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.
2021 Scholarship Recipients
In our 39th year awarding the Thomas F. Ellerbe (TFE) scholarship, we are delighted to announce the recipients and honorable mentions. The program is administered annually by the Minnesota Architectural Foundation (MAF). To date there have been 17 engineering and 67 architectural recipients, receiving over $195,000 in awards.
Assessment criteria for judging the architectural portfolios: rigor of design, general creativity, clarity of presentation, and range of challenges explored. The basic assessment criteria for judging the engineering submissions were general creativity in scientific breakthrough thinking and research that has the potential to positively impact the sustainability of the built environment. Congratulations!
This year’s TFE scholarships were enhanced by the AIA Component Matching Scholarship Grant Program. A virtual reception honoring the scholarship and recipients was held in May.
Honorable Mention with Distinctions
2019 Scholarship Recipients
2018 Finalists and Recipients
2017 Finalists and Recipients
Keshika De Saram
Sundus Al Bayati
2016 Finalists and Recipients
Yong Gyun Noh
2015 Finalists and Recipients
Architecture Award Recipients
Engineering Award Recipient
2014 Recipients and Finalists