AIA Establishes Scholarship Fund to Help Cover Cost of Registration
April 22, 2005
To award individuals with scholarships
that will cover the $981 cost of taking the Architect Registration
Exam (ARE), the National Associates Committee of The American
Institute of Architects has established the Jason Pettigrew
Memorial ARE Scholarship Fund.
The scholarship is named in honor of Jason Pettigrew, Assoc.
AIA, of Colorado who was a member of the initial National
Associates Committee in 2001. Pettigrew died last July at
age 29 in a mountain climbing accident in Colorados
Sangre de Christo mountain range. An experienced climber,
he had climbed 49 of Colorados 54 Fourteeners,
the peaks over 14,000 feet in elevation.
A New Orleans native, Pettigrew was working for Denvers
SlaterPaull Architects and was in the process of taking the
ARE at the time of his death. Jason had also served as the
representative to the NCARB IDP Coordinating Committee and
contributed significantly to the development of the AIAs
Emerging Professionals Companion.
Contributions are now being accepted to build the initial
endowment for the scholarship fund. The AIAs goal is
to provide at least one scholarship annually once the endowment
is built. Visit www.aia.org/nac_AREscholarship
or contact the AIAs Emerging Professionals Director
Suzanna Wight, AIA, at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information or to contribute.