Landscape architecture students can now apply for a bursary from the Stephen Lawrence Trust
The Stephen Lawrence Trust – a national educational charity named after the black teenager who was murdered in south-east London in 1993 – has awarded bursaries before, but this is the first time it has offered one specifically for landscape architecture. It is doing so in conjunction with the Worshipful Company of Paviors and the Landscape Institute.
LI CEO Alastair McCapra said: “The Landscape Institute has made a clear commitment to improving diversity, and compared with medicine, law or accountancy, the built environment professions generally lag some way behind.
“The Stephen Lawrence Trust was established to remedy this, and it has the contact networks that will enable us to reach young people who might never have considered landscape architecture as a career.”
The bursary is aimed particularly at black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals from families that don’t have a history of participation in higher education, but not to the exclusion of other deserving candidates. Successful applicants will get an award to help with the costs of their studies, course fees and basic living expenses over the forthcoming academic year.
The application form for bursaries for 2011/12 will be available on the Stephen Lawrence Trust’s website from September.