Applications for the Lewis J. Altenhof Memorial Scholarship Now Open

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The Lewis J. Altenhof Memorial Scholarship provides scholarships to undergraduate students that are United States citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents studying in the School of Architecture (SoA) based on their academics, extracurricular achievement, and financial need.

For academic year 2018-19, the School will award eight (8) $5,000 scholarships - two each for the classes of 2022, 2021, 2020, and 2019.

If you are eligible and would like to apply for this scholarship, please submit your application no later than 5:00pm EST on Monday, 4 June 2018. Eligibility will be determined based on FAFSA applications filed by 22 May 2018 for the academic year 2018-19. Decisions will be emailed to the recipients no later than Monday, 25 June 2018.

One half of the total value of the scholarship will be applied to your student account at the start of the fall 2018 semester. If you remain in good academic standing (no academic action letters on file), the balance of the scholarship will be applied to your student account at the start of the spring 2019 semester.

Application Requirements
To apply, please submit the following:

  • Cover page with name, permanent address, mobile phone number, email address, year in the program, and December 2017 QPA.
  • A four-hundred (400) word essay describing the impact of your specific extracurricular activities on your personal and professional development as a student in the SoA and as a member of the Carnegie Mellon community.

Submit your application materials as a single 8.5” x 11” PDF using the naming convention of lastname_firstname.pdf for your file to by the due date listed above.

The applications will be reviewed by and awarded by the Head Steve Lee ( and Assistant Head David Koltas (