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2015 RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarships open for entries

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the architects’ professional indemnity insurance mutual, The Wren Insurance Association Limited (the Wren), have today announced the launch of the 2015 RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarships to support talented students during the final year of their RIBA Part 2.

This year’s scholarships will be awarded at the start of the 2015/16 academic session and will comprise five generous awards, each of £5,000. The deadline for applications is Friday 8 May 2015.

The RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarships were set up in 2013 by the Wren who decided to mark their 25th anniversary as PII mutual with a £125,000 commitment to help educate young architects of the future. The awards will be awarded annually for an initial period of five years to Part 2 students enrolled in RIBA-validated schools of architecture in the UK.

Stephen Hodder, RIBA President, said:

‘The applications to the Wren scholarships have always been at such a high standard, showcasing the talent of students from schools around the country. It has been absolutely fantastic to see the final work of the inaugural scholars from 2013 developed with the financial support of this scheme and I have no doubt that the recipients of the 2014 and now the 2015 scholarships will produce some equally provoking and stimulating outcomes. It is credit to the generosity of the Wren that this scheme has been such a success.’

Richard Pullen, Chairman of Wren, said:

‘The impact of the scholarships awarded over the past two years has exceeded our expectations and we are anticipating even greater interest this year as the Wren looks forward to helping a further five Part 2 students with this year’s scholarships. Having helped each other over the last 27 years, the Members of the Wren feel that it is appropriate to assist and encourage the next generation of talented architects who have the potential to make a significant contribution to the field of architecture. We are grateful to the RIBA for their support in the ongoing success of these scholarships.’

Applicants can find more information about last year’s award winners and how to apply for this year’s awards at: www.architecture.com/wrenscholarships

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Notes to editors:

1. For further press information contact Callum Reilly in the RIBA Press Office: 020 7307 3757 callum.reilly@riba.org

2. For more information, visit www.architecture.com/wrenscholarships

3. Interested applicants should contact Hayley Russell hayley.russell@riba.org 020 7307 3678 if they require help with their applications. 

4. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members www.architecture.com 

5. Follow us on Twitter for regular RIBA updates www.twitter.com/RIBA 

6. The Wren Insurance Association Limited is an architects’ professional indemnity insurance mutual that was set up in 1987 by a group of architects in order to provide the broadest sustainable cover to its Members. Fifty seven of the UK’s major architectural practices are currently in Membership www.wrenmutual.co.uk 

7. Having enjoyed 25 successful years the Wren decided to mark its quarter century by making available a scholarship fund to Part 2 students over the next five years at a time when the cost of qualification can be overwhelming and the opportunity of being mentored by some of the world’s leading architectural firms is particularly welcome.

 


Posted on Friday 20th March 2015

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