University of Colorado Denver Architecture Program Partners with the Fulbright Center for Scholarships

The Fulbright Center Finland and University of Colorado Denver have signed an agreement enacting a new scholarship award. This new award targets Finnish students pursuing Masters in Architecture and awards recipients full tuition waiver for two academic years at CU Denver along with additional support services provided by the Fulbright Center. 

CU Denver Director of Finnish Initiatives and Associate Professor Taisto Makela believes the program will bring positive change to the lives of its recipients and open international doors in the professional world. 

“It is really important that students become more global in their perspective, that they have these kinds of experiences that give them an advantage when they graduate.  Architecture is very competitive as a profession, so how do our graduates distinguish themselves?  With this Scholarship, a Finnish student can receive a Masters in architecture, accredited by the U.S. National Architecture Board, and that opens all kinds of doors for them,” Makela says.

“The Fulbright Center programs educate future leaders with international skills and cross-cultural capacity.  We are so excited to be able to offer this new opportunity to Finnish students and strengthen our relationship with CU Denver”, says Fulbright Center Executive Director Terhi Mölsä. 

The grant is funded by the Johnson Foundation, founded by Donald and Maria Johnson.  Maria Johnson is a native Finn and alumna of the Finnish Fulbright program. On her Fulbright she studied dance at the University of California in Los Angeles.   

The first awardees will be selected for the academic year 2016-2017.

For more information:

Fulbright Center Partnership Award:

The Johnson Scholarship:

Donald and Maria Johnson:

Terhi Mölsä, Executive Director, Fulbright Center
+358 50 570 5498

Fulbright Center Partnership Awards – Johnson Finland Scholarship coordinator:
Karoliina Kokko, Senior Program Manager, Fulbright Center
+358 44 5535 268

Taisto Mäkelä, Director of Finnish Initiatives, University of Colorado Denver