The Council of Fellows Scholarship Program

Council of Fellows Dinner at the ASLA 2019 Conference on Landscape Architecture in San Diego / EPNAC

ASLA Council of Fellows Investiture Dinner, Philadelphia / EPNAC

The Council of Fellows scholarship program was founded in 2004 to: 

  • aid outstanding students who would not otherwise have an opportunity to continue a professional degree program due to unmet financial need;    
  • increase the interest and participation of economically disadvantaged and under-represented populations in the study of landscape architecture; and  
  • enrich the profession of landscape architecture through a more diverse population.  

Since the scholarship program’s inception, the Council has awarded thirty-six students from over twenty programs across the country. The students have had the opportunity to attend the annual conference where they have networked with members, attended education sessions and special events such as the award ceremonies and the investiture dinner. The students regularly attend the Fellows business meeting where they receive their certificates.  

The Council passed a fundraising goal of $1 million dollars for the scholarship fund with no time limit. For 2023, the Council will offer three $5,000 scholarships and one $10,000 scholarship. As funds allow, more scholarships will be offered.  

All gifts and pledges in any amount are welcome and will help us with this important program. The Council of Fellows has adopted a Challenge Level of $1,000 payable over three years. All Fellows of the Society are encouraged to contribute at the Challenge Level or above if they are able to do so. Your financial support of the scholarship program is essential to meet our goal and ensure we provide the next generation with the funds they need to continue their education. Please pledge now to help us meet our target. Pledges may be fulfilled over a three-year period.


Complete the online form to the right to donate with a credit card, PayPal, or ACH transfer.


Call Judy Mehlman, Development Coordinator , at 202-216-2366. 

Please email if you have any questions. 



Margie Simmons, CEO of Landscape Forms, has graciously offered to match up to $10,000 in donations to the COF scholarship fund. Margie is an industry leader who believes in the profound impact of Landscape Architecture and in supporting students so they can achieve their professional aspirations. Please join her in supporting our students and help us match her gift! Any donations from now through the investiture will count towards the match so please take a minute now to help. Help us reach our $1,000,000 scholarship fund goal!


Council of Fellows Challenge Level of $1,000 payable over three years




The ASLA Council of Fellows Scholarship Fund is administered by the Landscape Architecture Foundation. The Landscape Architecture Foundation is 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization under the regulations of the Internal Revenue Service. LAF federal tax ID: 52-6065505. All contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible.


Honors & Awards:
Carolyn Mitchell 
Manager, Honors & Awards

Council of Fellows:
Curt Millay, ASLA
Corporate Secretary