Emerging Professional Fellowships

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The APX Foundation is awarding fellowship grants of up to $500 to emerging professionals taking licensing exams.

This fall, we will award 4 fellowships of up to $500 each.

We seek to encourage our brothers to be leaders within their profession. To do that, they first need to get into the profession. The cost of licensure is an obstacle to staying within architecture and the allied arts, especially for first-generation college graduates. Not every recent graduate is fortunate enough to work in firms that support the cost for study guides and to take the exams.

Apply by October 11.

Register today for Emerging Professional Fellowships.

  • Applications will be accepted through October 11, 2024.
  • You may apply for a Fellowship grant to reimburse costs for a recent or upcoming exam.  Refer to the qualification information below.
  • The next window for Emerging Professional Fellowship applications will be in Spring 2025.

APX members taking professional exams qualify.

If you are a member of Alpha Rho Chi paying to take a examination towards professional licensing or certification, you are eligible for an Emerging Professional Fellowship if you:

  • have registered for an exam in the 6 months prior to the application deadline

    — and/or—
  • plan to take an exam within 6 months of the application deadline

The Fellowship grants are intended only for members who are not receiving reimbursement for the costs from their employers.

The eligible exams are not limited to architecture and select allied arts. Refer to the list of eligible exams.

Eligible exams:
The following exams are recognized as eligible for Fellowship grants:

  • ARE - Architectural Registration Exam
  • EIT - Fundamentals of Engineering exam (FE)
  • PE – Principles and Practices exam (PP)
  • LEED AP exam
  • WELL AP exam
  • NCIDQ – National Council Interior Design Qualification certification
  • LARE – Landscape Architecture Registration Exam
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) certification: PMP, CAPM, et. al.
  • Bar Exam

Other exams may qualify. If there’s an exam or certification you think we’ve overlooked, please recommend it for consideration by emailing foundationsecretary@alpharhochi.org.

Where do I apply?

Apply for an Emerging Professionals Fellowship

How can I help?

Donate to the Emerging Professionals Fellowship Fund


Fellowships will be awarded following the application deadline.

The APX Foundation will award fellowships at random from among eligible applications, giving preference to applicants who have not previously been awarded fellowships.

Fellowship recipients will be required to submit documentation and/or receipts to the Foundation prior to the grant being issued for reimbursement. If not submitted by the deadline approximately 6 months following the award, the recipient risks forfeiting the fellowship grant.

Fellowship grant checks will be sent after receiving of documentation for reimbursement. The APX Foundation does not advance or load Fellowship grant money ahead of registrations. We can not pay for administrative fees for registrations/certifications or cancellation or rescheduling fees.

The APX Foundation will publish names of selected Emerging Professional Fellows.