LACF-FAPC Scholarships in Alberta 

Two regional scholarships exist in Alberta. One is dedicated to students enrolled in the newly accredited program of Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape 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.  

University of Calgary, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, MLA program / image:

1 / LACF / University of Calgary MLA


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 of $1,000 is to be awarded in 2019.

Criteria and award process

The LACF / University of Calgary Scholarship 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 


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. 

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology / image: Study-in-Alberta, Government of Canada

2 / * 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-FAPC 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. 

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