Landscape Architecture Scholarships

The Landscape Architecture Department offers scholarships to landscape architecture majors. These scholarships recognize need, promise and achievement in a broad range of activities related to landscape architecture. Recipients are selected in the spring quarter and the financial award is given in the fall.

Application Scholarships

The Landscape Architecture Department offers the following four scholarships that are generally awarded based on the evaluation of student applications, although the department may consider other students when the applicant pool does not provide the best students based on the scholarship's criteria.

  • Douglas Baylis, FASLA Memorial Scholarship
  • Robert Cota Vasquez Memorial Scholarship 
  • Dean and Patricia Morgridge Family Scholarship
  • Netafim USA Scholarship 
  • Wood Rodgers Scholarship

The deadline for applying for these 2016-17 scholarships was noon on May 4, 2016. Applications are to be submitted to the LA office in 34-251. To download the 2016-17 departmental scholarship application, click here.

Douglas Baylis, FASLA Memorial Scholarship

The Douglas Baylis, FASLA, College of Architecture and Environmental Design Memorial Scholarship was established in 1998 by the Maggie Baylis Revocable Living Trust in memory of her husband, Douglas Baylis. Mr. Baylis was a well-recognized landscape architect in California and the country and received an ASLA "Fellowship" award.

Landscape Architecture majors at any class level are eligible to apply, as long as the individual will be a student during the 2016-17 academic year. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

The LA department scholarship committee reviews submissions (application and portfolio of project examples) and recommends the recipient to the CAED Scholarship Committee for final approval.

2016-17 Scholarship Recipients: Jolie Leung, James Colin Quinn-Briggs

2015-16 Scholarship Recipients: Kodsart Denaro, Megan Savage

2014-15 Scholarship Recipient: Christopher Martinez

2013-14 Scholarship Recipients: Daniel Beck, An Vo

2012-13 Scholarship Recipients: Trevor Cassidy, George Meert

2011-12 Scholarship Recipient: Michael Miller

2010-11 Scholarship Recipient: Jane Theobald

2009-10 Scholarship Recipient: Katherine Blair

2008-09 Scholarship Recipient: Scott Domingues

Robert Cota Vasquez Memorial Scholarship

The Robert Cota Vasquez Memorial Scholarship also provides financial support to one LA student, generally each academic year. This scholarship was established by Miss Elizabeth Brooks of Santa Barbara in 1999 in memory of her uncle, Robert Cota Vasquez.

LA students in their fourth year are eligible to apply. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required; preference is given to re-entry students.

The Landscape Architecture Department scholarship committee reviews applications and selects the recipients.

2016-17 Scholarship Recipient: Emily Barlog

2015-16 Scholarship Recipient: Brandon Cornejo

2014-15 Scholarship Recipient: Kalyn Crosier

2013-14 Scholarship Recipient: Michael Aguas

2012-13 Scholarship Recipients: Katelyn Burlason, Jon Scherba

There was no 2011-12 scholarship recipient.

2010-11 Scholarship Recipient: Jenna Meath

2009-10 Scholarship Recipient: Ryan Crockett

2008-09 Scholarship Recipient: Brent Griffis

Dean and Patricia Morgridge Family Scholarship

The Dean and Patricia Morgridge Family Scholarship was established by Dean (1930-2010) and Patricia Morgridge to provide financial support and encourage excellence in promising landscape architecture students going into their fourth or fifth year of study. Its intent is to help offset tuition costs for exceptional students who would otherwise not be able to devote as much time to their studies due to financial obligations. Through increased opportunity to participate in classroom and practical exercises, this scholarship promotes the application of careful and appropriate blending of man-made structures and the natural environment by investing in the education of future landscape architect practitioners.

LA students in their third or fourth year are eligible to apply. A minimum GPA of 2.8 is required, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in major courses. Applicants are required to provide a one-page statement describing their financial need and interests and goals along with their application.

The Landscape Architecture Department scholarship committee reviews applications and selects the recipients based on a review of their qualifications and their statement of financial need, professional interests and goals. 

2016-17 Scholarship Recipients: Laura Meert, Juliana Welch

2015-16 Scholarship Recipients: Kathryn Cannon, Annie Potter

2014-15 Scholarship Recipients: Rachel SantaOlalla, Dustin Valero

2013-14 Scholarship Recipients: Stephen Nunez, Matthew Parker

2012-13 Scholarship Recipients: Luis Carrera, Jacob Leon

There were no 2010-11 or 2011-12 scholarship recipients.

2009-10 Scholarship Recipients: Kevin Blakeney, David Dubois, Lasca Gaylord, Brandon Schmiedeberg

2008-09 Scholarship Recipients: Matthew Bjerk, Allison Crump, Christine Jarvis, Richard Joaquin

Netafim USA Scholarship

Netafim USA provides a scholarship available to students who will be in their 3rd, 4th, or 5th year of study in the landscape architecture program during 2015-16, have a minimum CPSLO cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have a demonstrated interest in progressive landscape irrigation methods, including drip irrigation. Students who have successfully completed BRAE 337, Landscape Irrigation, are especially encouraged to apply.

