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Over the years, a/e ProNet has established various national scholarship funds administered through professional societies. National scholarships are awarded principally to students of architecture and engineering schools where the applicant’s studies emphasize practice management.

a/e ProNet AIA David W. Lakamp Scholarship
(American Institute of Architects Scholarship)

Award: $5,000
Extended Deadline: April 17, 2015

​​This scholarship was initiated in 1990 and renamed in 1999 for David W. Lakamp. Mr. Lakamp was a founder of a/e ProNet and a trusted advisor to the profession. He left behind a legacy of professionalism and integrity that set new standards in the field of insurance services. The annual award is given to the student who best demonstrates strong interest in practice management. This year, two awards ($5,000 each) will be distributed. Download a/e ProNet member Tom Coghlan’s 2014 presentation on the scholarship for more information.


The scholarship is open to fourth-year undergraduates, and graduate students of architecture enrolled in an NAAB-accredited professional degree program. The promotion and selection are handled entirely by AIA. Eligible candidates are required to submit an application to AIA’s national headquarters in Washington, DC, on their standard application form. Submissions are reviewed by jury members of the AIA Practice Management Knowledge Community. Candidates must submit a copy of their transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and an essay on how they would resolve a project management dilemma.

How to Apply

The AIA has updated its application process, and now requires that the following be submitted via electronic form by the deadline listed above:

  1. Completed application including the 300-word Case Study essay and 200-word biography;
  2. A transcript from each academic institution attended since high school; minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0;
  3. Two letters of recommendation addressed to the Scholarship Jury, one of which is from a department faculty member verifying applicant eligibility. Each recommendation should highlight three areas that articulate an applicant’s advantages or areas of excellence with practice and risk management;
  4. A current resume.

Please review the entire electronic form before beginning the application process. Final materials should be sent via that electronic form. Neither print nor email applications will be accepted.  Be sure your name appears on all attachments.

Visit the AIA website to apply today!



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