Architecture scholarship awarded to Fair Lawn resident
February 21, 2013 by James
The New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute for Architects (AIA) recently awarded a $3,000 scholarship to Fair Lawn resident, Steven Young, for his outstanding scholastic achievement in his architectural studies.
School success, submission of a portfolio of work, architectural talent, and financial need are used to determine those students who are eligible for the scholarships, which are determined by the AIA NJ Foundation Board of Trustees.
Upon receiving the scholarship from Jack Purvis, the president of the AIA, Young said that he was honored, yet at the same time very much relieved. Although he says that his college education has been primarily funded by money set aside for him by his grandfather, it has recently been the responsibility of his mother to pay for his education since his grandfather passed away two years ago.
No doubt flyer printing and poster printing are being used by the local architectural community to make it known that a student from Fair Lawn was chosen as one of the three New Jersey scholarships that the American Institute for Architects awards every year.
Young’s aspirations to become an architect started as a child when he played with LEGO, buoyed by his father’s profession as a civil engineer. He enrolled at Temple University in Philadelphia and is in his final year in pursuit of a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He hopes to find an intern position in an architectural firm in New Jersey, complete the necessary hours for an internship, and then take the required exams in order to become a registered architect.