Submission Guidelines


One scholarship will be awarded in 2019. Awardees will receive:

  • Exam registration reimbursement up to $1,410, excluding NCARB record fees
    This ceiling is based on the cost of registering for six divisions of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE 5.0) as of October 1, 2019. Candidates must take six exam divisions between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2021 to recoup the maximum possible compensation. Exam retakes are eligible for reimbursement, but scholarship recipients will be compensated for no more than six exam sittings.
  • ENYA Scholarship Certificate

Criteria and Eligibility

For an applicant to be eligible for this scholarship, both of the following must apply:

  • AIA New York member in good standing
  • AXP enrollee with at least one ARE 5.0 division scheduled and paid for as of November 5, 2019.

Applicants should demonstrate more than one of the following attributes:

  • Outstanding achievement in the creation, development, and delivery of creative programs for interns, Associates, and/or young architect members of AIA New York
  • Significant contributions at an early stage of career to the profession and/or community
  • Exemplary involvement in community and/or professional organizations
  • Passion for pursuit of registration
  • Connection to the broader professional community (as demonstrated through letters of recommendation described in Submission Requirements)

Awards are not based on financial need as much as they are based on contributions the individual has made to their profession, their community, and/or AIA New York.


Applicants must be nominated by an Architect, Associate, or International Associate member of AIA New York. Please note that current AIANY staff and 2019 ARE scholarship jury members may not write letters of nomination.

Submission Requirements

The application must include:

  • Completed ENYA ARE Scholarship Application form
  • One letter of nomination (limited to 1 page)
    Please see Nomination section for eligibility of writers.
  • One personal statement of contribution written by the applicant (limited to 1 page)
  • One biography and/or resume (limited to 2 pages)
  • Two letters of recommendation (limited to 1 page each)
    Letters should come from individuals who can speak to the candidate’s accomplishments outlined in the personal statement. Candidates may not submit more than one letter from a singe company/organization. The ideal candidate will have a variety of letters from their firm, a community organization, a member of the architecture profession, and/or a mentor. While the ideal nomination letter should come from someone who is aware of a broad range of a candidate’s activities and engagement, a strong recommendation letter might come from someone with deep knowledge of one or more particular aspects of a candidate’s eligibility. Please note that current AIANY staff and 2018 ARE scholarship jury members may not write letters of recommendation.
  • Proof of exam registration via a copy of Prometric payment receipt

Submission Instructions

To ensure the fair and thorough evaluation of all candidates, the materials must be submitted in the manner described below.

Submission materials must be within an 8-1/2” x 11” electronic format, combined into a single PDF of no more than ten pages total, and have a maximum file size of 5MB.

By making a submission, the applicant grants permission to the AIANY to reproduce and publicly display submission materials if the applicant becomes an awardee. Materials submitted will not be returned to the applicant. All entries submitted without the required materials will be disqualified.

Completed PDF application and supporting materials should be emailed to Submissions must be received by email by Monday, November 4, 2019 at 5PM ET.

Schedule and Deadlines

Submissions must be received by email by Monday, November 4, 2019 at 5PM ET. AIANY assumes no responsibility for the delivery of the material. It is the responsibility of the nominating individual to see that the submission is delivered by the appropriate date.

  • December 4 | Electronic submissions due at 5PM ET
  • December 10 | Scholarships announced

About ENYA

The Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the  American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY) is one of the most active young architect groups in the country. At the national level, ENYA falls under the umbrella of the Young Architects Forum, an AIA Knowledge Community that provides national advocacy and leadership for the group. In conjunction with AIA New York, ENYA develops its own programming that addresses issues specific to the New York City audience.

AIA National defines membership in young architects’ groups as open to “professionals who have been licensed 10 years or fewer.” However, ENYA is an equal opportunity committee and welcomes participation from anyone willing to promote the positive development of the profession and its practitioners. ENYA strives to meet all skill levels, scholastic backgrounds, and professional interests, and hosts programs of general interest to all architects. In this way, ENYA will continue to educate, expand, and improve the understanding and interpretation of New York City’s architectural environment, with a focus on topics of interest to young architects.


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