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Scholarships and Fellowships

 


American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Worldstudio Scholarships

  • AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying photography, illustration, and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarships are awarded annually to encourage social and environmental responsibility and cultural awareness in the next generation of artists and designers.
  •  DEADLINE: Contact AIG directly for exact date in April 2020.

American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects

  • This program is to recognize and reward talented and deserving students of Indian origin pursuing engineering or architecture degrees.
  • Deadline: October 21, 2019.

American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows Scholarship  

  • Eligible applicants must be permanent U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who are third, fourth, or fifth-year undergraduates of landscape architecture at a Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited school. 
  • Four $5,000 awards, one of which is only available to minority students.
  • The application deadline is February 1 each year. Please contact the Landscape Architecture Foundation for more details.

ASLA-NY Designing in the Public Realm Scholarship  

  • To be eligible, the applicant's university must be within the ASLA-NY Chapter boundary or the applicant must have graduated from a high school within the ASLA-NY boundary.
  • One $5,000 award.
  • Application deadline is February 1. Contact LAF (202-331-7070 x14; scholarships@lafoundation.org) with questions.

Boston Society of Landscape Architects Student Scholarships  

Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship and the GCA Awards for Summer Environmental Studies
  • For undergraduate students following their freshman, sophomore, or junior years doing field work, research, or classroom work in an environmental field.
  • Provides two or more scholars $2,000 each.
  • Contact the Garden Club of America (212-753-8287; scholarships@gcamerica.org) for application deadlines.

Connecticut ASLA Student Scholarships  

  • Scholarship applicants must be a legal resident of Connecticut. 
  • Karen Ann Shopis-Fox Memorial Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in an LAAB accredited landscape architecture education program at the college or university level; up to two scholarships awarded annually; typically $2,500 each.
  • The CTASLA Landscape Architecture Environmental Stewardship Scholarship for High School Seniors is awarded to high school students who are applying to study landscape architecture at the college or university level; typical award is $1,000.
  • Applications must be postmarked between January 1 and March 15.
  • Please email scholarships@ctasla.org with any questions.

Courtland Paul Scholarship (LAF)  

  • Eligible candidates are U.S. citizens who are undergraduate students at an LAAB-accredited school in their final two years of study with a need for financial assistance.
  • One $5,000 award.
  • Application deadline is Feb 1. Contact the Landscape Architecture Foundation (202-331-7070 x14; scholarships@lafoundation.org) with questions.

 Crafton Tull Foundation Scholarship 

  • Eligible candidates are junior and senior students seeking a first bachelor's degree in the architecture, civil engineering, landscape architecture, surveying, and planning.
  • Three awards: $2,500 for 1st place, $1,500 for 2nd place, $1,000 for third place.
  • Application deadline is April 12, 2019.

 Dumbarton Oaks Mellon Colloquium Award

  • Ttravel grant for students wishing to attend the annual colloquium or symposium in Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, in Washington, D.C.
  •  Awards offer reimbursement up to $600 for the cost of travel, local accommodation, and other approved expenses related to symposium or colloquium attendance. Registration fees are waived for holders of the awards.
  • Deadline: September 16, 2019.

EDSA Minority Scholarship (LAF)  

  • To help minority students continue their landscape architecture education.
  • Eligible candidates must be entering their final two years of undergraduate study or pursuing a graduate degree.
  • One $5,000 award.
  • Application deadline is Feb 1. Contact the Landscape Architecture Foundation (202-331-7070x14; scholarships@lafoundation.org) with questions.

Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship  

  • For undergraduate students following their freshman, sophomore, or junior years doing field work, research, or classroom work in an environmental field.
  • Awards one scholar $3,000.
  • Contact the Garden Club of America (212-753-8287; scholarships@gcamerica.org) for application deadlines.

Garden Club Association Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies  

  • One-year scholarship for graduate studies at a university within the U.S. to support field-based research on wetlands conservation.
  • Stipend is $5,000.
  • Contact the Garden Club of America (212-753-8287; scholarships@gcamerica.org) for application deadlines.

