Landscape Architecture Scholarships

Here are some of the Landscape Architecture scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Rome Prize Fellowships

In general, all applicants for the Rome Prize fellowships must be citizens of the United States at the time of application. (Permanent Residents or individuals who have been residents in the U.S. for at least three years at time of application may apply for the post-doctoral fellowships in the School of Classical Studies. Please read carefully the specific eligibility requirements provided below.) Undergraduate students are not eligible to apply. Graduate students may apply for predoctoral awards in the School of Classical Studies if they meet the other criteria provided below. Winners of the Rome Prize may hold other fellowships concurrently, as long as the requirements of such fellowships do not conflict with the Academy's fellowship rules. Applicants are required to disclose all fellowships and awards they may hold during their proposed residency in Rome. The Academy may make adjustments to the stipend awarded if substantial additional resources are made available. Rome Prize winners may not hold full-time jobs while at the Academy.

Rain Bird Intelligent Use of Water Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Rain Bird Corporation to recognize an outstanding landscape architecture, horticulture or irrigation science student. Eligible applicants include students in the final two years of undergraduate study (third-, fourth-, or fifth-year students) who have demonstrated commitment to these professions through participation in extracurricular activities and exemplary scholastic achievements.Rain Bird develops products and technologies that use water efficiently. Their commitment also extends to education, training and services related to responsible water use and conservation. Visit for more information about the Intelligent Use of Water.In addition to the General Submission Guidelines this fellowship requires the following: * A cover letter including summary/explanation of enclosures and interests * A typed, double-spaced 300-word essay a) stating career goals and b) explaining how applicant will contribute to the advancement of the profession of landscape architecture, horticulture or irrigation science

William J. Locklin Scholarship

The William J. Locklin Scholarship emphasizes the importance of 24-hour lighting in landscape designs. Eligible applicants for this $1,000 award includes those students pursuing a program in lighting design, or those landscape architectural students focusing on lighting design in studio projects. Requirements 1. Typed, double-spaced essay (300-word maximum) highlighting the design project; the overall effect to be obtained; rationale for choice of lamp and placement of fixture; and anticipated results. Preference will be given to those projects that are designed to see the effect, not the source. 2. Visual samples (schematics/renderings/sketches or other plans) reduced to 8 1/2x11. 3. One letter of recommendation relevant to the proposed project and applicant, preferably from a current professor.

ASLA Council of Fellows Scholarships

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.Eligible applicants must be permanent US citizens or permanent resident aliens who are third, fourth, or fifth-year undergraduates at Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited programs of landscape architecture. Graduate students are not eligible for this award.Up to two 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.In addition to receiving up to $4,000, each recipient will also receive a one-year student ASLA membership, general registration fees for the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO, and a travel stipend to attend the meeting. Scholarship recipients are expected to attend the ASLA Annual Meeting to receive their awards.In addition to the General Submission Guidelines this fellowship requires the following: * Essay of 500 words maximum about how you envision yourself contributing to the profession of landscape architecture. * Two letters of recommendation specifically addressing your merit as a student of landscape architecture. One letter of recommendation must come from a faculty member; the other letter may be sent by a non-academic member of ASLA or another faculty member. * Financial Information Form * A statement of up to 250 words describing your financial needs and any special financial considerations you would like to be considered. * Applicants seeking special consideration for the diversity scholarship should indicate and identify their association with a specific ethnic or cultural group on their General Submission Form under the Additional Comments section (see General Submission Guidelines).

Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Nemetschek Vectorworks values the different backgrounds and experiences of the next generation of designers. We want to reward talented students and support their studies. While we strive to provide funding to as many students as possible, only a limited amount of scholarships are issued each year.The scholarship supports the next generation of creative potential on two levels. Round one winners will move on to compete for the grand prize, The Richard Diehl Award, in round two. Plus, entering is simple.Submit your best work and answer three short questions by August 31, 2015

Morris K. Udall Scholarship Program

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a degree related to the environment, Native American health care, or tribal public policy, such as environmental science/studies/engineering, agriculture, biology & other natural sciences, natural resource management, political science, sociology, anthropology, geography, cultural studies, American Indian Studies, philosophy, tribal policy, economic development, history, English, theater, ecology, landscape architecture, public health and/or be a Native American or Alaskan Native. 2. Must be an undergraduate student. 3. Must be a sophomore or junior student. 4. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should download the attached nomination packet.