Netafim was founded in 1965 by farmers and agronomists based upon the idea that micro-irrigation is a solution to one of the world's most urgent problems: lack of quality water for food production. That idea is still at the heart of all its products, which are designed to promote water conservation. Today it is among the largest irrigation companies in the world, with factories and offices in over 120 countries. Netafim USA, a division of the Netafim International Group, is headquartered in Fresno, CA.

The LA department scholarship committee reviews submissions (application and statement of interest in progressive landscape irrigation methods) and selects the recipient. 

2014-15 Scholarship Recipient: James Colin Quinn-Briggs

Wood Rodgers Scholarship

2016-17 Scholarship Recipient: Luke Davies

Department Awards

Each year the Landscape Architecture Department faculty selects students to receive awards based on the particular award's criteria. These awards do not require application; instead, decisions are made based on faculty vote. These awards include:

HLA Group/Robert Hablitzel Scholarship

The HLA Group established an endowment to honor its founding principal, Robert D. Hablitzel, who graduated from Cal Poly/San Luis Obispo in 1972. The gift commemorates the 2003 retirement of Mr. Hablitzel from the firm he founded in 1980. The endowment funds scholarships to help students pursue a fourth or fifth year of landscape architecture study.

Students currently in their third or fourth year of study are eligible for consideration. A minimum 3.2 Cal Poly cumulative GPA for major courses is required, with preference given to the candidate with the highest Cal Poly cumulative GPA for major courses. Where multiple candidates have the same high Cal Poly cumulative GPA for major courses, preference is given to the candidate who is most involved with volunteer activities within the community. 

2016-17 Scholarship Recipient: Jamie Chafe

2015-16 Scholarship Recipient: Jolie Leung

2014-15 Scholarship Recipient: Kathryn Cannon

2013-14 Scholarship Recipient: Stephen Nunez

2012-13 Scholarship Recipient: Tala Fatolahzadeh

2011-12 Scholarship Recipient: Nancy Schultz

2010-11 Scholarship Recipient: Christian Boehr

There were no 2009-10 or 2008-09 scholarship recipients.

Roger Lee Osbaldeston Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been sponsored by Professor Emeritus Roger Osbaldeston, in memory of his son, Lee, and given to a fourth- or fifth-year student who shows Lee's special interest, dedication, passion, and talent for sustainability practices and permaculture. 

2011-12 Award Recipient: Katelyn Burlason

2010-11 Award Recipient: David Outhouse

2009-10 Award Recipient: Mickey Mangan

2008-09 Award Recipient: Jennifer Webster

CLASS Fund Memorial Student Scholarship in Honor of Alec Balliet

This scholarship is in memory of Alec Balliet, a graduate from the Cal Poly LA program. It is awarded to the student who most embodies Alec's qualities - zest and a passion for life, highly developed creative and artistic skills, willingness to help others, and consistent selflessness and generosity.

2014-15 Award Recipient: Kathryn Cannon

2013-14 Award Recipient: Matthew Parker

2012-13 Award Recipient: Tala Fatolahzadeh

2011-12 Award Recipient: Katherine Aalund

2010-11 Award Recipient: Jane Theobald

2009-10 Award Recipient: Brandon Schmiedeberg

2008-09 Award Recipient: Aaron Anderson

CLASS Fund University Scholarship

2014-15 Award Recipient: Justin Jore

2013-14 Award Recipient: Nara Kim

2012-13 Award Recipient: Luis Carrera

2011-12 Award Recipient: Rachael Haacke

2010-11 Award Recipient: Samantha Lusteg

2009-10 Award Recipient: Matthew Wilkins

2008-09 Award Recipient: Kalie Brown

CLASS (California Landscape Architecture Student Scholarship) Fund scholarship selection criteria includes student financial need, potential success in the profession, academic status, community involvement, and leadership capabilities. CLASS brings together landscape architects, contractors, suppliers, and affiliated members of the green industry for interaction and fellowship while generating operational and endowment funds for scholarships, internships and fellowships at institutions offering curriculums in landscape architecture and industry-related fields of study.

