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Robert Bruce Thompson 2014 Student Light Fixture Design Competition

RBT Competition
Prizes will be awarded annually:

  • First Prize: The Thompson Prize is a cash award of $5,000, plus a trophy.
  • Second Prize: The Award of Distinction is a cash award of $2,500, plus a plaque.
  • Third Prize: The Award of Merit is a cash award of $1,000, plus a plaque.
  • Special Citations: A Special Citation is a cash award of $500, plus a plaque.


  • Entrants must be full time students, enrolled in an accredited academic degree program in the United States. Approved programs include architectural engineering programs, architecture programs, interior design programs, theater, or industrial design programs. Because of the high level of competition, it is recommended that entrants be undergraduate seniors or graduate students.
  • Only individuals may apply. Group projects are not acceptable.
  • The fixture must be designed within the past year and while the entrant is a student.
  • A faculty member at the student’s school must sponsor the application.

Submissions must  be uploaded by 11:59pm April 4, 2014.

How to Enter
For contest requirements, rules, and instructions, please visit 2014 Rules & Submission Instructions

Association for Women in Architecture Foundation 2014 Scholarship


The Association for Women in Architecture Foundation is pleased to announce our Annual Scholarship Awards. Please see attached letter for information on our organization, application form and requirements.

The AWAF Scholarship offers a $1000 cash prize to women students who are California residents or attending school in California, and who have completed at least 18 units in your major, by April 15th, in a program granting a degree or certificate in Interior Design.


Application and Scholarship Details: AWAF Awards Application 2014
Students interested in applying may obtain an application form by downloading it from the AWAF website at www.awa­‐la.org/scholarships/.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Complete applications must be received in our office at the address below by
3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014:

AWAF Scholarship Association for Women in Architecture Foundation
22815 Frampton Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501-­‐5034

Scholarship Award: $1000
Scholarships are awarded based on merit. Each prize is $1000. Prizes will be awarded at a reception on May 17th, where each winner will present her work to the Association and guests. Event details will be announced at a later date.

Qualifications: (see application form for more specific information)

  • Applicants must be residents of California or attending a California school, and must be enrolled in one of the qualifying majors for the current school term.
  • Applicants must have completed a minimum of 18 units in their major by the application due date.

Please address any questions to scholarships@awa-la.org or call (310) 534-8466.


NEWH Scholarship Opportunity: Symmons Smart Scholarship Award

NEWH, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the Hospitality Industry, is offering the Symmons Smart Scholarship Award to students who are pursuing careers affiliated in the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design or Architecture.



Deadline: March 3rd, 2014
Click here to print the Scholarship Application.
Completed applications must be sent by email to newh.scholarship@newh.org or mailed to:
NEWH, Inc.
PO BOX 322
Shawano, WI 54166

Scholarship Award: $4,000
The scholarship winner will be presented their scholarship award at HD Expo in Las Vegas, May 2014 (date and location to be announced). The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award presentation, (airfare and lodging provided). 


  •  You must be attending an accredited institution of higher learning
  •  You must have completed one half of the requirements for a degree or certification in the program which you are currently enrolled
  •  You must show financial need
  •  You must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  •  You must have a career objective in one of the areas of the Hospitality Industry (i.e., Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary/Foodservice, Architecture, Interior Design, etc.)

Email: newh.scholarship@newh.org
Phone: 800.593.6394
Fax: 800.693.6394

More information:
Students are encouraged to supply all necessary information to assist us in selecting the most worthy candidates. Students do not need to be a member to apply however, students and full-time educators can join NEWH for free. Membership offers endless networking and educational opportunities, online career network and more.

NEWH, Inc. also offers on a National level, the Sustainable Design Competition Scholarship and ICON Scholarship. Visit the NEWH website for details www.newh.org (click on EDUCATION).

Fifth Annual Durkan Design Contest Now Open!

It’s time to show off your design skills for the annual Durkan D*SCOVER design competitionDurkan has partnered with NEWH to bring a unique member only opportunity. In lieu of entry fees, you simply must be a student member of NEWH.

