Scholarships Awarded - Birmingham Architectural Foundation
The Birmingham Architectural Foundation awarded three scholarships at the AIA July Chapter Meeting. Despite difficult economic times, the B.A.F still managed to award $4000 in scholarships, thanks to the AIA 2008 Golf Tournament.
Trevor Matchett, President of B.A.F announced the scholarship winners;
Shelby Beddingfield, Antonio Minifield and Yesufu O’ladipo.
Shelby Beddingfield was awarded $500. She will be attending Auburn University in the Fall. Antonio Minifield was awarded $1,000. He participated in the ACE Mentoring Program and will be attending Tuskegee University in the Fall. Antonio was also warded a National ACE scholarship. Yesufu O’ladipo has become the poster student for B.A.F.
He applied for the B.A.F scholarship the first year, 2006. He has applied each year and has been awarded each year. We have watched him grow as a student and architect. Yesufu also participated in the ACE Mentor program and won the National ACE scholarship in 2006. He has interned at GA Studio and is now interning at NHB Group. He will be participating in the Auburn Urban Studio with Professor Cheryl Morgan.
Yesufu was awarded a $2,500 scholarship to Auburn University.
The B.A.F board would like to thank everyone who made these scholarships possible, including National AIA matching scholarship program.
Birmingham Architectural Foundation Awards
$5000 in SCHOLARSHIPS
This is the second year the B.A.F has awarded scholarships to students who are or will be attending accredited schools of architecture. In 2007 we awarded $2000 to two students.
This year we were able to award $5000 in scholarships to three students.
The winners are:
John Thompson, a junior at Auburn University received a $1000 scholarship,
John Habshey, a sophomore at Auburn University received a $1500 scholarship and
Yesufu O’lapido, a sophomore at Auburn University received a scholarship for $2500! Yesufu was a 2007 scholarship winner and has excelled in his academics.
The Birmingham Architectural Foundation scholarship program encourages past participants/winners to apply again. It is the Foundations goal to continue supporting students who are pursuing a career in architecture.
Remember your donations to the Birmingham Architectural Foundation are 100% tax deductible.
Visit the Birmingham Architectural Foundation to learn more about the scholarship program and to download a scholarship application: www.birminghamarchitecturalfoundation.org.