The Selser Schaefer Architects’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Scholarship Program was created to support and mentor students from historically underrepresented demographics in architecture and interior design.
This scholarship includes a one-time award of $2,500 to offset the student’s tuition and related expense at their current academic institution (one scholarship will be awarded each year). Additionally, the scholarship recipients will receive a paid summer internship at Selser Schaefer Architects in Tulsa, OK (a program requirement). Specific dates for the nine-week program will be announced at the time of the scholarship award.
Applicants must be current undergraduate (at least a junior level/fourth-year standing) student in an accredited architecture or interior design program in the United States. Must still be an enrolled student when scholarship award is applied to tuition in fall 2021.
Candidates should have a current GPA of 3.0 or better.
Candidates who are of historically underrepresented communities, including Black/African American, Hispanic, Alaskan Native or American Indian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and LGBTQ+ students, are eligible to apply.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.
To apply, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
Resume including email address and phone number
Link to online portfolio
College Transcript or letter from program head/academic advisor certifying GPA
A cover letter including the answer to the question “What role does diversity and inclusion play in the design world and how does your unique experience inform your design approach?” (400 words or less)
Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year must be submitted by Friday, February 26, 2021.
Selser Schaefer Architects may select finalists for phone interviews prior to award selection. The scholarship winner will be notified by Friday, March 12, 2021.