Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Fountain Scholar Nomination Submission Packet

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Fountain Scholar Nomination Submission Packet

The 2022 submission deadline has passed. Applications for 2023 will be accepted in Fall 2022.

CELA Fountain Scholar Packet

Provide a color headshot in jpg format that is at least 1800 x1200 pixels. It should be well-lit with a simple background and include your entire head and shoulders. CELA retains the right to use any submitted photo on our website and in other materials promoting CELA's scholarship programs.
Provide a short third person bio, which may be used for publicity in PDF, Microsoft Word, or TXT format. In 150 words or less, describe your background, current educational pursuits, future plans, and any other personal interests or activities. A full bio may be requested for recipients of the scholarship. This information will be used for marketing purposes and for publicity sharing of the award.
Upload your resume or CV in PDF format. It should include your education, professional experience, extra-curricular activities, and honors and awards.
Submit a letter of recommendation signed by a Department Head/Chair, Program Lead, or other administrator who has worked with or advised you as a student.
  • Part 1: your personal goals and objectives as a future landscape architect and your statement/position statement on a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession ( ~500 words)
  • Part 2: your interpretation of the top 3-5 goals of Dr. Charles Fountain and how your future approach to the profession will align with the mission of his legacy ( ~500 words).
      • NOTE: Some relevant research and archival information related to Dr. Fountain can be found on this page and in the links below.
Include up to 10 pages of work samples showcasing your design skills and projects you have worked on that influence, communicate, lead and advance design solutions for contemporary issues. Please include at least one or more projects showcasing work aligned with the legacy and mission of Dr. Fountain.

Questions? Contact us at: director@thecela.org  

Links to Research and Other Awards:
  1. Charles Allen Fountain Obituary passed 8/26/2000
  2. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Conference Proceedings, Baltimore, Maryland. March 26-29,2014. “A Forgotten Giant: The Life and Contributions of Dr. Charles Fountain” By Anna Reaves, Claudia Dinep, Page 98
  3. Robinette, G. O. (1975). Landscape Architecture: a Profession Designed for Minorities. American Society of Landscape Architects, Minority Recruitment Task Force.
  4. Charles Fountain Internship (Culberson)
  5. Charles Fountain Listed in Hall of Fame
  6. Endowments