LDC Scholarship - 2007

Award Benefits Students of Landscape Architecture,
City Planning, Horticulture, or Conservation

 

Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts—January 22, 2007—The Landscape Design Council (LDC) announced today that it is seeking qualified students to apply for the Landscape Design Council Scholarship Fund, a scholarship designed to assist college juniors, seniors, and graduate students majoring in landscape architecture, city planning, or related fields of interest, such as horticulture and conservation.

 

The Landscape Design Council Scholarship Fund was established in 1986 by the LDC membership to encourage students to pursue the study of landscape design and related fields. It is one of a number of scholarships administered by the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts (GCFM), the parent organization of LDC.

 

Twelve Other Scholarships Available

 

In all, GCFM offers 12 scholarships to support and encourage students majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, agronomy, city planning, environmental studies, land management, botany, biology, and allied subjects. The scholarships are awarded in amounts up to $1,000; for the 2006-2007 academic year, GCFM awarded ten $1,000 scholarships.

 

Among the GCFM scholarships is the Mary M. Conley Scholarship Fund, established in 1997 by a bequest in the will of Mary M. Conley, who had been a member of the Landscape Design Council. This scholarship awards a graduate or undergraduate student pursuing the study of horticulture, landscape design, environmental sciences, or a related field.

 

Applicants for GCFM scholarships must be high-school seniors, college students, or graduate students who reside in Massachusetts; have a minimum B average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale); exhibit good character; and demonstrate financial need. Students must be attending or entering accredited colleges or universities. Only one application per student is needed for consideration for all twelve scholarships.

 

March 1, 2007, is the deadline for submitting applications for the 2007-2008 school year. Application and financial aid forms can be obtained at www.gcfm.org/scholarships. For further inquiries, please email gcfmscholarship@aol.com or contact GCFM Scholarship Secretary Kathie Jones at 413-458-2886.

 

The Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts

 

Organized in 1963, LDC of Massachusetts operates under the auspices of National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC) and is a special-subjects group of GCFM. The purpose of LDC is to provide ongoing landscape-design education through speakers, workshops, and tours of outstanding public and private areas. The Massachusetts chapter is the largest Council in the US. It provides several judging panels for the New England Spring Flower Show and presents three awards.

 

The Membership

 

LDC members have completed the Landscape Design Study Program, a series of four 10-hour courses, and passed the required examinations, entitling them to become NGC-accredited Landscape Design Consultants. Members act in an advisory capacity to encourage awareness of the need for good landscape architectural practice, serving as guardians of environmental beauty by applying what they have learned to individual and community projects. LDC members promote environmental interests through work on town committees and boards. Members have been responsible for many landscaping projects at municipal buildings and other public areas in their cities and towns. A number have gone on to earn certificates in landscape design, or Master’s degrees in landscape architecture, and to establish their own businesses.

 

For more information about the Landscape Design Study Program, contact program chairman Terese D’Urso at 781-383-1143 or tdurso98@aol.com. For more information about LDC, contact chairman Joan Schofield at 508-429-5781 or jsstargaz@msn.com.

 

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Editorial Contact:

Frances Y J Wheeler

  for the Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts

978-475-7970, fwheeler@wheelerprandmarketing.com