College of Architecture and Design

Scholarships and Awards

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The College of Architecture and Design has established a very robust program of awards and scholarships. The program is administered through the College and awards are distributed annually at the Awards Dinner and at Graduation. They are based on Leadership and Service, Academic Excellence, and Design Excellence.

Awards are made possible through the generosity of our patrons, many of whom are graduates of the College. Some are bequests of individuals and others are provided by design firms located in the state. Many are accompanied with a guarantee of employment.

AT THE NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

As a state funded institution, NJIT offers extremely competitive tuition and fees for both undergraduate and graduate education. In addition, financial aid is available to students in a variety of forms.

At NJIT, financial aid typically refers to undergraduate awards that are offered based on financial need, merit, or both. The offer of any combination of awards is calculated based on the information a student provides on the FAFSA. Specifically, the financial aid package is determined by the Cost of Attendance (COA), Expected Family Contribution (EFC), and financial need. As a recipient of undergraduate financial aid, a student can receive a combination of grants, scholarships, education loans, and student employment (work-study). Graduate financial support is offered through the Office of Graduate Studies, not through Student Financial Aid Services.)


Scholarships

Elly Matzko Memorial Prize
This award is established to honor the memory of Elly Matzko whose concern for and dedication to the students of the School of Architecture are an inspiration to us all.
2014 Recipient: Libertad Mclellan

Christopher Monsees Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an entering 3rd year student who exhibits design talent in the creation of public spaces, landscaping, and urban planning and who demonstrates leadership qualities.
2014 Recipient: Lucas Koch

Diaz Architects Design Award
Awarded to a Hispanic student in architecture or interior design who demonstrates design excellence.
2014 Recipient: Jaimie Rodriguez

Environetics Group Architects Design Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate architecture student entering the 4th or 5th year  who has demonstrated academic excellence.
2014 Recipient: Sebastian Mlekicki

Eugene Messina Newark Design Scholarship
Awarded to an entering 3rd or 4th year student whose professional activities or designs have best demonstrated a commitment to improving the perception and/or well-being of the Newark community.
2014 Recipient: Vanessa Batista

Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers, Inc. Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate student who has completed the third or fourth year and has demonstrated academic achievement, design skill and leadership ability. The recipient will be offered a summer internship with Jarmel Kizel.
2014 Recipient: Ameet Singh

Jose Carballo Architecture Annual Scholarship
Given to reward an undergraduate architecture student entering his or her 2nd year who has demonstrated creative design skills, outstanding presentation skills, and excellent problem solving ability.
2014 Recipient: Yuliya Veligurskaya

Kenneth Colao Construction Management Award
Presented to an architecture student pursuing a dual degree in architecture and construction management who is creative, is a leader and possesses an entrepreneurial spirit.
2014 Recipient: Sabrina Raia

The Kimberly Baldwin Hillier Endowed Honors Scholarship
Awarded to an honors student in the School of Architecture.
2014 Recipient: Frank DeBlasio

KSS Architects Endowed Inner City Scholarship
Awarded to an architecture student entering the 1st year and demonstrating exceptional creativity in design in an urban environment, to foster a more inclusive architecture through diversity.
2014 Recipient: Tam Vu

Masonry Contractors of New Jersey Scholarship
Awarded to two students entering the 3rd year who graduated from New Jersey schools, now live in New Jersey, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and have designed excellent projects using masonry.
2014 Recipients: Trevor Salvatore, Kshitija Joshi

Professor Armand Berliner Mathematics Scholarship
Awarded to a College of Architecture and Design student who has demonstrated outstanding mathematical and computational skills in the academic work.
2014 Recipient: Matthew Potter

The Rosen Group Architecture / Design Scholarship
Awarded to a third or fourth year student who has achieved excellence in design, leadership skills, academics, is active in community service and has an interest in residential architecture.
2014 Recipient: Stephania Gonzalez

Stephen Braynock Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a third year graduate student who has attended NJIT continuously for the two prior years, demonstrates academic excellence, creativity and leadership, and exemplifies a positive role model.
2014 Recipient: Taryn Wefer

Colao Family Scholarship in International Design Studies
Awarded to recognize the student who best demonstrates the exchange of real and implemented design excellence ideas based on US practices and those in the an overseas country.
2014 Recipient: Ryan Eden

The J. Frank Perantoni Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate architecture student who demonstrates an innate sensitivity in the design and creation of public space that will enhance community life.
2014 Recipient: Bianca Frago

Jerry’s Artist Outlet Annual Design Excellence Scholarship
Given to a School of Art + Design student who has demonstrated excellence in design and academics.
2014 Recipient: Angelica McKenzie

The Joseph Milanaik Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a second year graduate student with superior design skills and excellent character.
2014 Recipient: Abigail Saunders

Nadasky Kopelson Architects Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a 4th year student demonstrating strong design, entrepreneurial and social skills.
2014 Recipient: Eric Bieber

Donald J. Wallace Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Elizabeth Del Tufo
Given in honor of Dr. Del Tufo, the award is made to a full time undergraduate, majoring in architecture, with an interest in historic preservation.
2014 Recipient: Kevin McIlmail

