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Donate Today! Architecture Scholarship for Black Women
Donate Today! Architecture Scholarship for Black Women

Fireclay Tile Architecture Scholarship for Black Women

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Representation in Design Matters

Only 0.4% of Licensed Architects in the USA are Black Women

Why such a lack of diversity? According to the Architects Foundation, BIPOC architects face three major hurdles on the path to licensure:

1) A lack of awareness of the profession at the K-12 level

2) A lack of belonging due to the current demographics of the industry

3) Particularly for Black women, disparities emerge regarding firm support for licensure, income gaps, and tuition debt

We're working to change that.

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Architecture Should Reflect the Society it Serves

Which is why we've partnered with the Architects Foundation for a 3rd year to sponsor a Diversity Advancement Scholarship for Black women pursuing architecture.

This year, we’re aiming to raise $75,000. Fireclay has committed to donating $25,000, and we invite you to help us reach our goal to support the education of three future architects!

Together, we can build a more inclusive future.

Donate To The Scholarship

Every Donation Has Real-Life Impact

Meet Oni, recipient of our ’22 scholarship fund and a talented, compassionate future architect who’s currently studying at Syracuse University.

In her own words: “I look forward to becoming an architect with the right to advocate, express my ideas, be respected, and be valued as an equal partner or member of any institution I choose to join. Representation and visibility are necessary in any profession to make an impactful contribution to our profession and the changing world.”

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Spread the Word

We'd love for you to share with your community. The more we raise, the more scholarships we can fund, and the sooner we can help bring more vibrant and diverse voices to the field. Click below for our Sharing Toolkit.

For donations of $1,000 or greater, please e-mail your company's logo (Jpeg file) to Kali@Fireclaytile.com to be featured on this page!

Sharing Toolkit

One on One With The Architects Foundation

How does your contribution support a new generation of diverse architects? We connected with the Architects Foundation about the history of Diversity Advancement Scholarships and the students it's supported along the way.

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10 Pioneers of Black American Architecture

For Black architects, designing buildings and affecting environments can be an act of liberation. Meet 10 pioneers of Black American architecture and design who have helped shape the world we live in today.

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Internationally Recognized

We’re honored to announce that our 2021 Diversity Advancement Scholarship with The Architects Foundation has been named Best in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion - Partnership or Collaboration, Silver Medal Class at the inaugural Anthem Awards.

The Architects Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, EIN #59-3819154.

Thank you to our Featured Partners!