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Department Scholarships

The Department of Landscape Architecture is pleased to announce our Departmental Scholarships. Each year the Landscape Architecture Department will be awarding up to $48,000.00 to support the academic development, public service and career ambitions of the students of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona.

The scholarship committee encourages students to look close and far in identifying directed investigations, focused research, travel itineraries and service opportunities.  The committee supports global thinking and visioning but also recognizes the truly unique opportunities of more local conditions–the committee supports both broad travel and more focused research that may not have extensive travel as an underlying theme. Applicants are encouraged to utilize faculty expertise in developing applications and specific lines of inquiry but not to lobby for support.

DON BRINKERHOFF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE SCHOLARSHIP
DANGERMOND TRAVELING SCHOLARSHIP
CHAPMAN FORESTRY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
ONA SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIP
LIFESCAPES INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
WILLIAM HABERECHT SCHOLARSHIP
TAKEO UESUGI SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIP
HOWARD O. BOLTZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
GALARZA ITALIAN STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP
CLASS FUND SCHOLARSHIP

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DON BRINKERHOFF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE SCHOLARSHIP:
To provide unrestricted scholarship support to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated a strong level of academic achievement and a calculated financial need.  The Brinkerhoff award is intended to assist a student pursuing a degree in the field of landscape architecture.  

This annual scholarship will be awarded to individuals who are self-starters, leaders, team players and multi-disciplined in focus.  Minority and women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Winners may not reapply for the scholarship- award is intended as a one-time award.

General Criteria (applicants must meet the following standards):

  • full-time 3rd or 4th year Undergraduate Landscape Architecture student
  • 3.0 GPA or better
  • Declared Landscape Architecture Major
  • Registered for a full-time course load
  • Limited to students with a calculated financial need
  • Citizen or non-citizen (eligible for security clearance)

Requirements:

  • Completed application per attached scholarship application format and criteria
  • Letter of intent including intended study objectives and the relationship of these objectives to the applicant's career goals
  • One brief letters of reference from persons outside the Department of Landscape Architecture and a non-student
  • Post-award requirements will include a thank-you letter to donor, report of findings, a text or drawing journal and an annotated digital presentation following the trip (details provided with award)

Distribution:
1- $10,000 award


DANGERMOND TRAVELING SCHOLARSHIP:
To expand the intellectual horizons of Landscape Architecture students through focused international travel.

Funds to be used for international travel to study significant works of Landscape Architecture or related developments.  Topics may include works of a particular designer or group of designers representing an identified landscape theory, style or transition of styles; works that are exemplary in their application of sustainable or regenerative principles; works that represent contrasts with accepted or ecological norms in the US; works that represent the ordinances or codes of a particular country or locale; works or projects related to or using Geographic Information Systems [GIS] in their design or function; other topics developed by the applicant.

General Criteria:

  • full-time undergraduate Landscape Architecture student
  • full-time graduate Landscape Architecture student

Specific Application Requirements:

  • Completed application per attached scholarship application format and criteria
  • Letter of intent including intended study objectives and the relationship of these objectives to the applicant's career goals
  • Itinerary, including all places to be visited, dates of travel and the names of any persons to be visited during the trip, especially designers, academics, officials, or other experts
  • An estimate of costs
  • Description of products/deliverables resulting from the trip
  • Two brief letters of reference from persons outside the Department of Landscape Architecture
  • Post-award requirements will include a thank-you letter to donor, report of findings, a text or drawing journal and an annotated digital presentation following the trip (details provided with award)

Distribution:
3- $5,000 awards with a maximum of $5,000 awarded to any individual or group. 


CHAPMAN FORESTRY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS:
This scholarship is provided to fund Landscape Architecture students in three distinct categories critical to the discipline.  The three categories of award are:  Travel, Community Service/Regenerating LA, or Technology/Production.  All categories will also support proposals to attend conferences/courses directly applicable within each of the three stated categories. The number of awards made in each category is at the discretion of the scholarship committee. 

Distribution of awards will be based upon the quality of applications in each category. The categories of support are:

  • Travel: will fund students with distinct itineraries and educational goals. 
  • Community Service:  will fund students working in a participatory fashion within a community in support of the department’s stated mission.
  • Technology: will fund purchases of hardware and/or software that will advance student success.

General Criteria:

  • full-time undergraduate Landscape Architecture student
  • full-time graduate Landscape Architecture student
  • 3.0 or higher Departmental GPA

Specific Application Requirements:

  • Completed application per attached scholarship application format and criteria
  • Letter of intent specifically addressing the scholarship category being applied for, the applicant’s future directions and goals within the profession of Landscape Architecture and the impact this scholarship would have in helping the applicant achieve stated goals.
    • Travel: Itinerary, including all places to be visited, dates of travel and the names of any persons to be visited during the trip
    • Community Service:  Description of intended project/conference/presentation to be addressed.  A description and location of the community to be served shall also be included.  
    • Technology: Description of products/equipment/courses to be purchased and intended application[s] of stated products
  • Post-award requirements will include a thank-you letter to donor, and an annotated digital presentation summarizing work funded by the scholarship with a verbal presentation as required (details provided with award)

Distribution: 
13- travel, community service or technology awards @ $1,000 each
***The number of awards in each category will vary depending upon the quality of the applications.  This is at the discretion of the scholarship committee. Students may apply for and receive awards in more than one category.


