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2nd Annual Vectorworks Design Scholarship Offers $10k Winner Wonderful Opportunity

Students in varied design disciplines can enter the Vectorworks Design Scholarship with a chance to win up to $10,000 USD. The academic competition is open to both student groups and individual students.


Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., a subsidiary of Nemetschek AG in Germany, is acutely aware of how important it is to educate and train the next generation in design fields. As part of its commitment to helping students succeed, the company is now into its 2nd annual design scholarship.

Students from all over the world in all design disciplines are encouraged to submit their best individual or group work by Monday, 31 August 2015, for the opportunity to win up to $10,000.USD.

“Today’s students are tomorrow’s visionaries, solving all types of design challenges that the Vectorworks Design Scholarship program lets us celebrate,” said Stewart Rom, chief marketing officer at Nemetschek Vectorworks. “We established this program to support their academic dreams by offering financial assistance, and we can’t wait to see the inspiring work that students submit this year!”

Scholarship Details

The submission process is simple; students submit their best project, which may include work completed for a class assignment, and answer three questions, each in 150 words or less. An esteemed panel of judges will evaluate submissions on the basis of design integrity, effective use of computer technology and originality, as well as the articulation and communication of a design vision.

01 - Students can enter to win up to $10,000 USD in the Vectorworks Design Scholarship.

01 – Students can enter to win up to $10,000 USD in the Vectorworks Design Scholarship.

In its second year, the scholarship program supports the next generation of creative potential on two levels. First, regional winners receive $3,000 USD and advance to compete for The Richard Diehl Award in round two for an additional $7,000 USD. Winnings can be applied to tuition, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees or other educational purposes. Additionally, winners’ schools receive free Vectorworks design software, as well as free in-person or virtual training for faculty and students.

The Richard Diehl Award is a global award named for the company founder (back when it was named Diehl Graphsoft), Richard Diehl, who is now chairman of Nemetschek Vectorworks. Through the scholarship Diehl aims to inspire young minds and give students the tools needed to develop ideas from concept to completion.


To apply to the Vectorworks Design Scholarship or to learn more, visit Winners will be announced on October 15, 2015.

Contact us at [email protected] with any questions and follow @Vectorworks and #FundMyVision for updates on the program. Visit our online gallery to view inspiring work from last year’s winners, as well as runners-up.

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