Garden Club Association Award in Desert Studies  

  • Applicants must be an advanced undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at an accredited U.S. university studying horticulture, conservation, botany, environmental science and landscape design relating to the arid landscape.
  • Awards one or more scholars $4,000.
  • Contact the Desert Botanical Garden (480-481-8162; cbabcock@dbg.org) for application deadlines.

Hawaii Chapter/Woolsey Scholarship

  • Open to currently-enrolled third-, fourth-, or fifth-year undergraduate students or graduate students studying landscape architecture at Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited/candidacy programs in the United States.
  • Applicant’s university must be within the Hawaii Chapter ASLA boundary* or the applicant's permanent residence must be in Hawaii.
  • Deadline: February 1.
Houzz Scholarship Program
  • Awards of $2,500.
  • Eligible candidates are students 17 years of age or older currently enrolled or plan to enroll in landscape architecture program in the U.S.
  • Open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Visit Houzz website for details. 

Jane Silverstein Ries Foundation Scholarship

  • The Foundation is the charitable arm of ASLA Colorado and recognizes and supports sustainable and innovative projects and programs that conserve, improve and enhance the built and natural environments.
  • Each year, the JSR Foundation awards 1-2 scholarships of $2,000 to students who demonstrate a passion for preserving, improving and enhancing public spaces through responsible and innovative land use and design.
  • The competition is open to all students of an accredited landscape architecture program (BLA or MLA).  Only individual submissions will be accepted, and each student is permitted only one entry.
  • Applications are due May 31.

Jarvis Fellowship, Graduate Research in Landscape Architecture: Materials and Performance  

  • Two qualified applicants will receive an annual stipend and full tuition support for enrollment in the Kansas State University post-baccalaureate MLA program. This is a one year (12‐month) fellowship, with the potential to be extended an additional years after annual review.
  • Student fellows will engage in graduate research study related to material and performance in landscape architecture.
  • Application screening begins February 1, 2019, position to begin on 19 August 2019.

  Katherine M. Grosscup Scholarships  

  • Open to college juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in horticulture or related fields with preference given to students from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia.
  • Several scholarships up to $3,500.
  • Contact the Garden Club of America (212-753-8287; scholarships@gcamerica.org) for application deadlines.

Landscape Architecture Foundation Olmsted Scholars Program  

  • The Olmsted Scholars Program recognizes one outstanding student leader from each university with an accredited landscape architecture program. Olmsted Scholars are nominated by faculty — students do not apply directly.
  • One $25,000 national award; all nominees are recognized as University Olmsted Scholars.
  • Contact LAF (202-331-7070 x14; scholarships@lafoundation.org) with questions.

LAF Research Grant in Honor of Deb Mitchell

  • Each year, one $25,000 grant will be awarded to support a research project that can be completed in a 12- to 18-month period. The research must generate knowledge and insights relevant to the practice of design in order to increase landscape architecture’s capacity and impact.
  • The Principal Investigator must be trained as a landscape architect and currently engaged in the field of landscape architecture as a researcher, educator, professional practitioner, or in some other capacity.
  • Pre-proposals Deadline: December 1

  LAF Honor Scholarship in Memory of Joe Lalli, FASLA  

  • Eligible applicants are students currently enrolled in a LAAB- or CSLA-accredited Master's degree program (post-baccalaureate or non-baccalaureate).
  • One $20,000 award.
  • Application deadline is February 1. Contact LAF (202-331-7070 x14; scholarships@lafoundation.org) with questions.

Landscape Forms Scholarship in Memory of Peter Schaudt, FASLA (LAF)  

  • Eligible candidates are landscape architecture students in their final year of undergraduate study in an LAAB-accredited program.
  • One $5,000 award.
  • Application deadline is Feb 1. Contact the Landscape Architecture Foundation (202-331-7070x14; scholarships@lafoundation.org) with questions.

