2022 Brent M. Narkawicz Memorial Scholarship

The Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects is proud and honored to offer the first annual Brent M. Narkawicz Memorial Scholarship!

The Brent M. Narkawicz Memorial Scholarship is provided to students in an accredited undergraduate Landscape Architecture program in the State of Rhode Island who are entering their Sophomore, Junior, Senior Year or are graduating and are pursuing an graduate degree in the field of Landscape Architecture.


Two scholarships in the amount of $1500 will be awarded for tuition, books, drafting supplies, etc.

Brent M. Narkawicz

Brent Narkawicz, who passed away on March 1st, 2020 was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture.

Brent had a very accomplished and successful landscape architecture career which moved him to various positions including:  Director of Planning & Development for the Town of Coventry, RI, Bryant Associates, as well as a University of Rhode Island adjunct professor. Brent’s success led him to his ultimate position at Calamar as Regional Head of Development for New England, where he was instrumental in bringing affordable senior housing to the New England area.

Brent’s love didn’t stop at his family.  From childhood friendships, to college friends, to friendships he developed along the way, Brent was truly unique in his ability to maintain friendships. He provided the opportunity to help his friends with L.A.R.E. (Landscape Architecture Registration Exam) preparation by tutoring several of his URI alumni friends. He had this ability to always give you the confidence you needed no matter how difficult the challenge may have been for you.  His patience and his great sense of humor always helped to buffer the anxiety of working through various angles of prepping for passing “the Exam”.

His love for the field of landscape architecture was reflected in Brent’s interest and love of hiking throughout New England, kayaking local rivers, spending time at Narragansett Beach, snowboarding and camping trips with his friends and family.


We encourage students who share these values and appreciation of

the field of landscape architecture to apply for the

Brent M. Narkawicz Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

1.   Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate Landscape Architecture program in the state of Rhode Island and entering their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year in the Fall of 2022.  Graduating seniors may only apply if they have been accepted into a qualifying graduate program for the following Fall - proof of acceptance must be submitted as part of application.  Prior award recipients may reapply for the award.

2.    Through the University, you will need to provide RIASLA with verification of your status as a student.

3.    Eligible Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of submission.

4.    All decisions made by the Scholarship Committee (a committee of 3-5 individuals appointed by the RIASLA Executive Committee) are deemed final, including the option not to award a scholarship.


Procedures / Requirements

  • Complete applications must be received by Friday, May 27, 2022 to be considered.

  • Scholarship recipients will be will be notified no later than Friday, June 20th, 2022.

  • Please carefully read the Requirements on the PDF application to ensure your application is complete.

Please download, carefully read the requirements and fill out the application below.

This scholarship is proudly sponsored by:

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