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LAF Announces 2011 Scholarship Winners

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) has awarded a total of $39,500 to 11 outstanding students for its 2011 scholarship season. The scholarships and fellowships support the next generation of designers by rewarding superior student performance, encouraging diversity, supporting original research, and assisting students with unmet financial need. The awards are made possible through endowments established by generous sponsors.

Congratulations to the 2011 winners!


GCA/Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History and Design, $4,000

Sara Safransky, University of North Carolina


Landscape Forms Design for People Scholarship, $3,000

Wan Fong Wu, University of Washington


Courtland Paul Scholarship, $5,000

Jennifer Purcell, University of Oregon


EDSA Minority Scholarship, $5,000

Chiara Feliz Di Palma, City College of New York


Steven G. King Play Environments Scholarship, $2,500

Allison Gerth, Kansas State University

Justin Wilson, Utah State University


Rain Bird Intelligent Use of Water™ Scholarship, $2,500

Renee’ Brown, Cal Poly Pomona


Hawaii Chapter/David T. Woolsey Scholarship, $2,000

Hekili Lani, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo


Peridian International/Rae L. Price FASLA Scholarship, $5,000

Roxanne Spear, UCLA Extension


ASLA Council of Fellows Scholarship, $4,000

Emmanuel Gomez, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Lucy Wang, University of Maryland

LAF is grateful to the many individuals and organizations that provide financial support towards fulfilling our mission to support the preservation, improvement, and enhancement of the environment.

Much of what LAF is able to accomplish would not be possible without the thought leadership and financial investment of our major supporters, including ASLA, which provides over $125,000 of in-kind support annually.