ASLA-NY awards the following three scholarships annually:

ASLA-NY Designing in the Public Realm Scholarship

Award: $5000

Deadline: February 15

The New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA-NY) established this scholarship to support future leaders who will strive to make living in urban environments healthier and more enjoyable.

The award is open to currently-enrolled undergraduate or graduate students studying landscape architecture at Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited programs in the United States. To be eligible, the applicant’s university must be within the ASLA-NY Chapter boundary or the applicant must have graduated from a high school within the ASLA-NY Chapter boundary. The territory of the Chapter encompasses the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, and Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Rockland counties. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a minimum “B” grade point average (2.5-3.5).

Candidates must value public design and show an interest in designing in the public realm.

Applications are made through the Landscape Architecture Foundation.  To apply, click here.

Donate to the ASLA-NY Designing in the Public Realm Scholarship

To contribute to the ASLA-NY Designing in the Public Realm Scholarship, you must make a donation through the Landscape Architecture Foundation and indicate that your donation should be applied to the ASLA-NY scholarship in the “Why do you support LAF? field.  Please note that you must make this notation in order for your donation to be directed to the scholarship fund.  Click here to donate.

Thank you to BrightView Landscape Development for their generous contribution to this scholarship.


2017 ASLA-NY Designing in the Public Realm Scholarship Recipient

Rivka Weinstock

University of Pennsylvania
MLA Candidate

Rivka Weinstock is a first-generation American artist and designer. She’s an MLA candidate in her second year at the University of Pennsylvania. Rivka holds a BA in Psychology and Fine Arts, with a concentration in painting, from Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College. She approaches her design work through a poetic and ethical lens, weaving aesthetics, history and process, as well as pressing socio-political concerns into her designs. Rivka draws from a wide variety of experiences in her praxis, which prioritizes community-centered, flexible and equitable spaces within our complex, contemporary urban landscapes.
Previous winners:
Ruth Nervig (2016)

ASLA-NY Student Scholarship for Second Year Student at CCNY MLA Program

Award: $1500

This scholarship is awarded to a Student Member of the ASLA who achieves the second highest grade point average in the class.  The student should be entering their third year of the MLA program at CCNY.

Contact: Hannah Borgeson at CCNY, [email protected]

Recipients of the ASLA-NY 2016 Scholarship Award:

Camila Sampedro
Yifan Crystal Xing

ASLA-NY Diversity Scholarship

Amount: $1000 (one award)

Deadline: April 15

The ASLA-NY Diversity Scholarship is awarded in conjunction with the Spitzer School of Architecture to a City University of New York (CUNY) undergraduate student entering into City College of New York’s Spitzer School of Architecture Master of Landscape Architecture Program. Preference will be given to minority students graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture, but all disciplines of study will be considered.

The student must complete a 500 word essay:

Essay question (250-500 words): How do you hope to use landscape architecture to promote diversity and equity in the public realm? Please use examples, if any, of your own engagement in community activism.

Contact: Hannah Borgeson at CCNY, [email protected]

Recipient of the ASLA-NY 2017 Diversity Scholarship:

Nafisa Nusrat Iqbal

Previous Winners:

Garrett Ray (2016)