Student Scholarships

Dr. Rhonda Robinson IVLA Conference Student Scholarship

The 2021 Scholarship winner will be announced at the business meeting at this year's conference and we will update this space after the official announcement is made. 


The IVLA awarded one conference scholarship in 2020! Our warmest congratulations go to GONZALO MUÑOZ-VERA who also presented at last year's conference. See details on how to apply below!

Gonzalo Munoz is a Chilean architect and Ph.D. candidate at McGill University School of Architecture (Canada). Since 2005 he has studied the influence of images on the spread and understanding of architecture in printed media. Based in Montreal, his doctoral research deals with the increasing dominance of virtual reality and visual media in architecture. His aim has been focused on the role that panoramas from the nineteenth century have had on architectural representation as proto-virtual media of distant places. He has been Guest Lecturer in several schools of architecture (Chile) and currently teaches at McGill University and Carleton University (Canada).

The IVLA selects applicants who are enrolled at a college or university. Individual scholarships include IVLA membership for two years. One of the awards is reserved for a minority student.


Apply from: May 1, 2021
Deadline to apply: August 15, 2021
Notification of results: September 1, 2021


  • 18 years of age or older

  • No organizational support or reimbursement to attend the conference

  • Has not attended the conference in the past three years

  • Applicants must be full-time graduate or undergraduate students.

  • You will need a google account to upload documents to the application.

How to Apply

Complete the online application form to include:

  • Contact & demographic information

  • Three short essay questions about your career and learning objectives*

  • Resume

  • Proof of Age

  • Proof of attendance at an academic institution.

  • A statement of support from an instructor or supervisor **

* Three short essay questions

  1. Please discuss your interest and enthusiasm for visual literacy, including your involvement in visual literacy activities and organizations.

  2. Why are you interested in attending the 53rd Annual IVLA Conference? Is there a speaker or theme that really excites you? Describe your interest in that field of research.

  3. How will a scholarship to our conference contribute to your career development?

**Statement may be completed by a co-worker, current or former supervisor, professor, or other professional contacts. The applicant must request the statement of support through the Student Scholarship letter of support online application. The statement of support is made up of a series of short answer questions and must be completed via invitation through the online application. Statements from family members will not be accepted.

The review committee will select individuals who demonstrate that they are most likely to leverage the opportunity. They will seek candidates who are eager to learn and plan to apply the skills and knowledge gained to benefit their careers, their organizations, and their communities. New and Non- IVLA members are encouraged to apply.

All applicants will be notified of results via email by close of business on September 1, 2021.
If selected for an award, applicants must confirm their ability to attend the event and provide their tax ID number so that we are able to cut a check for reimbursement at the conference and for our 1099 form.  They must be willing to sign a release form so they can be featured in future conference promotions, including–but not limited to–live appearances on stage, press and video interviews and IVLA board members. Scholarship winners also will be expected to provide a follow-up interview with the IVLA board to discuss their experiences and share what they learned.

Please direct all inquiries to president[at]