Awards & Scholarships

The Department of Landscape Architecture & Horticulture and the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design are pleased to offer scholarships and awards for its students.

Those who meet the individual scholarship criteria are encouraged to apply.

Scholarship recipients are notified and announced each spring.
 

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Scholarships & Awards Applications for Academic Year 2017-2018

The completed applications for the Tyler Scholarships must be sent to tyleradm@temple.edu no later than Friday, December 9, 2016 by 5pm EST - and must be submitted electronically. Students interested in applying for the departmental scholarships in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture or Planning and Community Development will have a deadline of February 1, 2017 by 5pm EST.

  • Please note that certain scholarships and awards have additional requirements that you must meet to apply. External scholarships may require an additional application form available from the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture. Please read each individual scholarship/award description carefully to ensure that you successfully meet all of the criteria. If you have any questions, please contact LA-Hort Office at 267-468-8175.
  • * NOTE: Scholarship amounts vary from year to year according to available funds.
  • If you are interested in donating to an existing fund or establishing a new scholarship opportunity please contact LA-Hort Office at 267-468-8175. 

 

Department Scholarships
 

School of Environmental Design Alumni Association Award

  • Recognizes a graduating student in Landscape Architecture or Horticulture for dedication, unselfishness, and contribution to the School of Environmental Design.
  • Amount: $100 award.
  • Eligibility: Landscape Architecture and Horticulture undergraduate and graduate seniors.
     

Viola Anders Merit Award

  • A cash prize to one graduating master’s student and one graduating undergraduate student in Horticulture or Landscape Architecture for meritorious service and dedication to the Landscape Arboretum of Temple University Ambler.
  • Recipient must be a student worker in the Ambler Arboretum.
  • Funded by the School of Environmental Design Alumni Association (SEDAA).
  • Amount: $100 award.
  • Eligibility: Landscape Architecture and Horticulture majors.
     

The Honorable Judge David Addy Horticulture Award

  • Tuition assistance for a current student enrolled in the School of Environmental Design, Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, with financial needs and a GPA of 2.5 or above, selected by the Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, funded by the Carbon County Bar Association.
  • Amount: $1,000 award.
     

Wilmer Atkinson Memorial Scholarship

  • Tuition assistance in varying amounts depending upon the student’s financial need.
  • If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture at 267-468-8175.
  • Amount: Two will be awarded at $1,000 each.
     

Bierhuizen Family Undergraduate Research Award in Horticulture

  • Given to a student majoring in Horticulture to help defray the cost associated with his or her Senior Research Project, including, but not limited to, the costs of plants, equipment, travel, and shipping.
  • Amount: $200 award.
  • Eligibility: Second semester junior Horticulture majors. 
  • A one-page summary of your Senior Research Project must also be submitted.
     

Louise and James Bush-Brown Alumni Scholarship

  • Tuition assistance provided to a full-time undergraduate (sophomore) in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture by the School of Environmental Design Alumni Association for academic achievement during the school year.
  • Amount: Two scholarships awarded at $1,000 each.
  • Eligibility: An undergraduate sophomore in Landscape Architecture or Horticulture.
     

The John Collins Drawing Award

  • An open invitation will be announced annually in the fall semester.
  • The student must be either a graduating master's student or a graduating undergraduate student in Landscape Architecture.
  • Student should demonstrate a talent for drawing and rendering, both by hand and computer generated. S/he should produce a number of well-crafted hand drawings (plan, section/elevation, axonometric and perspectives.)
  • In addition to drawing and artistic abilities, the student should also demonstrate good citizenship as members of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture in the School of Environmental Design of Temple University.
  • Student should be a current student member of the PA/DE Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
  • Student should have a minimum of 3.2 GPA.
  • Students must submit 3–5 large scale hand  or computer generated drawings for review by Monday, March 9. Submit to the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, Dixon Hall Room 201 by 1:00 p.m. 
  • Three students will be nominated by the Temple University’s School of Environmental Design faculty. Priority will be given to students demonstrating excellence in hand drawing.
  • The award recipient will be chosen by a panel of landscape architects nominated by the PA/DE Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and will include at least one Temple University Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture representative on the selection panel of three.
  • Amount: Annual Scholarship of $500.
  • Questions regarding this award should be directed to Pauline Hurley-Kurtz, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, at pauline.hurley-kurtz@temple.edu.
     

