The prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Aedas Stephen Williams Scholarship 2012/13 is now open to applications from postgraduate students enrolled at a UK or International RIBA-accredited school of architecture. The scholarship is named after Stephen James Williams a past Director of Aedas, and will offer one student throughout the academic year mentoring by an Aedas member of staff and a £5,000 grant towards their studies.
David Simister, Creative Director of Aedas said:
'Stephen was a strong advocate for good design and to the thoughtful consideration of the built environment. In offering the scholarship all of us here at Aedas are delighted to be able to continue Stephen's legacy in a commitment to promoting education and furthering knowledge. We are thrilled that over its first three years the scholarship has witnessed an incredible level of talent and professionalism from the students who applied. We are eagerly awaiting this year's applicants.'
David Gloster, Director of Education at RIBA said:
'We are delighted that Aedas continues to support the work of the RIBA in developing access to architecture education for talented and committed students. At a time when students are experiencing unprecedented financial hardship, it is encouraging to know there are passionate partners like Aedas who are genuinely interested in nurturing the future of the profession though mentoring and financial assistance. Their contribution is much appreciated in supporting and extending the RIBA's programme of education trust funds and awards.'
Since 2008 Aedas have committed over £25,000 towards the RIBA's charitable education trust funds and awards.
The judging committee will include Brian Johnson, European Chairman of Aedas and Angela Brady, President of the RIBA.