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ASLA Congratulates Nancy Valenzuela, Student ASLA, Winner of the 2019 SmithGroup Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

Nancy Valenzuela

Texas A&M University landscape architecture student Nancy Valenzuela, Student ASLA, is one of five recipients and the only landscape architecture student to win the SmithGroup Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship. SmithGroup contacted more than 400 universities from around the country were to solicit candidates. The firm’s search committee reviewed nearly 140 applicants. The five scholarship winners have won a paid summer internship in one of SmithGroup’s U.S. offices. Each winner will also receive a one-time award of $6,000 to offset their tuition costs.

The SmithGroup Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program is designed to support and mentor students from historically underrepresented demographics in architecture, interior design, planning, landscape architecture, and engineering.  The program’s mission is to provide these students with the opportunity to attain their professional goals while advancing the architecture/engineering/construction industry and improving the built environment.

Valenzuela is also the recipient of a 2019 ASLA Council of Fellows diversity scholarship

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