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 $1,410 for all six sections of this exam.

2022 ARE Scholarship

Deadline, January 21, 2022

Application   PDF


  • 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

2021 ARE Scholarship

Congratulations to Windy Fleischaker, Assoc. AIA, for receiving the 2021 ARE Scholarship.

Windy was selected to receive AIA Minnesota’s 2021 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 Windy’s essay is, “As a middle-aged queer person still in the beginning stages of my career, I bring a different perspective on many of the issues currently facing our industry as well as compassion and empathy associated with my broad life experience. As a licensed architect, I would be confident in taking on a leadership role within my firm and community to directly address inequities and help envision a more just future.”

Click here to read Windy’s essay.

Previous Scholarship Recipients

2020: Miranda Moen
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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