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Undergraduate Student Support

  • Environmental Design
  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture + Environmental Planning
  • City + Regional Planning


    Environmental Design

    Gadsby-Trudgett Scholarship

    R. Dudley Trudgett, (1908-1985), B.S. Landscape Architecture ’34, provided on his death a substantial endowment to be used each year for student support in Architecture, City & Regional Planning, and Landscape Architecture in honor of his parents Robert David and Florence Jane (Gadsby) Trudgett. A creative and talented landscape designer, Dudley Trudgett practiced in close association with architects and planners in California and abroad. His interest in the college and its future students reflected his concerns for both the natural and the built environments, and for an approach to theory and practice which transcended the boundaries among the separate design professions, cultures and nations. The Gadsby-Trudgett Fund supports CED students who, in keeping with Dudley Trudgett’s approach to design, exhibit a broad interest across environmental design disciplines.

    Matthew Lyon Prize in Photography

    The Matthew M. Lyon Prize in Photography seeks to honor exceptional undergraduate work in photography. Established in 2003, the prize is awarded in memory of the talents and dedication to education of Matthew M. Lyon, a former Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs at UC Berkeley. Matthew was an enthusiastic photographer who sought to foster talent wherever he saw it. He was the driving force in reviving UC Berkeley's Dorothea Lange Fellowship in documentary photography, the Lyon Prize's sister award for graduate students.


    *Financial Aid Office

    Architectural Association Fund

    The Architectural Association Fund was established in 1928 by Cal's Architectural Association to fund an architectural award and scholarships. An endowment, the payout of which shall be given as an award to a student or students in the Department of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley, at the discretion of the faculty of the Department of Architecture.

    Class of '24 Scholarship Fund (Architecture)

    The Architecture Class of 1924 Scholarship fund was established in 1990 by Jay Dewey Harnish to provide student support for undergraduates majoring in architecture at CED. Harnish, a Class of ’24 graduate of the School of Architecture at UC Berkeley, was a prominent Southern Californian architect. In 1940, he founded HMC Architects, which specializes in the design of education, healthcare, and other public facilities.

    Camille J. Ehrenfels Fund

    The Camille J. Ehrenfels Scholarship was established in 1966 by the estate of Camille Johnston Ehrenfels, who attended Cal briefly in the early years of the 20th century. Throughout her life, Camille was an avid supporter of UC Berkeley, volunteering with the Cal Alumni Association for a number of years.

    Marc Daja Elbasani Scholarship

    The Marc Daja Elbasani Scholarship is awarded annually to incoming undergraduate transfer student in their junior year majoring in architecture at CED. The scholarship was established in 2007 in memory of Marc Daja Elbasani (B.A. Architecture, 2002) and his love for learning and architecture.

    Lee F. Fallman Scholarship

    The Lee F. Fallman Scholarship Fund was established in 2004 with a bequest gift from Leo Fallman in memory of his son to provide a scholarship in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.

    Fong and Chan Architects UG Scholarship Endowment

    The Fong and Chan Architects Undergraduate Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 1998 with a gift from David G. Fong (B.Arch '68) and Chiu Lin Tse-Chan. Scholarships are offered to undergraduates in the Department of Architecture who demonstrate academic merit and financial need. Fong and Chan Architects is a San Francisco based design firm specializing in architecture, master planning, programming, interior design and other related disciplines for projects ranging from health care to museum facilities.

    Sandy Hirshen Prize

    The Sandy Hirshen Prize was established by Professor Emeritus of Architecture Sanford Hirshen upon his retirement from CED. Throughout his 30-year career as a design professional and educator, Professor Emeritus Hirshen has been an advocate for socially responsible architecture. The prize recognizes outstanding students who share this passion with Prof. Emer. Hirshen.

    Michael Ho Memorial Travel Scholarship Fund

    The Michael Ho Memorial Travel Fellowship was established in 2006 by the friends and family of Michael Ho to honor his legacy and love for learning, architecture, and travel. The fund supports an annual travel scholarship to an undergraduate in their junior year majoring in architecture at CED. Michael Ho graduated from Cal in 1984 with highest honors in architecture, and received his license in 1987. After returning to Cal for an MBA, Michael entered the world of real estate finance in 1990. Michael strongly believed in the value of lifelong learning. This belief inspired his active support for the YMCA, Los Angeles Urban League, and the Puente Learning Center in Southern California, as well as his passion for travel.

    Kenneth Kurtzman Memorial Scholarship

    The Kenneth R. Kurtzman Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Kenneth Kurtzman (B.A. Architecture, 1987) and his dedication to his chosen profession. After graduating from CED, Kenneth was employed as an architect with the San Fran~isco firm of Brown, Raymond, Boulton & Szabo (until his death in 1990). Kenneth's love of his chosen field was exemplified by his enthusiastic, professional attitude; by his dedication and hard work, both in college and the profession; and by the appreciation and admiration he earned from his associates. It is hoped that those who are entrusted with this scholarship will use the opportunity provided to pursue fulfilling careers in architecture and design, and will maintain a high degree of professional integrity.

    Sooky Lee Prize

    The Sooky Lee Prize recognizes outstanding creative efforts by students in the Department of Architecture at CED for the best original design solution to an affordable housing problem completed for course credit during the current academic year. The prize was established in 1990 in recognition and appreciation of the educational opportunities offered by the University of California at Berkeley to the Lee Family. The prize is named for Sooky Lee (B.A. Architecture, 1953 & M.A. Architecture, 1954) a Bay Area architect whose work focused on affordable housing that benefitted minority communities in California.

