07/31/20 USC Architectural Guild Designates $100,000 to Student Scholarships and Programming


Through funds raised from the USC Architectural Guild’s signature Golf Tournament and Annual Dinner, the organization has designated $100,000 for various programs at USC Architecture including the newly created USC Architectural Guild Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes four students within the School of Architecture for their demonstrated achievements, leadership, and community service as citizen architects.

Since its inception in 1958, the USC Architectural Guild has been fully committed to fostering the connections between USC students, alumni, and faculty. Through the establishment of critical professional development programs, mentorships, scholarships, and networking opportunities, the Guild has remained committed to supporting the architectural community.

“Student support and mentorship are at the heart of the Guild's mission. It's an honor to be able to give back and continue to dedicate our efforts in support of educating the future leaders of the built environment," says Leslie Young '95, President of the USC Architectural Guild and Managing Principal at IBI Group.

The $100,000 contribution will also fund current and future initiatives, including but not limited to:

Design Charrette

The annual USC Architectural Guild Design Charrette is a rigorous design competition that has students work together in teams to solve real-world problems. The juried competition, now in its ninth year, will continue to advance creative exploration and the rigorous demands of scholarship and application on real-life urban challenges of the 21st century.

Guild-Sponsored Scholarships and Fellowships

Merit and financial need-based scholarships are the backbone of access, academic opportunity and excellence. Guild-sponsored scholarships and fellowships would supplement existing underfunded scholarships and provide vital new funding for expansion of the Global Studies Program, which will expand to Mexico City and other key cities in Southeast Asia, South Africa, and South America.

Guild Gives Fund

The Guild Gives Fund enables funds to be used for emerging important needs or potential opportunities. The Fund will provide proper support and materials for students, such as new equipment and technology, as well as mentorship, career services and professional development resources.

Investing in Built Solutions to Protect Our Future

The interdisciplinary HLW Project Héroe Research Initiative is one of the various upcoming projects that will engage architects, contractors, consultants, medical specialists, and USC students towards the common goal of finding a solution that will either inhibit or mitigate the proliferation of future pandemics.

USC Architecture Student Emergency Fund

The USCA Student Emergency Fund was established to provide financial assistance to students with short-term emergencies.

To learn more about the USC Architectural Guild, click here.


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