Architecture Program Education Abroad Scholarships

The architecture program has certain endowed scholarships that support architecture students in ARCH Education Abroad venues. These scholarship funds are available on a competitive basis. Follow the steps below to apply for this category of scholarship funding.

In 2020 the Architecture Program will provide scholarship support for students enrolled in the following programs:


Currently accepting applications for:

Spring Semester: Maryland-In-Florence Architecture (Application Deadline September 24, 2019)
Applications will be accepted beginning January 31, 2020:

Summer Session 2020 Short Term Education Abroad Programs: application Deadline Feb 14, 2020.

ViSIT the education abroad website for additional programs and deadlines.


The following funds provide scholarships for students majoring in architecture. Each scholarship may have stipulations. The scholarships are awarded for student participation in University of Maryland Education Abroad programs offered by Architecture Program faculty members.

William and Sondra Bechhoefer Travel Scholarship Fund
Established in June 2008, with gifts from friends and colleagues of William Bechhoefer, on the occasion of his retirement, the William and Sondra Bechhoefer Travel Scholarship Fund provides awards for travel/study abroad for students enrolled in the Architecture Program.

Michael Scott DeFrance Travel Award
This fund was established in March 1996 by Dr. and Mrs. John H. DeFrance, in memory of their son, Michael Scott DeFrance, who was a senior architecture major at UMD. Funds are used to support two study abroad travel awards, one to an undergraduate and one to a graduate student, both of whom are enrolled in the Architecture Program in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Grimm + Parker Travel and Scholarship
The Grimm + Parker Endowment was established in January 2003 by Grimm + Parker Architects. Funds provide annual scholarship support for students in the Architecture Program in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Klatskin Foreign Travel Endowment Fund
Established in December 2008 by alumnus Alex Klatskin, AIA, M. Arch. '88, this fund provides annual awards for foreign travel for students admitted to the graduate program in architecture in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Thomas L. Schumacher Memorial Endowment
Established in November 2011 by colleagues, students, friends and family of Thomas L. Schumacher, long time faculty leader of the summer program and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. This fund provides support for students enrolled in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation to participate in the School's Rome Summer Study Program, named in memory of Professor Schumacher.

John and Sarah Steffian Fellowship Fund
This fund, established by former Dean John Steffian and his wife Sarah Steffian, supports fellowships for students in the Architecture Program

Erik B. Young, M.D. and Joyce D.C. Young Scholarship - Roman and Classical Study - Restoring Ancient Stabiae Award
This fund was established to promote undergraduate student teaching and graduate student and faculty research departments and disciplines that exhibit strong and continuing support for this project. Funds are used to provide travel abroad opportunities for students involved in the project.


Open to current ARCH Majors. Students must be in academic good standing to qualify. Graduate students must successfully complete ARCH 404 or higher to be eligible. Scholarship support for ARCH Education Abroad programs is limited to students who are currently enrolled in the BS in Architecture, BA in Architecture, the M ARCH (or AR__ dual degree), or the MS in Architecture programs. Applicants must have been accepted to an ARCH EA summer or ARCH EA regular term program and intend to participate. Funds are to be used in conjunction with UM ARCH programs only. All undergraduate applicants must demonstrate that they have applied for additional scholarship support from the University of Maryland Education Abroad office.


Application Submission Requirements:

  • When completing the application form you must use Adobe Acrobat. Be aware that other PDF viewer programs are not supported by our application forms and may result in the submission of blank applications.
  • You must save the application form as "YOURLASTNAME-ProgramName.PDF"
  • Completed applications are be emailed to Nancy Goslin ( prior to the posted deadline.
  • In order to ensure that the Scholarships Committee receives your application you must place "EA Scholarship Application" in the subject line of the email.
  • Late, incomplete, or unreadable applications will not be considered for award.


Undergraduates note -- in order for you to be considered for this Architecture Program supported scholarship, you must first apply to the University of Maryland Education Abroad Office administered scholarships.  You will find that information at: