Vectorworks Design Scholarship

No matter your field of design, Vectorworks wants to see your best work.

You are designing the future. Faced with some of the biggest design challenges of our time, students are boldly imagining a brighter world and using design tools to share these visions with others. The Vectorworks Design Scholarship seeks to promote excellence in design and observe how the next generation will transform the world.

Students are encouraged to submit their design in PDF, .mov, or .mp4 file format not larger than 100 MB. A few short answers explaining your proposal are also required along with the entrants’ personal information, including name, school, address, and email. No hard copies will be accepted.

Annual Amount

Round 1:  $3,000

Round 2:  $7,000

Additional Selection Criteria

The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is designed to meet the needs and qualifications of a variety of students. At the time of submission, scholarship applicants must: have graduated no earlier than 2015 with a design-oriented degree OR be 1) enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university, and 2) pursuing a design-oriented degree.

Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

Individual entries are accepted. We also encourage multidisciplinary team entries with no more than six members per team. All team members must be eligible under the terms.

Vectorworks Design Scholarship winners advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, professional networking opportunities, media exposure, and other benefits.

 Please go to: for a full list of criteria and eligibility.

Application Process

How to Enter

During the Scholarship Term, eligible participants should visit for more details and to submit a qualified entry (“Submission”) by completing the following steps:

  1. Submit the application form; and
  2. Upload a project file in PDF, .mp4, or .mov format.
  3. Winners of Vectorworks Design Scholarships will automatically be entered to win the Richard Diehl Award



July 15, 2017


August 18, 2017

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