John Collins Academic Scholarship

  • Scholarship for Landscape Architecture and Horticulture majors in their junior year, with financial need, who demonstrate strong leadership ability and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Amount: $500 award.
  • Eligibility: Landscape Architecture and Horticulture majors in their junior year (one from each discipline). The Landscape Architecture student must submit a design project. The Horticulture student must submit an example of their work done during their courses at Ambler.
     

Doylestown Nature Club Scholarship

  • Tuition assistance provided to full-time Horticulture or Landscape Architecture students with a minimum of two semesters remaining. Preference is given to Bucks County residents. Scholarship is based on academic performance and financial need.
  • Amount: Three scholarships at $1,500 each will be awarded to be used toward tuition.
  • Eligibility: Horticulture or Landscape Architecture students.
     

The John Paul Endicott Summer Internship in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture

  • The purpose of the John Paul Endicott Summer Internship is to provide funding for a student enrolled in the School of Environmental Design, majoring in Landscape Architecture and/or Horticulture, to gain practical experience in the food crops garden at the Temple University Ambler Campus. Further, the Internship provides ongoing support for the Garden’s mission to donate produce to local food banks.
  • Primary responsibilities include maintaining the Temple U. Ambler Food Crops Garden. Duties to include preparation and an updating of garden “To Do” lists, organize volunteer sessions, oversee volunteers, document garden tasks, keep notes and summaries, weed, water, transplant, mulch garden beds, harvest, weigh and record produce, manage succession plantings, coordinate delivery of produce to local food banks, record harvest and donation totals, assist with preparations for Garlic Festival Event, held in September, attend event. 
  • Schedule and hours: The JPE Intern’s work begins in early May and concludes in late August or early September. A total of 130 hours of work are required during this period, averaging 8 hours per week during the four-month internship .Hours are flexible except for the volunteer work events. The Intern is also expected to participate in a season-end celebration event planned for September 2015.
  • Preference will be given to students entering their junior year.
  • The JPE Intern will be selected by a committee composed of the Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, a full-time Faculty member from the department, and the Horticulture staff supervisor.
  • The applicant must have a GPA of 3.0.
  • The applicant must submit an essay and two recommendations indicating their demonstrated interest in organic gardening and interest in helping the community through horticulture and food crops.
  • Members of the Endicott Family may review essays and make recommendations on the applications.
  • Compensation: $10/hr up to a total of $1300. The intern works 8 hrs/wk on average, for a total of 130 hours. At the successful conclusion of the internship, a $500 scholarship will be awarded to be applied toward tuition, for a total compensation of $1,800.
     

Lou Henry Hoover Girl Scout Scholarship

  • Awarded annually to a student who has been active in the Girl Scouts for at least five years and who completes an endorsement sheet obtained through the Girl Scouts Council and has good scholastic standing, aptitude for horticulture and who has financial need.
  • Currently enrolled in the School of Environmental Design at Temple University Ambler and studies horticulture or landscape architecture at the graduate or undergraduate level with a minimum of two semesters left.
  • Amount: Two scholarships will be awarded at $2,000.
     

Horticulture/Landscape Architecture Alumni Scholarship

  • Funded by the School of Environmental Design Alumni Association (SEDAA). Given to a full-time student who is enrolled in the Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, or Landscape Design program at the School of Environmental Design based on financial need, academic achievement and volunteer service contributing to the well-being of the Ambler gardens and greenhouse. Recipients are not eligible for the Louise and James Bush-Brown Scholarship.
  • Amount: $1,000 award.
  • Eligibility: Horticulture and Landscape Architecture majors who have completed half of the credit requirement for their major.
     

Larkin Family Scholarship

  • Tuition assistance for full-time Horticulture and Landscape Architecture majors at Temple University Ambler who is a resident of Anne Arundel County, Maryland (preferred), or the State of Maryland, based on financial need.
  • Amount: Typical annual award of $2,000. Renewable.
  • Eligibility: Residents of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. In lieu of no students from Anne Arundel County, students from the State of Maryland may apply.  
     

