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Mike Oliver Educational Scholarship Award

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 Mike Oliver Educational Scholarship Award



Mike Oliver Educational Scholarship Award was established in memory of Mike Oliver, FASLA PLA (1944-2015). Mike’s 45 plus years of service to the American Society of Landscape Architects included being an active participate in and support of the mission and vision of the Society and brought this same level of dedication and commitment to local and statewide service projects. He diligently sought to promote ASLA as the soul of the profession of landscape architecture. Mike recognized that the future of our profession lies with the success of ASLA and young landscape architects who will grow the discipline into the mid-21st century. Mike served as a LARE Review instructor for more than 20 years. He was an advocate of young landscape architects, a mentor and a supporter. His wealth of knowledge is going to be hard to replace as he could be counted on to help in all sections of the LARE review prep.

This scholarship award is available yearly for up to two (2) young professionals that are currently pursuing their licensure in the state of Florida and will cover the cost of the LARE review prep course. Other requirements are as follows:

·       Active member of the Florida Chapter of ASLA.

·       Planning on attending the entire LARE Review Seminar

·       In 300 words or less, provide a short essay in PDF or Microsoft Word format, describing your background, current educational pursuits, future plans, other personal interests or activities, brief statement of your financial needs, why you should be considered for this scholarship and how it will help carry on some of the areas that Mike Oliver extended himself to the advancement of his profession and service to the community.  The essay should be no more than two pages with margins of at least 1”, 12-point or larger font, and no images or graphics. Please include Applicant Name, Essay for the Mike Oliver Educational Scholarship Award, and page number on each page.


Deadline for being considered is June 10, 2019.  Questions and final essays are to be submitted to Alexander Fenech at

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