The Karen Ann Shopis-Fox Memorial Scholarship
The Karen Ann Shopis-Fox Memorial Scholarship is awarded to encourage
awareness and education in the field of landscape architecture.
Scholarship applicants must be legal residents of the State of Connecticut
and enrolled in an accredited landscape architecture or environmental
education program at the college or university level. Application forms must
be postmarked between January 1 and March 15 of the year of the scholarship.
We encourage you to alert qualified students to the availability of this
financial aid. Thank you for helping to spread the word about The Karen Ann
Shopis-Fox Memorial Scholarship!
the 2015 Karen Ann Shopis-Fox Memorial Scholarship Application Form.
Congratulations to our 2014 scholarship recipients, Antone Almeida,
of Lisbon, CT and Julia Gold, of Westport, CT.
||Antone Almeida is a junior in the
Landscape Architecture program at the University of Rhode Island. As
a child he spent a lot of time with his mother in her gardens,
learning to respect the landscape. Growing up in an Azorean
Portuguese family, he began to admire the beauty of the architecture
and land of these islands. Originally on a path for architecture, it
was not until glancing through a design magazine that he discovered
what would eventually become his major and passion. "What I enjoy so
much about landscape architecture are the many forces (wind, solar,
ecology, drainage, usage, etc.) involved in each project as well as
the collaborations of many professions. I look forward to making a
difference - I hope to amaze people in ways they did not even think
Julia Gold is attending Cornell University for a Master’s
Degree in Landscape Architecture. She is excited by the flexibility
and diversity of landscape architecture, and is drawn to its
inherent versatility. "Landscape architects work and think in
multiple scales; they consider materiality and change over time. Our
work takes in the biophysical and the cultural, the urban and the
rural, the specific and the universal; it elevates natural process
as much as it elevates form." Julia is interested in the way
designed landscapes can influence and improve our daily lives. "A
designed landscape can be both beautiful and functional, both past-
and forward-looking, and I want to explore and work alongside those
Congratulations to these worthy scholarship recipients!
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CTASLA 370 James Street, 4th Fl., New Haven, CT
06513 (800) 878-1474 Copyright 2014
Karen Ann Shopis-Fox, who passed away
in August 2011, was a long-standing member of ASLA, a
talented designer, and a dedicated advocate for the
profession of landscape architecture. She served as
member-at-large and vice president on the executive
committee of CTASLA in the 1990s and was a founding
member of the golf outing committee and a driving force
in the formation of our scholarship. Karen practiced in
Fairfield County with her own firm, Karen A. Shopis
Landscape Architects. She won the chapter’s prestigious
George A. Yarwood Award in 2002, given in recognition of
members who have given unselfishly of their time and
talent to further the profession of landscape
architecture within the state and the nation.
Donations to the Karen Ann Shopis-Fox Memorial
Scholarship Fund, benefitting the next generation of
landscape architects, may be made at any time, in any
amount, using the Donation button below. We appreciate