The Wyoming Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the National AIA awarded eight scholarships to Wyoming students enrolled in accredited architecture programs. The scholarships range from $2000 to $3000.
From this region, Levi van Buggenum of Story received the Christopher Robin Hard Scholarship and attends the University of Arizona in Tucson.
A media release issued Tuesday morning says that the profession of architecture requires a degree from an accredited school of architecture for licensure.
All Wyoming students seeking an accredited degree must go out of state for either a Bachelors or Masters degree in architecture. AIA Wyoming set up this scholarship program in 2000 to help Wyoming students with the high costs of out-of-state tuition.
Graduates from the University of Wyoming are also eligible if they are enrolled in an accredited school elsewhere. AIA National provides matching funds for a scholarship through its Component Matching Grant Program. The other scholarships are funded from contributions from the chapter and from the membership.
Britt Bandell Jeske of Jackson received an AIA Wyoming Firms Scholarship and attends the University of Washington.
Joselia Mendiolea of Green River received the AIA National Component Matching Grant Scholarship and attends The Pratt Institute in New York.
Kay Guidry if Cheyenne received an AIA Wyoming Firms Scholarship and attends Boston Architectural College.
LeAndra Merritt of Afton received the Wyoming Chapter Scholarship and attends the University of Utah.
Carl Wedell of Cheyenne received the Albert Cook Memorial Scholarship and attends the University of Colorado in Denver.
Erica Brus of Cody received an AEFAIA Scholarship and attends the Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
Jesse Biggs of Mountain View received an AIA Wyoming Firms Scholarship and attends the University of Utah.