The GCA Internship In Garden History & Design

Established to encourage the study of garden history and design, and if possible, aid in the cataloguing of the GCA slides in the Archives of American Gardens at the Smithsonian Institution. Preference is given to an undergraduate or graduate student wishing to work and pursue independent research at the Archives, but is available to a student at any facility approved by the Scholarship Committee providing adequate supervision and structure. The award of $2000 may supplement any internship remuneration provided by the facility. Archives of American Gardens Applicants: The term of the internship is 10 to 16 weeks. The stipend of undergraduates is $360 per week, and for graduate students, $420 per week. Interns are allowed one half day each week to complete independent study projects. Interns may arrange for academic credit through their college or university. Students with courses in horticulture, ornamental horticulture, landscape design and related fields are best suited. Interns working in the Archives of American Gardens will gain experience in the following: collections registration, cataloging and description, research, development of finding aids, inventory, and basic preservation practices. Projects focus on organizing and processing photographic materials, keeping archival records, locating and verifying data for research or exhibition purposes, cataloging images and describing their content according to recognized standards, image digitization, computer automation of the records collection, and preparing reports. The images and history preserved in the AAG collection provide the researcher with a valuable source of information on American gardens not found anywhere else in the country. A variety of individual research projects can be developed from these rich resources. Themes represented include: historical garden styles, garden furniture, art and ornaments, cultural influences on garden design, and regional landscape practices. AAG staff work with applicants to develop individualized projects.

GCSAA Scholars Program

Available to outstanding undergraduate students who are planning careers as golf course superintendents. Applicants must be enrolled in a recognized undergraduate program in a major field related to golf/turf management. Undergraduate applicants must have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours or the equivalent of one year of full-time study in an appropriate major.

The EDSA Minority Scholarship

The EDSA Minority Scholarship was established to help African American, Hispanic, Native American and minority students of other cultural and ethnic backgrounds continue their landscape architecture education. Eligible candidates will be entering their final two years of undergraduate study in fall or pursuing a graduate degree in Landscape Architecture. EDSA is an internationally-renowned full-service planning, landscape architecture, urban design, and graphic design firm with over 220 employees. Established in 1960, the firm has extensive experience in attractions and entertainment, campus and cultural, communities and new towns, ecotourism and environmental planning, hotels and resorts, as well as urban design. EDSA is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has offices in Orlando, Florida; Los Angeles, California; Beijing, China; and Baltimore, Maryland.In addition to the General Submission Guidelines this fellowship requires the following: * A typed, double-spaced essay (500-word maximum) describing a design or research effort you plan to pursue with an explanation of how it will contribute to the advancement of the profession and your ethnic heritage. * Three 8 ½ x11 work samples in either jpg or PDF format * Two letters of recommendation

Association for Women in Architecture Foundation Scholarship, The

Criteria: 1.) Must have completed one year studying architecture, landscape architecture, urban and/or land planning, interior design, environmental design, civil, electrical, mechanical, or structural engineering. 2.) Must be leading toward a college degree. 3.) Must be a resident of California or attending a California School. 4.) Must be enrolled in one of the qualifying majors for the next school term. 5.) Must have completed a minimum of 18 units in their major by the application due date. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

Rain Bird Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Rain Bird Sprinkler Manufacturing Corp. to recognize an outstanding landscape architecture student. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student in his/her final two years of undergraduate study (third, fourth, fifth years) who is in need of financial assistance. Eligible applicants include those who have demonstrated commitment to the profession through participation in extracurricular activities and exemplary scholastic achievements.

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