Each year since 1949, The American Institute of Architects has celebrated outstanding dedication to the profession of architecture through the Institute Awards program. Since 2006, The National Associates Committee (NAC) has facilitated the Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship award program.
The National Associates Committee developed the Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship in honor and memory of their late friend and colleague, Jason Pettigrew. The scholarship recognizes the significant contributions of interns at early stages in their careers and encourages them to complete the licensure process by defraying costs associated with the Architect Registration Examination (ARE).
To view past recipients, please visit the Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship webpage at www.aia.org/Pettigrew. To learn more about Jason’s inspiring story and his numerous contributions to his community and profession, watch “Remembering Jason Pettigrew,” a video produced by the AIA.
Scholarship recipients will receive:
- Current edition of Kaplan ARE Complete Library
- Reimbursement for the cost of passing all divisions of the ARE one time.*
*Full amount of scholarship will be paid upon successful completion of all ARE divisions. To receive reimbursement, recipients must complete the ARE within five years of receiving the award and submit passing reports from each ARE division. Scholarship is subject to local, state, and federal tax.
A committee of distinguished professionals will select the recipients based on their satisfaction of the applicant criteria (described below).
In order to be eligible for the Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship, interested applicants must fall in at least one of the following categories*:
- an Associate AIA member in good standing, or
- an NCARB record holder in good standing.
*National Associates Committee Executive Board members, Regional Associate Directors, and NAC publication Editors are not eligible.
Applicants should demonstrate one or more of the following attributes:
- Significant contributions at an early stage of 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 students, interns, Associates, and/or young architect members
- Demonstrated passion for pursuit of registration
- Strong letters of support detailing personal and professional contributions and an inspiring statement of contribution.
Completed applications for 2012 are due Friday, April 13, 2012, 11:59 pm ET. Please submit your complete application packet to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “2012 Pettigrew Application.”
Download the 2012 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship Application.
Candidates for the Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship must meet the applicant eligibility requirements listed above and demonstrate their contribution to the profession of architecture.
Applicants must provide a primary recommendation letter from an IDP Mentor or Supervisor, an AIA member in good standing, or an AIA Component Executive. This recommendation letter is limited to one page and must be collected by the applicant and supplied with the additional supporting materials listed below.
In addition to completing the application form and providing a primary recommendation letter, candidates must submit the following:
- Statement of contribution to the profession (limited to one page)
- One biography and/or résumé (limited to two pages)
- Two additional letters of recommendation (limited to one page each)
- “Authorization to Test,” showing proof of eligibility to sit for the ARE
The complete application packet must be submitted as a single PDF document with materials organized as noted above (with the completed form and primary recommendation appearing as pages one and two, respectively). All applications submitted without all of the required materials will be disqualified.
Through submission of the complete packet of application materials, the applicant grants permission to the AIA to reproduce and publicly display submission materials if the applicant receives a scholarship. Submitted materials become property of the AIA and will not be returned to the applicant.
Please submit your complete application packet to email@example.com with the subject line “2012 Pettigrew Application.”
2012 Scholarship Schedule
Application available for download.
April 13, 2012
Submissions Due at 11:59 pm ET.
Late April 2012
Selection committee convenes to review applications and select recipients.
Scholarship recipients announced.
About the Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship Fund
The National Associates Committee created the Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship Fund in honor and recognition of Jason’s contributions to internship, licensure, and the profession–including his own pursuit of completing the ARE. With your support, donations to this fund will be used to build on Jason’s efforts of promoting professional development and licensure by awarding ARE Scholarships in his honor. Any and all donations are welcome.
To learn more, visit the Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship Fund webpage.