LACF Scholarships in Manitoba
There is currently one LACF Scholarship in Manitoba and one accredited landscape architecture program at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Landscape Architecture.
1. Andre Schwabenbauer / University of Manitoba MLA Scholarship
Context and Description
To celebrate and honour the 50th anniversary of the OALA in 2017, an endowment fund was established under the auspices of LACF to create the LACF University of Guelph Master of Landscape Architecture Scholarship.
This scholarship of $1,000 is awarded annually to a student in the final year of the program to recognize excellence in both design and academic achievement. The inaugural award was made in 2018.
Criteria and Award Process
School faculty nominate a candidate who exemplifies the objectives of this scholarship. The nomination is reviewed and approved by the LACF Board.
Who was Andre Schwabenbauer?
Andre Schwabenbauer, FCSLA, ALAA, was a talented and respected landscape architect based in Edmonton. Besides being a successful practitioner operating his own firm, he had a deep understanding of the duty of service one owes one's profession. He served as President of the Alberta Association of Landscape Architects, the AALA representative to the Board of Governors of the CSLA and then as CSLA President, the youngest individual to have held that post. He was inducted into the CSLA College of Fellows in 2003, the year he was diagnosed with leukemia. He passed away two years later at the age of 42. Andre's family, friends and colleagues created an endowment fund in his name, under the auspices of the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation. Andre was so highly regarded that the CSLA also created an award in his name. The CSLA Schwabenbauer Award is granted annually to a member of the CSLA in recognition of their unselfish and devoted service to the Society at the national level over a period of not less than five years.
LACF is grateful to members of the CSLA and MALA communities and to the Schwabenbauer family and friends for their generosity over the years in supporting the establishment and growth of the Schwabenbauer endowment fund.