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Hilyard Robinson Scholars Fund

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GSAPP receives $100,000 grant from the IDC Foundation to establish the Hilyard Robinson Scholars Fund supporting full-tuition scholarships for Intro to Architecture students
4 June 2021
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Columbia GSAPP is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the IDC Foundation to establish the Hilyard Robinson Scholars Program offering full tuition scholarships for Intro to Architecture summer program students. Named in honor of the School’s first African American graduate and former chair of the architecture department at Howard University, Hilyard Robinson scholarships are specifically aimed at undergraduate students currently enrolled in Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and are intended to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in the field of architecture and related fields.

Beginning with the Summer 2021 session, the Robinson Scholars Program will provide scholarship and non-tuition financial aid support for up to ten students who complete an application through the admissions portal.

2024 Intro Program

The 2024 Intro to Architecture program allows students to chose from an academic focus on Architecture, Historic Preservation, Real Estate, and Urban Planning. The Architecture focus is offered in person or online, Urban Planning and Historic Preservation are offered in person, and Real Estate is offered online.

Applications for the 2024 Intro program are now open and are accepted on a rolling basis through early June. Students will be invited to apply for the Hilyard Robinson Scholars Fund following their admission to the program.

Learn more about the Intro to Architecture program.
Learn more about the application process.

Hilyard Robinson

Hilyard Robinson (1899-1986) graduated from Columbia University with a B.Arch in 1924 and an M.S. in Architecture in 1931. Distinguished for his commitment to socially conscious design, Robinson returned to his hometown of Washington, DC to live and work upon graduation, and later spent nearly a year traveling internationally to study the design of public projects. While at Columbia, he began teaching in the architecture program at Howard University, where he served as Chair from 1928-1930, and where he remained deeply involved throughout his lifetime.

Learn more about Hilyard Robinson.

IDC Foundation

The IDC Foundation is a legacy of the Institute of Design and Construction, the former Brooklyn-based, nonprofit, technical college that educated more than 30,000 students between its founding in 1947 and its voluntary closing in 2015. The Foundation focuses particularly on funding transformational programmatic initiatives that promote innovative approaches to education and enhance the learning experiences of students in fields relating to architectural design, engineering, and building construction. It does so by providing grants to institutions of higher education in Greater New York City.

Learn more about the IDC Foundation.