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.

2023 ARE Scholarship Application & Eligibility

2023 ARE Scholarship Application – the deadine has passed


  • 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 2023 ARE Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Ugyen Sangmo, AIAS, NOMAS, for receiving the 2023 ARE Scholarship.

Ugyen was selected to receive AIA Minnesota’s 2023 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 Ugyen’s essay is, “Architecture has the power to create change and improve our everyday experience with the utilization of the four AIA Minnesota core values of Authenticity, Equity, Collaboration, and Integrity. Integrating these four core values in my architectural profession, I will be able to create a positive impact on future clients, teams, and the future of the world.”

Click here to read Ugyen’s essay.

Previous Scholarship Recipients

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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