Fifth-year Architecture student receives AIA Scholarship

November 28th, 2012 Comments Off on Fifth-year Architecture student receives AIA Scholarship

Carolyn Lundemo, a fifth-year student in the School of Architecture at Mississippi State, has received a $2,000 scholarship from the Mobile Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in association with the AIA Component Scholarship Program.

Justin Lucas, the 2012 president of the Mobile Chapter of the AIA and a graduate from the Mississippi State School of Architecture, will present the award to Lundemo at the organization’s Christmas party.

“I am very excited for the opportunities that can potentially come from receiving this award,” Lundemo said, adding that she is especially excited to meet Lucas and the other AIA members at the party.

A graduate of Pearl River High School in New York, Lundemo has worked to support herself through school each year and said being a fifth-year student is especially challenging because she has met the cap for student loans.

“The extra funding will allow me to just concentrate on my work rather than my budget,” she said. “It’ll relieve a lot of stress.”

After graduation, Lundemo plans to continue her education through gaining experience at a firm.

“The plan is to put in as many hours as possible to enable myself to take the licensing exams furthering my goal of being a licensed architect.”

The fifth-year student also wants to use her talent to help others by volunteering for programs like Habitat for Humanity and working with less fortunate children to encourage them to express their creative ideas.

“I am ready for this next phase and cannot wait to get out and put my touch on the world through design.”

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