March 26, 2021

Washington, DC – March 15, 2021 – The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is proud to announce the winners of the Moore Opportunity Scholarship in conjunction with Benjamin Moore.

The Moore Opportunity Scholarship supports students that have been impacted by Covid-19 and are now facing financial hardships. Benjamin Moore, in conjunction with AIAS, is excited to award $250 per semester to at least ten students through the academic year. The winners of the Moore Opportunity Scholarship are:

Brooke Ann Ryan, Oklahoma State University

Jonathan Bailey-François, Roger Williams University

Sydne Nance, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Karalina Shastavets, Savannah College of Art and Design

Aishwarya George, University of Houston

Christopher Jacky Zhu, University of Houston

Lasharrifia Shelton, New York Institute of Technology

Jay Mistry, University of Texas at Arlington

Juan Pablo Calvache, Florida International University

Gabriella Spatz, Bowling Green State University

Marone Abraham, University of Texas at Arlington

Adeola Okubadejo, University of Maryland

“Thank you to Benjamin Moore for increasing awareness and opportunities for the members of the American Institute of Architecture Students. The Moore Opportunity Scholarship has aided talented students who might otherwise go without support as a result of the ongoing pandemic. We look forward to increasing our impact and sponsorship so our members can continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in design”, said Michael Mullings-Whitaker, Director of Development & Partner Engagement at AIAS.

“Benjamin Moore is committed to inspiring and developing the next generation of architects and related industry professionals. During a time that has been particularly challenging for so many, we are honored to have played a small role in supporting architectural students facing financial hardships and seek to enable them to remain focused on their studies,” said Rachel Willard-Chang, Manager of Community Relations at Benjamin Moore.



The American Institute of Architecture Students is a non-profit, student-run organization dedicated to programs, information and resources on issues critical to architecture and the experience of education. For more information, visit or call at (202) 808-0075.


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