Applications are open for submission through April 28. The recipient awarded the honor will receive a $1500 scholarship and a week-long internship with Bergmeyer in the summer of 2023. The recipient will be notified via email in May of 2023.
Now in its second year, the partnership between Bergmeyer and The Hip Hop Architecture Camp (The HHAC) strategically extends support past the financial opportunity of the scholarship with the implementation of the design internship, which provides the student awarded a hands-on experience to learn and develop their skills in architecture, urban planning, and design. Providing students from historically marginalized communities the opportunity to gain real-world experience working in a professional setting is a mission-critical component to Bergmeyer’s approach to furthering equity, diversity, and inclusion through actionable efforts in the architecture and design industries.
“I am extremely honored to partner with Bergmeyer again and build on a long-term relationship with their team, to not only provide a scholarship to a young person looking to study architecture but provide real-world experience and an opportunity to travel to Boston,” said Michael Ford, Founder of The Hip Hop Architecture Camp.
“This is the second year in what will be a long-term partnership to support industry-wide efforts to empower the diverse professionals we introduce to architecture.”
“Michael Ford is truly a revolutionary,” says Bergmeyer's Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Mike Davis, FAIA, LEED AP. “His approach – using hip-hop culture as a critical lens to introduce Black and Minority youth to the creative potential of architecture and design – is something that virtually no one else is doing. He is single-handedly changing how an entire generation of expressive young Americans sees and understands design as a profession, creating exactly the change that architecture needs right now. Bergmeyer is proud to be able to sponsor his important work.”