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Landscape Forms Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship


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AWARD: Two $5,000 winners
DEADLINE: February 1

Landscape Forms envisions a society where social justice and racial diversity are the norm. The company and its employees believe the best workplaces embrace individuality where any person can feel a strong sense of belonging. They aspire to that reality for themselves, and for their partners in the design professions. 

The Landscape Forms Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship was established as a small but meaningful step toward achieving that vision of a just and diverse community. The scholarship helps Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students advance in their education and career in landscape architecture.

This scholarship is open to undergraduate landscape architecture students who identify as BIPOC and are currently enrolled in a LAAB- or LAAC-accredited program in the U.S. or Canada. To be eligible, applicants cannot currently be in their final year of study. Candidates must demonstrate financial need, academic aptitude, and commitment to the discipline of landscape architecture.

New for 2022: A second award has been made possible through support from the Marjorie K. Simmons Foundation. Margie is the Chief Executive Officer of Landscape Forms.


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.
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation
    The letter should be from a professor and speak to your commitment to the program and potential for impact on the landscape architecture discipline. Provide the e-mail address for each recommender and instructions will be sent to them.
  • Essay (2 page max)
    Upload your original essay in PDF format. In 500 words or less, describe why you chose landscape architecture as an area of study and what impact you hope to have on the discipline. Please also share your areas of passion where you have demonstrated leadership in the classroom or in extracurricular activities. 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 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.