Scholarship Announcements

AIA Fort Worth receives an annual Component Scholarship grant of $1,000 from AIA.  This is combined with funds from our chapter’s Charles R. Adams Memorial Scholarship endowment fund adminstered by the Texas Architectural Foundation who issues the scholarship to the University of Texas at Arlington for the AIA Fort Worth Chapter’s annual scholarship award.

The AIA Fort Worth Chapter established an endowed scholarship as a living memorial to Charles R. Adams, out of respect, esteem, and admiration by his many friends and colleagues in the Fort Worth Chapter area. This scholarship was first awarded in 1988.

This annual scholarship is available to a deserving student pursuing a degree in architecture:

  • has completed three years of an architectural program,
  • who is a U.S. citizen of exceptional talent and who is from the AIA Fort Worth Chapter area
  • Student should have graduated high school (or originally from) from the AIA Fort Worth Chapter area

The recommendation should be made by the UTA Dean and Scholarship Committee with the concurrence of the AIA Fort Worth Chapter president.

The scholarship is funded by proceeds from an annual AIA Fort Worth event and through contributions to the scholarship fund.


Asher G. Frailey has been named as this year’s recipient of AIA Fort Worth’s Charles R. Adams Memorial Scholarship of $5,000. Asher is enrolled at The University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture and is expected to graduate in May 2019.


Amount: $5,000
The 2017-18 Scholarship Recipient:  Tajiri B. Fernandez
University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture
Enrolled in the Master of Architecture program
Expected Graduation 2019 May


Christian Gentry has been named as this year’s recipient of AIA Fort Worth’s Charles R. Adams Memorial Scholarship. Christian is currently in his fourth year studies pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Architecture in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Arlington. Upon graduation in 2017,  his goal is to continue to graduate school in architecture and ultimately to become a licensed architect. Christian has been very involved in campus programs such as the Freshman Leaders on Campus, serving as a resident hall president and a resident hall advisor for several years. He was also the recipient of the Outstanding Freshman Scholarship at UT Arlington. We congratulate Christian and look forward to seeing him at future meetings, events, and activities.

This year’s total scholarship amount included a $5,000 scholarship grant from The American Institute of Architects.