About the Scholarship

Steven G. King Play Environments Scholarship was established by Steven G. King, FASLA, founder and Chairman of Landscape Structures Inc. and the inventor of the “continuous play” concept. The community concept is to development of modular composite play structures to encourage connected or continuous play opportunities.

The scholarship is awarded in the view of recognizing a student's high potential in the playing environment. In order to avail benefits of scholarship, a student must have high possible skills in being creative and think out of the box, openness to innovation, and a demonstrated interest in park and playground planning.


 How to apply for this scholarship?

  • An applicant must complete the online application form that can be found on the official website of LAF.

  • A student must provide information about their background, current educational pursuits, future plans, and any other interests or activities.

  • In addition to that, a student should submit their resume which must contain details about education, professional experience, extra-curricular activities, and honors and awards.

  • The applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from a college professor and write an essay about views on significant social and educational values of play and playgrounds into recreational activities.

  • In addition to that, he/she must provide the work sample which should show information about one's previous project.


Award Amount and Deadline

The foundation is funding $5000 to one applicant annually and the awards are non-renewable.

All the necessary documents with the essay must be submitted to the institution no later than February 1.


Eligibility Criteria

  •  A student must show an interest in the value of integrating playgrounds into parks, schools, and other play environments and understand the significant social and educational value of play.

  • A student must have creativity, openness to innovation, and a demonstrated interest in park and playground planning. 

  • Landscape architecture students with a demonstrated interest and aptitude in the design of play environments who are enrolled in graduate or the final two years of undergraduate study in LAAB-accredited schools.