Richard Ingersoll

Introducing an exciting new initiative to support talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds in pursuing their passion for architecture.


Richard Ingersoll Scolarship

Richard Ingersoll Scolarship

September 16th 2023

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The first edition of the Richard Ingersoll Scholarship aims to provide opportunities for 50 talented students who may not have the financial means to participate in design competitions. The selected individuals will have the chance to showcase their skills and creativity by taking part in a TerraViva architecture contest completely for free during 2024.

By naming this scholarship in memory of professor Richard Ingersoll, founder and former director of TerraViva Workshop, we pay tribute to his legacy and vision, ensuring that his principles of inclusivity and equal opportunity for all students continue to inspire and guide future generations of architects and designers.



Requirements to apply:

  • Be currently enrolled in an architecture/urban planning/design university course anywhere in the world
  • Be under 30 years old
  • Belonging to a disadvantaged socio-economic context or situation


Selection criteria:

  • Quality of the portfolio: this scholarship aims to reward the most outstanding and talented students; therefore, their portfolio will be a key element during the selection of the scholarship recipients.
  • Motivation letter: in the application form, contestants must write a brief motivation letter in which they will describe both the socio-economic reasons that make them suitable to receive this scholarship as well as their academic merits that support their candidacy.

TerraViva team will carefully evaluate all the applications and select the winners according to these criteria.



Submit Application at:

*This email address is exclusively dedicated to the reception of applications

Submission Deadline: April 1st 2024

The 50 winners will be announced within the month of April (the exact date is not specified because it may vary according to the amount of applications received).


Can I send a portfolio showcased on a self hosting website via a link?
You can include the link of your website in your CV/Portfolio that has to be a .pdf document.


Apart from sending my personal photograph in both colour and black & white, is there a specific format in which I have to submit it?
The personal photograph should be sent in its original format (rectangular or squared), possibly in high quality. 


What material should I attach to my application?
In order to apply for the scholarship it is required to send the application form that you can download from this same page together with a personal picture (jpg), a CV/Portfolio(Pdf) and a proof of University enrolment (ex. University student card, regular student certificate, etc.)


How much should the attachments that I include in the application email weigh?
The files that you will attach to your application must not exceed 20Mb. If you send an email larger than that weight, your application may not be successful.


When and how are the winners going to be announced?
The 50 winners will be announced within the month of April and they will receive a personal notification by email. On the day of the announcement, a newsletter will be sent and the names of the winners will be published on this page. *If you are not yet subscribed to our newsletter, click here


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