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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 66 of the UK’s leading architectural practices.

Image courtesy of Victoria Slater, 2014 Wren Insurance Association Scholar

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.

Since 2013, the scheme has supported 35 talented recipients who continue to shape the future of the profession.

To be eligible to apply for the next round of applications, applicants must:

  • have graduated from a RIBA Part 1 professional qualification course in Architecture in a higher education institution in the UK,
  • at the time of application, be enrolled in a RIBA Part 2 professional qualification course in Architecture in a higher education institution in the UK and be starting the final year in September 2020.

How to apply

We are pleased to confirm that applications for 2020 have reopened. To apply, please complete the application form and submit with all required supporting documentation to Gillian Harrison.

Details of the application process and supporting documentation can be found in the application form.

The extended deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 17 July 2020.

Applications received after this time will not be accepted.

Should you have any queries relating to the application process, please contact Gillian Harrison.

Image courtesy of Dominic Walker, 2018 Wren Insurance Association Scholar

The 2019 RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholars are:

  • Shawn Adams, Royal College of Art
  • Laura Keay, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
  • Dor Schindler, Architectural Association School of Architecture
  • Declan Wagstaff, University of Edinburgh
  • Rosa Whiteley, Royal College of Art

Recipients may use the scholarship in a variety of ways, from elaborating on an existing research interest to looking at how they might develop new ideas, or enabling time to scope different mechanisms and philosophies.

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