Hawaii Chapter ASLA/David T. Woolsey Scholarship
Deadline: February 1
This scholarship was established in memory of David T. Woolsey, an alumnus of California Polytechnic University and former principal in the firm of Woolsey, Miyabara and Associates. The award provides funds for educational or professional development purposes exclusively.
The award is open to currently-enrolled third-, fourth-, or fifth-year undergraduate students or master's students studying landscape architecture at Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited/candidacy programs in the United States. To be eligible, the applicant’s university must be within the Hawaii Chapter ASLA boundary* or the applicant's permanent residence must be in Hawaii.
*At this time, the only accredited/candidacy program in Hawaii is the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Master of Landscape Architecture program.
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.
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.
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:
- Proof of Hawaii Residency
Upload a PDF or JPG copy of your Hawaii Driver License, most recent federal tax return, or other proof of residency. This is only necessary for applicants who do not attend a university within the Hawaii Chapter ASLA boundary.
- 1 Letter of Recommendation
Provide the e-mail address for the recommender and instructions will be sent to them.
- Essay (2 page max)
Upload your original essay in PDF format. In 500 words or less, provide autobiographical information and state your personal and professional goals. 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.
- Work Samples (3 page max)
Upload three 8.5”x11” work samples in one PDF document. Each should include explanatory text describing the project. If it was a group project, state this and describe your role. Please include Applicant Name/Work Samples/Scholarship Name and page number on each page.