Each year, the School of Architecture recognizes student and faculty excellence through its many award programs. In 2011, the school awarded over $335,000 to outstanding faculty and students.
Students in the School of Architecture are recognized for excellence on a semester basis.
Studio Commendations are given to students for excellence in design work during a particular semester.
School Honors are given each semester to students earning a grade point average of 3.50 or above. To be eligible, students must be enrolled with a minimum of 45 units with no Incomplete grades.
Dean's List placement is awarded to students receiving a GPA that is within the top 15 percent of their class.
The Cornerstones Scholarship Award provides financial assistance to undergraduate students in Architecture and Urban Design in the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University either for tuition or materials.
The Jan P. Junge Memorial Scholarship is offered for an outstanding design student with financial need. The Head will determine the recipient.
The Sara Ann Kalla, HS 1976, Scholarship in Architecture is offered to undergraduate students who qualify for finanical aid, with first preference given to female architecture students and second preference for architecture students.
The Joseph F. Thomas Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to undergraduate students in the School of Architecture with financial need. First preference is given to residents of Fayette County, West Virginia, second preference is given to residents of West Virginia and third preference is given to qualified United States citizens. Where possible preference will be given to undergraduate students who rank in the top ten percent of their class.
Livonia Chittenden Osborne Stevenson Scholarship provides financial assistance to a female fourth-year architecture student.
D. J. Hosterman Memorial Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to students who are highly creative, show dedication to excellence, have a depth of understanding and a positive mature attitude toward life and humanity.
The Lewis J. Altenhof Memorial Scholarship was created to recognize the role of extracurricular achievement in a student’s academic and professional development. It is available to US Citizens who demonstrate financial need as determined by their FAFSA application for the current academic year. Number of Awards and amounts will vary based on quality of submissions and the individual’s remaining financial aid eligibility.
The Richard M. Gensert Memorial Scholarship is given to students whose design work expresses sensitive consideration of structural issues and their relationship to architecture.
The following awards are given to students upon graduation.
University Honors are awarded to students with a QPA of 3.5 or higher by their date of graduation. Students with University Honors will receive an honors medal to wear at commencement.
College Honors are awarded to students who have participated in design awards. Students with College Honors will receive an honors cord to wear at commencement.
AIA Medal and Certificate are given each year as a part of the AIA/AIAS Foundation Scholarship Program. The AIA awards the Henry Adams AIA medal to the top-ranking graduate in each architecture program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. The Henry Adams AIA Certificate is awarded to the second-ranking graduate.
The Alpha Rho Chi Medal is awarded to the graduating student who has shown the ability for leadership, performed willing service for the School and shows promise of real, professional merit through his/her attitude and personality.
The Stewart L. Brown Memorial Scholarship is presented on the basis of professional promise. This award is based on overall design work and talent as demonstrated by portfolio presentation.