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The Asian American Architects/Engineers Association (AAa/e) ( is committed to the empowerment of design professionals in personal growth, professional excellence, business development, and leadership in our communities. The Asian American Architects and Engineers Foundation (AAa/e Foundation) was created in 2004 as a branch of the AAa/e to better support the efforts of the AAa/e in seeking additional means of fundraising for scholarships. The AAa/e Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities and scholarships for students and other individuals in the profession of architecture, engineering or construction.

The purpose of the scholarships, grants, and awards is to provide encouragement and financial support for undergraduate students excelling in their studies in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC).

  • Reason #1: You get $5,000

    We have given out over two hundred thousand dollars.

  • Reason #2: You Get a FREE Fancy Dinner

    You get dinner at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel — Regular ticket costs $185 and you get to go for free!

  • Reason #3: You Get to Network with Industry Leaders

    Over 600 professionals attended the award banquet last year. We anticipate the same number of people (if not more) will attend this year also.

    That means that you will get the chance to talk to actual practicing architects, engineers, and contractors.

    You’ll get to learn from them and perhaps even discover how you can get an internship while you are in school or uncover ways to stand out in the job market once you graduate.

Formal Banquet

There will be a formal Banquet on the night of October 3, 2019 (Thursday) in downtown Los Angeles where hundreds of AEC professionals gather to network and honor our industry leaders and scholarship recipients (i.e. You! If selected).

This is mandatory so if you cannot make it to this event, you are disqualified (sorry!).

Award Video

Also, if you are selected to be awarded for scholarship, we will plan to film a short video clip of you talking about you and your interest in pursuing the Architecture / Engineering / Construction (AEC) field.

This is also mandatory so you are disqualified if you want to opt out of this video.

AAa/e Membership

Finally, you have to be a member of the AAa/e Association in order to apply.

Student membership is only $8 per year. Apply at:

Higher Education Program Award Applicants do not need to be a member of AAa/e.