Jane R. Martin Memorial Scholarship

  • Tuition assistance for full-time freshman students of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture based on academic achievement.
  • Amount: Typical annual scholarship of $1,000.
  • Eligibility: Horticulture and Landscape Architecture students based on academic achievement.  
     

Native Plant Summer Internship

  • The purpose of the Native Plant Summer Intern is to provide funding support for a student enrolled full time in the School of Environmental Design’s Horticulture program through a unique opportunity to enhance learning through practical work experience in the four Native Plant Gardens (Formal Native Plant Garden, Woodland Garden, the Ernesta Ballard Healing Garden and the Wetland Garden) located all within the Ambler Arboretum.
  • Primary responsibilities will be to work 40 hours for the 14 week period mid-May through mid-August, to work alongside the trained Horticulture Supervisor and horticulture staff members. The Native Plant Summer Intern (NPSI) will help maintain, prune, weed, plant, cultivate and follow the instructions given by his/her supervisor. The NPSI will be asked to keep a daily log of their responsibilities and any and all new learning experiences including plant identification, new pruning skills etc
  • The NPSI will also assist with the establishment of an archival catalog or record for each of the specific garden areas. The catalog will contain scanned and original copies giving the intent of the garden, the garden design, original plant materials, evolution of the garden, any plaques or acknowledgments within the garden, etc. This effort will be coordinated through the Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Department Chair, The Arboretum Director, and the Horticulture Staff Supervisor.
  • The Native Plant Summer Intern will be selected by a committee composed of the Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, a full-time faculty member, and the Horticulture Staff Supervisor.
  • The applicant must have a GPA of 3.0
  • Compensation: $10/hr up to a total of $5,000. The intern works 40 hrs/week schedule for approximately 14 weeks.
     

Peter G. Schlotterer Ecological Restoration Scholarship

  • Tuition assistance provided to Horticulture or Landscape Architecture students from the southeastern Pennsylvania or adjacent area, who expect to enter the profession of either environmental preservation or landscape restoration. Based on scholarship and financial need.
  • Amount: $1,000 award.
  • Full-time matriculated Junior or Senior Horticulture or Landscape Architecture major living in the southeastern Pennsylvania region with a minimum of two semesters left.
  • Award recipient may reapply for renewal award prior to their senior year.
     

Solomon Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Landscape Architecture

  • Tuition assistance provided to an incoming freshman student with financial need who enrolls in the Department of Landscape Architecture. Preference is given to minority students.
  • Amount: Typical annual scholarship of $2,000 per semester. Renewable up to four years.
  • Eligibility: Matriculated or Non-degree seeking (non-matriculated) students who are registered for at least six credit hours in the Department of Landscape Architecture. 
     

The Eugene Udell Scholarship

  • Tuition assistance for an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Landscape Architecture and/or Horticulture who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need, selected by the School of Environmental Design faculty.
  • Amount: Annual Scholarship of $1,000.
  • If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture at 267-468-8175.
     

Val Eugene Udell Scholarship

  • Tuition assistance provided to a Graduate student majoring in Landscape Architecture enrolled in the School of Environmental Designs’ Master of Landscape Architecture degree program.
  • Based on academic achievement and financial need.
  • Amount: Typical annual scholarship of $1,000.
     

Leonora Friesleben Vaughan Scholarship

  • Tuition assistance provided to a Horticulture or Landscape Architecture student, based on scholarship and financial need.
  • Amount: Typical annual scholarship of $200.
  • Eligibility: A full-time student entering the sophomore year who is majoring in Landscape Architecture or Horticulture, based on financial need.
     

Woman's National Farm and Garden Association Scholarship (National)

  • Scholarships awarded annually to female student(s) in Landscape Architecture or Horticulture based on academic performance and financial need.
  • Typical annual scholarship of $2,500.
  • Eligibility: Female students currently enrolled full-time in either the undergraduate or graduate degree programs in Landscape Architecture or Horticulture.
     

Woman's National Farm and Garden Association Scholarship (Pennsylvania)

  • Given to a student majoring in Landscape Architecture or Horticulture for academic performance and financial need
  • Preference will be given to female students.
  • Typical annual scholarship of $500.
  • Eligibility: Female students from the state of Pennsylvania currently enrolled full-time in either the undergraduate or graduate degree programs in Landscape Architecture or Horticulture.

 

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