Recognizing EXCELLENCE in spirit and dedication of final-year  graduate students in architecture and engineering

The Thomas F. Ellerbe Scholarship was endowed in 1981 by the Ellerbe firm in honor of Thomas F. Ellerbe, FAIA. This fund annually awards two or more $1,000 to $3,0000 scholarships to exemplary architectural and engineering students in the final year of their master’s program.

2024 Scholarship Recipients

MAF is delighted to announce the 2024 scholarship recipients. Congratulations to University of Minnesota upcoming graduates and Ellerbe Scholarship recipients Rachel Mansun, Isabelle Marty, and Robert Gay! Honorable mention scholarships were also awarded to Julia Larson and Ciara Allen. To date there have been 17 engineering and 74 architectural recipients, receiving over $219,000 in funding. Assessment criteria for judging the architectural portfolios: rigor of design, general creativity, clarity of presentation, and range of challenges explored. 

Left to right: Ciara Allen, Robert Gay, Julia Larson, Rachel Mansun, Isabelle Marty

2023 Scholarship Recipients

Award Recipients
Julia Friedrichsen
Marshall King
Anukriti Misra
Isaiah Scharen

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Award Recipients
Yiyue Lin
Noor Abdelhamid
Java Nyamjav

Honorable Mention with Distinctions
Kenos Leong
Ritah Kagezi

Honorable Mention
Kaitlin DeAngelis

2019 Scholarship Recipients

Award Recipients
Tyler Snell
Martin Preuss
Austin Watanabe

Honorable Mention
Trevor Isaacson

2018 Finalists and Recipients

Award Recipients
Pratibha Chauhan
Kyrshanbor Hynniewta
Joseph Mills

Danielle Baehm
Sarah Gastler
Sara Powers
Isaac Tapp
Weican Zuo

2017 Finalists and Recipients

Award Recipients
Keshika De Saram
Xin Hu
Amanda Weiker

Sundus Al Bayati
Kathleen Bond
Travis Herr
Eryn Kim
Shiqi Lu

2016 Finalists and Recipients

Award Recipients
Anna Mahnke
Bridget Geissler
Yong Gyun Noh

Molly Dalsin
Holly Engle
Alexa Iverson
Katie Loecken
Kyle Palzer

2015 Finalists and Recipients

Architecture Award Recipients
Brice Aarrestad
Alex Robinson

Engineering Award Recipient
Varsha Padhee

Architecture Finalists
Emilie Kopp
Samuel Daley
Christina Stark
Joe Mollen
Xuesheng Song
Pyi Maung

2014 Recipients and Finalists

Award Recipients
Kaylyn Kirby
Sanyong Hahn
Dan Raznick

Will Adams
Philip Bussey
Amy Ennen
Mitchell Hein
Claire Lonsbury
Shuping Wang