This memorial scholarship is in honor of Jim Boyce, and all of our former APA members and supporters, who made a lasting impact in the field of accessibility compliance. By encouraging students to make accessibility part of their career development, we hope to further promote accessibility in the built environment.
Students who wish to apply must be currently pursuing a degree in architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, construction management, interior design or other degree program closely related to accessibility/universal design at an accredited United States institution of higher learning. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and demonstrate a strong interest in accessibility in both design portfolio and future career interests.
Each year applications are accepted through March and the scholarship is awarded in May via the attended institution's financial aid office.
a. The applicant must be a resident of the USA.
b. The applicant must be CURRENTLY ENROLLED in an accredited degree program in architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, construction management, interior design or other degree program closely related to accessibility/universal design at a United States institution of higher learning. High school seniors who are applying for college are NOT eligible.
c. The applicant must be in good in standing with the college or university and have a cumulative grade point average equivalent to 2.5 or better in a grading system that utilizes a 4.0 scale.
d. The applicant must demonstrate some experience as well as an active and career interest in accessibility/universal design. Studies and projects in universal design and constructing or creating a model of accessibility compliant facilities may be ways to demonstrate such interest.
Scholarship Applicants will be evaluated and selected by a Scholarship Committee as appointed by the APA Board. Scholarship Recipients will be selected based on the applicant's qualifications and the following criteria:
b. Experience/Interest in Accessible/Universal Design
c. Career Interest in Accessible/Universal Design
d. Discretionary Evaluation of Scholarship Committee