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ASLA NY Designing in the Public Realm Scholarship


Scholarship Value: $5,000
Awards Available: 1
Award Deadline: February 1, 2022

The New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA-NY) established this scholarship to support future leaders who will strive to make living in urban environments healthier and more enjoyable. ASLA-NY encompasses the New York Metropolitan-Long Island region, which extends from the northern tip of Westchester County to Montauk and includes New York City.

The award is open to currently-enrolled undergraduate or master's students studying landscape architecture at Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited programs in the United States. To be eligible, the applicant's university must be within the ASLA-NY Chapter boundary* or the applicant must have graduated from a high school within the ASLA-NY Chapter boundary. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a minimum "B" grade point average (2.5-3.5).

Candidates must value public design and show an interest in designing in the public realm.

*At this time, the only accredited program in the ASLA-NY Chapter boundary is the City College of New York's Master of Landscape Architecture program.

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:

A) General Submission Form

Complete this online form with basic contact information and details about your degree program.

B) 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.

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) Proof of Study within ASLA-NY Boundary

Upload a PDF or JPG copy of your high school diploma, transcript, signed letter from an administrator, or other proof of having graduated from a high school within the ASLA-NY Chapter boundary. This is only necessary for applicants who do not attend a university within the ASLA-NY Chapter boundary.

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 dedication to the public realm and the advancement of the landscape architecture profession.

C) Essay (1 page max)

Upload your original essay in PDF format. In 300 words or less, explain how you value public design, why you are interested in designing in the public realm, and how you plan to change our cities to be better places to live, work, and play. The essay should be no more than one page 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.


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