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Congratulations to Our 2020 Scholarship Winners!

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) has awarded a total of $103,000 to 17 outstanding students for its 2020 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.

LAF congratulates all of our 2020 winners, who were selected through a competitive process by sponsor- and LAF-convened juries made up of leaders in landscape architecture practice, academia, and industry.

 

2020 LAF Scholarship Winne Gaelle Gourmelon

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

Gaelle Gourmelon
MLA Candidate, University of Virginia

 

2020 LAF Scholarship Winner Natalie Galarza

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

Natalie Galarza
MLA Candidate, City College of New York

 

2020 Scholarship Winner Courtney Helmlinger

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

Courtney Helmlinger
BLA Candidate, Ball State University

 

2020 Scholarship Winner Aus Perez

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

Aus Perez
BLA Candidate, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

 

2020 Scholarship Winner Holley Stringham

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

Holley Stringham
BLA Candidate, Utah State University

 

2020 Scholarship Winner David Curry

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

David Curry
BLA Candidate, North Carolina A&T State University

 

2020 LAF Scholarship Winner Natalie Galarza

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

Natalie Galarza
MLA Candidate, City College of New York

 

2020 Scholarship Winner Eleanor Frey

Courtland Paul Scholarship
Award: $3,500

Eleanor Frey
BSLA Candidate, The Ohio State University

 

2020 Scholarship Winner Alexandra Burgos

EDSA Minority Scholarship
Award: $5,000

Alexandra Burgos
MLA Candidate, University of Washington

 

2020 Scholarship Winner Claire Jarvis

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

Claire Jarvis
BLA Candidate, University of Georgia


 

2020 Scholarship Winner Nola Talmage

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

Nola Talmage
Landscape Architecture Certificate, UCLA Extension


 

2020 Scholarship Winner Courtney Helmlinger

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

Courtney Helmlinger 
BLA Candidate, Ball State University

 

2020 Scholarship Winner Allyson Fairweather

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

Allyson Fairweather
MLA Candidate, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

 

2020 Scholarship Winner Mara Stegaru

ASLA Florida Chapter Career Discovery Scholarships
Award: $5,000

Mara Stegaru
MLA Candidate, Florida International University

 

2020 Scholarship Winner Sebastian Hilpl

ASLA Florida Chapter Career Discovery Scholarships
Award: $5,000

Sebastian Hilpl
MLA Candidate, University of Florida

 

2020 Scholarship Winner Aja Grande

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

Aja Grande
PhD Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


 

2020 Scholarship Winner Yoni Angelo Carnice

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

Yoni Angelo Carnice
MLA Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Design


 

2020 Scholarship Winner Jonathan Stanich

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

Jonathan Stanich
MLA Candidate, University of Hawai'i - Manoa

 

2020 Scholarship Runner-up Jose Guadalupe Gutierrez

LAF Honor Scholarship for Inclusive Community Design, Runner-up Award: $2,000

Jose Guadalupe Gutierrez
MLA Candidate, California State Polytechnic University Pomona

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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