Scholarships and Awards

At the College of Architecture and Design

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

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.
2015 Recipient: Angelika Los

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.
2015 Recipient: Esmay Padron

CHRISTOPHER MONSEES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a second year student who exhibits design talent in the creation of public spaces, landscaping, and urban planning and who demonstrates leadership qualities.
2015 Recipient: Kimberley T. Gokberk

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 an overseas country.
2015 Recipient: Carla Marza-Mendez

DIAZ ARCHITECTS DESIGN AWARD
Awarded to an Hispanic student in architecture or interior design who demonstrates design excellence.
2015 Recipient: Alma Villalba

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.
2015 Recipient: Stephanie Tran

ELOISE MATZKO MEMORIAL PRIZE
This award was established to honor the memory of Elly Matzko whose concern for and dedication to the students of the School of Architecture continues to be an inspiration to us all.
2015 Recipient: Morgan Jones and Benjamin Kinghorn

ENVIRONETICS GROUP ARCHITECTS DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an undergraduate architecture student entering the 4th or 5th year who has demonstrated academic excellence.
2015 Recipient: Libertad McClennan

EUGENE MESSINA NEWARK DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a 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.
2015 Recipient: Megha Bansal

FEITLOWITZ & KOSTEN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an architecture student entering the 3rd year who has demonstrated academic excellence.
2015 Recipient: Liliana M. Torres

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.
2015 Recipient: Brian O'Dowd

JARMEL KIZEL ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS, INC. ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an undergraduate architecture student who has completed the 3rd or 4th year and has demonstrated academic achievement, design skill and leadership ability. The recipient will be offered a summer internship with Jarmel Kizel.
2015 Recipient: Giordano Morichi

JERRY’S ARTIST OUTLET ANNUAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP
Given to a student in the School of Art + Design who has demonstrated excellence in academics and in the incorporation of art into design.
2015 Recipient: Heidi Hussa

JOSEPH MILANAIK MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a 2nd year graduate student with superior design skills and excellent character.
2015 Recipient: Michael Natanzon

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.
2015 Recipient: Alexander Cutrona

THE KIMBERLY BALDWIN HILLIER ENDOWED HONORS SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an honors student in the School of Architecture.
2015 Recipient: Mary Lopreiato

KSS ARCHITECTS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an architecture student entering the 3rd year who has demonstrated academic excellence, a strong sense of initiative and excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills.
2015 Recipient: Jonathan Isaacs

THE LITTMAN FAMILY ENDOWED FELLOWSHIP
Awarded to 1st or 2nd year women graduate students with GPA’s of 3.25 or higher who are returning to school to establish second careers as architects.
2015 Recipient: Monika Appelhans

LITWACK TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP IN ARCHITECTURE
This award is made to an outstanding student enrolled in the Graduate Program to further enhance the educational experience through travel.
2015 Recipient: Mary Geschwindnt

MASONRY CONTRACTORS OF NEW JERSEY SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to two 2nd year students who graduated from New Jersey schools, now live in New Jersey, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and have designed excellent projects using masonry.
2015 Recipient: Carley Elliott and Tiffanie Leung

NADASKY KOPELSON ARCHITECTS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a 4th year student demonstrating strong design, entrepreneurial and social skills.
2015 Recipient: Samantha Bard

NEW JERSEY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AWARD
Awarded to a 2nd year student who has demonstrated design excellence.
2015 Recipient: Richard Manlapig

NORTHEAST PRECAST DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a 3rd or 4th year design student who has demonstrated excellence in using 3D modeling and creating shop drawings.
2015 Recipient: Jorge Cruz

PARETTE SOMJEN ARCHITECTS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a student entering the 3rd year in the fall who has demonstrated academic excellence.
2015 Recipient: Chau M. Tran

RBA GROUP SCHOLARSHIP FOR ARCHITECTURE
Awarded to an architecture student with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 who is interested in a summer internship at RBA Group.
2015 Recipient: Ashley Betts

ROSEN GROUP ARCHITECTURE / DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a 3rd or 4th year student who has achieved excellence in design, leadership skills, academics, is active in community service and has an interest in residential architecture.
2015 Recipient: Joseph Soccimarro-Greiner

