The Alabama Center for Architecture is committed to investing in the future of the architecture profession by granting scholarships to exceptional architecture students from the state of Alabama. The ACFA Scholarship has given more than $99,000 in scholarship dollars since its creation. These funds are made possible through the annual ACFA Golf Tournament, scholarship grants from AIA National, AIA Alabama, & generous donations from Patrons and Sponsors.
The Anthony Miekeco Penny Scholarship
This year we were able to present the inaugural Anthony Miekeco Penny Scholarship. Although we all lost Penny tragically, he’s still with us in our hearts and we hope this scholarship will always keep him with us. Although Penny had a quiet air to him, as you got to know him you realized he was a force for hope, compassion, and inspiration to make our community better. Although he seemed quiet, over time you realized he was just gaining his voice.
When we were looking back thinking about how we honor him we realized this scholarship was the way to do it, because he embodies what we want to be and what we look for in architectural candidates that will come work for us. He embodies passion for design. He embodies the belief that we can make our community better and we can help people from all walks of life. We try and keep that in mind for us but that’s who we want to join us and who we want to replace us in this profession. Let’s do that together.
We hope this scholarship will serve as a method to grow all scholarship funds. Let’s make our profession and our community better by making the pipeline as strong as possible.
ACFA Scholarship Luncheon
Every year, we take immense pride in hosting our annual ACFA Scholarship Luncheon, where we have the privilege of awarding outstanding architecture students with well-deserved scholarships. It is a wonderful occasion where we celebrate and support the next generation of talented minds who will shape the future of architecture with their passion and dedication.
Congratulations to our 2023-2024 ACFA Scholarship Winners!
Abby Rotich, Birmingham, AL, Auburn University, $2,500
Aaron Decker, Montgomery, AL, Auburn University, $1,500
Andrew Edwards, Oxford, AL, Auburn University, $1,250
Isaac Haynes, Cullman, AL, Auburn University, $2,500
Amy Kwon, Salem, AL, Auburn University, $1,000
Emily Swartzer, Montgomery, AL, Auburn University, $500