Department Recognition Award for Academic Excellence

2015-16 Award Recipient: Kate Cannon

2014-15 Award Recipient: Kalyn Crosier, Jessica James

2013-14 Award Recipients: Hannah Zimmerman, Loretta Drummond, Stephen Nuñez 

2012-13 Award Recipients: Tala Fatolahzadeh, Allison Palenske, Darlene Rapoport

2011-12 Award Recipients: Nancy Schultz, Cameron Turner, Sarah Cawrse

2010-11 Award Recipients: Brandon SchmiedebergJosephine Kalie BrownKatherine BlairDaniel Perlin

2009-10 Award Recipients: Katherine Lewis, Kieulan Pham

2008-09 Award Recipient: Claudia de la Fuente

Department Recognition Award for Service to the Department

2015-16 Award Recipient: Wayne Nemec, Brandon Cornejo

2014-15 Award Recipient: Kalyn Crosier, Alix Kidwell

2013-14 Award Recipient: Matthew Parker

2012-13 Award Recipients: Tala Fatolahzadeh, Matt Kovacevich, Kayla Subielski

2011-12 Award Recipients: Nancy Schultz, Donovan Hall, Sarah Cawrse

2010-11 Award Recipients: Josephine Kalie BrownKatherine Blair

2009-10 Award Recipients: Aaron Anderson, Kareen Balogo

2008-09 Award Recipients: Serena Conti, Wade Sherman

LADAC Achievement Award

The LADAC Student Achievement Award is given to a fourth-year student who best exemplifies skills that the LADAC considers important for future leaders in the profession. For more information about this award, go to the Landscape Architecture Department Advisory Council web page.

There was no award for 2014-15.

2013-14 Award Recipient: Mayra Concepcion

2012-13 Award Recipient: Matthew Parker

2011-12 Award Recipient: Jacob Leon

2010-11 Award Recipient: Donovan Hall

2009-10 Award Recipient: Serena Conti

2008-09 Award Recipient: Aaron Anderson

CAED Scholarships

A number of scholarships are available each year which are administered through Cal Poly's College of Architecture and Environmental Design. For information on the CAED scholarships which are open to LA majors, go to the CAED Scholarships web page. 

LA Majors who received CAED Scholarships/Recognition during the 2015-16 Awards Cycle:

  • Herbert E. Collins Scholarship: Blake Faris, Kevin Tanchanco
  • Robin L. Rossi Award: Kimberly Emmens, Justin Jore
  • Dr. Glenn G. McRae Intership, Nicholas Kong

LA Majors who received CAED Scholarships/Recognition during the 2014-15 Awards Cycle:

  • Herbert E. Collins Scholarship: Nicholas Kong, Jessie Salazar
  • Robin L. Rossi Award: Nara Kim
  • CAED Senior Recognition Award for Contributions to the Objectives and Public Image of the College: Kalyn Crosier
  • CAED Senior Recognition Award for Service to the Off-Campus Community: Alex Henige

LA Majors who received CAED Scholarships during the 2013-14 Awards Cycle:

  • CAED Scholarship in Honor of K. Richard Zweifel:  Nara Kim
  • Carson Starkey Memorial Scholarship:  Jillian Broeckel
  • Herbert E. Collins Scholarship: Brandon Cornejo, Alex HenigeLaura Meert
  • Robin L. Rossi Award: Alix Kidwell

LA Majors who received CAED Scholarships/Recognition during the 2012-13 Awards Cycle:

  • Carson Starkey Memorial Scholarship: Loretta Drummond
  • Herbert E. Collins Scholarship: Luis Carrera, Ashley Marquez
  • RRM Design Group Scholarship: Paul Steimer
  • Robin L. Rossi Award: Nara Kim
  • Warren Ludvigsen Memorial Scholarship: Stephen Nunez
  • CAED Senior Recognition Award for Contributions to the Objectives and Public Image of the University: Tala Fatolahzadeh

LA Majors who received CAED Scholarships/Awards during the 2011-12 Awards Cycle:

  • CAED Jamba Juice Scholarship: Darlene Rapoport
  • Herbert E. Collins Scholarship: Raine Frost, Richard Kane
  • Robin L. Rossi Award: Wazeem Khan

LA Majors who received CAED Scholarships/Awards during the 2010-2011 Awards Cycle:

  • CAED Jamba Juice Scholarship: Lisa "Raine" Frost, Rachael Haacke
  • Peter Tax & Adam Jarman Award: Tala Fatolahzadeh
  • Herbert E. Collins Scholarship: Michelle Ahlstrom

LA Majors who received CAED Scholarships/Recognition during the 2009-2010 Awards Cycle:

  • CAED Senior Recognition Award for Contributions to the Objectives and Public Image of the University: Allison Crump
  • CAED Senior Recognition Award for Service to the Off-Campus Community: Kieulan Pham
  • Herbert E. Collins Scholarships: Tyler Baginski, David DuBois

LA Majors who received CAED Scholarships/Recognition during the 2008-09 Awards Cycle:

  • CAED Senior Recognition Award for Contributions to the Objectives and the Public Image of the College: Brent Griffis
  • Alice C. Loh Scholarship recognizing Women's Contributions in Environmental Design: Charles Kollman
  • Christine P. Brown and Dorothy Perry Memorial Scholarship: Josephine "Kalie" Brown
  • Douglas James Martin Scholarship: Tyler Segna
  • Helen Sandercock Memorial Scholarship: Scott Domingues

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