Student Scholarships: 2021 NDAL Annual Symposium

Four scholarships are available for undergraduate, graduate students, and emerging professionals (graduated within 1 year prior to the 2021 Symposium) – free admission to the entire 2021 Virtual Symposium.
2021 Annual Symposium Dates:

2021 Symposium Student Scholarships have been awarded. Thank you for your interest, and check back next year for more scholarship opportunities!


Jan. 21, 22, 28, 29, 2021

View the Symposium Brochure or visit the 2021 Symposium page for more details about this year’s program.

Two scholarships – Glenn Dreyer Scholarship

Two scholarships – Darrel Morrison Scholarship

Application period open: November 

Applications deadline: December 2, 2020

Decision date: Applicants notified by December 6, 2020. This allows anyone who is not selected time to take advantage of early bird registration rates.


The Glenn Dreyer Student Scholarship

Larry and Glenn 2019 Symposium

Larry Weaner and Glenn Dreyer at NDAL’s 30th Annual Symposium at Connecticut College in New London, CT

Glenn Dreyer, now retired, served as Connecticut College’s Director of the Arboretum and Adjunct Associate Professor of Botany. Glenn has played an instrumental role in the integration of the ecological sciences into the practice of landscape design. His dedicated work with Connecticut College and its Arboretum began in 1982 when he worked in landscape management, and he became the college’s Assistant Arboretum Director the following year. His work has focused on the interconnection between horticulture and ecology. His research has included vegetation management, invasive plants, plant community ecology, and urban forestry.


The Darrel Morrison Student Scholarship


Photo by Bob Gutowski

Darrel Morrison at NDAL’s 30th Annual Symposium in Blue Bell, PA

Darrel Morrison, FASLA, is a longtime advocate of native plants and native plant communities in landscape design and restoration, and has played a pivotal role in the development of the native landscape design field. He taught at Columbia University, and was Dean of the University of Georgia College of Environmental Design; he currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Darrel’s designs include the expanded Native Flora Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Old Stone Mill landscape at the New York Botanical Garden, and meadows at Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, New York.


If you have any questions, contact Maggie Redfern, Connecticut College Arboretum Assistant Director, at



Header Photo Credit: Mark Weaner

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