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 2013 Karen Ann Shopis-Fox Memorial Scholarship Application Form.
Congratulations to our 2012 scholarship recipients,
Jacob Hodson, of Storrs, CT, and Zachary Aaron Young, of
New Milford, CT.
|| Jacob Hodson is
a "non-traditional" student in the Landscape Architecture program at
the University of Connecticut. For generations, Jacob's family has
made a living from the land as farmers, which informed his interest
in landscape architecture. Designing spaces that help people
reconnect to the land - particularly the food web - will be a
primary focus of his career in landscape architecture, Jacob says.
As a volunteer in a New Haven inner-city school, he was shocked to
find that neither the students nor the teachers knew how food made
it to the grocery store. "There is one thing that we all have in
common: we all have to eat. I believe that landscape architecture
can influence how individuals approach food. By helping people
understand where food comes from, the relationship between food and
consumer can be strengthened, ultimately improving quality of life."
Zachary Aaron Young
|| Zachary Aaron Young
is a senior in the Landscape Architecture program at the University
of Connecticut. He has long admired the natural world as a
"magnificent arcadia." "Within nature are the elements to nurture
the soul and revitalize the spirit," he says. People not familiar
with the profession tend to view landscape architecture as a career
involving "the typical American backyard," he says. But Zach has
always been excited by "the holistic nature of landscape
architecture" and the many factors - such as social and economic
aspects - that can influence a project. Zach’s interests lie in
helping communities build greener, more sustainable spaces. "By
developing sustainable exterior spaces that are both meaningful and
memorable, I wish to work towards a greener nation and help people
gain a greater appreciation of our phenomenal surroundings."
Congratulations to these worthy scholarship recipients!
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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