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Endowment Funds & Scholarships

The RAIC Foundation administers a wide variety of awards, scholarships and bursaries for students and interns, most of them awarded annually. The call for submissions is posted on the RAIC and RAICF websites sent to schools of architecture in November each year.


André Francou Legacy

The legacy to the RAIC of André Francou, a French industrialist, states its purpose is to assist graduates of the University of Montreal to go to France in order to study the characteristics of French Architecture. The award established in 1966 is a $2,000 scholarship ($1,800 advance and $200 when a final report is filed) and is administered each year to the graduating student as chosen by the faculty.

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Bernard Jodoin Scholarships

These scholarships, first awarded for the 2002-03 academic year, are to financially assist students in the schools of architecture of the Université de Montréal, McGill University and Université Laval and to perpetuate the memory of Bernard Jodoin, FIRAC. The amount available is divided equally between the three scholarships for eligible students, who have successfully completed at least the first two years of their architectural degree.

It is the responsibility of each of the Schools of Architecture to form a selection committee to choose the recipient of the scholarship. The Schools may set their own conditions of selection, however the following two criteria must appear:

  • good academic results; and,
  • a brief justification of the candidate's financial need.

Only one student from each school shall be selected.

The scholarships are funded by a generous gift from Mrs. Gisèle B. Jodoin. The amount may vary depending on interest rates and will be included in each announcement.

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Canada Green Building Council Scholarship for Sustainable Design and Research

This scholarship was established through an endowment from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) in June 2006. The main purpose of the fund is to nurture the next generation of “green” designers by promoting and encouraging sustainable research and design in Canadian Schools of Architecture.

The Canada Green Building Council's mission is to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live, work and play by engaging a national coalition of industry leaders to accelerate the mainstream adoption of green building principles, policies, practices, standards and tools.

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College of Fellows Centennial Fund for Intern/Intern Architect

The College of Fellows Centennial Fund for Interns or Intern Architects was created with donations received from Members of the College of Fellows and Members of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada to support a deserving Intern or Intern Architect or group of Interns/Intern Architects wishing to promote the value and image of the profession.

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Ernest Wilby Memorial Scholarship

The Ernest Wilby Memorial Scholarship was made available in the will of Mrs. Ernest Wilby as a memorial to her late husband who was a Fellow of the RAIC and resided in Windsor, Ontario. The award of $1,000 is given annually to a student entering the year before the final year of their main architectural course, who shows definite promise and talent in their work and who requires assistance to continue the course. The selection is made by the School staff.

The first award went to a student at the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1966 and it is subsequently awarded to Schools across Canada on a rotating basis.

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Kiyoshi Matsuzaki RAIC Endowment Fund and Scholarship

This endowment fund is established in honour of Kiyoshi Matsuzaki PP/FRAIC, 1943- 2012, for the purpose of awarding an annual scholarship to be known as the Kiyoshi Matsuzaki RAIC Scholarship to a student enrolled in the RAIC Syllabus Program¹.

The Scholarship advances Kiyoshi Matsuzaki's personal belief in 1) the future of the profession of architecture and 2) his unyielding support of the younger generation of students, the next leaders of our profession.

The endowment is to be owned and administered by the RAIC Foundation and shall be established at a minimum sum of $118,500.00. The annual scholarship shall be an amount of $3,000.00 to be reviewed from time to time, announced and payable to the recipient in one lump sum each year, during the annual RAIC Festival, commencing in May 2014.

¹ The RAIC Syllabus is the program owned and administered by RAIC that is also related to the RAIC Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University.

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RAIC Foundation Bursary

The RAIC Foundation Award has been established for a project that relates to Architecture in its broadest sense that encourages public education, or makes possible significant scholarly research that results in publication, exhibitions, symposia, lectures, and/or conferences.

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RAIC International Prize: Student Scholarships

In 2013, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), the RAIC Foundation and distinguished Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama created a unique international prize in order to share Canadian architectural values with an international audience and to celebrate architecture that is socially transformative. The next award of the Prize will be made in 2022.

In addition to the main Prize (which is administered by the RAIC) the RAIC Foundation awards three scholarships to students enrolled in Canada's 11 accredited schools of architecture as well as students at the RAIC Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University and the RAIC Syllabus Program. In the words of RAIC Past President Michael Cox FRAIC: "These essays describe moments when their authors understood the world through architecture and formed their own wish to be an architect. Gathering with people, travelling, reading – all are enriched by the places where they occur."

The winning essays will, in their own way, evoke the value given by the built world to our lives, and the wish of architects to contribute.

2019 Scholarships

2017 Scholarships

2014 Scholarships

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The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation's Award for Architectural Conservation

As the country grows and changes, historic buildings play a crucial role in place-making, now and into the future. This annual award will recognize emerging heritage conservation practitioners and will celebrate excellence, innovation, and best practices in the applied field of architectural conservation while supporting an understanding of Canada’s built heritage.

This annual award was created in recognition of Richard Moorhouse for his leadership as the Founding President of The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation (ALCT Foundation), and former Chair of the National Trust for Canada and in appreciation of his life-long contributions, both as a professional and as a volunteer, to the field of heritage conservation. This addition to the RAICF’s awards portfolio is the first to highlight architectural conservation.


Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada working on applied research and/or projects that are making a tangible contribution to the field of architectural conservation within Canada, and must be either a student at an accredited Canadian school of architecture or a recent architecture graduate (within the past five years). The scholarship for 2022 is $1000.00.

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Vince Catalli Scholarship for Sustainable Architectural Innovation

The intent of this scholarship is to promote and encourage innovative, practical, scalable and transferable approaches to sustainable design among the next generation of architects in Canada.

The scholarship has been endowed by Vince Catalli, who has dedicated his professional life to sustainable design (and is now a trustee of the RAIC Foundation). Vince valued his own architectural education for training him to think, to collaborate and solve tangible problems to benefit real people; and now wants to enable those who follow him to share a similarly rich and gratifying experience.


This award is open to students in the last two years of a professional degree program in a registered school of architecture anywhere in Canada, or in Part III of the RAIC Syllabus Program. Each school can select up to two (2) students to apply for this scholarship.

The scholarship for 2022 is $5000.00. OPEN

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The Call For Submissions is currently OPEN. Check it out to learn more and apply!