The Hilyard Robinson Scholars Program seeks to expand innovation within the field of architecture and the built environment by creating opportunities to introduce diverse voices to the profession.
The Hilyard Robinson Scholars Program offers full tuition scholarships for GSAPP’s Intro to Architecture summer program students. Named in honor of the School’s first Black graduate and former chair of the architecture department at Howard University, the Hilyard Robinson Scholars Program is intended to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity by introducing career paths in architecture and its related fields. Many Intro to Architecture students later pursue graduate degrees at GSAPP, and the Robinson Scholars Program supports the recruitment of historically underrepresented individuals to the School and the disciplines of the built environment at large.
The Hilyard Robinson Scholars Program is generously supported through an endowed fund established by the IDC Foundation with matching funds from GSAPP. The Scholars who are funded through that endowment are known as IDC Foundation Hilyard Robinson Scholars.