Endowed Scholarship for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Landscape Architecture Update

Each year, the Department of Landscape Architecture graduates innovative practitioners and leaders who are ready to contribute to the change we seek. Our students study landscape architecture because they believe we can equitably and justly transform and shape our communities for the better. 

Earlier this year, we made the exciting announcement that Site Workshop, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN), Berger Partnership, Walker Macy, and AHBL partnered together on a campaign to create an endowed scholarship to support students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Great news! To date, we have raised more than 75% of the funds needed to  establish the Endowed Scholarship for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Landscape Architecture.

Today, the Department is thrilled to build on this fund’s initial success and share with you our exciting news: Site Workshop has put forward an extraordinary matching opportunity to help us raise the remaining funds needed to create this important endowment. Every donation made to the Endowed Scholarship for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Landscape Architecture up to $25,000 will be matched generously by Site Workshop. Please consider leveraging this matching opportunity by giving now.

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Site Workshop along with our original firm partners are helping us to make our commitment to equity and student support permanent. Even better, as this endowment grows, we will be able to expand the number of students from diverse backgrounds we are able to financially support each year. 

“We believe that through endowed scholarships funded by the local design community, deep connections will be made between students, designers and the communities we share across the state. Your contributions, no matter how small, are a powerful reminder of our shared values and commitment to developing new leaders in the practice of landscape architecture,” said Site Workshop.

And here is even more good news: Landscape Architects have the power to change the future. We don’t just create positive change in our communities; we also transform lives by creating opportunity, empowering people, and building more just and sustainable communities. As we work to change the culture and face of the landscape architecture profession we hope you will consider making a philanthropic contribution so that who we are reflects those we serve. 

Join us and leverage Site Workshop’s matching funds by donating now to the Endowed Scholarship for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Landscape Architecture.

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