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AIAGR 2013 Scholarship Winner

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Deborah Dik
Monday, May 13, 2013

The Grand Rapids Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has selected Alissa Hahn to receive its annual $1,000 student scholarship to assist in continuing her architectural education.   Alissa Hahn of Grandville completed her BS in Architecture at University of Michigan and is now working to complete her Master of Architecture and Certificate of Historic Preservation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Alissa was highly recommended by her U of M professors and her AIA Grand Rapids former employer and mentor, Neale Bauman, principal of The Design Forum. 

In her scholarship application, Alissa stated, “I appreciate very much the mentorship I have received from Mr. Bauman.  Even while I am away at graduate school, he has continued to demonstrate his mentorship by considering me for scholarship opportunities that I may be eligible for.  This is the perfect example of why I am so impressed with how the AIA community helps each other, and I am very lucky to be a part of this community as a student.”

Since 2006, AIAGR has provided $7,500 in scholarships to architectural students.  The main fundraising mechanism for this scholarship is the organization’s annual golf outing, which will be in on June 4, 2013, at Thornapple Pointe Golf Club. 

For more information on The Grand Rapids Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and upcoming events, please visit www.aiagr.org.