Our Profession NEEDS diversity
STIMSON is excited to announce the establishment of the first scholarship for socioeconomically disadvantaged students studying Landscape Architecture at UMass Amherst. Founded in 1903, UMass Amherst is the second oldest Landscape Architecture Department in the country. 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.
To date, the scholarship has donation commitments from:
Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.
Michael S. Coffin Landscape Construction
R.P. Marzilli & Company
Dan Gordon Landscape Architects
Richardson & Associates Landscape Architects
Coen & Partners