Scholarship winners


In 1997, the Association for Women in Architecture Foundation, Inc. was established to raise funds and extend financial support to women students and, soon, to women professionals. The AWA Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3), tax exempt charitable organization.

The AWA Foundation annually awards scholarships to women pursuing degrees in architecture and allied design fields. These scholarships provide support to deserving women students as they strive to enter the design professions. The Foundation Board is defining a new category of grants to be awarded to experienced women professionals already practicing in their chosen fields. These awards could be given for professionally related travel, research, writing projects, sabbaticals, public presentations, teaching, and other activities reflecting their advanced professional status.

The AWA Foundation is continually seeking sponsors, donors, and creative ways to raise funds to meet a long-range goal to grow the AWAF Dedicated fund so its proceeds will permanently fund the scholarships and grants.


If you would like to make a donation to the Association for Women in Architecture Foundation, please make checks out to AWAF and mail to:

  • 1315 Storm Parkway, Torrance, California 90501

For further information please contact our Foundation President.

Sponsor a Scholarship

The sponsors of AWAF scholarship awards are committed to supporting and encouraging women students as they strive to achieve their educational goals and enter the design professions. For information on becoming a sponsor and gaining a unique opportunity to be involved, please contact our Foundation President or our Scholarship Committee.