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LAF Announces 2019 Scholarship Winners

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) has awarded a total of $84,000 to 14 outstanding students for its 2019 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 funds established by generous sponsors.

Congratulations to the 2019 winners! To see bios of each, scroll through the carousel on our main Scholarships page.

 

2019 LAF Scholarship Winner Madelyn Hoagland-Hanson

LAF Honor Scholarship in Memory of Joe Lalli, FASLA
Award: $20,000

Madelyn Hoagland-Hanson
MLA Candidate, University of Virginia

 

2019 LAF Scholarship Winner Whitney Barr

LAF Honor Scholarship for Inclusive Community Design
Award: $10,000

Whitney Barr
MLA Candidate, University of Georgia

 

2019 LAF Scholarship Winner Darby Buckley

ASLA Council of Fellows Scholarships 
Award: $5,000 + travel to ASLA Annual Meeting

Darby Buckley
BLA Candidate, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

 

2019 LAF Scholarship Winner Eddy Gonzalez

ASLA Council of Fellows Scholarships 
Award: $5,000 + travel to ASLA Annual Meeting

Eddy Gonzalez
BSLA Candidate, Cal Poly Pomona

 

2019 LAF Scholarship Winner James Ryan

ASLA Council of Fellows Scholarships 
Award: $5,000 + travel to ASLA Annual Meeting

James Ryan
MLA Candidate, Kansas State University

 

2019 LAF Scholarship Winner Nancy Valenzuela

ASLA Council of Fellows Scholarships 
Award: $5,000 + travel to ASLA Annual Meeting

Nancy Gandarilla Valenzuela
BLA Candidate, Texas A&M University

 

2019 LAF Scholarship Winner Anna Speidel

ASLA-NY Designing in the Public Realm Scholarship
Award: $5,000

Anna Speidel
MLA Candidate, City College of New York

 

2019 LAF Scholarship Winner Selah Sanchez

Courtland Paul Scholarship
Award: $2,500

Selah Sanchez
BSLA Candidate, Cal Poly Pomona

 

2019 LAF Scholarship Winner Farre Nixon

EDSA Minority Scholarship
Award: $5,000

Farre Nixon
MARCH/MLA Candidate, University of Pennsylvania

 

2019 LAF Scholarship Winner Guadalupe Rodriguez

Landscape Forms Scholarship in Memory of Peter Schaudt, FASLA, Award: $5,000

Guadalupe Rodriguez
BSLA Candidate, Cal Poly Pomona

 

2019 LAF Scholarship Winner Mary Rasmussen

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

Mary Rasmussen
Landscape Architecture Certificate, UCLA Extension

 

2019 LAF Scholarship Winner Breanna Stoll

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

Breanna Stoll 
BSLA Candidate, Colorado State University

 

2019 LAF Scholarship Winner Lauren Iversen

Steven G. King Play Environments Scholarship 
Award: $5,000

Lauren Iversen
MLA Candidate, University of Washington

 

2019 LAF Scholarship Winner Lizabeth Wardzinski

Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History and Design, Award: $4,000

Lizabeth Wardzinski
PhD in Design Candidate, North Carolina State University

 

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.

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