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.

Courtland Paul Scholarship

This scholarship honors the memory of Courtland P. Paul, FASLA (1927-2003) and his lifelong commitment to the landscape architecture profession. A native Californian, he became one of the state's first licensed landscape architects in 1954. Mr. Paul and Peridian International, the landscape architecture firm he founded over fifty years ago, were well known for community design and master planning, and for the golf courses, hotels, and theme parks they created in Southern California and throughout the world.Eligible applicants include United States citizens who are undergraduate students in the final two years of study in Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board accredited schools. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and a minimum grade point average of "C."In addition to the General Submission Guidelines this fellowship requires the following: * A 500-word maximum essay describing the applicant's aspirations, ability to surmount obstacles, high level of drive, and need for financial assistance. * Financial Information Form * Two letters of recommendation from current professors familiar with the applicant's character and goals in pursuing an education in landscape architecture. * Note: This award must be used only for tuition and/or books within the school year of the award.

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.

NCSGC National Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded only to students in the related fields of Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, City Planning, Land Management and allied subjects. The scholarships are awarded to juniors, seniors and graduate students.

Outstanding Undergraduate Horticulture Student Award

The ASHS Outstanding Horticulture Student Awards officially recognizes exceptional undergraduate horticulture students in baccalaureate programs. Students enrolled in horticulture (including pomology, olericulture, floriculture, and landscape or ornamental horticulture) or in a plant science/crop science department with an emphasis or major in horticulture are eligible. Students' photographs plus names and school name will be published in the March issue of the ASHS Newsletter, and students receive a certificate of achievement. Requirements Students should be selected on the basis of their academic achievements, leadership abilities, participation in campus/club activities, and service to their departments. Recognition is limited to one student per institution. Instructions Students' names and photographs will be published in the ASHS Newsletter, and students also receive a certificate. Nominations may be submitted by mail; a letter from the department head or other designated individual, briefly summarizing the student's qualifications, along with a photograph, or the same information may be submitted electronically. ASHS is proud to recognize these undergraduates for their achievements and contributions to horticulture. ASHS urges all departments to participate and give these students the honor they deserve! See website for online application.

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

The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture

Provides a residential year at the American Academy in Rome for an American landscape architect for advanced study, travel, and association with other fellows in the arts and humanities.

Ralph Hudson Environmental Fellowship

Ralph Hudson served ably for many years as manager of harbors, beaches and park design for California's Orange County Environmental Management Agency. His pioneering efforts led to the establishment of over 20,000 acres of open space for public recreation, relaxation and education in Orange County. This award honors his memory. In order for landscape architecture to make its full contribution as a profession and a discipline, the knowledge base on which it rests must be systematically examined, tested, refined and extended through providing a high level of university education. This award is intended to advance the educational profession and academic community through research in areas relating to open space, parks and recreation. Application is open to a full-time individual professor in landscape architecture who: 1. holds a degree in landscape architecture; and 2. has at least five years experience in professional practice -- private, public or academic or any combination thereof; and 3. must be a full-time university professor in an ASLA accredited program leading to first professional degree at the Bachelors and Masters level; and 4. is a resident of the United States or its possessions, Canada, Mexico or the Islands of the Caribbean, or a citizen of the United States residing or working abroad. Completed applications will be forwarded to the Landscape Architecture Foundation Research Committee for initial review and recommendation. Final selection will be made by an LAF/CLASS Fund jury in the early fall.

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.

Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in any field directly associated with horticulture, landscape architecture, plant science, nursery and landscape or turf management, plant breeding and genetics or plant pathology. Student must exhibit strong leadership skills and have participated in community service.AWARD: One scholarship at $1,500, non-renewable.

James K. Rathmell, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to serious upper-level undergraduates studying at a four-year institution or graduate college students with plans to work/study outside the country in the field of floriculture or hotriculture. Preference will be given to those planning to work/study for six months or longer. Applicants are urged to thoroughly research their proposed work/study program to formulate well-defined objectives. Library research, writing to organizations overseas and talking with faculty are strongly urged. The Scholarship Foundation will consider the scholarship, character, integrity and maturity of the applicant as well as the work/study purpose and evidence of serious interest as indicated on the application. Also considered wil be the promise of making continued contributions to the fields of floriculture, ornamental horiticulture or landscape architecture.

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