Ballinger is proud to sponsor scholarships and mentorships aimed at enhancing access to education in the fields of architecture, interior design and engineering. The goals of the program are to equip students with the skills to succeed in our industry and to develop the pipeline of diverse professionals. The program is a component of Ballinger’s commitment to fighting racism and promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Eligible applicants are students who are Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color. The program is designed to support students at several steps in their education, from the first year of college through graduation.

The First Year Scholarship is for students in their first year of college, pursuing a degree in architecture, interior design or engineering. The award includes two Ballinger mentors and an opportunity to shadow a professional in the awardee’s discipline of interest.
Link to eligibility requirements and application

The Transfer Scholarship is for students transferring from a community college or technical school who have been accepted into an accredited program in architecture, interior design or engineering. Recipients will receive a paid internship and two Ballinger mentors.
Link to eligibility requirements and application for architecture and interior design students
Link to eligibility requirements and application for engineering students 

The Final Year Scholarship is for students entering their last year of an accredited program in architecture, interior design or engineering. Recipients will receive a paid internship and two Ballinger mentors.
Link to eligibility requirements and application for architecture and interior design students
Link to eligibility requirements and application for engineering students