CT Society of Landscape Architects 

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 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!

Download/view 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.

The Karen Ann Shopis-Fox Memorial Scholarship

Antone Almeida

  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 were possible."


The Karen Ann Shopis-Fox Memorial Scholarship

Julia Gold

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 contradictions."

Congratulations to these worthy scholarship recipients!

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The Karen Ann Shopis-Fox Memorial Scholarship

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 your support.