The Grand Prize for this competition is a $2,500 NEWH scholarship from Durkan and a trip to Las Vegas for the HD Expo show to receive award. Second Place will receive $1000 and a trip to Las Vegas for the HD Expo show to receive award. Third Place receives $500, Fourth Place receives $300, and the Fifth Place contestant receives $200. All winning student designs will be on display at the Durkan booth. Durkan will promote and catalog winning designs.

Click here–or on the image below–for more information about entry and design requirements!

Entries must be postmarked by Saturday, February 15, 2014.

DSCOVER 2014 - Durkan Design Competition

Bid Buy and Give Auction is Open!

Each year, NEWH gives away at least $40,000 in scholarship money to design students in the field of architecture, interiors, landscape, hospitality management, and the culinary arts. UCLA Extensions Arc+ID department always has at least 1-3 students who win scholarships ranging from $1000 – $5000 yearly!

Bid Buy and Give_image

September 19th through September 30th, and in conjunction with HD Americas in Miami, NEWH, Inc. will be auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to bid on to raise money for NEWH’s mission of education and scholarship!

You can show your support by bidding on the available items. This is a perfect chance to win that special item or grab a great bargain! So, tell your friends, family, and colleagues and Bid Today!

Click here for more details.

Congratulations to Northcutt Scholarship Winner, Tatiana Ukhvatkina!

Tatiana Ukhvatkina is a current student of UCLA Extension’s Architecture and Interior Design Program. Although she has always had an interest in art and design, Tatiana spent most of her school years studying economics and math in order to make her family happy. However, when she moved away from her country of origin, Russia, she let her passion grow.

Tatiana decided to take a few design classes and could not stop. About a year ago, she took her first step in the Interior Design field and interned with a well recognized celebrity designer. During her internship she gained excellent experience and knew this was something that she wanted to do. In order to fulfill her own professional goal, Tatiana continues to further her education in the program, while working with a successful residential designer in Los Angeles.

Designed by Tatiana Ukhvatkina.

The James R. Northcutt Scholarship for Advanced Students awards $3,000 in tuition credit twice a year to students who have completed Interior Architecture Studio II. The award is based upon the work demonstrated in projects from Interior Architecture Studio II and the selection of the final recipient is by portfolio review, conducted by the scholarship committee and invited members of the professional design community.

Congratulations to Philip Gill, Winner of the First David Barrett Memorial Scholarship from the ASID Foundation!

Hats off to our fellow UCLA Extension Arc-ID student, Philip Gill, as the first recipient of the David Barrett Memorial Scholarship through the ASID Foundation!

The ASID Foundation has chosen Philip Gill as the first recipient of the David Barrett Memorial Scholarship.  Gill is a master’s candidate of Interior Architecture in the collaborative study program between the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension and California Polytechnic University, Pomona. The scholarship jury recognized Gill’s thoughtful work and clear demonstration of classical design.

After completing his Master’s program, Gill intends to establish an interior design firm focusing on residential interior design and furniture design in San Diego. He plans to use part of his $12,000 scholarship to attend classes at the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICA&A) in New York City, and he eventually hopes to teach and establish a custom furniture line.

“There remains a need for design that is sensitive to the history and historical styles of the area, such as Spanish Colonial Revival and Arts and Crafts,” especially as it relates to southern California, Gill explains.

The David Barrett Memorial Scholarship recognizes an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student’s work which demonstrates a continuing interest and ability in utilizing classical designs. The scholarship was established in memory of David Barrett, FASID, who died on Dec. 8, 2008. Throughout his 58-year career, Barrett practiced mainly residential design. He has lectured, appeared on television and his work has been published in several major design publications.

The 2011 David Barrett Memorial Scholarship Jury 

The ASID Foundation would also like to thank the jury for its work on the 2011 scholarship. The Foundation’s success is dependent on the contributions of our donors and volunteers. We thank you for your continued commitment to the Foundation.

Barbara Barry, ASID
Juliana M. Catlin, FASID
Mariette Himes Gomez, ASID
Julie R. Schulte, ASID