The Alpha Rho Chi Foundation provides grants from the Charles Burchard Fund to support educational and professional events such as lectures, workshops, or training. These grants are available to APX chapters, colonies, and alumni associations as well as to students in architecture and the allied arts.
Each year, the APX Foundation plans to award $5,000 in grants. Typical grants range from $100 to $350. Larger grant requests will be considered. Amounts of grants may be related to event need and currently available funds.
About Charles Burchard
Charles Burchard was a nationally-recognized architectural educator and founding dean of Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies. A member of Alpha Rho Chi, he served as the fraternity’s Worthy Grand Architect. The fund was named to honor the legacy of Burchard and his “New Horizons” program to expand the professional leadership of APX. In the photo, Burchard appears with I.M. Pei in 1981 on the occasion of Pei being named Master Architect of the fraternity.
Burchard Grants fund eligible expenses for professional or educational events, such as:
Purely fraternal or social events are not eligible for funding. Events unlikely to receive grants include alumni or student pure-networking events, road trips to social events, and sports-oriented events.
The APX Foundation wants to know what you have planned. Here are some typical expectations for grant recipients:
Before the Event
During the Event
After the Event