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Congratulations to Our 2022 Scholarship Winners!

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) has awarded a total of $167,000 to 27 outstanding students for its 2022 scholarship season.

The scholarships support the next generation of designers by rewarding superior student performance, supporting access and 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 2022 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.

To see bios of the winners, scroll through the carousel on our main Scholarships page.

 

Honor Awards / Scholarships for Master's Students

Headshot of Justin Thomas

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

Justin Thomas
MLA Candidate, University of California, Berkeley

 

Headshot of Mathew Brown Velasquez

LAF Honor Scholarship in Memory of Joe Lalli, FASLA
First Runner-up Award: $10,000

Mathew Brown Velasquez
MLA Candidate, The City College of New York

 

Headshot of Sydney Lister

LAF Honor Scholarship in Memory of Joe Lalli, FASLA
Second Runner-up Award: $5,000

Sydney Lister
MLA Candidate, The Ohio State University

 

Headshot of Scarlet Rendleman

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

Scarlet Blossom Rendleman
MLA Candidate, Harvard University

 

Headshot of Jeana Fletcher

LAF Honor Scholarship for Inclusive Community Design
Runner-up Award: $5,000

Jeana Pearl Fletcher
MLA Candidate, The City College of New York

 

Headshot of Isabella Shehab

Kenneth R. Brooks MLA Research Scholarship
Award: $5,000

Isabella Juliet Shehab
MLA and MSc Candidate, University of Michigan

 

 

Scholarships for Undergraduates

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ASLA Council of Fellows Scholarships 
Award: $10,000 + travel to ASLA conference

Victor Cizik
BLA Candidate, University of Connecticut

 

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

Naomi Bailey
BLA Candidate, Michigan State University

 

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

Andrea Fager
BLA Candidate, Iowa State University

 

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

Luis Jorge Hernandez
BLA Candidate, University of Arkansas

 

Headshot of Claire Thurlow

Courtland Paul Scholarship
Award: $5,000

Claire Thurlow
BLA Candidate, Ball State University

 

Headshot of Isabella Carrera

LandDesign Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Scholarship
Award: $5,000

Isabella Carrera
BLA Candidate, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

 

Headshot of Sofia Lomeli

LandDesign Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Scholarship
Award: $5,000

Sofia Lomeli
BLA Candidate, Arizona State University

 

Headshot of Victor Cizik

Landscape Forms Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ScholarshipAward: $5,000

Victor Cizik
BLA Candidate, University of Connecticut

 

Headshot of Adriel Jimenez

Landscape Forms Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ScholarshipAward: $5,000

Adriel Jimenez
BLA Candidate, University of Florida

 

Headshot of Najla Said Lopez

Landscape Forms Scholarship in Memory of Peter  Lindsay Schaudt, FASLAAward: $5,000

Najla Said Lopez
BLA Candidate, University of Florida

 

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Rain Bird Intelligent Use of Water™ Scholarship
Award: $5,000

Seth Gross
BLA Candidate, University of California, Davis

 

 

Scholarships for Grad or Undergrad Students

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Daniel Zwier/Permaloc Innovation Scholarship
Award: $5,000

William Thomson
MLA Candidate, The City College of New York

 

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Daniel Zwier/Permaloc Innovation Scholarship
Runner-up Award: $1,000

Martina Potlach
MLA Candidate, Florida International University

 

Headshot of Luis Mota

Daniel Zwier/Permaloc Innovation Scholarship
Runner-up Award: $1,000

Luis Mota
MLA + Urbanism Candidate, University of Southern California

 

Headshot of Najla Said Lopez

EDSA Diversity Scholarship
Award: $5,000

Najla Said Lopez
BLA Candidate, University of Florida

 

Headshot of Jorge Mayorga

EDSA Diversity Scholarship
Award: $5,000

Jorge Mayorga
MLA + Urbanism Candidate, Illinois Institute of Technology

 

Headshot of Ava Ross

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

Ava Ross
BLA Candidate, University of Washington

 

 

Location-specific Scholarships

Headshot of Jeana Fletcher

ASLA-NY Equitable Public Urban Space Scholarship
Award: $5,000

Jeana Pearl Fletcher
MLA Candidate, The City College of New York

 

Headshot of Sophia Neves

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

Sophia Neves
MLA Candidate, Florida International University

 

Headshot of Weishunhua Zhang

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

Weishunhua Zhang
MLA Candidate, University of Florida

 

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

Christine Flauta
MLA Candidate, University of Minnesota

 

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

Aimee Kirby
LA Certificate Candidate, UCLA Extension

 

 

Project Support

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

Alicia Fahrner
MLA Candidate, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

 

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

Sierra Roark
PhD Candidate in Anthropology, University of North Carolina

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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