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.
2015 Recipient: Aya Hafez

SCHOOL OF ART + 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.
2015 Recipient: Mark Sanna, Marta Brulinski, Kevin Ratigan, Amos Dudley and Monica Nelson

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.
2015 Recipient: 

STEPHEN BRAYNOCK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a 3rd 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.
2015 Recipient: John Vogt

TRAVISANO SCHOLARSHIP IN DESIGN
Awarded to a 1st year undergraduate student whose studio work demonstrates excellence in the art of architecture.
2015 Recipient: Larissa Eteson

ZAMPOLIN DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a 2nd year architecture student who has demonstrated excellence in design using imaging technology. The student will be offered an internship at Zampolin & Associates.
2015 Recipient: Trevor Youngblood

Awards

ALPHA RHO CHI MEDAL
The Alpha Rho Chi Medal is presented by the Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity to the graduating architecture student who exemplifies leadership, service, and professional merit.
2015-2016 Recipient: Sabrina Raia

SCHOOL OF ART + DESIGN OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD
The School of Art + Design Outstanding Service Award is presented by School to the graduating Art + Design senior who exemplifies leadership, service, and professional merit.
2015-2016 Recipient: Amy Cahill

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.
2015-2016 Recipient:
Undergraduate Medal - Lizza Medina
Graduate Certificate - Phil Ferrantello
Graduate Medal - Michael Filomeno

2015 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.
2015-2016 Recipient:
Digital Design - Jonathan Martin
Industrial Design - Katie Goswick
Interior Design - Amy Cahill and Katarzyna Cyrulik

2015 SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE MEDAL
The NJSOA Architecture Medals are awarded to the outstanding undergraduate and graduate students for academic achievement and design excellence. The Architecture Medals are the highest honors presented by the New Jersey School of Architecture.
2015-2016 Recipient:
Undergraduate Medal - Kevin McIlmail
Graduate Medal - Taryn Wefer

2015 SCHOOL OF ART + DESIGN MEDAL
The A+D Medal is awarded to the outstanding student for academic achievement and design excellence. The School of Art + Design Medal is the highest honor presented by the School.
2015-2016 Recipient: Gretchen Von Koenig

Excellence in Design

School of Architecture Excellence in Design Awards

Awarded for design excellence to the student with the best studio project(s).

First Year Undergraduate
2015 Recipients: Bridgette Bocanegra, Elaine Gamolo

Second Year Undergraduate
2015 Recipients: Yuliya Veligurskaya, Alexis Luna

Third Year Undergraduate
2015 Recipients: Gregory Yakimik, Anu Akeredolu

Fourth Year Undergraduate—NJ Transit Team
2015 Recipients: Genesis Cuevas, Larissa Eteson, Jack Coyne, Alexander Bruno, Tony Giard

Fourth Year Undergraduate—NJ Transit Team
2015 Recipients: Morgan Jones, Vanessa Batista, Ryan Eden, Joseph Scoccimarro– Greiner

Fifth Year Undergraduate
2015 Recipient: Eric Bieber

First Year Graduate
2015 Recipient: Erica Alvarez Castro

Second Year Graduate
2015 Recipients: Monika Appelhans

Jerry’s Artist Outlet Annual Design Excellence
2015 Recipients: Bryan Ortiz, Audrey Ngo, Stephanie Peralta

School of Art + Design Excellence in Design Awards

Awarded for design excellence to the student with the best design project(s).

Foundation Year Designer of Distinction
2015 Recipient: Monica Nelson
2015 Honorable Mentions: Stephanie Jen, Arianna Milla

Digital Designer of Distinction Award—Second Year
2015 Recipient: Nathaniel Soto

Digital Designer of Distinction Award—Third Year
2015 Recipient: Ryan Sokoloski

Industrial Designer of Distinction Award—Second Year
2015 Recipient: Dalal Elsheikh

Industrial Designer of Distinction Award—Third Year
2015 Recipient: Martha Nuñez

Interior Designer of Distinction Award—Second Year
2015 Recipient: Pamela Jablonski

Interior Designer of Distinction Award—Third Year
2015 Recipient: Chelsea Chamra

Previous Awards Cycles

2014 Scholarships and Awards Recipients

2013 Scholarships and Awards Recipients

2012 Scholarships and Awards Recipients

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.