Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Recipient. ($2,000)
This year, the $2,000 scholarship was made possible, in part, through a matching grant from the AIA Component Scholarship Program.
I would like to thank the AIA Amarillo Chapter for giving me the AIA Amarillo Chapter Scholarship. I am going into my last semester of undergrad, as a Fourth Year at Texas Tech, and the money from your scholarship will allow me to pay for the remainder of my time at Texas Tech.
I am a member of the Amarillo community and graduated from Amarillo High School back in 2017. It was during my time at Amarillo High that I took a drafting class and was introduced to the amazing 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, as well as being apart of Tau Sigma Delta and I am currently the Vice President of AIAS for the 2020-2021 School Year. Last summer I had the pleasure of working at Shiver-Megert and Assoc. in Amarillo and thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent there. My experience there allowed me to learn more about architecture and how architects work in an office setting to accomplish their goals. This past Spring Semester I had the privilege of studying abroad in Sevilla, Spain and had plans to study abroad this summer in Montreal. I intend to graduate in December of 2020 and hope to work at a firm, learning as much as I can about the discipline and beginning my NCARB hours before beginning a graduate program.
I am the youngest of three girls and the daughter of a Mechanical Engineer, who used to work at Zachry Engineering and the money from this scholarship is more appreciated than you could ever know. My father was laid off from Zachry at the beginning of my collegiate journey and the fiscal sacrifices my parents have had to make on my behalf to allow me to complete the education I desired are immense. This scholarship means very much to me because it has allowed me to pay them back a sum of what they have invested in me. Thank you so much for investing in me and my future and I cannot wait until I am able to give back to the Amarillo community.
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.