ABX Scholarship Opportunities


1. ABX WiD Day Symposium

We are excited to announce four (4) Scholarships to attend the WiD Symposium on November 16, 2016

Applications are due October 21, 2016.

The Women in Design Symposium at the 2016 ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABx) will explore the impact of public‐interest design on the evolving building industry.

WiD is offering scholarships to attend the full day Symposium. This scholarship includes free admission for the recipient to the full day seminar on November 16th from 8am to 6pm, including the Keynote Breakfast (session SB1), the morning session (B30: Impact Design ‐ Our Role Within a Global Context), the Women in Design Award of Excellence Ceremony & luncheon (session SB2), the afternoon session (B69: Can You Get A Job? Career Paths in Public Interest Design), and WiD happy hour (Session SB3) as well as access to the expo floor.

Recipients will be chosen by WiD ABX committee based on the essay responses below. Scholarship applications are open to any interested individuals. There are four scholarships available, two of which are reserved for student applicants currently enrolled in a college or university. Submit applications via the ABx Scholarship online form at http://abexpo.com/conference/scholarships/, selecting Apply Online and the Women in Design Scholarship in the application drop down menu. Applications are due October 21st and recipients will be notified on October 28th. For any questions, contact widboston@gmail.com and include ABx Scholarship in the subject line.

TO SUBMIT: In the essay portion of the application, indicate your current student status if applicable (college or university name and your expected graduation date), and respond to one (1) of the following prompts in 200 words or fewer:

1. How do you define “public‐interest”?
2. How do you propose educating the public on the importance of design?
3. Describe a personal experience of a public space and how its design affected the experience.

2. Tony Platt Scholarships

BSA scholarships have been established for industry professionals who, without scholarship assistance, could not afford to attend ABX. Established in memory of Tony Platt FAIA, a Boston architect and visionary who died in 1998, these scholarships cover up to two ABX workshops. At the heart of Tony’s vision was a commitment to broadening the intellectual and professional opportunities for everyone in the industry.

Applications are due Friday, October 21, 2016.

Apply online.

Questions can be directed to info@abexpo.com.