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ASLA Council of Fellows Scholarships

Logos of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the ASLA Council of Fellows

Award: $5,000 + travel to ASLA conference
Number available: Up to 4
Deadline: February 1

This scholarship fund was established by the ASLA Council of Fellows in 2004 to: 1) aid outstanding students who would not otherwise have an opportunity to continue a professional degree program due to unmet financial need; 2) increase the interest and participation of economically disadvantaged and under-represented populations in the study of landscape architecture; and 3) enrich the profession of landscape architecture through a more diverse population.

Up to four scholarships are awarded each year to promising students, with one specifically available to students of under-represented populations. Geographic distribution of the applicant pool will be considered. Applicants seeking special consideration for the diversity scholarship should indicate and identify their association with a specific ethnic or cultural group.

Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who are Student ASLA members and third, fourth, or fifth-year undergraduates in Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited programs of landscape architecture. Graduate students are not eligible for this award.

In addition to receiving $5,000, each recipient will also receive a one-year student ASLA membership, general registration fees for the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture, and a travel stipend to attend the conference. Scholarship recipients are expected to attend the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture to receive their awards.

 

To Apply

See the General Application Guidelines for information on using our online application system. All submissions must adhere to guidelines and deadlines in order to be considered. Additional materials will not be reviewed.

 

Application Contents

All LAF scholarships and fellowships require applicants to submit the following materials:

  • General Submission Form*
    Complete this online form with basic contact information and details about your degree program.
  • Photo
    Provide a color headshot in jpg format that is at least 1800x1200 pixels. It should be horizontally-oriented, well-lit with a simple background, and include your entire head and shoulders. LAF retains the right to use any submitted photo on our website and in other materials promoting LAF’s scholarship programs.
  • Bio for the LAF Website (150 word max)
    Provide a short bio in PDF, Microsoft Word, or TXT format. In 150 words or less, describe your background, current educational pursuits, future plans, and any other personal interests or activities.
  • Resume (2 page max)
    Upload your resume or CV in PDF format. It should include your education, professional experience, extra-curricular activities, and honors and awards. Please include Applicant Name/Resume/Scholarship Name and page number on each page.

In addition, this scholarship requires the following:

  • Financial Aid Form
    Complete this online form with information about your financial needs and any financial assistance you currently receive.
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
    One letter must come from a faculty member; the other letter may be sent by another faculty member or a non-academic member of ASLA. Provide the e-mail address for each recommender and instructions will be sent to them. The letters should specifically address your merit as a student of landscape architecture.
  • Essay (2 page max)
    Upload your original essay in PDF format. In 500 words or less, describe how you envision yourself contributing to the profession of landscape architecture. The essay should be no more than two pages with margins of at least 1”, 10-point or larger font, and no images or graphics. Please include Applicant Name/Essay/Scholarship Name and page number on each page.

*Applicants seeking special consideration for the diversity scholarship should indicate their association with a specific ethnic or cultural group on the last question of the General Submission Form.

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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