The CHF Bassenian, Englander, and Watson Fellowships provide financial support to M.Arch students who are involved in building or construction related programs while at CED and are considering a career within the building or construction industries.
November 4, 2022
$1000-$10,000, allocated to 2-10 recipients
Full time M.Arch students or PhD students that have a GPA of 3.0 (or higher) and demonstrate financial need.
- Please fill out the online application form where you will submit all application materials as a single pdf file. Please include your name and student ID number on the document.
- A statement of purpose (500 words maximum) that addresses your commitment to the fields of building or construction during your education at CED, and you career goals with respect to these fields.
- Statement of Financial Need (200 words maximum) briefly describing your current financial situation and the potential benefit of this fellowship.
- Unofficial transcript (a PDF print from Bearfacts is acceptable).
- Supporting materials (including portfolio, letters of recommendation, etc.) that demonstrate your commitment to the fields of building or construction. Students may submit no more than 8 pages of supporting materials.
Please note: Federal financial aid regulations require that all awards received by a student cannot exceed their financial aid need as determined by a congressional formula. It is possible, therefore, that the cash award for a Prize could reduce some component of a needy student’s package of financial aid awards. In these cases, the Financial Aid Office attempts first to reduce loan or work aid; fellowships, grants or scholarships are only reduced as a last resort. Regardless of your financial aid situation, the IRS views fellowships, grants or scholarships that are not directly applied to tuition or other educational expenses as taxable income.
CED proudly partners with the California Homebuilding Foundation to offer this opportunity to CED M.Arch students each year. The CHF is the research and education center for California’s homebuilding and construction industries. Founded in 1978 through the California Building Industry Association (CBIA), the Foundation serves the industry by providing scholarships, research, and educational and professional development programs.
These fellowships are made possible through generous gifts to CHF from the Aram Bassenian, Ray Watson, and Howard Englander Endowments.