Scholarship & Grant Opportunity

For Students and Professionals Pursuing a Career in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction

Who Are We?

The Asian American Architects and Engineers (AAa/e) Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities and scholarships for students pursuing a career in architecture, engineering or construction.

Why AAa/e Foundation?

The Foundation was created in 2004 as a branch of the Asian American Architects / Engineers Association to better support efforts to seek additional means of fundraising for our scholarships, and to better serve our students.

AAa/e Foundation Gives Out a Good Amount of Money Each Year to Support Students Pursing Careers in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction

Total Scholarship Awarded Since Inception

Here Are a Few Things That Our Past Recipients Are Saying:

I was fortunate enough to be a recipient of the AAa/e Fellowship almost 20 years ago now when I was a student at UCLA studying architecture. The night of the actual banquet was especially memorable to me because not only did I receive the award, but that night, I actually proposed to my wife! AAa/e has been helpful not only in guiding me towards and encouraging me in a career in architecture but also set the stage for the most significant moment in my personal life as well.

Craig Shimahara

Shimahara Illustration

I received the AAa/e scholarship in 1987 while I was doing my master in Architectural degree at UCLA. It was a tremendous honor and helped me immensely when I needed it the most. AAa/e has opened up its network to me and my future professional development and now I've come full circle as a member of the Board of Directors.

Eric Halm

Bernards Builders|Management Services

AAa/e scholarship really opened up a lot of doors and opportunities for me. Since receiving it, it allowed me to boost my confidence as well as financially support me to apply for grad school. Thankfully, because of that, I was able to get into UCLA Masters Program. And since then, I've graduated and gone on to work for various firms.

Emily Cheng


It was my great honor to receive AAa/e scholarship last year. The scholarship enabled me to continue study at Art Center College of Design. I hope I'll be able to help students like me in the future like I was helped from AAa/e scholarship. I really appreciate it!

Boeun Kim

AAa/e was kind to award me the undergraduate scholarship in 2014 for my involvement with Engineers Without Borders. Our team from UCLA had the privilege of conducting a site assessment trip for a future schoolhouse in Nicaragua. Currently, I work as a Civil Engineer at W2 Design, Inc. and am slowly being able to contribute back to the community through our various projects. AAa/e has allowed me to become an Engineer and am thankful for all their help.

Jonathan Lim

W2 Design, Inc.

The scholarship eased my financial commitment toward material costs as a struggling transfer student. Because of this helping hand, I was able to purchase a 3D printer, pay for prints, and stay competitive as a 3rd year undergraduate student at SCI-Arc.

I am really grateful to have the members of the AAa/e Foundation to encourage my passion for architecture. I hope to follow their
footsteps and contribute back one day.

Ruby Kim

2016 Community College Scholarship Recipient

We are currently not accepting applications.

Please check-in again in March of 2018. Thanks!

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