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K-12 Education

An essential part of NOMAct is facilitating an educational initiative that brings architecture resources to K-12 students throughout Connecticut. Our goal is to make architecture more accessible for all, with a focus on students who are under represented in the field of architecture today. Explore the resources below to see how the K-12 Educational Center can help you!

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SCHOLARSHIPS

NOMAct 
UHart Architecture Summer Institute Scholarship
 

Application Deadline 

April 20th 2024

NOMAct's vision is to create more diverse teams within the architectural profession to drive the profession forward and embody the communities we serve. 

To accomplish these goals and to make architecture more accessible, we have created a scholarship fund to encourage minority K-12 students interested in architecture to learn and explore more about the built environment.

The Summer Program Scholarship is applicable to:

  • UHART - Pre-college program offering a unique three-week experience in architecture and design for rising high school juniors and seniors. NOMAct is providing a full scholarship of $3,000 paid directly to the University on the student's behalf.

Learn more about the Architecture Summer Institute

CTASLA 
Landscape Architecture Environmental Stewardship Scholarship for High School Seniors

Application Deadline 

April 26th 2024

The Landscape Architecture Environmental Stewardship Scholarship for High School Seniors is awarded to high school students who are applying to study landscape architecture at the college or university level.

The Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (http://www.ctasla.org) is pleased to provide scholarships for high school seniors interested in pursuing education in the field of Landscape Architecture in college. Scholarship awards are up to $2,500. To be eligible for the Landscape Architecture Environmental Stewardship Scholarship for High School Seniors, applicants must be a legal resident of the State of Connecticut and maintain a 3.0 or greater GPA (or equivalent). Applications must be received by April 26, 2024.

AIA CT / NOMAct
Rising Black Student Architects & Designers Scholarship

Application Deadline 

June 1st 2024

This scholarship was developed to provide more diverse voices across the entire architectural, engineering, and construction industry.  It will also incentivize the recipient to begin their architectural career in the state of Connecticut.

To qualify, applicants must:

  1. Self-identify as Black or of African American heritage

  2. Hold US citizenship or residency

  3. Be currently enrolled in or accepted to an architecture program (as a full-time student) at a university in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic regions, but there is no requirement for the program to be NAAB accredited

  4. Accept an internship at a firm located in Connecticut in the summer of 2025

CT Architecture Foundation
Hoffmann Diversity Advancement Scholarship

Application Deadline 

Fall 2024

The Connecticut Architecture Foundation (CAF), in partnership with Hoffmann Architects + Engineers (https://www.hoffarch.com/), a Connecticut-based architecture and engineering firm specializing in building exteriors, is pleased to offer this scholarship to students from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups who are seeking degrees in architecture or engineering.

The Hoffmann Diversity Advancement Scholarship is open to applicants who are:

 

Scholarship recipients may have the opportunity for a paid internship in one of Hoffmann's offices (NYC, New Haven, or Alexandria VA). 

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I Am Series

Creating visibility in AEC

I AM: Lecture Series curated by NOMAct is focused on bridging the gap between the professional and educational world. The series introduces a different industry professional in each lecture that shares their expertise and knowledge with students across the state.

I AM: An Electrical Engineer
38:41
I AM: A State Building Inspector
39:28
I AM: A Real Estate Developer
47:31

 K12 Events

  • Career Fair at Platt Technical School
    Career Fair at Platt Technical School
    Mon, Apr 22
    Platt Technical School
    Apr 22, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Platt Technical School, 600 Orange Ave, Milford, CT 06461, USA
    Join us at Platt Technical school to spread awareness of NOMAct and our K-12 resources.
  • K-12 Platt and Prince Tech Field Trip to  Shepley Bulfinch & UHart
    K-12 Platt and Prince Tech Field Trip to  Shepley Bulfinch & UHart
    Mon, Apr 01
    Shepley Bulfinch
    Apr 01, 2024, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Shepley Bulfinch, 100 Allyn St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Join us as we tour Shepley Bulfinch and University of Hartford with the students of Platt at Prince Tech.
  • I Am an Architect with Derek Noble AIA
    I Am an Architect with Derek Noble AIA
    Wed, Mar 06
    Zoom
    Mar 06, 2024, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Zoom
    I AM: Lecture Series curated by NOMAct is focused on bridging the gap between the professional and educational world. Derek Noble of Shepley Bulfinch will be sharing his journeys into his professional career and giving us an insight into life as a an Architect.
  • K-12 Lecture Series - I Am a Civil Engineer at Platt Technical High School