The AIA San Fernando Valley is a local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The AIA advocates for the value of architecture and design across the built environment. Their work drives positive change through the power of design. The local chapter offers many services to members and the community, including support for student scholarships and continuing education. The San Fernando Valley Chapter continues to support student photography alongside the Julius Shulman Institute.
The AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter Scholarship Endowment fund is our gift to Woodbury University as a seed from which this endowment will grow in perpetuity. This fund is embraced by former and future students and is very rewarding to all of AIA SFV Board who participated in creating and nurturing the gift to maturity.
We are committed to a long term relationship with Woodbury University – the only accredited Architectural School within our Chapter boundaries. Please contact the chapter offices for further information about supporting our scholarship programs benefiting Woodbury University’s School of Architecture students.
“AIA San Fernando, I would like to thank you for awarding me the George G. Terpatsi Memorial Scholarship Award. This last semester of my architecture education would not have been possible without the funds from this award. As someone who grew up in the San Fernando Valley it makes me proud to know that there are architecture professionals in my area that support the dreams of the students within their community. I recently participated in the graduation commencement at Woodbury University and I now have my B.A. in Architecture. I have recently accepted a full time position at an architecture firm and I can’t wait to begin my professional career. I am truly grateful for your generosity and I look forward to becoming a member of AIA SF in the near future.”
“I am truly grateful I ended up at Woodbury. I loved studio from the first day. I finally felt like I had found the place for me, creating, building, and designing. I never could have imagined the diversity of the classes and the sincerity of the instructors, in and out of studio. I want to thank the AIA for your support in my final year of completing my Bachelor of Architecture degree. The scholarship assisted me in extra tuition costs this year, as I was taking above the normal unit count. The scholarship came in a time of need and I am truly thankful. This scholarship has inspired increasing excitement toward my graduate education and pursuing a career in architecture to the best of my ability.”
“This most recent scholarship, provided by the San Fernando Valley chapter AIA, has encouraged me to work harder and continue my dream of becoming an architect. My experience at Woodbury is one I’ll never forget. I cannot explain how proud I am to have attended Woodbury SOA. I have made so many amazing friendships with other students and faculty and have absolutely loved every minute of it. I don’t think my love for architecture and design would have been the same if I had attended any other school.”
“Having any portion of the educational financial burden lifted is an irreplaceable gift made possible by scholarships like the AIASFV chapter. I was lucky enough to receive this generous gift when I began my graduate degree in Architecture at Woodbury University. There is no price too high for furthering education and for those of us putting ourselves through schools, any additional support is invaluable. I am forever grateful for such an award that allowed me to focus my energy on learning in the pursuit of receiving my master’s degree.”
“While studying at the University I was fortunate to receive scholarships and AIASFV is one of them. This scholarship not only is a financial support, it is an emotional one as well. This scholarship encouraged me to work towards my goals with renewed vigor. By awarding me the AIASFV scholarship, Woodbury lightened my financial burden which allowed me to focus more on the most important aspect of school: learning. Their generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I feel more
welcomed and encouraged than ever before.”
“AIA Fan Fernando Valley, thank you so much for your support of Woodbury students. Ever since entering Woodbury in 2011, I saw the annual Grand Critique as an integral part of Woodbury community and culture. Year after year, it was something to look forward to in excitement. As a lucky recipient of one of the scholarships, I would like to say that it was the most unforgettable experience. Nothing motivates more than a sense of achievement and recognition. Thank you for making it possible.”