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2016 Scholarship Recipients

2016 Scholarship Recipients

Photo - Nicole FrickeThe AIA Michigan President’s Scholarship of $4,000 is awarded to Nicole Fricke, a graduate student at the University of Detroit Mercy.  Her leadership and scholarship qualities, including her commitment to AIAS made her an excellent choice for this award. 


parker kThe American Institute of Architect’s Scholarship of $1,500 is awarded to Kevin Parker, a rising graduate student at the University of Detroit Mercy.  He was also awarded the Professional Concepts Insurance Agency Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.  His prolific portfolio and deep commitment to community impact led to these awards.


IAN TEMPLETONThe Kenneth Neumann Design Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to Ian Templeton, a graduate student at the University of Detroit Mercy.  This award includes a summer internship at the firm of Neumann Smith Associates in Southfield.  His creative portfolio and evident promise and design skills made this award appropriate.


IMG_482168122 (2)The John Banicki Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is awarded to Estrellita Perez, also a rising graduate student at the University of Detroit Mercy.  She was also awarded the Daniel Toshach & Saginaw Valley Chapter Scholarship in the amount of $3,000.  Her exceptional academic performance, well rounded portfolio, and evident promise as a future architect made her the ideal candidate for these scholarship awards.

IMG_3429The HED Alvin Ernest Harley AIAS Graduate Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to Michael McKinnon, a graduate student at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.  His very active participation in the AIAS chapter and commitment to the profession of architecture stood out among applicants.


In 2014, the Huron Valley Chapter of AIA initiated a new scholarship called the Richard M. and Sidney K. Robinson Scholarship in the amount of $3,500, which recognizes an undergraduate architecture student who aspires to a career that combines the roles of citizen and artist.  The late Richard Robinson was one of the founding members of the AIA Huron Valley Chapter, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.