Awards & Honors
Spitzer Student Takes Home LAF Honor Scholarship
Congratulations to Jeana Pearl Fletcher (MLA ’22) on winning the Landscape Architecture Foundation Honor Scholarship for Inclusive Community Design.
This LAF Honor Scholarship was established in 2018 by Patrick Phillips, a visionary and leader in the responsible use, design, and transformation of land to support thriving and inclusive communities worldwide. Originally trained as a landscape architect, Patrick served as the Global CEO of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) from 2009 to 2018 and as president of the ULI Foundation. Patrick’s career spans over 30 years in the economic analysis of real estate and land use. He believes that landscape architects can play an important and distinctive role in the creation of cities and neighborhoods that are safe, healthful, economically productive, and beautiful.
LAF scholarships help diversify the pool of talent and increase academic opportunity for new generations of designers. These awards are made possible through funds established by our generous sponsors. Each academic year, available scholarships are announced in the fall, with all applications materials due February 1. Eligible candidates are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Additional requirements vary by scholarship.
Jeana Fletcher has been enthralled by urban public spaces since arriving to NYC from Newark, Delaware in 2005. She graduated from Fordham University in 2009 as a Track and Field student athlete with a degree in Visual Arts and Environmental Policy. Jeana’s winding journey of jobs which included working in four of the five boroughs and running throughout the city strengthened her interest of connectivity to public spaces. Jeana took root in the jewelry industry, learning the ins and outs of an NYC luxury jewelry company. The shift to landscape architecture expanded her skill set of design logistics to a passion for public space. In the future, she plans to work in policy and design of urban spaces, advocating for community interests and representation.