Student Scholarships: 2022 Annual Landscape Symposium


Four amazing students/emerging professionals will receive our Student Scholarship to attend the 2022 Virtual Annual Symposium for free.
Note: As a virtual event, the Symposium will be one program comprised of four modules over the course of four half days.

The Student/Emerging Professional Scholarship for the NDAL Symposium honors Darrell Morrison, FASLA, Senior Honorary Faculty Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, and Glenn Dreyer, Connecticut College Arboretum Director Emeritus. Their wide-ranging influence in the field of ecological landscape design inspires those whose careers are just beginning to develop, and NDAL’s mission includes supporting beginning landscape practitioners. Scholarship recipients receive free admission to the Symposium.

Symposium program details will be available and registration will open in late November.


Requirements: Current undergraduate or graduate student or matriculated in 2021.

Application period opensLate November 

Application due date: December 10

Decision date: Applicants notified by December 17. This allows anyone who is not selected time to take advantage of early bird registration rates (early bird rates end December 20).


Please send the following to Maggie Redfern, Connecticut College Arboretum Assistant Director, at

  1. Resume
  2. Brief letter (up to ~2-3 paragraphs) explaining why you are interested in attending the Symposium and how you believe it will inform and enrich your future work.


Photo credit: Bob Gutowski

The Darrel Morrison Scholarship


Photo credit: 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 is currently Senior Honorary Faculty Associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture. 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.

The Glenn Dreyer 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 since 1988, 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.


For our archive of past Symposia brochures, click here.


Header photo credit: Bob Gutowski