Scholarships + Assistantships


Students in landscape architecture are eligible for corporate and privately supported scholarships and achievement awards offered by School of Design and Construction, the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, and the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences.

To be eligible for scholarship consideration, complete the Washington State University General Scholarship Application by January 31.

Also be sure to fill out the FAFSA by February 15 to ensure your eligibility for the widest range of scholarships and need-based financial aid.

Washington Society of Landscape Architects (WASLA)
Scholarship applications are due to WASLA on December 11th, 2015. Send submittals to the WASLA, Attn: Fellows/Scholarship Committee. Applications are available from the WASLA website.

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture) Logo Design Competition

Entries due February 1, 2016

Landscape Architecture Foundation

A variety of scholarships are available. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2016. For more information visit

EDSA Internships

EDSA Internships

Hart Howerton Fellowship Program

In 2006, Hart Howerton began an educational initiative to fund a select number of Fellowship positions for students at design schools. Each summer, Fellowships allow the firm to employ students in planning, architecture and/or landscape architecture internships in our New York or San Francisco offices. The Fellowship also provides funded travel for research on a topic the Fellow selects.

As a result of the Fellowships, schools have graduated students with the added advantages of professional office experience, collaborative interdisciplinary design, and worldwide travel and research. The perspective gained from a carefully defined program within a global design practice has helped students effectively define the choices available after graduation, and more confidently approach their careers.

The benefit to Hart Howerton has been tremendous – the energy, enthusiasm and input of new designers who, in the process of learning, are laying a foundation for the next generation of design thinking. The Fellowship underscores Hart Howerton’s commitment to continuing educational opportunities – for our staff, our clients, and the wider professional community.

Hart Howerton defines an 8-week professional internship “assignment” as part of an existing firm project, followed by the Fellow’s self-defined, approved topic of travel study. The 3-week travel period’s findings are prepared, upon return, as a report presented by the Fellow to the firm.

The Fellowship includes:
• $5,000 Fellowship travel expenses during the 3-week travel period.
• Salary for the 8-week Fellowship/Internship within the office.
• $2,250 for housing assistance during the 8-week stay in San Francisco or New York.
• Round trip travel to SF or NY from the student’s school.

Application Process/Fellowship Schedule
The application is a downloadable PDF on our website, The submittal of an accompanying portfolio will be in electronic form, uploaded to the Hart Howerton website. Hart Howerton Principals make the final selections, though they may seek information from the relevant schools when appropriate. The application deadline is January 22, 2016. Hart Howerton will select a short list of up to 10 students to be interviewed by telephone or in person before final selection. The list of Fellows will be announced on February 29, 2016. The Fellows arrive in the firm’s offices in late May/early June, and the program is completed prior to the start of their fall semester.

Past recipients of the Hart Howerton Fellowship have traveled to the United Kingdom, Thailand, China, Africa, Europe, and throughout the United States to study urban food networks, green roof applications, coastal programming strategies and the role of design in third world health care programs, among others.

HH Fellowship Application_2016 (PDF)

Pacific Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc.

TWO $1,000 scholarships are available for the 2016-2017 academic year. They will be given to full-time students in the junior or senior year of an undergraduate program; or full-time graduate students. Sophomore students may make application for their junior year. Click here for application information. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2016.

International Society of Arboriculture

The International Society of Arboriculture summer fellowship provides students with an invaluable opportunity to work with leaders in arboricultural research and education from around the world. The fellowship recipient will help develop books, articles, videos, podcasts, surveys, presentations, and seminars.

What is included in the fellowship?

  • Paid stipend for a minimum of 10 weeks.
  • Paid travel, lodging, registration, and meals at the 2016 ISA conference in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

Who is eligible?

  • Undergraduate students attending a four-year program with a minimum of two years completed or students close to finishing a two-year program.
  • Students majoring in Arboriculture, Horticulture, Urban Forestry or similar disciplines.

Who should apply?

  • Students who excel in their academic studies.
  • Students interested in attaining a technical or educational position in commercial, utility, or municipal arboriculture.
  • Students interested in continuing their education at the graduate level.
  • Anyone who has a passion for arboriculture and urban forestry.

View the job posting HERE. Contact Wes Kocher for more information (217-355-9411 extension 227;

Application deadline: February 12, 2016.


SDC Teaching Assistantships

TA Vacancy Announcements Spring 2016 (PDF)

Spring 2016 Teaching Assistant Application (e-version) (Word)

Pullman Campus Graduate Assistantships

Click here for positions availble outside the SDC.

Cost of Attendance

Estimated expenses (inlcuding tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board) are available at Student Financial Services.