06-15-22 | News

Unilock® Calls for Applicants for 'Paving the Future' Scholarship

Plans to Award up to $135,000 to New Generation of Hardscape Leaders
by Staff

Up to 27 students to receive $5,000 each as Company celebrates its 50th anniversary.

TORONTO (May 23, 2022) - Unilock®, a style and technology leader in concrete interlocking paving stones, slabs and retaining walls, announces its Paving the Future Scholarship. Awarding $5,000 to deserving students within the landscape construction and landscape architecture fields of study, the scholarship will help pay for their education expenses, including tuition fees, books, housing and transportation costs. Up to 27 scholarships will be awarded, with an August 31, 2022, application deadline for eligible students.

Helping to commemorate the Company's 50th anniversary since being founded by Ed Bryant, the Unilock Paving the Future Scholarship demonstrates the commitment Unilock has to investing in the new generation of landscape design, architecture and construction leaders. To be eligible, students must be in their final year of study, actively involved in their community and demonstrate an ambition of being a thought leader in the landscaping industry of tomorrow.

"In 1972, Ed brought the Uni-Stone paving stone to North America, charting a course of passion, collaboration and innovation that not only built Unilock, but also ultimately pioneered the hardscape industry," said Diane Williams, VP of Marketing, Unilock. "For 50 years, we have been paving the way forward, growing our business through a focus on quality, a legacy of innovation and a commitment to investment. In carrying on Ed's vision of investing in our communities, through contributions like the Unilock Paving the Future Scholarship, we are helping build and shape the hardscape industry with the professionals of today - and tomorrow."

Applications, including an essay describing why the applicant is passionate about a career in landscape construction or landscape architecture and how they intend to actively contribute to the overall industry, will be accepted from May 1 through August 31, 2022. Applicants can access the application online for landscape construction or landscape architecture. Scholarship recipients will be notified on or around October 10, 2022.


Scholarship Eligibility and Evaluation
To be eligible, applicants must:
• Be a permanent resident of the USA or Ontario, Canada
• Be enrolled in their final year of a full-time, post-secondary undergraduate or graduate program within the landscape construction or landscape architecture fields of study
• Demonstrate academic excellence, maintaining a minimum cumulative average letter grade of B and show a desire to pursue a career in their field of study
• Demonstrate leadership and an ongoing commitment to their community

"As we look back at the past five decades, we have built relationships with manufacturers, dealers, architects, installers and sales teams; brought cutting-edge technologies and product solutions to market; and invested in our business, communities and the hardscape industry. But we also recognize the future starts with the next generation of professionals and leaders," said Laura Panetta, Director of Contractor Programs, Unilock. "We look forward to reviewing the applications for the Unilock Paving the Future Scholarship, providing a glimpse into what is in store as we look ahead at the next 50 years."

For more information about the Unilock Paving the Future Scholarship, visit the webpages below:
• For students within the landscape construction, landscape management, horticulture landscaping, turf grass management or related fields of study:
• For students within the landscape architecture, landscape design or related fields of study:

About Unilock®
Unilock is North America's premier manufacturer of concrete interlocking paving stones, slabs and retaining walls, with operations located in Chicago, Michigan, Ohio, Boston, New York and Ontario, Canada. For 50 years, the Company has been helping designers, contractors and homeowners create beautiful outdoor spaces that become treasured places to build lasting memories. To learn more about this style and technology leader, visit

The Unilock Paving the Future Scholarship is an equal opportunity scholarship.


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