RIBA expands its Part 2 Bursary scheme for 2017-18

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is calling for applications for the RIBA Part 2 Bursary scheme.

In 2017, an additional £18,000 worth of funding is available, increasing the number of Part 2 Bursaries from five to eight – including the Rosenberg bursary, made possible by the generosity of the Rosenberg Memorial Fund.

The £6,000 bursaries aim to support eight Part 2 students for the academic years 2017/18 and 2018/19. Successful students will receive £1,000 a term throughout their Part 2 course (for up to a maximum of six terms).

This scheme supports architecture students looking to embark on an RIBA-validated Part 2 course within the UK. The bursaries aim to support students experiencing financial hardship who otherwise may not continue with their architectural studies. It is the most generous award made to architecture students in financial need.

RIBA President Jane Duncan said:

“It is crucial that financial barriers to the profession are dismantled to ensure that future practitioners are diverse, successful and inspired. I am delighted that the generous support of the profession has enabled us to extend this scheme, and therefore help more students than ever before to continue onto a Part 2 course.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

1. For further press information contact the RIBA Press Office: pressoffice@riba.org

2. For more information and details of how to apply, please visit www.architecture.com/Part2bursaries. The deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday 7 December.

3. The RIBA Part 2 Bursaries have been made possible by the bequest of Walter J Parker, the RIBA Education Fund and the Rosenberg Memorial Fund, and build on the portfolio of postgraduate funding already available: the RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarships and the RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship.

4. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body that serves its members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. www.architecture.com

Follow @RIBA on Twitter for regular updates www.twitter.com/RIBA

 


Posted on Monday 3rd October 2016

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