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2019 ZGF Scholarship Application

ZGF Scholarship Fund

ZGF Architects LLP  in partnership with the Oregon Community Foundation

Established in 2004, in memory of ZGF founding partner Norm Zimmer, the ZGF scholarship exemplifies Norm’s spirit and devotion to design, community, and life-long learning. With this guiding ethos in mind,  each year one student is selected to receive $10,000 for university tuition and fees, and a paid internship with ZGF.

ZGF  is committed to supporting the next generation of designers and we encourage all interested applicants across architectural, interior, urban, or landscape design to apply. We are looking for students who display a commitment to their craft and a dedication to personal development in their chosen field.

Eligible applicants must be:

  • Currently enrolled in an architecture (NAAB), interior design (CIDA), urban planning and design (PAB), or landscape architecture (LAAB) program in the United States
  • Beginning their final year in an accredited program in the fall of 2019
    • Valid graduation dates from your current program can include both winter (December) of 2019 or spring (April / May) of 2020.

Submission requirements:

  • Online Application
  • Resume 
  • Academic Portfolio
    • including 5 examples of academic design work (10 pages maximum submitted either through URL or PDF. 10MB maximum if uploading a PDF.)
  •  One page Essay
    • describing the design intent of the work shown in the portfolio submitted (1 page maximum)
  • Letter of Recommendation 
    • written by a faculty member with direct knowable of your work, addressing your talent and passion for the field of architecture and design

About the Internship

The winner of the scholarship is eligible for a paid internship for the duration of 10 weeks in one of the firm's five US office locations.*

*The internship is optional and not a requirement of the scholarship. The internship is dependent on work authorization in the US. Individuals with work authorization in Canada may request an internship in our Vancouver, BC Office.

DEADLINE                  

February 1, 2019

*Online submission is preferred.  However, if submission online is not feasible and or an additional hard copy of your submission/letter of recommendation are to be sent by mail, all submissions must be received at the address below on or before the deadline.  

ZGF Scholarship: Atten: Liz Rhodes
ZGF Architects LLP
1223 SW Washington Street, Suite 200 
Portland, Oregon 97205

If you have questions regarding the scholarship, please email scholarship@zgf.com. 

ZGF Architects encourages under-represented minorities and women to apply for the scholarship. 

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