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Welcome to the DLA Architects, Ltd. THINK (about architecture) Scholarship website, found at www.dlascholarship.com, (the “website”). The goals of this website is to provide consumers with a comprehensive network of related products/services about DLA Architects and their Affiliates, that we think may be of interest to you. To insure a safe, non-offensive environment for all visitors to this website, we have established these “Terms.” By utilizing/accessing any area of the website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth below. These Terms shall govern the use of this website and apply to all Internet traffic visiting this website. The Terms are meant to protect all of our website visitors and your use of this website signifies your agreement with these Terms. If you do not agree to all of the Terms of Use, please do not use this site.

DLA Architects, Ltd. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update these Terms at any time. Such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting.


The materials found in this website, as well as the organization and layout of this site, are copyrighted and are protected by United States and worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. Materials found in this website, include, but are not limited to text, images, illustrations, audio clips, and video clips, which are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, and/or other intellectual property rights and are owned and controlled by DLA Architects, Ltd., its affiliates, third party content providers, merchants, sponsors and licensors (collectively “Providers”) that have licensed their content or the right to market their products and/or services to DLA Architects, Ltd.. You may access, download and print materials on this web site solely for your personal and non-commercial use, however, any print out of this website, or portions of the website, must include acknowledgement of DLA Architects, Ltd. as the rightful owners of the material being used. No right, title or interest in any of the materials contained on this website is transferred to you as a result of accessing, downloading or printing such materials. Unless otherwise specified, you may not copy, modify, distribute, transmit, display, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, link to or frame in another website, use on any other website, transfer or sell any information obtained from this website, without written permission from DLA Architects, Ltd.. As a condition to your use of this website, you warrant to DLA Architects, Ltd.  that you will not use our website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by the Terms stipulated above, including without limitation the posting or transmitting any threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material. If you violate any of these Terms, your permission to use our website immediately terminates without the necessity of any notice. DLA Architects, Ltd. retains the right to deny access to anyone at its discretion for any reason, including for violation of these Terms. The foregoing prohibition expressly includes, but is not limited to, the practices of “screen scraping” or “database scraping” to obtain lists of users or other information.


This website may contain links to other websites (“Useful Links”). The Useful Links are provided for your convenience and information only and, as such, you access them at your own risk. Furthermore, DLA Architects, Ltd. privacy policy is applicable only when you are on our website. Once you link to another website, you should read that site’s privacy policy before disclosing any personal information. The content of any Useful Links is not under DLA Architects, Ltd. control. DLA Architects, Ltd. is not responsible for, and does not endorse, such content, whether or not DLA Architects, Ltd. is affiliated with the owners of such Useful Links. You may not establish a hyperlink to this website or provide any links that state or imply any sponsorship or endorsement of your website by DLA Architects, Ltd., or its affiliates or Providers without written consent. DLA Architects, Ltd. reserves the right to terminate any Useful Links or linking program at any time.


All content found within this website is provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. Other than those warranties which, under the United States’ laws are applicable to these terms, are implied by law and are incapable of exclusion, restriction, or modification, DLA Architects, Ltd. disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Neither DLA Architects, Ltd., its related entities, affiliates, providers, persons involved in the creation, production and distribution of this website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the server the website is hosted on to make content available will be free of viruses or other harmful components beyond our control.

The content that is found within this website is provided solely for your information and convenience only. DLA Architects, Ltd. does not warrant or make any representations regarding the results that may be obtained from the use of this website, or as to the accuracy, reliability or currency of any content, service and/or products acquired pursuant to your use of this website.

You agree that the use of this website is at your sole risk and that DLA Architects, Ltd. will not be liable for cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction of your system due to viruses or any defects beyond our control. You agree that neither DLA Architects, Ltd., nor its related entities, affiliates, providers, respective employees, agents, any person or entity involved in the creation, distribution or production this website is responsible or liable to any person or entity whatsoever for any loss, damage, (whether actual, consequential, punitive or otherwise), injury, claim, liability or other cause of any kind or character whatsoever based upon or resulting from the use or attempted use of this website or any other Useful Links. By way of example, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, DLA Architects, Ltd. and related persons and entities shall not be responsible or liable for any claim or damage arising from failure or performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation, computer viruses, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration or personal records, or the reliance upon or use of data, information, opinions or other materials found in this website. You acknowledge and agree that Fox Valley Volkswagen is not liable or responsible for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other subscribers or third parties.


DLA Architects, Ltd.  reserves the right to make changes to the www.dlascholarship.com website and these Terms at any time and may revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page from time to time to review the current Terms because they WILL be binding on you. Your use of this website following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the Terms as changed. If any change is unacceptable to you, your only recourse is to terminate your use of this website.


You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless DLA Architects, Ltd., providers, its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, licensors, and suppliers from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation by you of these Terms.


These Terms are for the benefit of DLA Architects, Ltd., officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, licensors, and suppliers. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce these Terms directly against you on its or their own behalf.


Registration data and certain other information about you are subject to our Privacy Policy. Your privacy is very important to DLA Architects, Ltd.. Our policy is to respect and protect the privacy of guests/visitors, which use this website. The purpose of this privacy policy is to provide you with a description of the type of information we collect and how we use that information.

DLA Architects, Ltd. does not collect personally identifiable information on our website unless you choose to give it to us via electronic mail message or through a form submission for inquires. We keep the information you submit to us confidential. The information we collect when guests visit the website does not identify individual users, however we do collect the amount of traffic visiting the site, which pages are visited and for how long, where visitors come from, and what ISP they are using. We use the information we collect to improve the quality of our website, enhance or tailor the information we offer, and make your experience on our site as valuable and efficient as possible.


Please be aware that when you click on links that take you to third-party websites, you will be subject to their respective privacy policy. While DLA Architects, Ltd. supports the protection of privacy on the Internet; we cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement whenever interacting with any website.


By use of this website, you consent to DLA Architects, Ltd. collection and use of your information as described in this policy. Updates to this privacy policy will be posted on this page. To be sure that you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it, we recommend that you review this page regularly.


Any questions or concerns pertaining to our Terms or Privacy Policy should be directed in writing or via email to:

DLA Architects, Ltd.

Two Pierce Place, Suite 1300

Itasca, IL 60143


The 2022 Deadline is April 11th

Important Message!

With the disruption of school closings in Illinois you might be worried about how you’ll create a video for your scholarship entry. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Your video does NOT need to show the spaces you are talking about. If you have photos, you’re welcome to use them, but it’s not required. We’ve had great past entries that didn’t have a single photo or video footage of the school.
  • New this year you may submit a 300 to 500-word essay instead of a video!

The rules are the same, tell us how the architecture affected your learning. What did the way your spaces are designed make possible? Were you able to collaborate with your peers? Did windows or natural light calm you or distract you? Could you hear what was being told or was the room too noisy to work? Was the furniture comfortable to work in? How did the paint colors or flooring colors make you feel? Were you able to focus on your work? Did the room’s layout help you to use technology? Were there any features that allowed you to teach your peers or that allowed you to learn from them?