LACF Scholarships in Alberta
Three regional scholarships exist in Alberta. Two of them are dedicated to students enrolled in the newly accredited program of Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) at the University of Calgary and the other, to students graduating from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and intending to pursue further studies in LA.
1. LACF University of Calgary MLA
Context and Description
The endowment fund for this scholarship was initiated by the Alberta Association of Landscape Architects (AALA) and representatives of the landscape architecture program at the University of Calgary under the auspices of LACF in 2016. The scholarship is intended for a deserving student enrolled in the MLA program, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at University of Calgary. This LA program received accreditation in 2018 making it the newest school of landscape architecture in Canada. The inaugural scholarship was awarded in 2019.
Criteria and award process
The LACF / University of Calgary Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded annually "to a student in either first or second year of the Master of Landscape Architecture program who demonstrates excellence in both design creativity and academic performance". School faculty nominates a candidate who exemplifies the objectives of the scholarship in early November for approval by the LACF Board. The criteria are left purposefully general, trusting that the faculty of the schools know their students and can recognize achievement and potential. The Scholarship is awarded towards the end of the Fall semester.
- 2019: Thu Ngo / Inaugural LACF University of Calgary Scholarship / MLA, U of C
- 2018: Justin Bhatia / Schwabenbauer Scholarship / MLA, U of C (previous regional scholarship for UofC)
LACF is grateful to members of the CSLA, AALA and University of Calgary communities who contributed to help establish this scholarship. This scholarship fund is not yet fully endowed and fundraising activities are ongoing. Thank you for your support.
2. Canadian Landscape Charter / University of Calgary / LACF Scholarship
Description and Context
On Saturday, October 5th, the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF) announced a new scholarship for Masters students of landscape architecture at the University of Calgary’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL): the Canadian Landscape Charter I University of Calgary I LACF Scholarship. Honourary CSLA Member Dr. Mary-Ellen Tyler, Professor and Interim Associate Dean (Planning + Landscape Architecture) at the SAPL initiated the scholarship in collaboration with the LACF, and the CSLA.
Criteria and award process
This annual scholarship of $3 000 annually will recognize a landscape architecture student at the University of Calgary whose work exemplifies the Charter principles and who will carry the spirit of the Charter forward into their future practice of landscape architecture. The CSLA Canadian Landscape Charter is the profession’s declaration to recognize, manage, protect and celebrate Canada’s landscapes. School faculty nominates a candidate who exemplifies the objectives of the scholarship. The criteria are left purposefully general, trusting that the faculty of the schools know their students and can recognize achievement and potential. The Scholarship is awarded during the Fall semester. The inaugural Scholarship is scheduled for 2020.
LACF is grateful to honourary CSLA Member Dr. Mary-Ellen Tyler, Professor and Interim Associate Dean (Planning + Landscape Architecture) at the SAPL and Cathy Sears, LACF board member and scholarship champion for University of Calgary, who initiated and carried the idea of creating this scholarship forward. Thanks also to Dr. Tyler and EXP’s Calgary-based office who jointly pledged $25 000 to the Canadian Landscape Charter Scholarship endowment fund over the next 5 years bringing together both professional and academic landscape architecture communities. Future fundraising efforts will aim to fully endow the fund.
3. LAFC Schwabenbauer / NAIT Scholarship*
Context and description
In 2018, with the consent of the Schwabenbauer family, LACF voted to restructure the existing Andre Schwabenbauer Scholarship established in 2006 into two distinct and fully endowed scholarships: LACF Andre Schwabenbauer / U of Manitoba (interim name) and the LACF-FAPC Andre Schwabenbauer / NAIT Scholarship as described below.
This $1,000 annual scholarship recognizes a graduating student of the Landscape Architecture Technology Program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) who is enrolled in or accepted by an accredited program in landscape architecture in Canada or United States.
Criteria and Award Process
*Students are invited to apply. Guidelines, applications and schedules will be posted when available.
Inaugural award is scheduled for 2019-20
LACF is grateful to the many supporters of the Schwabenbauer endowment fund. This newly created scholarship is fully endowed and will encourage students of the Landscape Architecture Technology Program (NAIT) to pursue further studies in the field of Landscape Architecture.