2021 ARE Scholarship

Deadline extended to Friday, February 12, 2021

The AIA Minnesota Architect Licensing Advisory Committee coordinates awarding a scholarship to an AIA Minnesota Associate member to cover the costs of all sections of the Architect Registration Exam, within the parameters defined in the application. 5.0 test fees currently total $1,470 for all six sections of this exam. 


  • By the time of application, the applicant must be an AIA Minnesota Associate member
  • Eligible applicants may have begun the test taking process 
  • The applicant’s employer does not reimburse employees for test fees
Visit AIA Minnesota 2021 ARE Scholarship for details. 

2020 ARE Scholarship

Congratulations to Miranda Moen, Assoc. AIA, for receiving the 2020 ARE Scholarship.

In a blind review, Miranda was selected to receive AIA Minnesota’s 2020 ARE Scholarship. In 300 words or less, applicants were required to write an essay defining the role of the licensed architect of the future.

The thesis for Miranda’s essay is, “It is our duty as architects to become the main communicators and facilitators of change across all community scales and socio-economic demographics. The future architect is a social enterprise entrepreneur that works across rural and urban geographies to better address the long-standing gap in access to architecture and design.”

Click here to read Miranda’s essay.


Previous Scholarship Recipients

2019: Hans-Christian Karlsburg
2018: John Kretchmer
2017: Eric Lagergren
2016: Kaitlin Schalow
2015: Abigail Merlis
2014: Ross Elenkiwich
2013: Jessica Soffer Kraft
2010: Ryan Erspamer
2009: James Lindborg and David Wilson
2008: Jennifer Wyman
2007: Puneet Vedi and James Arentson and Rebecca Hine
2005: Allissa Pier and Travis Miller

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