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AIA Diversity Statement
Through the AIA Iowa Emerging Professionals Committee the AIA Iowa Diversity Champions explore and address relevant issues related to diversity within the Iowa architectural community, and make recommendations toward and actively assist in the development of programs and initiatives that foster and sustain cultural breadth and inclusion. The AIA provides a wealth of resources on equity, diversity and inclusion. AIA and AIA Iowa are committed to broadening equity, diversity, and inclusion to create a stronger profession. Here are some helpful resources:
Are you passionate about these subjects and want to get involved? Contact these volunteer Champions:
Diversity Scholarship Opportunities:
AIA Iowa / AIA Diversity Scholarship
AIA Iowa is Committed to fostering and supporting diversity within academia and the profession of architecture. Through a partnership with AIA Iowa and the AIA, the AIA Iowa / AIA Diversity Scholarship is awarded to students in good academic standing enrolled in the ISU Architecture program, who are from Iowa, citizens of the U.S., who and belong to an under-represented ethnic group. For more information about this scholarship please contact AIA Iowa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AIA Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship
Maybe you chose architecture because you want to design a better world. Or you can’t imagine doing anything else. One thing’s for certain: You love this work. And the AIA would love to help fund your college experience with a multiyear scholarship, up to $20,000. The AIA created the Diversity Advancement Scholarship to help more minority students pursue a successful career in architecture. Multiple scholarships are available. The $20,000 scholarship is for minority students whose imagination and design thinking will influence the future of the built environment and the architecture profession.
“Diversity in the Profession of Architecture,” published by AIA in 2016, examines the factors that influence diversity in the workplace and how they can determine career advancement opportunities and challenges, work-life balance, and attrition rates. The report also offers next steps for architecture, as a field, to pivot by attracting and maintaining a more diverse workforce.
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