STIMSON Studio has announced the establishment of the first scholarship for socioeconomically disadvantaged students studying Landscape Architecture at UMass Amherst. The goal of this scholarship is to fund tuition for one in-state student annually. The student must be a socioeconomically disadvantaged student who shows a proficiency in horticulture and/or drawing. Plant knowledge and hand sketching are two fundamental cornerstones of our profession that are becoming less and less visible in academic training. We believe these are critical elements of landscape architecture education and practice that must continue to be taught and nurtured. The fund has a goal of reaching $200,000 and we are roughly 75% of the way there (4/1/22). Please consider a contribution today!
The purpose of the Fund is to provide ongoing support for the next generation of LARP students. It will provide support for LARP students that can be used for tuition and fee expenses, travel to academic and professional conferences or to provide necessary technology to enhance student experiences. The annual award winner(s) will be determined by the LARP scholarship committee, in conjunction with the Department Head.
Over the many years of their existence, the Waugh Alumni Board had raised funds through contributions from LARP alumni. Recently the board voted to contribute the money to an endowment fund that could be used to support a variety of student needs and will provide that support in perpetuity.
Thanks to all members of the past and to the current members of the Waugh Alumni Board for making this fund possible.