Ballard Scholarship

2016 Edward B. Ballard, ASLA

Scholarship in Landscape Architecture

The Edward B. Ballard Scholarship Fund was established by the Potomac Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2001 to honor the legacy of Mr. Ballard’s distinguished professional career and service as a chapter member. The scholarship provides academic support for students of The George Washington University, University of Maryland, and Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center. It is supported by Chapter member donations and resources and stewarded by the Chapter’s Executive Committee.

Purpose of the Award

The Potomac Chapter recognizes a student(s) in Landscape Architecture or Landscape Design that demonstrates potential to produce a distinguished record of academic achievement and creative activity in contribution to the collective body of knowledge of the Landscape Architecture community. Any student(s) enrolled at The George Washington University Landscape Design Program, the University of Maryland Landscape Architecture program or Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center is eligible as a recipient.

Application Requirements

Interested parties are required to provide the following for consideration. Five (5) paper copies of all application materials on 8.5×11 paper size only as follows.

a.       Cover letter including name, address and contact information.

b.      Written essay that discusses the student’s scholarly interests.

Single page/one side maximum length.

c.       Resume. Single page/one side maximum length.

d.      Portfolio of academic work. Five page, single side maximum length.

e.       Additionally, All materials shall also be submitted digitally on one CD in pdf format.

Application Deadline & Address

The Submission Application including supporting materials must be received not later than 5:00pm February 29, 2016 at AECOM, 3101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22201. Attention: Brian Richards, ASLA.

Incomplete applications and applications that do not conform to submission requirements or applications received after the submission deadline will not be considered for the award or returned.


At discretion of a selection committee composed of members of the ASLA-Potomac Chapter, awards ranging from $500-2500 will be provided based on availability of funds and the number and quality of applicants. At discretion of the selection committee, recipients may also be asked to present their work in a public forum as a guest speaker at future Chapter events. Notification of awards will be provided by the week of March 14, 2016. Awards will be presented at the 2016 Annual Awards Gala, May 12, at Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American Theater.


Congratulations to the 2016 Edward B. Ballard Scholarship winner, Paige Courtney of Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.

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