Olmsted Scholars Program Recognizes 94 Student Leaders05-16-24 | Association News

Olmsted Scholars Program Recognizes 94 Student Leaders

LAF Announces 2024 Scholarship Recipients
by Staff

More than 94 student leaders were recognized in the Landscape Architecture Foundation's 2024 Olmsted Scholars Program roster, including the 46 graduate students pictured here. (Photo credit: Landscape Architecture Foundation)
Honorees include Nina Weithorn (top left); Julia Li (bottom right); Cameron Coronado, Aya Keskeso, and Tatiana Veloso (top right); Madison Sanders, Ellen Sedlacek, and Juan Perez (bottom left). (Photo credit: Landscape Architecture Foundation)
Thirty-eight Undergraduate Scholars were also recognized. (Photo credit: Landscape Architecture Foundation)

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) recently announced the 2024 Olmsted Scholars, a program honoring landscape architecture students around the country who "advance sustainable design and foster human and societal benefits through ideas, influence, communication, service, and leadership."
Both graduate and undergraduate students are nominated by their program faculty. Then, two independent juries award scholarships to two National Olmsted Scholars and six National Olmsted Scholar Finalists.
This year, Nina Weithorn, a Master of Landscape Architecture student at the University of Southern California, was selected as the graduate scholar. The undergraduate scholar is Julia Li, a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture student at Pennsylvania State University.

The National Olmsted Scholar Finalists are as follows:
- Graduate Finalist: Cameron Coronado, University of Oregon
- Graduate Finalist: Aya Keskeso, Kent State University
- Graduate Finalist: Tatiana Veloso, North Carolina State University
- Undergraduate Finalist: Juan Perez, University of Florida
- Undergraduate Finalist: Madison Sanders, University of Oregon
- Undergraduate Finalist: Ellen Sedlacek, Louisiana State University

An additional 48 Graduate Scholars and 38 Undergraduate Scholars were also recognized.
A list of all the 2024 Olmstead Scholars can be found on the following website: