Named for Frederick Law Olmsted, the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) Olmsted Scholars Program recognizes one outstanding student from each accredited landscape architecture program in the U.S. and Canada, along with the jury-selected graduate and undergraduate national award winners and finalists. The LAF Olmsted Scholars Program recognizes and supports students with exceptional leadership potential who are using ideas, influence, communication, service, and leadership to advance sustainable design and foster human and societal benefits. Students are both honored for past achievements and recognized for their future potential to influence the landscape architecture discipline.

Each participating university may nominate one student from each of its LAAB or LAAC-accredited landscape architecture programs. Students do not apply directly.

This award is administered and awarded by LAF. The Department of Landscape Architecture nominates their student during an internal departmental selection process.

For deadline and submission information, please visit GSD Now.