Loy McCandless Marks Scholarship in Tropical Horticulture  

  • For well-qualified U.S. advanced undergraduates or graduate students specializing in tropical horticulture, botany, or landscape architecture at a foreign institution.
  • Awards recipient $5,000 each even-numbered year.
  • Contact the Garden Club of America (212-753-8287; scholarships@gcamerica.org) for application deadlines.

MANO Project National Park Service’s Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Fellowship Program

  • The MANO Project (My Access to a Network of Opportunities) is partnering with the National Park Service’s Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Fellowship Program to provide fellowship opportunities that offer unique, PAID experiences that connect, build and develop thoughtful Latino leaders. These opportunities provide extensive training, mentoring and professional development support to help students succeed.
  • Fellowships in various professional fields located across the nation.
  • Deadline: November 24.  

Mary T. Carothers Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship  

  • For undergraduate students following their freshman, sophomore, or junior years doing field work, research, or classroom work in the environmental field.
  • Awards recipient $3,000.
  • Contact the Garden Club of America (212-753-8287; scholarships@gcamerica.org) for application deadlines.

National Park Service and Hispanic Access Foundation New Mexico Community Planning or Landscape Architecture Fellowship

  • The Fellowship is designed to provide practical experience with diverse communities that we serve including Native American and Latino. It provides an opportunity and exposure to community outdoor recreation and conservation planning projects with a wide spectrum of partners in New Mexico and in El Paso, Texas. The fellow will work on local-level collaborative trail, park, and conservation planning and design, and public engagement with rural to urban communities. 
  • HAF is managing the recruitment for this position. All applications are submitted through HAF MANO Project Application Page.
  • Deadline: November 24.

Rain Bird Intelligent Use of Water Scholarship (LAF)  

  • Eligible candidates are landscape architecture, horticulture, or irrigation science students in their final two years of undergraduate study.
  • One $2,500 award.
  • Application deadline is Feb 1. Contact the Landscape Architecture Foundation (202-331-7070 x14; scholarships@lafoundation.org) with questions.

SmithGroup Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Scholarship Program 

  • Provides support and mentorship to students from historically underrepresented demographics in architecture, interior design, planning, landscape architecture and engineering. 
  •  This scholarship includes a one-time award of $6,000 to offset the student's tuition at their current academic institution (5 scholarships are awarded each year). Additionally, the scholarship recipients serve as paid summer interns at SmithGroup offices across the United States (internship is a program requirement). 
  • Deadline: October 28, 2019.

Steven G. King Play Environments Scholarship (LAF)  

  • Eligible candidates are landscape architecture students at an LAAB-accredited school who are graduate students or in undergraduates in their final two years of study.
  • One $5,000 award.
  • Application deadline is Feb 1. Contact the Landscape Architecture Foundation (202-331-7070 x14; scholarships@lafoundation.org) with questions.

Peridian International, Inc./Rae L. Price, FASLA Scholarship (LAF)  

  • Eligible candidates are U.S. citizens in their final two years of study in Landscape Architecture at the UCLA Extension Program, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, or the University of Southern California who demonstrate financial need.
  • One $5,000 award.
  • Application deadline is Feb 1. Contact the Landscape Architecture Foundation (202-331-7070 x14; scholarships@lafoundation.org) with questions.

ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition  

  • Applicants must be graduate students with experience in real estate or design to provide an urban plan and a financial feasibility strategy for a pre-designated large-scale site.
  • Winning team receives $50,000; runners up receive $10,000.
  • Deadline: December 13, 2019.

Vectorworks Design Scholarship  

  • Eligible candidates must be enrolled in an accredited design program and registered for six or more credits.
  • Award amounts range from $3000 to $10,000 USD.
  • Visit vectorworks.net/scholarship for more details.

Yale Environment 360 and the Oak Spring Garden Foundation

  • The awards will honor the best nonfiction environmental writing by authors under the age of 35.
  • The writing can be either an essay or a reported piece, but should have a personal voice and point of view. Entries can be of any length up to a maximum of 2,500 words.
  • Deadline: November 15, 2019, with winners being notified by December 15.

