African-American elected as a Fellow of the AIA. Learn More.
The red link at the bottom of this page is the application form. This is an interactive questionnaire that will collect important information and be your gateway to receiving the scholarship. It will ask for the following things:
Once you have assembled the required components, you may apply for the Paul R. Williams Student Scholarship.
This is a rolling scholarship, which means you may apply at any time. We award scholarships as eligible applicants and funds become available.
After your application has been received, we will review it and may contact the person who recommended you to verify details. This may take several weeks.
Once your eligibility has been confirmed, a DesignClass representative will reach out and notify you of your scholarship status. If you have been awarded the scholarship, funds will be transferred as soon as financial details are confirmed.
Are you a leader in a design firm or company active in the architectural profession? We would love to speak to you about becoming a sponsor of the Paul R. Williams Student Scholarship. Please email info@goDesignClass.com and let us know about your interest in helping support a broader diversity in the architectural field.
100% of your sponsorship funding goes towards student's scholarships.