Training and Recruitment

CAF Awards Student Scholarships

Motuma Tulu

New Haven, CT – The Connecticut Architecture Foundation (CAF) recently awarded $5,000 scholarships to eight students pursuing degrees in an architectural program at a Connecticut accredited university or who are Connecticut residents pursuing a degree at other accredited universities.

Motuma Tulu is the 2021 recipient of the Charles DuBose Memorial Scholarship. Tulu graduated with highest honors from Georgia Tech in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in architecture. He is currently working at Houser Walker Architecture in Atlanta, and pursuing a Master of Architecture at the Yale School of Architecture.

Yushan Jiang

Yushan Jiang is the 2021 recipient of The Suzanne Sheng Memorial Scholarship. She is pursuing a Master of Architecture at Yale School of Architecture and will graduate in 2022. Before joining Yale, she earned a Bachelor of Engineering at Tongji University, majoring in urban design and planning.


Angelica Crespo

Angelica Crespo is the 2021 recipient of the AIA Scholarship Grant included with a Connecticut Architecture Foundation Scholarship. She is a first-generation undergraduate student at the New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture, has completed her third year, and was recently accepted into the five-year accredited program.

Jenna Gormley

The 2021 recipients of the Connecticut Architecture Foundation Scholarship are Jenna Gormley, Silas Newman, Naomi Ng, Alix Pauchet, and David Scurry.

Gormley is enrolled at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. She is entering her third year of a 4+1 program. She will be receiving her Architecture, Bachelor of Science with a minor in Business Management in Spring 2023, and her Master of Architecture in Spring 2024.

Silas Newman

Newman will be entering the M.Arch 1 program at the Yale School of Architecture in the Fall of 2021. During the summer of 2016, as an undergraduate at Wesleyan University (2017), he worked as an intern at Gray Organschi Architecture. For the past three years, he has worked as a designer at MADE Design/Build, in Red Hook, Brooklyn.


Naomi Ng

Ng is a currently a Master of Architecture Student, teaching fellow and research assistant at Yale University. She previously received a Bachelor of Environments from the University of Melbourne. Naomi previously worked at Grimshaw Architects and LEVER Architecture. She will be finishing up her final year of the graduate program at Yale University this year and is studying to obtain her LEED Green Associate.

Alix Pauchet

Pauchet is pursuing a joint degree between the Yale School of Architecture and the Yale School of the Environment, from which she will receive a Master of Architecture and a Master of Environmental Management. She is currently interning for Barclay & Crousse. Prior to joining Yale, she worked with McLeod Kredell Architects in Vermont.


David Scurry

Scurry is a graduate of the Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design and a rising second-year M.Arch II student at the Yale School of Architecture, where he is returning after taking a year off during the pandemic to teach at Virginia Tech during the fall and work remotely for Michael Maltzan during the spring/summer. He has also previously worked at the Yale Urban Design Workshop and DXA studio in New York.