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​RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarships

The RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarships were established in March 2013 following a donation by The Wren Insurance Association Limited, an architects’ professional indemnity mutual that comprises 70 of the UK’s leading architectural practices.

The scholarships aim to support outstanding Part 2 students who have the potential to make a significant contribution in the field of architecture. Recipients receive £6,000 each and the opportunity to be mentored by an architect Member of the Wren Insurance Association.

'Sarajevo Conservation Forum' by Amy Crellin, 2021 Wren Scholar

2022 winners

The RIBA and The Wren Insurance Association are very pleased to announce the five students who will receive 2022 Scholarships:

  • Sarah Daoudi - University of Westminster (completed RIBA Part 1 at University of Westminster)
  • Oluwademilade Oyeyinka - Architectural Association (completed RIBA Part 1 at University of Brighton)
  • Chloe Shang - Royal College of Art (completed RIBA Part 1 at University of Cambridge)
  • Rebecca Smith - RIBA Studio (completed RIBA Part 1 at Arts University Bournemouth)
  • Gabriella Watkins - University of Cambridge (completed RIBA Part 1 at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL)

Read more about the 2022 and previous Wren Scholars.

2022 Wren scholars from left to right: Chloe Shang, Oluwademilade Oyeyinka, Rebecca Smith, Sarah Daoudi, and Gabriella Watkins

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for these Scholarships, applicants must:

  • have graduated from a RIBA Part 1 professional qualification course in Architecture in a higher education institution based in the UK, and
  • at the time of application, be enrolled in a RIBA Part 2 professional qualification course in Architecture in a higher education institution based in the UK and be starting the final year the following September

Selection criteria

The judging committee select the successful candidates on the basis of their talent, as demonstrated by their academic and non-academic achievements to date. Consideration is also given to:

  1. The applicant’s potential contribution to architecture, as demonstrated by their academic intentions, any relevant experience, and their aspirations for their future career
  2. The applicant’s personal circumstances and their journey to architecture and the applicant believes that the scholarship will have a positive effect on their academic and professional ambitions

The RIBA and the Wren Insurance Association are committed to driving equality, inclusion and diversity within architectural education, and welcome applications from students whose profiles are currently underrepresented in the profession.

How to apply

The next application cycle will open in April 2023.


If you would like any further information about these Scholarships, please contact Gillian Harrison.

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