SOP Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of numerous alumni and friends of the college, scholarships are available to students in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.

The following School of Planning scholarships have an online application process. With one application you can apply for all college-wide scholarships. Students should submit FAFSA information to UC if one of the eligibility requirements of the scholarship is financial need. These scholarships are available to students currently enrolled at DAAP; incoming freshman or transfer students are not eligible.

Scholarships marked with an asterisk (*) have separate applications processes. Please view the scholarship’s description for more information.

Applications Are Closed

The 2021-2022 DAAP college-wide and school specific scholarship application is closed. The scholarship application will be available again in spring 2022 for the 2022-2023 academic year.

SOP Scholarships

Elizabeth Moesta White was a 1933 graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Applied Arts with a degree in Landscape Architecture. Her family established a scholarship that commemorates her dedication to the sustainable planning, design and management of the built and natural environment. 
$1,000 will be awarded and applied to next school year

Students enrolled in the DAAP Horticulture Program’s Sustainable Landscape Design Certificate Program who have completed two of the five courses in Sustainable Landscape Design or Sustainable Landscape Construction are eligible for this scholarship. In addition to the application materials, the student’s academic record will be reviewed for the selection process.


  • Completed application
  • One letter of recommendation from a member of the Sustainable Landscape Design or Sustainable Landscape Construction faculty (HORT 2040, 2041, 2042, 3060 or 3061).
  • Up to 10 images as one pdf document (maximum 10 pages) or one pdf of written work (maximum 10 pages) demonstrating the applicant’s abilities in Sustainable Landscape Design. The images or written work may represent academic, professional, and/or voluntary community service work in sustainable landscape design.
  • A current resume showing academic, professional, and service experience.

March 30 by 5 PM EST

Application materials must be submitted to: 
Elizabeth Moesta White Scholarship Review Horticulture Program Director 
Student Affairs 
5470 Aronoff, DAAP

DAAP Student Affairs 
5470 Aronoff 

Winners will be notified on or before May 31. Scholarship recipients will be expected to participate in any scholarship recognition events sponsored by the College, dependent on whether the student is in town when the event takes place. Recipients will also be required to allow the use of the application’s digital images of their work for a presentation.

This fund was created to provide a scholarship to a student entering their first year in the School of Planning.

The recipient must have demonstrated financial need.

Preference will be given to a student with a diverse background, based upon factors including, but not limited to, socio-economic status, parental education, cultural awareness, and history of overcoming adversity.

This fund provides scholarships or stipends to undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Planning who display exceptional academic and/or professional excellence or promise.

This scholarship was created to honor Professor Sam Noe and to support a student in the School of Planning who demonstrates excellent academic standing and has financial need.

This scholarship fund was created to allow students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others to contribute in support of current SOP students.

Travel money for students who are presenting at conferences that are recognized by the academic community.  Scholarship will be applied to your student account, once travel is complete and after recipient has provided a brief description of the conference and presentation, along with images to Rhea Castrucci. This information may also be published on social media at the Director’s discretion. 

Up to $250 per award as long as funds are available.

Students in any of the below programs in good academic standing who will be traveling to present to a conference in their field of study. Limit 1 award per student in an academic year.

  • Bachelor in Horticulture
  • Bachelor of Urban Planning
  • Bachelor of Urban Studies
  • Master of Community Planning
  • Master of Landscape Architecture
  • PhD in Regional Development Planning students up to their 5th year 

Email request to Rhea Castrucci ( Please include evidence of the approved presentation & recommendation by one SOP faculty.

School of Planning 
6210 DAAP 

This scholarship provides support to students studying in the School of Planning with demonstrated financial need.

The Kroger Company made a gift in 1993 to honor Dr. Thomas Wagner. The gift was made to start an endowment to provide assistance for a minority student enrolled in the School of Planning undergraduate degree programs.

Contact for questions

Headshot of DAAP Student Affairs

DAAP Student Affairs

Aronoff 5470