0.8 min readPublished On: November 17, 2023Categories: ARE

In recognition of Paul Welch Jr.’s distinguished and lengthy career of service to architects and the architectural profession, this scholarship program was created to celebrate Paul’s experiences with the California Architects Board (CAB), as well as, with AIA California and his unwavering belief in the power of the architectural license. The scholarship recognizes the significant contributions of California interns at early stages in their careers and encourages them to complete the licensure process by covering all associated costs.

Applications are due February 1, 2024 by 11:59pm PT


  • Reimbursement of the cost of passing each division of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) ($1,260 – $1,470) and the CA Supplemental Exam ($100). Proof of passing must be submitted along with a request for reimbursement. Funds can be applied to previously passed divisions.
  • Reimbursement of NCARB ($100) and CAB ($100) fees to establish records.
  • Questions? Please contact Ashley Taylor, Awards Program Coordinator: [email protected]

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