Indigenous Scholarships

The LACF, in collaboration with other organizations, has established 2 Indigenous scholarships:

  1. Peter Jacobs Indigneous Scholarship
  2. LACF/BC2 Indigenous Scholarship

1. Peter Jacobs Indigenous Scholarship

Read the press release announcing the Peter Jacobs Indigenous Scholarship

Deadline: August 1st and November 1st

LACF awards the Peter Jacobs Indigenous Scholarship to a student who demonstrates achievement, creativity, leadership, and dedication to the empowerment of Indigenous people and landscapes through study, design, research or engagement. We welcome Canadian Indigenous students enrolled in accredited landscape architecture programs in Canada to apply for this $6000 award.

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation established this award with the generous support of Peter Jacobs and the further support of Indspire. It reflects our commitment to advancing First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples’ capacity through landscape architecture education and practice in Canada.

Eligibility

Canadian Indigenous students enrolled in accredited landscape architecture programs are eligible for this award. Students may be newly accepted into an accredited program or at any stage of undergraduate or graduate study. Current CSLA accredited programs include: 

  • University of Toronto: Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design (Master of Landscape Architecture)
  • University of Guelph: School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (Bachelor of Landscape Architecture; Master of Landscape Architecture)
  • University of Manitoba: Faculty of Architecture – Landscape Architecture Program. (Master of Landscape Architecture)
  • University of Calgary: School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (Master of Landscape Architecture)
  • University of British Columbia: School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (Master of Landscape Architecture)

LACF welcomes applications from underrepresented groups, including women, people of colour, people who identify as LGBTQ or people with disabilities.

Scholarship Adjudication

The LACF Scholarship Committee will appoint a jury of at least three qualified individuals to review applications and nominate a winner for review and endorsement by the committee. Peter Jacobs and a representative of the CSLA Reconciliation Advisory Committee will be invited to participate on the jury.

Selection Criteria

The award supports First Nations, Inuit and Métis Canadians pursuing education leading to a career in landscape architecture. Applicants will be assessed on their past achievement and potential to contribute to the advancement of Indigenous people, their landscapes and the profession as judged by: 

  • Their recent academic achievements, demonstrated by grades, scholarly work and design portfolio,
  • Participation and achievement in scholarly and extracurricular activities,
  • Engagement or leadership in community or professional activities. 

The winner will permit their name, image and biographical information to be used to publicize the award.

How to Apply

Direct your scholarship application to Indspire: Click here to apply

Learn more about the CSLA’s Reconciliation Advisory Committee 


2. LACF/BC2 Indigenous Scholarship

Deadline: August 1st and November 1st

LACF awards the LACF/BC2 Scholarship to a student who demonstrates achievement, creativity, leadership, and dedication to the empowerment of Indigenous people and landscapes through study, design, research or engagement. We welcome Canadian Indigenous students enrolled in accredited landscape architecture programs in Canada to apply for this $4400 award.

In addition to the funding, the recipient will be a special guest at the BC2 firm for a unique, all-expenses paid work experience.

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation established this award with the generous support of BC2 and the further support of Indspire. It reflects our commitment to advancing First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples’ capacity through landscape architecture education and practice in Canada.

Eligibility

Canadian Indigenous students enrolled in accredited landscape architecture programs are eligible for this award. Students may be newly accepted into an accredited program or at any stage of undergraduate or graduate study with a 3.0 or equivalent grade point average. Current CSLA accredited programs include: 

  • University of Toronto: Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design (Master of Landscape Architecture)
  • University of Guelph: School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (Bachelor of Landscape Architecture; Master of Landscape Architecture)
  • University of Manitoba: Faculty of Architecture – Landscape Architecture Program. (Master of Landscape Architecture)
  • University of Calgary: School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (Master of Landscape Architecture)
  • University of British Columbia: School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (Master of Landscape Architecture)

LACF welcomes applications from underrepresented groups, including women, people of colour, people who identify as LGBTQ or people with disabilities.

Scholarship Adjudication

The LACF Scholarship Committee will appoint a jury of at least three qualified individuals to review applications and nominate a winner for review and endorsement by the committee. Peter Jacobs and a representative of the CSLA Reconciliation Advisory Committee will be invited to participate on the jury.

Selection Criteria

The award supports First Nations, Inuit and Métis Canadians pursuing education leading to a career in landscape architecture. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who:

  • Demonstrates leadership, creativity and the empowerment of Indigenous people and their landscapes through research, design, or community engagement
  • Has strong academic performance
  • Contributes to the community
  • Applicants’ financial need may also be taken into consideration.

The winner will permit their name, image and biographical information to be used to publicize the award.

How to Apply

Direct your scholarship application to Indspire: Click here to apply

Learn more about the CSLA’s Reconciliation Advisory Committee