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Since 2018,  thanks to the support of many, the Weitzman School Awards has raised over $550,000 in crucial support for our students. All proceeds from the Awards will support student scholarships in architecture and city and regional planning.

To make a gift to celebrate the Awards via credit cardclick here.

With your support, we can ensure that the Weitzman School continues to attract top graduate candidates and give them opportunities to thrive on campus and around the world while enabling all of our students to pursue innovative projects inside and outside of the classroom to take on powerful and impactful careers.

Scroll down to learn more about Weitzman students who have received support through our Awards events. In the future, the Weitzman School hopes to establish Prizes and Medals in all disciplines across the School.

Impact

Stories of Impact

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alt text Gillian Xuezhu Zhao Charles Tyler Bradford Camille Boggan
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Gillian Xuezhu Zhao
Charles Tyler Bradford
Camille Boggan

Job security, as a 24 year old practicing professionally in New York, turned very quickly from stable to unstable in March of 2020. I had to make a snap-decision to go back to grad school before I was sure about supporting the decision financially. Because of scholarship assistance sponsored through Weitzman, I’ve been able to settle in and get to work in Philadelphia.

Caroline Petersen (MArch'23)

I am very grateful for the scholarship and would like to thank the donors for their generosity in supporting my higher education. Weitzman is my dream school to study city planning, and their help certainly lightened my burden so that I could focus more on learning and worry less about living expenses. Their generosity motivates me to make an impact in the community, especially during this difficult time. I have started contributing my knowledge in city planning to personal blogs and media platforms.

"Gillian" Xuezhu Zhao (MCP'22)

As a young professional five years into my career, stepping away from my employment to pursue my graduate studies was a difficult decision, but one that I knew was the right one for my long term career development and pursuit of my intellectual passions. The aid I received as part of my admission to Penn was a critical component in my decision-making process. My studies as Penn have allowed me to pursue my planning interests more broadly and deeply, while developing crucial technical skills that I will apply towards work in civic data analytics upon graduation.

Charles Tyler Bradford (MCP'21)  

The aid I received this year has allowed me to continue working as a Research Assistant for Dr. Megan Ryerson. I hope to eventually pursue a PhD and containing my research work in her lab is the perfect opportunity for me to begin publishing scholarly work. I am truly grateful for the opportunities I have been able to pursue by attending Penn, and none of them would have been possible without the generous aid I have received.

Camille Boggan (MCP'21)

Giving

Giving Levels

The Semester
$25,000

Support a semester of a Weitzman student studying architecture, city and regional planning, fine arts, historic preservation, or landscape architecture.

This level includes 10 reserved seats for the in-person event and the donor’s name(s)/company logo listed on print and digital marketing materials, including a website dedicated to the event along with electronic announcements. Donor will also be acknowledged during the virtual talks scheduled for January 2022.

The Studio
$10,000

Support a studio course at the Weitzman School that engages our students in their area of focus while preparing them to become tomorrow’s design leaders.

This level includes 8 reserved seats at the in-person event and the donor’s name(s)/company logo listed on print and digital marketing materials, including a website dedicated to the event along with electronic announcements. Donor will also be acknowledged during the virtual talks scheduled for January 2022.

The Seminar
$5,000

Support a seminar at the Weitzman School that allows our students the opportunity to interact with world-renowned practitioners in their specialties within the field of design.

This level includes 4 reserved seats at the in-person event and the donor’s name(s)/company logo listed on print and digital marketing materials, including a website dedicated to the event along with electronic announcements. Donor will also be acknowledged during the virtual talks scheduled for January 2022.

Supporters

Gifts of all sizes towards the Weitzman School Awards will support scholarships for students studying architecture and city and regional planning.

Request Information

For Additional information, contact:

Jeff Snyder
Assistant Dean
Development and Alumni Relations
215.898.8738
jsnyder2@design.upenn.edu