CSI Chicago Scholarship Competition

CSI Chicago believes in supporting and developing the future leaders of the construction industry. Each year the CSI Chicago Foundation awards up to three architectural students with a scholarship ranging from $500 - $1,000 each for their exceptional design efforts. Along with the scholarship, the awarded student(s) and their project(s) are recognized by the CSI Chicago Chapter at a chapter meeting, in the chapter newsletter, and on the chapter website.

Scholarship Application Requirements

  • Applicants must all be non-graduating students pursuing an Architectural Degree and are currently enrolled at a Chicagoland College or University.
  • Applicants must select a project developed in their studio or class and provide a text narrative of their design process, a visual element and any supporting project documents. The text narrative of their design process should demonstrate how different factors influenced their material choices in regards to the building envelope.
  • Applicants also must provide personal information and statement.

  • Project Narrative (Maximum 500 words) - Narrative text should describe how and why materials were selected for the project, along with any other descriptions or context necessary for the project to be understood. This might include why certain materials were avoided, how site and program affected selection, as well as compatibility and aesthetics drivers. Text should be limited to what is necessary to provide insight into these processes and decisions.
  • Project Visuals (Minimum 1 graphic) - Provide any visuals that provide an understanding of the project and reinforce material and system selection and design. These may include sections, plans, renderings, diagrams, etc. Visuals should be formatted in PDF or JPEG.
  • Supporting Project Documents (Optional): Project specifications and similar documents can be submitted in addition to the above items but are not required

  • Full name
  • E-mail
  • Phone number
  • Current degree pursuing
  • Current school attending
  • Anticipated graduation year and month
  • Photo (headshot or other photo of yourself) - winners photos will be posted on our website.
  • Personal Statement (maximum 250 words) - briefly share where you are from, why you are interested in the industry, and any future plans/goals you may have


Submit your application by e-mail to info@csichicago.org.

Submission window:
Nov. 10, 2019 - February 5, 2020

Late or incomplete applications may not be considered.

CSI Chicago at info@csichicago.org