Hoffmann Architects + Engineers awards first Diversity Advancement Scholarship
Hoffmann Scholarship offered in partnership with Connecticut Architecture Foundation
New Haven CT— 25 July 2023 — Hoffmann Architects + Engineers, a design firm specializing in the rehabilitation of building exteriors, has named the first recipient the Hoffmann Diversity Advancement Scholarship. Now in its inaugural year, the Hoffmann Scholarship was established in collaboration with the Connecticut Architecture Foundation (CAF) to support students from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups who are seeking degrees in architecture or engineering. Unique among CAF programs, the Hoffmann Scholarship offers not only tuition assistance, but also the opportunity for a paid internship at one of the firm’s three offices.
2023 Hoffmann Diversity Advancement Scholarship Winner Announced
Reeja Shrestha, a second-year student pursuing a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree in architecture and design at Howard University, has been selected as the first recipient of the Hoffmann Diversity Advancement Scholarship. Shrestha was selected from the CAF’s largest pool of applicants to date, a group characterized by outstanding academic achievement, perseverance in overcoming challenges, and drive to apply their education in design to achieving meaningful impact in their communities.
“As this is the first year of our scholarship program, we were amazed by the response,” said Alison Hoffmann, chair of the Hoffmann Diversity and Inclusion Committee. “We received dozens of applications from incredibly talented students who are academically accomplished despite facing social and economic challenges to their continuing education. Our aim with the Hoffmann Scholarship is to support emerging professionals who excel in architecture and engineering but encounter barriers to success driven by decades of inequity and systemic racism.”