The American Institute of Architects- Flint is pleased to announce it is continuing the established scholarship for graduating high school seniors pursuing an education and career in architecture, as well as for continuing college students enrolled in an architecture program.
The AIA Flint, Donald E. Lee Architecture Scholarship was established to encourage and assist students graduating from high schools in the AIA Flint region (Genesee, Shiawassee, and Lapeer Counties) and existing college students to pursue a professional degree in architecture at a college or university with a NAAB accredited architecture program, or an associate degree in architectural technology. The fund is administered by the AIA Flint, a Section of the American Institute of Architects.
The American Institute of Architects- Flint has over 40 architect, associate, and affiliate members. Our mission is to illuminate the profession of architecture through advocacy, public outreach, education, fellowship, and recognition of design excellence. Our members work with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, and sustainable buildings and neighborhoods.

Since the inception of the scholarship in 2012, the AIA Flint has awarded $31,000.00 in scholarships to 22 recipients.
2020 recipients were:


Angel D. Mangham, of Flint, Michigan, a Mott Middle College graduate, currently attending the University of Detroit Mercy, in the Architecture degree program. Angel has been awarded a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00.


Trent J. Schmitz, a Hill McCloy High School, Montrose graduate, and currently enrolled in the architecture program at Lawrence Technological University, has been awarded a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00.


Chelsea Short, a Linden High School graduate, currently attending the University of Detroit Mercy, in the Architecture degree program. Chelsea has been awarded a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00.


Emma Trisch, a Lapeer High School graduate, will be attending Lawrence Technological University, has been awarded a scholarship in the amount of $2,000.00.


Ashton Heglas, a Flushing High School graduate, will be attending Lawrence Technological University, has been awarded a scholarship in the amount of $2,000.00.