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.
2019 Scholarship Recipients
This year marks the 38th anniversary of the Thomas F. Ellerbe (TFE) scholarship. The TFE scholarship was initially funded by the Ellerbe Associates, Inc., firm in 1981 to honor Tom Ellerbe, 88 years old at the time, for his ongoing generosity in personally giving full-year scholarships to worthy University of Minnesota and Notre Dame architectural students. The TFE scholarship also includes engineering students. To date there have been 17 engineering and 62 architectural recipients, receiving over $184,000 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.
The TFE scholarship is administered by the Minnesota Architectural Foundation. This year’s scholarship was enhanced by the AIA Component Matching Grant. A reception celebrating the scholarship finalists and recipients was held in late April.
2018 Finalists and Recipients
2017 Finalists and Recipients
Sundus Al Bayati
2016 Finalists and Recipients
2015 Finalists and Recipients
Architecture Award Recipients:
Engineering Award Recipient:
2014 Recipients and Finalists