In recognition of Paul Welch Jr.’s distinguished and lengthy career of service to architects and the architectural profession, this scholarship program was created to celebrate Paul’s experiences with the California Architects Board (CAB) as well as with the American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC) and his unwavering belief in the power of the architectural license. The scholarship recognizes the significant contributions of California interns at early stages in their careers and encourages them to complete the licensure process by covering all associated costs.
A committee of distinguished professionals representing the AIACC, the AIACC Academy of Emerging Professionals (AEP), the California Architectural Foundation (CAF), the California Fellows, the California Committee on the Environment (COTE) and the Welch family serve as the jury. They will select a minimum of two recipients annually based on their satisfaction of the criteria described below:
- An applicant must be a California resident at the time of application and must be an Associate AIA member in good standing.
- An applicant must be an NCARB and CAB record holder in good standing.
- Applicants may have passed one or more divisions of the ARE but can not have passed all divisions.
- AEP Council of Advisor members are eligible.
- Significant contributions at an early stage of their career to the profession and/or community;
- Exemplary involvement in community and/or professional organizations;
- Outstanding achievement in the creation, development and delivery of creative programs for emerging professionals;
- Demonstrated passion for pursuit of licensure;
- An essay addressing the role of the architect in making buildings sustainable;
- Strong letters of support detailing personal and professional contributions;
- And, an inspiring state of contribution.
Applicants should demonstrate the subsequent attributes with a submittal package containing each of the following:
- Completed 2018 Paul W. Welch, Jr., ARE Scholarship Application
- A primary recommendation letter
- A one-page essay (no more than 800 words in 12 point font) in response to:
What is the role of the Architect in making buildings sustainable, and how is this role different from that of other consultants working on a project? Is this more of a design or a technology issues? Please share your views.
- A biography and/or resume (limited to two pages)
- Two additional letters of recommendation (limited to one page each)
- A copy of the NCARB “Authorization to Test” (ATT) showing proof of eligibility to sire for the ARE – 2017 applicants may submit when available.
Submittal packages must be e-mailed to Hillary Krek at email@example.com no later than Monday, September 10, 2018 to be considered for the scholarship.
Scholarship recipients will receive:
- A complete set of Brightwood ARE 5.0 Study Guides (courtesy of Brightwood)
- Reimbursement of the cost of passing each division of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) ($1,260-$1,470) and the CA Supplemental Exam ($100). Proof of passing must be submitted along with a request for reimbursement. Funds can be applied to previously passed divisions.
- Reimbursement of NCARB ($100) and CAB ($100) fees to establish records
Recipients are encouraged to complete all divisions of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) within five years of receiving the award and in compliance with any rolling clock requirements. Scholarship funds are subject to local, state, and federal tax.
Call for Entries: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Submittal Deadline: Monday, September 10, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST
Scholarship recipients will be notified the first week of October.