Scholarships and Awards

Through the generosity of alumni, friends, and professional organizations, the Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture is able to award a number of scholarships and awards to its students.

Available Scholarships and Awards
NameAmount  RecipientsDescription
AIA North Dakota Scholarship $1,000 eachArchitecture, 3 awardsAward to defray the amount of tuition and fees for the next academic year of study. Based on need, professional promise, and academic ability, and a minimum of two years’ membership in AIAS. 
Albert Levering Drawing Prize$500Architecture or Landscape Architecture drawingsBe properly enrolled as a full-time student in architecture or landscape architecture at North Dakota State University in the third or fourth year studios at the time of application and disbursement. Work submitted for the award may be in any medium appropriate for hand rendering and shall have been done in the eighteen months prior to submittal. Financial need or academic standing should not be a consideration.
Alpha Rho Chi Medal-Graduating Architecture student for leadership and professionalism
Byron L. Berntson Memorial Scholarship$290Architecture or Landscape Architecture, Sophomore, Junior, SeniorAwarded to a student who has a minimum grade point average of 3.6. Criteria include the student’s contribution to the spirit, life, prestige, and academic excellence of the NDSU Community
Dan and Ann Noble Endowed Scholarship$2,000Architecture, Sophomore, Junior, Senior 
Dennis Colliton Memorial Thesis Award$150Landscape Architecture ThesisThe award recipient shall be selected by the Department faculty with the criteria that the student’s design thesis demonstrates a culmination of design education-fully developed and realized from master planning through design development, detailing and documentation.
Diversity Architecture Scholarship$2,500Architecture StudentsThe Diversity Architecture Scholarship is available to students from underrepresented groups who are majoring in Architecture, have earned a 3.0 gpa or higher and who demonstrate financial need as established by the office of financial aid and scholarships. 
Douglas D. Hanson Architecture Scholarship$5,000Architecture or Landscape Architecture StudentsThe Douglas D. Hanson Architecture Scholarship is available to all students enrolled in Pre-Architecture or Pre-Landscape Architecture with a preference given to those who have earned a 3.0 GPA or higher and/or those who are from a underrepresented group such as African American or Native American 
EAPC Scholarship$400Architecture, Junior yearEntering into the fourth year of the program and having obtained a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
Gordon Olschlager Scholarship$800Architecture or Landscape ArchitectureThe Gordon Olschlager Scholarship is available to incoming third, fourth or fifth year students who are majoring in either Architecture or Landscape Architecture who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Students must also demonstrate a strong interest in architectural history, urban design, city planning or landscape design
Harlyn Thompson Travel Scholarship Award$4,500Architecture, Senior year -
Henry Adams Medal--Awarded to the 5th year Architecture graduate with the highest grade point average.
Hugh L. McMath Scholarship$230Architecture, Sophomore yearAwarded to a student in the Architecture Program
John Klai: Klai Scholars$4,000Architecture or Landscape Architecture Senior year -
Knute A. Henning Memorial Scholarship$215Architecture or Landscape Architecture, Senior yearAwarded to a student who shows “most promise” in design in the fourth year as determined by the faculty
Kristi Hanson Study Abroad Scholarship (Term Abroad)$2,500Architecture or Landscape Architecture, Senior Year-
Nebraska / Dakotas Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architecture$750Landscape Architecture StudentsASLA chapter member for Nebraska, North Dakota or South Dakota.
Patrick Edward Germ Memorial Scholarship$400Architecture, Sophomore yearAwarded to a student in the Architecture program, making satisfactory progress toward completion of degree and entering into the third year of the program.
Pavcsik, Gustaf Scholarship                                                          $750Architecture 2nd - 4th Year StudentsScholarship for Architecture students in 2nd – 4th year.
Peter F. McKenzie Memorial Thesis Award$1,000Architecture, ThesisProvide support for the annual McKenzie Award for the outstanding architecture design thesis and finalists.
Ruthenbeck Architecture Scholarship$1,000Architecture StudentsAvailable to students enrolled in Architecture in the incoming 3rd or 4th year student. GPA 3.0 or higher. 
Studio Mentor Award -Architecture or Landscape ArchitectureBe properly enrolled at NDSU as a full-time student in architecture. The spirit and intent of this Award is to provide an annual award for a 5th year student in architecture or landscape architecture who is most instrumental in setting aside competition in order to help fellow students in studio. 
TKDA Architecture Scholarship$2,500Architecture StudentsThe TKDA Architecture scholarship is available to juniors or above who are pursuing a degree in Architecture and have earned a 3.0 gpa or higher.
Toy Farmer - Fourth Year Scholarship$600Landscape Architecture StudentsMust be enrolled in Landscape Architecture Program; Must have Junior standing continuing into fourth-year of study in the program; Has demonstrated promise in the field of Landscape Architecture through excellence in design ability and/or graphic, written, and oral design presentation. for its continued success and advancement.
Zerr Berg Scholarship$1,000--
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