2021 ZGF Scholarship


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Dear Students:

We are excited to get the word out to apply for the $10,000 ZGF scholarship and 2021 summer internship opportunity.

The ZGF scholarship is open to any student entering their final year of an architecture (NAAB), interior design (CIDA), urban planning and design (PAB), or landscape architecture (LAAB) program in the fall of 2021.
In memory of ZGF founding partner Norm Zimmer, the ZGF scholarship exemplifies Norm’s spirit and devotion to design, community, and life-long learning. With this guiding ethos in mind, each year one student is selected to receive $10,000 for university tuition and fees, and a paid internship with ZGF.

ZGF is dedicated to supporting the next generation of designers and we encourage all interested applicants across architectural, interior, urban, or landscape design to apply. We are looking for students who display a commitment to their craft and a dedication to personal development in their chosen field. ZGF is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we encourage under-represented minorities and women to apply for the scholarship.

Qualifications and directions can be found on our website: www.zgf.com/scholarship

Applications from students are due by February 1, 2021.

The intended scholarship recipient will be chosen on or before March 1, 2021. A formal announcement of the scholarship winner will be made by the Oregon Community Foundation in April 2021.

Please direct any questions regarding the ZGF Scholarship to the ZGF website or to my attention Mary Lee at scholarship@zgf.com.

We look forward to reviewing your work!

About the Scholarship:

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architectural Scholarship Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation

Providing a pathway to future success for students of architecture and design has been a primary tenet of ZGF since the firm’s founding. With that in mind, in 2004 the firm established the ZGF Scholarship in memory of Norm Zimmer, one of the firm’s founding partners. The scholarship honors Norm’s deep commitment to mentorship and his belief in supporting and nurturing young talent. Administered by the Oregon Community Foundation, the ZGF Scholarship recognizes and fosters students who have demonstrated a talent and passion for design in the study areas of architecture, interior architecture, urban planning and design, and landscape architecture.

To date, the ZGF Scholarship has awarded more than $100,000 to college students across the country. Each year the program honors one student with a $10,000 scholarship + an internship opportunity at one of ZGF’s five US office locations. Students beginning their final year in an accredited program—architecture (NAAB), interior design (CIDA), urban planning (PAB), or landscape architecture (LAAB)— in the fall of 2021, who currently reside in the United States, are eligible to apply.

ZGF Architects is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we encourage under-represented minorities and women to apply for the scholarship.

This year’s application window opened on November 1, 2020. The deadline to submit is February 1, 2021.

Our application portal and additional information is available on our site.


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