CPSA Scholarship Program

About the CPSA Fellowship and Scholarship

CPSA initiated this fellowship at the UVA School of Architecture to support summer study of Andrea Palladio, his works, contexts, influences, contemporaries, and followers.

An internship with the Palladio Museum/CISA may be included in the fellowship award, although availability may vary from year to year. The fellowship will be administered by a selection committee that includes CPSA board members and UVA Architecture School faculty.

Fellowship funds shall be used for academic study and/or for study-related expenses such as room and board, transportation, and per diem. Funds will be either advanced with invoice or on a reimbursement basis.

The selected fellow is expected to share written and visual content suitable for publication in the CPSA Newsletter Palladiana. The recipient may also assist CPSA by:

  • Circulating Palladiana at the A-School
  • Promoting CPSA to fellow students, including student memberships
  • Assisting with CPSA social media and promoting CPSA tours and special events
  • Designing and distributing posters advertising the opportunity of next year’s fellowship


All graduate students from the School of Architecture and any undergraduate who will have completed their third year of undergraduate studies are eligible. The student shall be in good academic standing, display high motivation, and demonstrate an interest in Palladian themes in design and history.

Application Requirements

Applicants are required to submit the following materials for review by the selection committee:

  • A one-page statement of intent, outlining the student’s research interest and its connection to Palladio, his time and context in 16th-century Italy, classicism, and/or neo-classicism, etc.
  • One or more work samples related to the research intent (such as drawings, an architectural history paper, or a design project)
  • One letter of recommendation from a School of Architecture faculty member
  • A draft budget (including information pertaining to the student’s financial need)

Selection Criteria

Candidate students will demonstrate at least one of the following:

  • distinctive design skills
  • a competency in architectural drawing including the ability to sketch and draw buildings and/or urban environments
  • an aptitude for architectural history, research and interpretation, and writing/criticism


Up to $3,000

For more information contact Professors Andy Johnston asj4w or Bill Sherman whs2b.

Submit Applications by March 18 to Office of Admissions, Recruitment and Financial Aid: A-School-Admissions [at] virginia [dot] edu