Clarence Wigington Minority Architectural Scholarship
Created in 1992 as the Minority Architectural Scholarship, this fund was renamed to recognize the extraordinary professional and civic accomplishments of the first African-American municipal architect in the United States and the first licensed African-American architect in Minnesota. This scholarship provides tuition scholarships to minority students who wish to pursue a professional education in architecture at the University of Minnesota, and who hold promise for succeeding in an architectural career. Funding is provided through annual raffles at the AIA Minnesota Annual Convention and donations.
Jonathon Jermaine Jacobs has dedicated his life to design. Currently, he is enrolled at the University of Minnesota pursuing a Bachelor of Design in Architecture. Jonathon’s interest in architecture was bolstered at a young age while building tree houses andforts with his older brother. Limited resources, materials, and tools made design difficult; resulting in unique but functional architecture. The ability to be innovative and resourceful is the driving force of Jonathon’s development providing the ability to solve design issues.
The Wigington Scholarship has had a tremendous impact on my life. The Wigington Scholarship assisted me with an internship at KKE Architects where I met some of the most inspirational designers. Their advice and experiences reinforced my decision to become an architect. The Wigington Scholarship has exposed meto the diversity of the architectural field and connected me with mentors to follow. I plan on attending graduate school at the University of Minnesota and aspire to become an architect.
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