    Rosanna Luis Fund

    The Rosanna Luis Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 through the generosity of Rosanna E. Luis (B.A. Architecture, 1922). Luis was a practicing, licensed architect. During her time as a student and in the years immediately following her graduation, she was employed at local firms and helped to design a number of Bay Area buildings, one of which is the Claremont Branch of the Berkeley Public Library. Although she practiced professionally throughout her life, starting in 1930, Luis’ primary focus became the instruction of architectural design at Emery High School in Emeryville.

    Walter Moody Scholarship Fund

    The Walter Moody Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 by the Walter Moody Family Trust to provide financial aid for architecture students at CED. Walter L. Moody '20 was an architect for many years in Southern California, a principal in Flewelling & Moody, which is known for its school, commercial, residential, civic, and church projects.

    Kenneth Foster Strong Memorial Scholarship Fund

    The Kenneth Foster Strong Memorial Fund was established in 1944 in memory of Lt. Kenneth Foster Strong with gifts from his family and friends. Prior to his service in the airforce during WWII, Kenneth Strong followed in the footsteps of his brother and briefly attended UC Berkeley. The first was Addison Strong Jr. (1916-2002) an 1938 graduate of Berkeley and founder of the Addison Strong Design Studio in San Francisco. A member of the Strong family, Addison A. Strong (M.Arch, 1994) continues to lead the firm, which specializes in residential projects. The second brother, Edward F. Strong, received a B.A. in Political Science from Berkeley in 1943.

    The Ernest W. Cannon Scholarship*

    The Ernest W. Cannon Scholarship provides financial support for undergraduate students studying architecture at UC Berkeley. Established in 2013, the scholarship memorializes Ernest W. Cannon, who earned his B.Arch from UC Berkeley in 1958.

    Julia Morgan Memorial Fund*

    The Julia Morgan Memorial Fund was established by Miss Else Schilling and Miss Johanna Volkmann in 1957 in honor of Julia Morgan. Undergraduate scholarships are awarded to students in the Department of Architecture. Julia Morgan was a noted architect and the first woman to be licensed to practice architecture in California. She earned a B.S. in civil engineering from Berkeley in 1894, and was the first woman to enter and complete an education at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

    Charles P. Weeks Scholarship in Architecture Fund*

    The Charles P. Weeks Scholarship Fund was established in 1949 through a bequest of Beatrice W. Weeks in memory of her husband, Charles. Charles “Peter” Weeks was a noted California architect during the early 20th century. He helped design the Mark Hopkins Hotel and the Baker & Hamilton Building, both in San Francisco; the Fox Oakland Theatre; an infirmary hospital in Oakland; and the Great Seal of California in the Sacramento State Capital building. In 1920, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce invited Mr. Weeks to establish a “poultry colony,” a series of one-acre egg farms, to aid in the “social, intellectual and artistic enlightenment of the region.” He also designed similar colonies in Palo Alto.

    City + Regional Planning

    Jason Yuen Endowed Scholarship Fund

    The Jason Yuen Endowed Scholarship was established to honor the memory of local city planner Jason G. Yuen. Mr. Yuen was born in China in 1935 and came to the United States in 1946. He attended George Washington High School in San Francisco and earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree at the University of California, Berkeley in 1959. A pioneer of the concept of owner-controlled planning, design and construction, he is best known for his role in developing and carrying out the master plan for expanding San Francisco International Airport, to which he dedicated 20 years of his career. His goal was to make travel as pleasant and stress-free as possible, and felt that creating a hassle-free experience was the architectural mission of the new international terminal.

    Landscape Architecture + Environmental Planning

    *Financial Aid Office

    Thomas Church Memorial Design Competition

    The Thomas Church Award was established in 1979 with donations from former clients, friends, and professionals in memory of the late Thomas D. Church (B.A. Landscape Architecture, 1923). The award recognizes outstanding creative achievement in design based on a specific design competition topic. Tommy Church was the foremost landscape architect of early modernism in the San Francisco Bay Area. He provided visionary leadership in stewarding the entire region and shaping individual sites. Although influenced by Asian and European traditions, his work created an original California style that distinctively integrated the building and landscape as one. He satisfied modern utility while capturing the sensual. This competition honors his memory.

    Beatrix Farrand Reef Point Scholarship*

    The Beatrix Farrand - Reef Point Scholarship was established in 1957 for undergraduate scholarships in the field of Landscape Architecture at CED. Beatrix Cadwalader Jones Farrand (1872-1959) was the first prominent American woman in landscape architecture. In 1899 she joined a small group of men in founding the American Society of Landscape Architects. Her commissions include the Dumbarton Oaks estate in the District of Columbia, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller's Eyrie Garden in Maine, and work for Princeton, Yale, and the University of Chicago. She established a research institute at her home in Bar Harbor, Maine, and bequeathed the institute's library to Berkeley.

    Hoey Endowment in Landscape Architecture

    The Christopher Hoey Memorial Scholarship in Landscape Architecture was established in 1996 to be awarded annually on the basis of demonstrated academic promise by an undergraduate student majoring in Landscape Architecture. The scholarship fund was established by the family of Christopher Hoey, who graduated from CED with a B.A. Landscape Architecture in 1975, in his memory.

    Staley Scholarship Fund*

    The Shirley Brandes Staley Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 with a gift from landscape architect John H. Staley to support undergraduates studying landscape architecture. Shirley Staley was a 1947 graduate of UC Berkeley, where she majored in English literature.