The AIBC supports Intern Architects AIBC and students pursuing a career as an architect or architectural technologist by providing a selection of scholarships and bursaries.
Michael A. Ernest Retired Architect AIBC Bursary for Intern Architects
This bursary was established in 2015, in recognition of the long-standing contributions to the profession by former AIBC executive director Michael A. Ernest Retired Architect AIBC. It is awarded annually, in the form of a $1,000 credit at the AIBC, to an Intern Architect AIBC in good standing who has demonstrated financial need and is intending to become a registered Architect AIBC. The credit can be applied to AIBC mandatory professional development courses, application for registration fees, annual dues, and other expenses paid to the AIBC, to decrease the individual’s barriers to registration.
The application period for this bursary is from March to April each year. Full details, including key dates and submission requirements can be found on the application form.
- Download the Michael A. Ernest Retired Architect AIBC Bursary for Intern Architects Application Form (PDF) – the application period is now open.
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University of British Columbia
The AIBC has proudly provided more than $200,000 in financial support to architecture students at the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) since 1948. Through the various scholarship awards and bursaries, the AIBC commits to supporting the next generation of architects.
In 2019, in recognition of 100 years of regulating the profession of architecture in the province, the AIBC introduced the Architectural Institute of British Columbia Centenary Bursary, as well as an entrance scholarship and a bursary to assist Canadian First Nations, Inuit and Métis architecture students pursue their studies.
Currently, the AIBC offers the following medals, scholarships and bursaries valued at $26,600:
- Architectural Institute of British Columbia Medal
A $2,000 award and accompanying medal is offered annually to an outstanding graduating student who has demonstrated academic excellence during their studies and who holds the promise of contributing to the profession of architecture.
- Architectural Institute of British Columbia Scholarships
Scholarships totaling $15,000 are offered annually for students enrolled in the architecture program at SALA who have demonstrated significant progress and development in architecture design. A scholarship of $3,500 is awarded to a student in first year who holds the highest average after one term. An additional $3,500 scholarship is awarded to a student entering their final year of studies and the remaining amount is awarded to students in any year.
- Architectural Institute of British Columbia Entrance Scholarship
This $2,500 entrance scholarship is available to students entering an undergraduate or graduate architecture degree program at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, with preference for this scholarship given to Canadian First Nations, Inuit or Métis students.
- Architectural Institute of British Columbia Bursary
Bursaries totaling $5,000 are offered annually for students in the Master of Architecture program, with preference for the bursaries given to Canadian First Nations, Inuit or Métis students.
- Architectural Institute of British Columbia Centenary Bursary
A $2,100 bursary, established in recognition of 100 years of regulating the profession of architecture in B.C., is offered annually to students in the Master of Architecture Program.
Learn more about UBC student scholarships and bursaries on their website.
British Columbia Institute of Technology
The AIBC has proudly provided financial support to British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) students in the Bachelor of Architectural Science program and the Architectural and Building Technology diploma program since 1966. Through these awards, the AIBC commits to supporting the next generation of architects and architectural technologists.
BCIT offer two types of awards: academic awards and achievement awards. Academic awards are presented to students who received the highest averages in the final year of their program. Achievement Awards are presented to students during their final year who have received outstanding marks or who have demonstrated a combination of high academic standing, leadership, service and all-round achievement.
Students are nominated and selected for these awards by BCIT faculty members.
- Bachelor of Architectural Science Program
– Academic Award in Architectural Science: $1,375
– Achievement Award in Architectural Science: $1,375
- Architectural and Building Technology Diploma Program
– Academic Award in Architecture: $750
– Achievement Award in Architecture: $750
– Achievement Award: $750
Learn more about BCIT student financial aid and awards on their website.