The AIA Minnesota Architect Licensing Advisory Committee coordinates awarding a scholarship to an AIA Minnesota Associate member or MSP NOMA 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.

2024 ARE Scholarship Application & Eligibility

The 2024 application deadline has past.


  • By the time of application, the applicant must be an AIA Minnesota Associate member or MSP NOMA member
  • Eligible applicants may have begun the test taking process 
  • The applicant’s employer does not reimburse employees for test fees

Announcing the 2024 ARE Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Joshua Dykes, Assoc. AIA, for receiving the 2024 ARE Scholarship.

Joshua was selected to receive AIA Minnesota’s 2024 ARE Scholarship. In 300 words or less, applicants were required to write an essay describing how they hope to bring AIA Minnesota’s core values to bear in their work as a licensed architect.

The thesis for Joshua’s essay is, “As an aspiring architect, I am dedicated to embodying values of authenticity, equity, collaboration, and integrity in my work to create meaningful and inclusive spaces that address societal inequalities and uplift communities and grow the profession.” 

Click here to read Joshua’s essay.

Previous Scholarship Recipients

2023: Ugyen Sangmo
2022: Eden Garton
2021: Windy Fleischaker
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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