EQxD Architect Registration Examination (ARE) CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The ARE Challenge Scholarship Program recognizes that the effort and expense of the architectural licensing process as a barrier to achieving this professional milestone and disproportionately affects candidates of historically underrepresented identities in the profession. In light of the extremely challenging and economically unstable conditions that we are collectively facing, AIASF Equity by Design has established financial assistance scholarships for licensure candidates who are eligible to take the ARE exams. Submissions are due by Friday, December 17, 2021.

Selected Recipients of the EQxD ARE Challenge Scholarship will be reimbursed for three (3) ARE Exams (Value $705 per recipient), regardless of pass or fail status. Recipients will also receive six (6) complimentary registrations to AIASF ARE prep classes.


  • Applicants must be currently eligible to take the ARE Exams for Architectural Licensure.
  • Candidates must be currently authorized to work in the United States.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to participate in 2021 EQxD programming.

Scholarship Sponsors:

Silver Level


Steel Level


Bronze Level

Gensler | PYATOK architecture + urban design | SmithGroup

Copper Level

Sherwin Williams Coil Coatings | Tipping Structural Engineers | Walker Warner Architects

Scholarship Partners:

AIASF Architectural Licensing Committee | AIASF Mentorship Committee | AIASF Equity by Design Committee