Landscape Architecture Department Funds

Department funds provide support for student and faculty enrichment. Your contributions play an integral role in our continued success.

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Landscape Architecture
Annual Fund (Unrestricted)

A current-use fund that provides support for a number of Departmental activities such as student conference travel, student ASLA programs, lectures, recruiting for faculty and students, and the newsletter.

City Planning and Landscape Architecture Library Fund
Provides funding to support the City Planning and Landscape Architecture Library including the purchase of books, journals, and other academic resources.


Natalie Alpert Memorial Endowment
Provides awards to students for an outstanding landscape history/theory paper and for the best planting design each year.

Vincent Bellafiore Endowed Fellowship
Established in honor of former Department Head, Vincent Bellafiore, this fund provides a fellowship to a promising Ph.D. student.

Bruce Borland Memorial Fund
Established in memory of Bruce Borland (BLA 1981), this fund supports the education of students interested in golf course architecture.

Terry Harkness "Plants in Design" Fund
This fund is used to advance Professor Harkness's creative legacy of inspired instruction in plants and design.

Charles W. Harris Traveling Scholarship
This student travel scholarship was established in honor of former professor and alumnus Chuck Harris.

Gary Kesler Fund
Established in honor of former Associate Head, Gary Kesler, this fund provides a prize for a student who demonstrates technical principle mastery.

Cherie L. Kluesing Memorial Endowment
Provides a bronze medal and cash award to a student who creatively integrates art and landscape in their designs. The endowment also provides competitive fellowships to recruit and support outstanding students in the graduate program.

Robert B. Riley Endowed Fund
Created in honor of former Department Head, Bob Riley, this fund provides resources for graduate student enrichment.

Dan Ryan Prize Fund
Established in memory of Dan Ryan, a member of the Class of 2002, this fund provides a cash prize to a student in the sophomore class who exhibits outstanding graphic skills and a strong willingness to assist other students.

Brent & Jean Wadsworth Undergraduate Recruitment Scholarship Fund
To improve the size, quality, and diversity of the undergraduate class, this Scholarship Fund will match an additional dollar for every dollar donated to undergraduate recruitment scholarships, up to $100,000.

Florence Bell Robinson Entering Student Scholarship Fund
This fund has been established by the Landscape Architecture Resource Committee to aid in the recruitment of the best and the brightest entering students.
The goal is to support recruitment to improve the size, quality, and diversity of the undergraduate class. Working together with the Brent & Jean Wadsworth Undergraduate Recruitment Scholarship Fund, these scholarships will make a difference.



Stanley White & Alumni Lecture Endowment
Provides resources each year to invite nationally recognized speakers to present lectures and seminars.

Visiting Practitioner Endowment
Provides resources to bring well-established professionals to campus to work directly with students and faculty.

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The University of Illinois Foundation
P.O. Box 3429
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