2020 Council of Fellows Scholarship Winners

 Congratulations to the 2020 Scholarship Winners!



 David Curry 

BLA Candidate, North Carolina A&T State University

Award: $5,000

David has been an avid lover of the outdoors since he was young. This love for the outdoors transformed into a passion when he got his Associates in Landscape Gardening at Sandhills Community College. He then interned at a local Nursery. He later decided to pursue a Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture to bring all the considerable plant knowledge he had gained to the design process. After completing his BLA, he intends to work in the industry while gaining his certification before going on to pursue a Master’s degree. He plans to one day open his own firm. He is a lover 3D modeling, as well as a hobbyist in 3D printing. He hopes to combine the two into his future practice. 


Courtney Helmliner 

BLA Candidate, Ball State University

Award: $5,000

Rain Bird Intelligent Use of Water™ Scholarship: Award: $2,500

Courtney is from St. Marys, OH and graduated from Memorial High School in 2016. At Ball State, she works in the Architecture Library and as a teaching assistant and is minoring in Social and Environmental Justice and Strategic Communications. She has been involved in Women’s Club Soccer, Intramural Soccer, and Global Brigades. Additionally, she likes to hike and travel. Following graduation, she plans to work at a firm and become a licensed PLA. She aims to lead in the field by advocating for the profession and acting as a catalyst for the improvement of under-represented communities through empathy-based, inclusive design.  


  Aus Perez 

BLA Candidate, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Award: $5,000

Aus is a third-year landscape architecture major from Holdrege, Nebraska. Upon graduating, they hope to obtain a Master’s degree in landscape architecture and urban planning. In the future, they hope to become a college professor and pursue their own research goals related to landscape architecture. As a first-generation student, Aus’ college professors have helped them discover their passion for landscape architecture, and Aus cannot wait to help others find their love for this field of study, too. Aus loves exploring new landscapes, going to concerts with their friends, and taking care of all their plants.


  Holley Stringham 

BLA Candidate, Utah State University

Award: $5,000

Holley grew up near the mountains in Utah, where her love of nature and being outdoors originated. She is currently a Junior at Utah State University in the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning program and has taken an interest in working with local groups to bring about positive community change. She is now working with a nearby refugee and immigrant center to design a community garden and event center. Holley is driven by community engagement and aims to use those interests in her future career in landscape architecture and urban design. 


Honors & Awards:
Carolyn Mitchell 
Manager, Honors & Awards

Council of Fellows:
Curt Millay, ASLA
Corporate Secretary