ONA SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship is provided to fund Landscape Architecture students with a specific interest in community service. 

General Criteria:

  • full-time Landscape Architecture student, any year level
  • 2.5 or better GPA

Specific Application Requirements:

  • Completed application per attached scholarship application format and criteria
  • Letter of intent specifically describing the community service project that the applicant wishes to undertake and the implications of the work on the applicant’s future directions within the discipline of Landscape Architecture.
  • Specific description of the community, a timeline/itinerary for the project and the intended results/deliverables resulting from the project
  • Post-award requirements will include a thank-you letter to donor, and an annotated digital presentation summarizing work funded by the scholarship with a verbal presentation as required

Distribution:
1- $1,500 award

 


LIFESCAPES INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship is provided to fund Landscape Architecture students with financial need.

General Criteria:

  • At least 1/2 time Landscape Architecture student, any year level
  • Financial need
  • 3.5 or better Departmental GPA

Specific Application Requirements:

  • Completed application per attached scholarship application format and criteria
  • Letter of intent specifically addressing the applicant’s educational goals, financial need and the opportunity afforded by the scholarship
  • Post-award requirements will include a thank-you letter to donor (details provided with award)

Distribution:
2- $750 awards

 



WILLIAM HABERECHT SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship is provided to fund a beginning Landscape Architecture student whom is a first generation college student. 

General Criteria:

  • Full-time 1st year undergraduate Landscape Architecture student
  • First generation college student
  • 3.5 or better Departmental GPA

Specific Application Requirements:

  • Completed application per attached scholarship application format and criteria
  • Letter of intent specifically addressing the applicant’s educational goals with reference to Landscape Architecture and the specific intentions for the funds provided by the scholarship
  • Post-award requirements will include a thank-you letter to donor (details provided with award)

Distribution:
1- $250 award

 


TAKEO UESUGI SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship is provided to fund first or second year undergraduate Landscape Architecture students.  Named in honor of emeritus faculty member Dr. Takeo Uesugi, the award is intended to support young designers and provided funds to broaden the applicant’s exposure to the discipline of Landscape Architecture.  Dr. Uesugi is a Landscape Architect with a deep expertise in Japanese garden design and has always maintained a professional practice while teaching design studios and landscape history courses within the department. 

General Criteria:

  • Full-time 1st or 2nd year undergraduate Landscape Architecture student
  • 3.0 or better Departmental GPA

Specific Application Requirements:

  • Completed application per attached scholarship application format and criteria
  • Letter of intent specifically addressing the applicants educational goals, future directions and specific intentions for the funds
  • Support images that express the applicant’s design capabilities
  • Post-award requirements will include a thank-you letter to donor (details provided with award)

Distribution:
1- $500 award

 



HOWARD O. BOLTZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is provided to fund a student of Landscape Architecture with an expressed and undeniable interest in expanding a personal vision Landscape Architecture, a distinguished academic record and who has shown a special interest in landscape architectural education.  Howard Boltz, a pioneer in landscape architecture education, was the founder of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona, and served on the California State Board of Landscape Architecture during the early years of professional registration. 

General Criteria:

  • Full-time Landscape Architecture student, any year level
  • California Native
  • 3.0 or better Departmental GPA

Specific Application Requirements:

  • Completed application per attached scholarship application format and criteria
  • Letter of intent specifically addressing the applicants educational goals, future directions and specific intentions for the funds
  • Post-award requirements will include a thank-you letter to donor (details provided with award)

Distribution:
1- $500 award


GALARZA SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship is provided to fund Landscape Architecture students that will be participating in the department’s study abroad program in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy.  The Galarza Scholarship is provided to students with latent design ability that would greatly benefit from a three-month experience in Italy but may not be afforded the opportunity due to financial considerations.

General Criteria:

  • Full-time 4th year undergraduate Landscape Architecture student that will be participating in the Italy program
  • Full-time 1st year graduate Landscape Architecture student that will be participating in the Italy program
  • Financial need
  • 3.0 or better Departmental GPA

Specific Application Requirements:

  • Completed application per attached scholarship application format and criteria
  • Letter of intent specifically addressing the applicant’s educational goals, financial need and the opportunity afforded by the scholarship
  • Support images that express the applicant’s design capabilities
  • Post-award requirements will include a thank-you letter to donor, a text and drawing journal in an annotated digital format following the trip (details provided with award)

Distribution:
2- $1000 awards
***Awards contingent upon annual funding of scholarship by donor.

 


CLASS Fund SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship is provided to fund Landscape Architecture students with financial need, strong leadership qualities and the potential to expand the discipline of landscape architecture.

General Criteria:

  • Full-time Landscape Architecture student, any year level
  • Financial need
  • Leadership capabilities
  • Community involvement
  • 3.0 or better Departmental GPA

Specific Application Requirements:

  • Completed application per attached scholarship application format and criteria
  • Letter of intent specifically addressing the applicant’s educational goals, financial need and the opportunity afforded by the scholarship
  • Post-award requirements will include a thank-you letter to donor (details provided with award)

Distribution:
2- $2000 awards
***This scholarship is selected by the scholarship committee but distributed by CLASS Fund directly and will be awarded at the annual departmental scholarship award reception.