Sonnenfeld and Trocchia Architecture Design Scholarship
Given to an incoming 3rd or 4th year architecture student from Ocean or Monmouth County, who demonstrates excellence in design.
2014 Recipient: Larissa Eteson

Travisano Scholarship in Design
Awarded to a first year undergraduate student whose studio work demonstrates excellence in the art of architecture.
2014 Recipient: Liliana Torres

Zampolin Design Scholarship
Awarded to a second year architecture student who has demonstrated excellence in design using imaging technology. The student will be offered an in-ternship at Zampolin & Associates.
2014 Recipient: Brian O'Dowd

ARCNET Architects, Inc. Endowed Scholarship
An endowed scholarship awarded to a 4th year Bachelor of Architecture student in the top 10 percent of the class who exhibits strong skills in structures, computing, math and construction. The student will be offered an internship with ARCNET.
2014 Recipient: Arlenis Cepeda

The School Of Art + Design Director’s Scholarship
Awarded to a student for academic excellence in combination with accomplishments within, and contributions to, the larger community of art and design.
2014 Recipient: Gretchen Von Koenig

School of Art and Design Travel Scholarship
A travel award for continuing undergraduates in the School of Art + Design to participate in academic conferences where selection is competitive and based on juried and/or professional review external to NJIT.
2014 Recipient: Mark Sanna

Feitlowitz & Kosten Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to provide financial assistance to an architectural student entering the third year in the fall following the award who has demonstrated academic excellence.
2014 Recipient: Anu Akeredolu

KSS Architects Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to provide financial assistance to an architectural student entering the third year in the fall following the award who has demonstrated academic excellence, a strong sense of initiative and excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills.
2014 Recipient: Ryan Cusack

The Littman Family Fellowship
The two women receiving the fellowship are first or second year graduate students returning to school to establish a second career as an architect. It is awarded for a continuous couple of years after the completion of the first semester. They must be outstanding overall students with GPA's of 3.25 or higher.
2014 Recipient: Kristen Schindler

Litwack Summer Travel Scholarship
This award is made to an outstanding student enrolled in the Graduate Program to further enhance the educational experience through travel.
2014 Recipient: Phil Farrentello

Parette Somjen Architects Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to provide financial assistance to a student entering the third year in the fall following the award who has demonstrated academic excellence.
2014 Recipient: Julio Delacruz

RBA Group Scholarship for Architecture
Awarded to provide financial assistance to an architecture student with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 who is interested in a summer internship at RBA Group.
2014 Recipient: Hans Villamayor

Rothe Johnson Fantacone/Fletcher Thompson Scholarship
Given to one third year full time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrating outstanding design talent using imaging technology as a graphic tool during the creative process.
2014 Recipient: Angelika Los

Awards

Alpha Rho Chi Medal
The Alpha Rho Chi Medal is presented by the Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity to the graduating senior who exemplifies of leadership, service, and professional merit.
2013-2014 Recipient: John Cassidy

School of Art + Design Outstanding Service Award
The School of Art + Design Outstanding Service award is presented by the School to the graduating senior who best exemplifies qualities of leadership, service, and professional merit.
2013-2014 Recipient: Kelsey Jackson

AIA Henry Adams Medal & Certificate
The American Institute of Architects awards medals and certificates to the graduating students who have achieved the highest scholastic records in the Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture Program.
2013-2014 Recipients:
Bachelor of Architecture
AIA Henry Adams Certificate of Merit -- Anna Abrashina
AIA Henry Adams Medal -- Jeffrey Gasnick

Master of Architecture
AIA Henry Adams Certificate of Merit -- Jila Mosahebimohammadi
AIA Henry Adams Medal -- Ruben Petrela

School of Art + Design Awards for Academic Merit
The Art + Design Awards for Academic Merit are presented to the outstanding students with the highest scholastic/academic records in each of the three School of Art + Design programs.
2013-2014 Recipients:
Digital Design -- Mateusz Mrowiec, Jordan Surie
Industrial Design -- Martin Flores
Interior Design -- Kyriaki Antoniou

NJSOA Architecture Medal
The NJSOA Architecture Medal Prizes are awarded to the outstanding undergraduate and graduate students for academic achievement and design excellence. The Architecture Medal is the highest honor presented by the New Jersey School of Architecture.
2013-2014 Recipients:
Bachelor of Architecture -- Katherine Isidro
Master of Architecture -- Jesse Mckeever

School of Art + Design Medal
The School of Art + Design Medal is awarded to the outstanding graduating senior for academic achievement and design excellence. The Medal is the highest honor presented by the School of Art + Design.
2013-2014 Recipient: Brandon Simms

New Jersey School of Architecture Award
Awarded to a student entering 2nd year who has demonstrated design excellence.
2013-2014 Recipient: Alexis Luna

Excellence in Design Awards

Design Showcase Awards

2011 Scholarships and Awards Recipients

2010 Scholarships and Awards Recipients

Note:  The above list is not meant to be inclusive or exclusive. There may be other awards given to students, and not all awards listed are given every year. Awards are competitive and not given to all students.

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