AIA awards scholarships

FENTON — The AIA Flint Donald E. Lee Architecture Scholarship Fund was established to encourage and assist students graduating from high schools in the Flint Section 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 AIA Flint, a Section of the American Institute of Architects.

The American Institute of Architects- Flint has more than 40 architect, associate, and affiliate members.

Since the inception of the scholarship in 2012, the AIA Flint has awarded $31,000 in scholarships to 22 recipients.

The American Institute of Architects Flint, jointly with AIA National, is pleased to announce the recipients for this year’s Donald E. Lee Architecture Scholarship:

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.

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.

The awards were presented to the recipients during a ceremony on Aug. 21, at the AIA Flint Chapter annual golf outing at the Coyote Preserve Golf Club in Fenton. — G.G.