LACF-FAPC National Scholarships

2 New National Scholarships for 2020!

Beaver Lake, Mount Royal Park, Montreal was designed by Frederick Gage Todd / credit McCord Museum

In just 3 years, LACF surpassed their goal of “one scholarship for every accredited LA program in Canada” and transformed their scholarship program from a single annual award to 17 scholarships overall _  LACF October 2019

LACF is in the process of building 2 new National Scholarships for LA students across Canada including the Frederick Gage Todd National Scholarship* and the National Indigenous Scholarship in Landscape Architecture. It's an exciting moment in the Foundation's history. 


1 / Frederick Gage Todd National Scholarship*

Context and Description 

In July 2018, the LACF Board voted to create a new national and extra-significant scholarship. The LACF Frederick Gage Todd National Scholarship. This new scholarship of $10,000 annually, will honour the memory and work of Frederick Gage Todd (March 11, 1876 - February 15, 1948). The inaugural scholarship is scheduled for August 2020. The scholarship recognizes and supports a Canadian student of landscape architecture who has demonstrated how their interests, approach, and commitment will advance more sustainable landscape architecture and meet environmental and societal expectations from Canadian landscapes.

Award Criteria and Process 

The scholarship criteria and application are currently being developped by a special task force and the LACF Scholarship Committee. Information will be posted when available.  

Who was Frederick Gage Todd? 

Frederick Gage Todd c. 1940, source unknown 

For nearly half a century Frederick G. Todd planned, designed and carried out "public and private works of beautification and utility with nature herself as partner." He was the first resident landscape architect in Canada and for most of his professional life was one of only a small number of landscape architects and town planners committed to the art and practice of structuring urban growth in the first half of this century throughout Canada.  A published author, Todd was a passionate advocate of the wise use of the natural resource base and he devoted much time and energy to a variety of civic institutions and professional organisations. > Learn more 

Seeking support

Fundraising efforts to endow the Todd Scholarship began in 2019. LACF is currently seeking sponsors for this extra significant award. Interested in becoming an LACF sponsor and investing in students and the future? Learn more about our sponsor opportunities or contact LACF Fundraising Committee Chair, Gerry Eckford to discuss the terms and benefits of partnering with LACF on this important initiative. 

Contact: Gerry Eckford >  lacf@dkl.bc.ca


2 / National Indigenous Scholarship in Landscape Architecture * 

Context and Description 

During the June 2019 CSLA-BCSLA Congress developped around the theme of Truth and Reconciliation, attending members were challenged to create a Legacy project by establishing an Indigenous Scholarship in Canada. People rose spontaneously to the challenge by pledging over $30,000 towards this initiative thereby fully endowing a scholarship fund for an annual award of $1,000.  Both CSLA and LACF have made a commitment to improving capacity and support for Canada’s First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples through landscape architecture. The National Indigenous Scholarship in Landscape Architecture is awarded to an Indigenous landscape architecture student who exemplifies the principles of leadership, creativity and empowerment of Indigenous people and their landscapes through research, design, and/or engagement. The inaugural scholarship scheduled for 2020.

Award Criteria and Process 

The scholarship criteria and application procedures are currently being developped by a special task force and the LACF Scholarship Committee. Information will be posted when available.  

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