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ROBERT F. STUHR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Whereas, the American Institute of Architects is a national service organization that seeks to foster the advancement of the architectural profession, and the development of student learning in the architectural practice, and . . .
Whereas, the American Institute of Architects Golden Empire Chapter represents a local force for support and service to the Golden Empire area willing to provide assistance to worthy individuals and students from Kern County who want to further their studies in an academic or professional field of architecture, and . . .
Whereas, Robert F. Stuhr AIA represents an historical and significant force in the influence and development of apprenticeship for architectural interns within the Golden Empire area;
Be it resolved that the American Institute of Architects Golden Empire intends to award educational scholarships in the name of Robert F. Stuhr AIA to deserving individuals continuing with post secondary instructional opportunities in the field of architecture.
The objective of the program is to provide opportunities to young men and women in our community who are pursuing academic or vocational studies in architecture to become productive citizens within their professional careers.
The source of funding for the annual Robert F. Stuhr Scholarship(s) will be from the allocated membership funds of the American Institute of Architects Golden Empire (AIAGE), by means of contributions made specific to the Robert F. Stuhr AIA memorial scholarship fund, and budgeted appropriations assigned by the Board of Directors through its Scholarship Committee.
Any senior or post-graduate high school student, or architectural intern for the academic year in which Scholarship Awards are offered or granted are eligible. Individuals may make an application for award in successive years, as the Awards may be offered. Relatives of AIAGE Board members are ineligible during, and one year prior, to their respective term of service on the Board.
Although academic performance is an important consideration, it is by no means the sole or even the most important criterion. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of total achievement, including participation in civic activities, community service and over all school academic effort.
The American Institute of Architects Golden Empire Chapter will award scholarships to full time students enrolled at an accredited school or in a certificated professional program that are to be used for tuition, fees, books, tools, and supplies.
The individual achievement will be evaluated primarily in context of the candidate’s demonstrated potential to complete his/her academic or training goals, demonstrated achievement and performance in civic activities or service, and in relation to the achievement of other candidates.
AIAGE will award scholarships in the increments as determined by the current body of AIAGE Board of Directors, beginning on January 1st, 2011. Award distribution will be processed by the applicable school finance office, or by the AIAGE Chapter upon written confirmation of registration in an institution of higher learning. Scholarships not redeemed by the individual(s) within two (2) years of award will be surrendered back to the American Institute of Architects Golden Empire Chapter