Film Director Darren Aronofsky, dual SFS alum (Kenya ’85 and Alaska ’86), started The Fountain Scholarship with the monetary award he won for his film The Fountain. This scholarship provides tuition assistance to those SFS applicants who (a) have spent most of their lives in an urban environment whether in the US or abroad; (b) demonstrate financial need; and (c) demonstrate a commitment to and concern for environmental issues.

An award-winning director, Darren’s recent film, The Whale, is a moving, redemptive film receiving widespread praise and attention. Darren also produced, The Territory, a Nat Geo documentary examining the conflict between an indigenous community and deforestation in the Amazonian rainforest of Brazil. He also directed, Black Swan, which won Natalie Portman the Academy Award for Best Actress and received four other nominations including one for Best Picture. Darren both wrote and directed The Fountain, which one reviewer suggested “may well restore your faith in the idea that a movie can take you out of the mundane and into a place of wonderment.”

In appreciation for his time with SFS in places of wonderment, Darren established this endowed scholarship for the benefit of students who have grown up in urban environments, demonstrate financial need, and have a commitment and concern for environmental issues.

To join Darren in building The Fountain Scholarship, you can Donate Here.
If you would prefer to mail your gift, please send a check made out to:
The School for Field Studies, ATTN: Donations

The School for Field Studies
P.O. Box 506
West Boxford, MA 01885

Please indicate on the check that the gift is designated for The Fountain Scholarship.

Alternatively, you may call SFS and we will take your credit card donation over the telephone: 978.219.5109.

Donors will receive an acknowledgement from The School for Field Studies. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Darren Aronofsky in Kenya, 1985.
Darren Aronofsky in Kenya, 1985.