University Scholarships

CLASS Fund’s original intent remains to provide scholarships that recognize:

  • Promising students who are continuing their educational pursuits
  • Outstanding accomplishments with financial assistance
  • Promise and commitment for and to the profession
Scholarships are available to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in accredited programs of landscape architecture, ornamental horticulture, and irrigation science within California. All applicants must be continuing their studies within their respective fields of endeavor.



The selection process is handled by the department heads and faculty at the designated individual universities.  Selection criteria includes, but not limited to:  student’s financial need, potential success in the profession, academic status, community involvement, student’s class and/or leadership capabilities.


Cal Poly Pomona

Contact:   Andrew Wilcox, Department Chair; Department of Landscape Architecture

Dr. Valerie Mellano, Horticulture/Plant & Soil Science Department

University Scholarship Program:  two (2) $2,500 scholarships

Ornamental Horticulture/Irrigation Science Program:  one (1) $2,500 scholarship


Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Contacts:  Christry O'Hara or Miran Day; Landscape Architecture Department

Dr. Scott Steinmaus, Department Head; Horticulture and Crop Science

University Scholarship Program:  one (1) $2,500 scholarship

Alec Balliet Scholarship:  one (1) $2,500 scholarship

Ornamental Horticulture/Irrigation Science Program:  one (1) $2,500 scholarship

UC Berkeley

Contact:  Tony Tieu, Student Affairs Officer

Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Landscape Architecture Scholarship Program:  two (2) $1,500 scholarships

UC Davis

Contact:   Patsy Owens, Chair; or Sharla Cheney, Undergraduate Advisor;

Department of Environmental Design

Theresa Costa, Department of Plant Sciences

University Scholarship Program: two (2) $2,500 scholarships

Ornamental Horticulture/Irrigation Science Program:  one (1) $2,500 scholarship

UC Los Angeles

Contact:   Stephanie V Landregan, Extension Landscape Architecture & Horticulture

Landscape Architecture Scholarship Program:  two (2) $1,500 scholarships

University of Southern California

Contact:  Esther Margulies, Assistant Director, Landscape Architecture Program

Landscape Architecture Scholarship Program:  two (2) $1,500 scholarships


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