Fellowships

Boasberg Fellowship The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) 

  • Student or recent graduate in Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation, or related field.
  • Available 6-8 weeks during the summer at The Cultural Landscape Foundation in Washington, DC.
  • Provides compensation and housing in Washington, DC.
  • Please visit the TCLF website for more details.

Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History and Design (LAF)

  • Eligible candidates are graduate students studying at U.S. institution.
  • Proposed projects can range from investigating new techniques of garden restoration to documenting the impacts of community gardens.
  • One $4,000 award.
  • Application deadline is Feb 1. Contact the Landscape Architecture Foundation (202-331-7070 x14; scholarships@lafoundation.org) with questions.

Garden Club of America/Royal Horticultural Society Interchange Fellowships  

  • The RHS Interchange Fellowship: Provides up to 12,000 GBP and enables one American student to spend ten months working and studying at leading horticultural centers or historic and botanic gardens in the UK.
  • The GCA Interchange Fellowship: Provides up to US$30,000 and enables a British recipient to attend a graduate program in horticulture, landscape architecture, or environmental studies at a US university for one academic year or for a one-year internship at Longwood Gardens in the US.
  • Contact the Garden Club of America (212-753-8287; scholarships@gcamerica.org) for application deadlines.

Garden Club Association VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry  

  • Applicant must be an advanced undergraduate or graduate student studying urban forestry, environmental studies, horticulture, forestry, or related courses. Students must be enrolled during the academic year following the award.
  • Funds one or more students $5,000 each.
  • Contact the Garden Club of America (212-753-8287; scholarships@gcamerica.org) for application deadlines.

Garden Club of Virginia Fellowship Program  

  • Two paid Fellowships are available to qualified graduate students -- The Rudy J. Favretti Fellowship and the William D. Rieley Fellowship.
  • Applicants must be must be candidates for a master's degree in landscape architecture, historic preservation, landscape or architectural history, archaeology, anthropology, history, or horticulture.
  • Each Fellow will be paid a stipend of $8,000 plus certain living expenses. Housing will be provided in the vicinity of each Fellow's project site.
  • Complete applications are due by 12:00pm on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

  LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership

  • The $25,000 fellowship is an opportunity for landscape architecture professionals to dedicate the equivalent of 3 months’ time over the course of one year to nurture emerging ideas and to think deeply. It is designed as a time to reflect, research, explore, create, test, and develop ideas into action.
  • Each year, 3-4 mid-career and senior-level fellowships are awarded through a competitive application process based on a proposed project. Selected Fellows receive a $25,000 financial award and participate in three 2.5-day residencies over the course of a year, as well as monthly conference calls. Their projects must demonstrate the potential to bring about impactful change to the environment and humanity and have the capacity to grow the leadership potential of landscape architects.
  • Deadline: September 15

   Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture   

  • Landscape architecture, historic preservation and conservation, and architecture fellowships are provided, among many other fields.
  • Provides up to 30 fellows room and board, a study or studio, and a stipend. Stipends for six-month fellowships are $16,000 and stipends for eleven-month fellowships are $28,000.
  • Please contact the American Academy in Rome (212-751-7200; info@aarome.org) for application deadlines.

Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program  

  • To support graduate students in New England and California whose studies are directed toward improving environmental quality and who demonstrate leadership in their field.
  • The fellowship provides a one-year, $15,000 cash award for graduate study as well as networking and leadership support to awardees. Twenty fellowships are awarded each year (ten in California and ten in New England).
  • Please contact the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation (207-338-5654; erin@switzernetwork.org) for application deadlines.

 Graduate Research Assistant Positions  

 Environmental Planning: Geospatial Analysis, Modeling and Visualization

  • Two positions available at Utah State University.
  • Must meet minimum qualifications for the department.
  • Must have strong GIS foundation or extensive experience with 3D/4D visualization technology.
  • Deadline for program submission is March 15, 2019. 

If you administer a landscape architecture scholarship, fellowship, graduate research assistant program and would like to be included in this list, please contact Lisa J. Jennings, Manager, Career Discovery and Diversity at ljennings@asla.org.
 

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