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
  • 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.

2017-18 Scholarship Recipients: Lindsay Kageyama, Mary McGregor

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

2015-16 Scholarship Recipients: Kodsart Denaro, Megan Savage

2014-15 Scholarship Recipient: Christopher Martinez

 

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

 

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

 

Wood Rodgers Scholarship

2017-18 Scholarship Recipient: Erin Anderson

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 an 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. 

2017-18 Scholarship Recipient: Claire Morris

2016-17 Scholarship Recipient: Jamie Chafe

2015-16 Scholarship Recipient: Jolie Leung

2014-15 Scholarship Recipient: Kathryn Cannon

 

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.

2017-18 Award Recipient: Shannon O'Herir

2014-15 Award Recipient: Kathryn Cannon

CLASS Fund University Scholarship

2017-18 Award Recipient: Kimberly Emmen

2014-15 Award Recipient: Justin Jore

2013-14 Award Recipient: Nara Kim

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

 

Department Recognition Award for Service to the Department

2015-16 Award Recipient: Wayne Nemec, Brandon Cornejo

2014-15 Award Recipient: Kalyn Crosier, Alix Kidwell

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.

2017-18 Award Recipients: Sophia Adema, Morgan Tashjian, Sarah Samynathan & Libby Jacobson

2013-14 Award Recipient: Mayra Concepcion

CAED Scholarships

A number of scholarships are available each year which is 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 2017-18 Awards Cycle:

  • Herbert E. Collins Scholarship: Breanne Alton, Nate Bowen, Tyler Ellison
  • Robin L. Rossi Award: Sabra Dewey
  • CAED Senior Recognition Award for Contributions to the Objectives and Public Image of the College: Natalie Montoya
  • CAED Senior Recognition Award for Service to the Off-Campus Community: Blake Farris

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

 

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