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.
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
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 Schmiedeberg, Josephine Kalie Brown, Katherine Blair, Daniel 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 Brown, Katherine 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
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 Henige, Laura 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