Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Recipient. ($2,500)
Grace was also our 2020-2021 Recipient. ($2,000)
This year, the $2,500 scholarship was made possible, in part, through a matching grant from the AIA Component Scholarship Program.
I would like to personally thank you for granting me the AIA Amarillo Chapter Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year. I just recently finished my first semester of graduate school, at Texas Tech, from my parent’s house, and the money received from you will allow me to move back to Lubbock and no longer commute from Amarillo
to Lubbock for school.
I am a member of the Amarillo, TX community and graduated from Amarillo High School back in May 2017. It was during my time at Amarillo High that I took a drafting class and was introduced to the exciting world of architecture. During my time at Texas Tech, I have been a member of the Chi Omega: Kappa Zeta Chapter and have served in many leadership positions within the chapter and am now a recent alum. I am currently apart Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society, and I am the Vice President of American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) serving a second term for the 2021-2022 School Year. A few summers ago, I had the pleasure of working at Shiver-Megert
and Assoc. in Amarillo, TX and thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent there. My experience there allowed me to learn more about architecture and how architects work within an office setting to accomplish their goals and to how coordinate with contractors
and engineers. Last year, I had the privilege of studying abroad in Sevilla, Spain during the 2020 Spring Semester, and had plans to study abroad Summer 2020 in Montreal before the pandemic canceled the Sevilla program midway through. I graduated from Texas Tech this past December and entered the M. Arch graduate program immediately. I was a teaching assistant for First Year Studio this past Spring Semester where I lead a section of 14 students and gave them critiques and design advice, managing to teach them online and in person while managing my course load.
I am paying for graduate school myself, and to save money I have been living with my parents in Amarillo and have been commuting to my in-person classes this past semester. With the scholarship you are granting me you are allowing me to take more financial control over myself and are giving me the gift to have more time to focus on my
schoolwork and my TA position. This extra time will also allow me to have some clarity and a chance to explore future career options as I begin to enter the job market. Thank you again for granting me the AIA Amarillo Chapter Scholarship and investing in my future. Without you I would not be where I am now.
Grace Ann Shanks
Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Recipient. ($1,000)
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generosity in funding the Amarillo Chapter/AIA Scholarship. I am very honored to be the recipient of this award.
Born in the U.S. and raised in Mexico, I am a Environmental Design major with a minor in Architectural Fabrication and Product Design, with a GPA of 3.8. My goal is to complete my degree here at Texas A&M University in 2020 and then continue with my graduate studies in architecture. I plan to pursue a career in set design. My interest in this field began from my involvement in dance since I was three-years-old. Particularly now that I am an architecture student, I would like to merge these two disciplines.
Thanks to you I am a step closer to my goal. By awarding me the Amarillo Chapter/AIA Scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to get out of my comfort zone and be able to study abroad this upcoming Fall in Barcelona, Spain. Your generosity inspire me to hopefully one day I can be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.
Mitzy Belen Gonzalez
Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Recipient. ($1,000)
Zane was also our 2016-2017 Recipient. ($1,000)
I am grateful for your confidence in my abilities and take courage through your support. I hope that through your belief in me I will bring great benefit to the world of architecture in the near future.
Again, thank you for your generosity.
Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Recipient.
This year, our $1,000 scholarship increased to $1,500. Wow!
AIA Amarillo is grateful to the AIA Component Scholarship Program. Its assistance greatly enhances AIA Amarillo's ability to support our future architects' educations.
I am incredibly honored to have received this scholarship from the AIA Amarillo Chapter. Thank you for everything you have done to make this opportunity available to me.
Congratulations to our 2012-2013 Recipient.
This year, our $1000 scholarship was made possible, in part, through a matching grant from AIA Scholarships.
As I reflect on what have learned in architecture school, I realize that I have not only gained the opportunity to propose design as a solution to problems, but also an expansive number of ideas on how to think - not what to think.
Congratulations to our 2011-2012 Recipient.
Thanks to generous donations from our membership, this $1000 scholarship was the first awarded by our chapter.