LAF scholarships available for 2021

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) has over $120,000 in scholarships available through 15 different awards. Please help us spread the word to qualified candidates by forwarding this email along to your students.

Applications are due February 1. More information at:

On Tuesday, December 15 at 2pm EST, LAF will host an overview and office hours for prospective applicants to learn more, hear tips, and get their questions answered. A recording will be posted and distributed to all registrants. Register


Two new scholarships have been established, and several of our existing scholarships have added additional awards or increased award amounts.

  • Daniel Zwier/Permaloc Innovation Scholarship
    This new $5,000 award is available to undergraduate or master’s students interested in a non-traditional career path.
  • Landscape Forms Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship
    This new $5,000 award supports Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) undergraduate students with financial need.
  • ASLA Council of Fellows Scholarships
    The top award amount has increased to $10,000 with three $5,000 Runners-up to support underrepresented groups and those with financial need.
  • EDSA Diversity Scholarship
    A second $5,000 award has been added to help African American, Hispanic, Native American,and other cultural and ethnic minorities continue their landscape architecture education.


  • LAF Honor Scholarship in Memory of Joe Lalli, FASLA
    This $20,000 award is available to master’s students who demonstrate commitment to some of the areas Joe Lalli dedicated himself to.
    New for 2021: $5,000 Runner-up award
  • LAF Honor Scholarship for Inclusive Community Design
    This $10,000 award ($2,000 Runner-up) is available to graduate students who show commitment to underserved urban communities and community-scale design issues.


LAF offers 9 different awards ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. Eligibility requirements vary by scholarship.

• ASLA Council of Fellows Scholarships
• Courtland Paul Scholarship
• Daniel Zwier/Permaloc Innovation Scholarship
• EDSA Diversity Scholarship
• GCA/Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History and Design
• Landscape Forms Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship
• Landscape Forms Scholarship in Memory of Peter Schaudt, FASLA
• Rain Bird Intelligent Use of Water™ Scholarship
• Steven G. King Play Environments Scholarship