John Worthington Ames Scholarship

The John Worthington Ames Scholarship was established in 1955 by Mrs. John Worthington Ames in memory of her husband, a distinguished Boston architect and dedicated supporter of the BAC.

The John Worthington Ames Scholarship is to be used to further personal development through an educational experience related to architecture and design in accordance with a stated and accepted program. The Ames Committee defines "educational experience" as one that would develop mental, artistic, or cultural capacities.

-Students must have entered Thesis or Degree Project prior to the Spring 2013 semester.
-Students must have attended the BAC for at least six semesters.
-Students must not have been eligible for this scholarship twice before.
-Students who graduated in the past year may apply provided they have not already been eligible twice before

To Apply
-Submit an essay of 500 words maximum (double spaced) outlining your proposed use of the funds, travel itinerary and how you feel this use will further your professional, academic and personal goals. The essay must include your name, address, and contact information. Please note whether this is your first or second time submitting for this award on your essay, as well as what semester you entered Thesis/Degree Project.
-Submit a hard copy of your portfolio (electronic copies will not be accepted). Portfolios are limited to the standard presentation size of either 8 ½ x 11” or 11 x 17”. No oversized portfolios will be reviewed.

An Informational Session for students interested in applying will take place on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 6 PM in First Floor Meeting Room at 320 Newbury Street. The session will be led by Bernard J. Goba, AIA, DFA honoris causa, Permanent Secretary of the Ames Scholarship.

The Deadline to submit application materials is 6 PM on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

Please place your application materials in a large envelope marked to the attention of Kendra Giannini, Manager of Honors and Awards and turn it in to Kendra at her desk on the 3rd Floor Administrative Offices at 100 Mass. Ave., or leave it in her mailbox on the 2nd floor of 320 Newbury Street.

Students selected as finalists for the award will be expected to present to the Ames Scholarship Committee on April 17, 2013.