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California Native Plant Society

Santa Clara Valley Chapter

Scholarship Application Instructions and Deadlines

Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are being accepted through November 22, 2021.

 The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society provides scholarships to students doing research on native plant or plant community conservation, plant ecology, plant community restoration, plant systematics, rare plants or other related botanical studies of native plants that grow in habitats in Central and Northern California. Scholarships may be awarded to:

  • graduate students; or
  • an undergraduate student or undergraduate research team (consisting of one or more undergraduates and a supervising faculty member).

Students researching topics related to native plant and native habitat conservation in the San Francisco Bay Area are encouraged to apply.

Academic scholarships of $1,500 for graduate student research and a $1,000 scholarship for undergraduate student research are available. Evaluation of applications will focus on the stated purpose of the research, experimental design, relationship to native plant and native habitat conservation, and overall impression of the research project.

Scholarship Requirements

Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in an accredited college or university and undertaking botanical research related to native plants or native plant communities in Central or Northern California.

Required Information

Send required application materials to Karen Cotter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications must be submitted by November 22, 2021.

Graduate Research Scholarship

  1. Graduate Research Application Form
  2. Copy of Transcript (showing course work)
  3. Recommendation/Statement of Qualifications from Major Advisor

Undergraduate Research Scholarship

  1. Undergraduate Research Application Form (completed by Academic advisor and student(s))

Scholarships will be awarded by December 31, 2021. Recipients are requested to share the results of their study or make a brief presentation on their research at a Santa Clara Valley CNPS Chapter meeting in 2022. If a scholarship recipient cannot make a Chapter meeting, other options and/or submittal of a brief article for our chapter newsletter) can be arranged.

The SCV Chapter would appreciate receiving an electronic copy of research results (thesis, dissertation, reports and/or journal articles) once research is complete.


Questions?

Questions regarding the scholarship application can be e-mailed to Karen Cotter, the Scholarship Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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