Other scholarship opportunities:
- LARCH Department Other Scholarships (not offered through the Department)
- CAED Scholarship Page
- Cal Poly Financial Aid Office - Cal Poly Scholarships
The American Society of Landscape Architecture publishes a listing of scholarships and fellowships for landscape architecture students, including both undergraduate and graduate opportunities.
To see this listing, go to ASLA's LA Students web page.
Sigma Lambda Alpha Honor Society
Sigma Lambda Alpha (SLA) Honor Society in Landscape Architecture recognizes and encourages scholarship in all aspects of education. SLA has created a travel grant program to support and enhance students' education. The purpose of the grant is to supplement the student's ability to travel to professional or educational meetings, travel to natural and built environments for independent research, or to offset the costs of field trips and study abroad where there is a proven research benefit demonstrated. Sigma Lambda Alpha information link here. Please contact SLA Advisor Miran Day for additional information and questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Landscape Architecture Foundation Scholarships
The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF), with its partners, in its scholarship program, partners with sponsors and organizations seeking to improve the environment through student support. According to the LAF, the financial support resulting from these partnerships includes multiple scholarship categories rewarding superior student performance or assisting those with unmet financial need.
For information, go to the Landscape Architecture Foundation's scholarships web page.
2018 ASLA Council of Fellow Scholarship Recipients:
Honor Award Recipients: Sebastian Cardoza, Patrick Kelty & Sarah Samynathan
Merit Award Recipients: Emilio Uranga III, Kimberly Emmen & Shannon Saliba
2017 LAF Olmsted Scholarship Recipient: Julianna Welch
2015 ASLA Council of Fellow Scholarship Recipient: Rachel SantaOlalla
This scholarship was given to one student with financial needs, 3.0 GPA, junior, senior with one year remaining, design excellence and professional promise. Eligibility for this scholarship will be available through your portal using the online application process.
2017-18 Award Recipient: Anthony Ojeda
National Garden Clubs Scholarship Program
The National Garden Clubs (NGC) offers approximately 35 college scholarships annually, each in the amount of $3,500. One-year scholarships are available to juniors, seniors, and graduate students pursuing a Master's Degree. Sophomores may make application for their junior year.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
- Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident of the US; international or foreign exchange students are not eligible.
- Must be attending school full-time. Undergraduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 graded hours of classes; graduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of 9 graded hours of classes. Study abroad on fellowships or internships are not eligible; funds may be applied to studies overseas provided that the study is a condition of the recipient's degree plan and that payment continues to be made to the accredited U.S. college or university.
- Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale).
- Must be planning a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design, or horticulture.
- Must be majoring in one of the following fields of study: Agronomy, Agriculture Education, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Biology, Forestry, Wildlife Sciences, Plant Pathology/Science, City (Rural and Urban) Planning, Habitat or Forest/Systems Ecology; Environmental Concerns (Management: Environmental, Horticulture Resource/Environmental Behavior), Environmental Conservation (inc. Engineering, etc.), Land Management and/or other related or allied subjects.
Selection Criteria: All applications received by a State Garden Club Chairman will be judged by that Chairman and committee in order to choose one winning application. After judging has been completed at the state level, the NGC Scholarship Chairman will receive the applications by April 1 for judging. The NGC Scholarship Committee will consider only one application per state (although any state garden club with a membership of over 10,000 may submit two applications). The following scale of points will be used for the evaluation of each application:
- Academic Record: 40%
- Applicant's Letter: 30%
- Listing of Honors/Extracurricular Activities/Work Experience: 10%
- Financial Need: 15%
- Recommendations: 5%
Applications are evaluated and winners chosen by the NGC Scholarship Committee, which consists of the NGS Scholarship Chairman and the eight regional directors of NGC. Final judging takes place just prior to the annual NGC Convention. Winners are announced during the NGC Convention. The NGC Scholarship Chairman will notify all applicants in writing of the committee's decisions immediately following the judging.
For more information, and to download the application guidelines, instructions, and forms, click here.
CT ASLA Chapter Karen Ann Shopis-Fox Memorial Scholarship
The Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects has announced the availability of the Karen Ann Shopis-Fox Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is funded in part with proceeds from the Chapter's annual golf outing, and is awarded to encourage awareness and education in the field of landscape architecture.
Scholarship applicants must be legal residents of the State of Connecticut and enrolled in an accredited landscape architecture or environmental education program at the college or university level. Application forms for the Scholarship needed to be postmarked between January 1 and March 15.
Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation Student Scholarships
The Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation Education Committee announced that student scholarships were available to attend and to present research at the 2015 Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia, March 18-21, 2015.
One student will be selected to present his/her studies in historic landscape preservation as part of the conference professional program, in a 15-minute Power Point presentation. One student will be selected to present their studies as a poster during the poster sessions of the conference program.
The total value of the scholarships includes a waiver of the conference registration fee and an award of $600 to offset travel expenses. Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines related to cultural landscape preservation were eligible to apply for a scholarship.
Please check on the link for additional updated information and the deadline for receipt of applications.
AASHE Student Sustainability Leadership Awards
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education is seeking applicants for the 2014 Student Sustainability Leadership Award. The award no longer recognizes the efforts of single student, but a group. This award honors students from AASHE member institutions, including Cal Poly, who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting campus sustainability.
- Complimentary conference pass to the AASHE 2014 Conference, where the award will be presented.
- Invitation to a VIP reception during the AASHE 2014 Conference.
- Opportunity to present your winning leadership story at the AASHE 2013 Conference.
- Inclusion in a feature piece on the awards in Sustainability: The Journal of Record.
Applications must include at least two students to be eligible. Any students enrolled at an AASHE member institution (Cal Poly is a member institution) who have played a leadership role in implementing campus sustainability are eligible for this award. Please check updated eligibility requirements, application process and deadline to apply.
For more information, go to the AASHE student awards web page.
Asian American Architects and Engineers Foundation Scholarships
Each year, the Asian American Architects and Engineers Foundation (AAa/e) offers scholarships to students pursuing careers in architecture (including landscape architecture), engineering, or construction. The Foundation is a branch of the Asian American Architects/Engineers Association of Southern California. The purpose of the scholarships is to provide encouragement and financial incentive for the students to excel in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, and construction. Please check updated information for deadline to apply and the application process.
- Must be a student member of AAa/e.
- Full-time undergraduate student in good standing and currently attending the university.
- Student must be a U.S. permanent resident or U.S. citizen, or a non-U.S. student attending a U.S. college/university full-time.
- Student will have demonstrated a measurable level of involvement and/or service to the Asian/Pacific Islander community (to be expressed in a personal statement).
- Student must be working towards a degree in one of the following fields: Architecture; Civil Engineering (Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation), Electrical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Landscape Architecture or Planning and Urban Design; Construction/Construction Management.
- Scholarship recipients are required to be present at a press conference and awards dinner to accept their awards and are expected to provide their own transportation to the dinner location.
Garden Club of America
Since 1928 when the Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture was established, the Garden Club of America (GCA) has funded more than 1,200 scholars. Today the GCA offers 27 merit-based scholarships, fellowships and awards in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines, botany, including medicinal and tropical, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research. To learn more, click here.