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.
2015 Sigma Lambda Alpha Travel Grants
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.
Amount: Up to six (6) grants of $500 will be awarded.
Eligibility: Candidate (grantee) must be an undergraduate or graduate student member of Sigma Lambda Alpha. The student must use the grant for travel within one year of its approval. The grant may be used for domestic or international travel.
Preferences: The proposals demonstrating the following qualities are more likely to be funded:
- creative use of travel resources
- travel for independent research
- willingness to share experience with peers
- international travel
Application: The student must submit a proposal that includes the following items:
- application form
- description of travel plan and budget (maximum two pages)
- personal/educational resume
- letter of recommendation
- letter of support from chapter advisor
Application deadline: April 25, 2015 for travel between June 1, 2015 and the following May 31.
Notification by May 30, 2015.
Email an electronic copy of the application and supporting documents to Annaliese Bischoff: firstname.lastname@example.org. Notes for electronic applications:
- Please use PDF document format.
- DO NOT compress several documents into one file; attach individual documents to the email
- Label the attached documents as follows: LAST NAME of nominee_appl; LAST NAME of nominee_travel; LAST NAME of nominee_recXYZ (recommendation letter followed by initials of letter writer); LAST NAME of nominee_SLA Chapter Advisor
2013 Travel Grant Award Winner: Allison Palenske
Landscape Architecture Foundation Scholarships
The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) has announced its 2014-2015 scholarship program which, with its partners, will award a total of $38,500 in Leadership in Landscape Scholarships. The LAF, 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.
February 15, 2015 was the deadline for Leadership in Landscape Scholarship applications.
2015 ASLA Council of Fellow Scholarship Recipient: Rachel SantaOlalla
2014 LAF Courtland Paul Scholarship Recipient: Emma McHatten
2013 LAF Rain Bird Intelligent Use of Water Scholarship Recipient: Jillian Broeckel-Bleher
2012 LAF Courtland Paul Scholarship Recipient: Richard Kane
2011 ASLA Council of Fellows Scholarship Recipient: Emmanuel Gomez
2011 ASLA Hawaii Chapter/David Woolsey Scholarship Recipient: Hekili Lani
2010 LAF Courtland Paul Scholarship Recipient: Rebecca Vanni
2010 ASLA Hawaii Chapter/David Woolsey Scholarship Recipient: Sean Ogawa
2009 ASLA Hawaii Chapter/David T. Woolsey Scholarship Recipient: Ariel Carlson
2009 EDSA Minority Scholarship Recipient: Yessenia Alvarez-Lopez
2008 ASLA Council of Fellows Scholarship Recipient: Yessenia Alvarez-Lopez
2008 EDSA Minority Scholarship Recipient: Saul Cuevas
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. March 1 is the deadline to apply.
California Garden Clubs, Inc. 2012 National Garden Club Scholarship Winner (June P. Wood Scholarship): Paul Steimer
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.
To download/view the 2015 Karen Ann Shopis-Fox Memorial Scholarship Application, click here.
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.
The deadline for receipt of applications for the 2015 program was Friday, January 9, 2015. Selected students were to be notified by January 16, 2015.
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. Students graduating in Spring 2014 were eligible.
The application process for 2014 is closed. March 28, 2014 was the 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. The deadline for 2015 scholarship applications is May 29.
- 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.