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Grid with 21 headshots of LAF's 2021 scholarship winners
Headshot of Leah Kahler
Headshot of Priyanka Parachoor
Headshot of Ayana Belk
2021 Scholarship Winner Danielle Slowik
2021 Scholarship Winner Najla Said Lopez
2021 Scholarship Winner Walter Hogue
2021 Scholarship Winner Matheus Gomes
2021 Scholarship Winner Casey Breen
2021 Scholarship Winner Caro Rubio
2021 LAF Scholarship Winner Elissa Urbina
2021 LAF Scholarship Winner Lucia Blanco
2021 Scholarship Winner Anne Bierbrauer
2021 Scholarship Winner Valerie Alegre
2021 Scholarship Winner Scott Shoemaker
2021 LAF Scholarship Winner Kiana Dai
2021 LAF Scholarship Winner Emerson Goo
2021 LAF Scholarship Winner Jordan Chiang
2021 LAF Scholarship Winner Diamond Owens
Headshot of Shakira Hood
Headshot of Daniela Rodiguez
Headshot of David Evans

Each year, the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) offers over $120,000 through 15 different scholarships and fellowships. 

LAF scholarships help diversify the pool of talent and increase academic opportunity for new generations of designers. These awards are made possible through funds established by our generous sponsors.

Each academic year, available scholarships are announced in the fall with all applications materials due February 1. Eligible candidates are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Additional requirements vary by scholarship.

The average student debt load for landscape architecture graduates is $34,000.

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Three students-LAF Olmsted Scholars

To date, the Landscape Architecture Foundation has awarded $1.4 million in scholarships to 585 students.

Headshot of Leah Kahler, 2021 LAF National Olmsted Scholar Finalist

Leah Kahler is the 2021 recipient of the $20,000 LAF Honor Scholarship in Memory of Joe Lalli, FASLA.

Headshot of Ayana Belk

Ayana Belk is the 2021 recipient of the $10,000 LAF Honor Scholarship for Inclusive Community Design.

LAF scholarships are made possible through funds established by generous sponsors, including those listed below.

Scholarship Sponsors

Interested in establishing a scholarship with LAF?

Contact Christina Sanders at csanders [at] lafoundation [dot] org