Opportunities in Architecture and Allied Arts

Pay careful attention to the deadline and eligibility criteria for each opportunity.

Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP)

Overview: The Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) links the students of the University of Oregon with an Oregon city, county, special district, or partnership of governments for an entire academic year. Each year, a partner city receives assistance with their sustainability goals through the work of student classes across the University. In a typical year, 400+ students from 10-12 disciplines across 20-30 classes might work on 15-20 partner-directed projects, devoting 40,000+ hours of work to helping a local entity transition to a more sustainable future.

Host Department: Sustainable Cities Initiative

Contact: Megan Banks

Email: mbanks@uoregon.edu

Website: http://sci.uoregon.edu/sustainable-city-year-program


  • All UO students are eligible, but you must be enrolled in a course that is participating in the SCYP.  See website for more details or contact the SCYP.

Deadline: None listed.  Must be enrolled in course that is participating.

Economic Development Administration Center

Overview: The mission of the University of Oregon (UO) Economic Development Administration Center is to link UO resources with communities for the purpose of enhancing regional sustainable economic development. The primary emphasis of our program is providing technical assistance to distressed communities throughout the state of Oregon. The focus of the program is creating sustainable local economies through capacity building, applied research, and partnerships. 

Host Department: Community Services Center, Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management

Contact: Robert Parker

Email: rgp@uoregon.edu

Website: http://csc.uoregon.edu/eda/


  • None listed.  Contact the EDA program to demonstrate your interest in participating.

Deadline: n/a

McNair Scholars Program

Overview: The McNair Scholars Program (TRiO) prepares qualified juniors and seniors for graduate study leading to PhD degrees. McNair Scholars receive comprehensive support to earn undergraduate degrees, complete research projects in their fields of study, and apply to graduate schools. The program’s limited size provides a close-knit community while helping students gain a broad understanding of research and university culture.

Host Department: Teaching & Learning Center

Contact: Gail Unruh

Email: gqunruh@uoregon.edu

Website: http://mcnair.uoregon.edu/


  • Have earned at least 75 undergraduate credits, but not yet have a bachelor’s degree.
  • Have a GPA that is competitive for entry into graduate school.
  • Be a U. S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be low-income and first-generation (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree) or be from a group under-represented in graduate education.
  • Be enrolled in upper-division course work in the major.
  • Be committed to success.

Deadline: TBA, see website for more details.