Student Resources

Scholarships, Awards & Fellowships

The following awards have been available to Spitzer School students in recent years.

Dean’s Design Scholarship sponsored by Frank J. Sciame, Jr.
Awarded annually in honor of Frank J. Sciame, Jr. ’74 (B.Arch.).

Matthew W. Del Gaudio Award
Chosen by the faculty awards committee and given by the New York Society of Architecture to the best comprehensive design of the class.

AIA Henry Adams Medal
Given by the American Institute of Architects to the top-ranking B.Arch. graduate.

AIA Certificate of Merit
Given by the American Institute of Architects to the second highest-ranking B.Arch. graduate.

Spitzer History Notebook Award
Awarded to a B.Arch. or M.Arch. student for the best lecture notebook in one of the four semesters of the history of world architecture sequence.

Spitzer History + Theory Travel Fellowships
Awarded to upper-level or graduating students (or team of students) for research projects involving travel abroad incorporating the study of architecture, landscape architecture, and/or urban design. Click here for a map and archive of completed projects by former fellows and here for the application.

Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal
Given by Alpha Rho Chi, the national architectural fraternity, to a graduating student who has demonstrated ability for leadership, has performed willing service, and gives promise of real professional merit through his or her attitude and personality.

Ennead Architects Scholarship
Given for excellence in design.

Gerner, Kronick & Valcarcel Art of Architecture Scholarship
Given for excellence in design.

Carol J. Weissman Kurth Women in Architecture Scholarship
Awarded to a fourth-year female B.Arch. student for high academic standing, a passion for architecture, and a lifelong dedication to the profession.

City College of New York Architecture Alumni Association Scholarship
Given to two outstanding fourth-year B.Arch. students for high achievement in academics and design.

McGraw-Hill Construction’s Annual Scholarship
Established in 2004 by McGraw-Hill in honor of Frank J. Sciame, Jr. ’74 (B.Arch.), this scholarship rotates annually between the School of Architecture and the School of Engineering.

Faculty History and Theory Award
Given to students for outstanding achievement in the history and theory of architecture.

Extech Award
Given for excellence in technology.

Brooklyn Architectural Foundation Scholarship
Given to a worthy and deserving fourth-year B.Arch. student.

J. Max Bond, Jr., Center Scholarship
Selected by fourth-year faculty for a B.Arch. student going into fifth year.

Bernard L. Spanier Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of a distinguished City College alumnus.

Megan Lawrence Memorial Award
Given by the Van Alen Institute to a first-year student who has demonstrated excellence in design.

The Goldie and David Blanksteen Scholarship
Renewable each year based on continued performance.

WX Women in Real Estate Scholarships
Given to women in the second or third year of graduate study for high academic and design achievement, and potential for success in business.

The Center for Architecture Foundation of the AIA New York Chapter Eleanor Allwork Scholarship
Given to outstanding students in a juried competition among regional schools of architecture.

Bernard and Anne Spitzer Tuition Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate and graduate students for two semesters.

Spitzer Changemaker Scholarship
Students apply for the Changemaker scholarship with a proposal to improve Spitzer. Winners receive a year’s tuition as well as funding for their proposed ideas to make SSA a better place.

Beyer Blinder Belle Foundation Scholarship
Dedicated CCNY scholarship from the BBB Foundation, which advances diversity and the role of architecture, planning, and preservation in strengthening the physical and social fabric of our cities, communities, and institutions. This mission is inspired by the core values of the firm Beyer Blinder Belle, which from its founding defined an approach to design focused on architecture empowering people-through their interaction on streets and in neighborhoods, and through their connections to the surrounding built environment.

Melendez Architectural Scholarship
Given to a B.Arch. student in their second year and beyond, a stipend in recognition of Arnaldo Melendez’s lasting academic guidance.