The Jim Boyce Memorial Scholarship is established in honor of Jim Boyce who was a former APA member and supporter and made an impact in the field of accessibility compliance.
Their main aim is to financially support younger generations in their pursual of higher education goals.
The Jim Boyce Memorial Scholarship was established in 2010 by the Accessibility Professionals Association (APA) and the total annual scholarship amount is determined each year by the Scholarship Committee/APA Board of Directors.
Depending on the quality of the candidates, the award will be given to one qualified recipient or divided between two qualified recipients.
Jim Boyce Memorial Scholarship deadline for applications is March 31 each year, so make sure you submit all the required application documents prior to that date.
If you happen to be the scholarship recipient, you will be notified before April 31st.
The scholarship is awarded in May and the money will be sent to the financial aid office of the institution that the recipient is attending.
Students who are interested in applying for this award must be currently pursuing a degree in architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, construction management, interior design or another degree program closely related to accessibility/universal design at an accredited United States educational institution.
Additionally, students must prove great academic standing by maintaining a 2.5 or higher GPA and demonstrate a strong interest in accessibility in both design portfolio and future career interests.
When additional eligibility requirements are in question, the applicant must be a resident of the USA and must demonstrate some experience and an interest in accessibility/universal design.
The committee will determine the recipients according to the applicant’s qualifications and the following criteria:
- Experience/Interest in Accessible/Universal Design
- Career Interest in Accessible/Universal Design
- Discretionary Evaluation of Scholarship Committee
Previous applicants or awardees are eligible to re-apply any year following their award or previous application.
How to Apply
The applicant is required to submit a completed and signed application, an unofficial transcript, and a maximum of two letters of recommendation.
Letters can be uploaded to the application by the applicant or it may be emailed by the recommender to firstname.lastname@example.org.