Established in 2019, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Florida Chapter Career Discovery Scholarship is awarded to students currently enrolled in an LAAB-accredited landscape architecture program at a university in the state of Florida. Eligible students are either:
A) Undergraduate students in their first 3 years, or
B) Master's students seeking a first professional degree in landscape architecture (cannot hold an undergraduate degree in landscape architecture)
Candidates should exemplify the ideals of landscape architecture in scholarship, service, and ethics and show promise in the fields of landscape architectural design or research. Candidates are evaluated based on their commitment to the profession of landscape architecture, leadership, service and volunteerism, design ability, academic aptitude, and financial need.
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:
A) 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.
C) 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.
D) 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:
A) Financial Aid Form
Complete this online form with information about your financial needs and any financial assistance you currently receive.
B) 2 Letters of Recommendation
Provide the e-mail address for each recommender and instructions will be sent to them. Letters should address the applicant's leadership, academic aptitude, volunteerism, and commitment to the profession of landscape architecture.
C) Essay (2 page max)
Upload your original essay in PDF format. In 500 words or less, describe your leadership, academic aptitude, volunteerism, and commitment to the profession of landscape architecture. 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.
D) 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.