Scholarship Awards and Bursaries

Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship Award

The Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship Award Fund was initiated in 2012. 

On September 15, 2012, in Halifax, the Atlantic Provinces Society of Landscape Architects (APALA) announced the creation of a scholarship award in honor of the late Peter Klynstra, a well-known and highly respected Halifax landscape architect. APALA initiated efforts towards establishing the Peter Klynstra Endowment Fund in collaboration with LACF.

The Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to an Atlantic Canadian student entering the second year of landscape architectural study in a recognized undergraduate or graduate program. The $1000 scholarship will recognize Peter Klynstra’s significant contribution in the field and to education, and is intended to encourage more people in the Atlantic region to consider a career in landscape architecture. 

The inaugural Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship was awarded in 2014.

For more information about this scholarship visit the APALA site.


Recipients of the Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship Award
2017 Aiden Fudge, MLA candidate, University of Guelph
2016 Emma TarBush, MLA candidate, University of Guelph
2015 Aislin Livingstone, MLA candidate, University of Guelph
2014 Nathan Macloed, MLA candidate, University of Manitoba  
About Peter Klynstra
Peter Klynstra, FCSLA, APALA was a tireless promoter of landscape architecture. He was involved in major projects relating to waterfront planning, institutional land planning and development research mainly in the Maritime region. In addition to his innovative design talents, Klynstra was highly sought after for his expertise in community consultation and was a strong advocate for the voice of community in planning projects. He was perhaps best known for his energy and enthusiasm: he was willing to help out anyone, on projects large and small, offering a limitless stream of ideas and encouragement. In 2011, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) awarded its President’s Award to Klynstra posthumously in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the profession. The APALA initiated this endowment fund to honor Peter’s desire to see more Atlantic Canadians become landscape architects and practice in the region.