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.
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.
Graduate Research Scholarship
- Graduate Research Application Form
- Copy of Transcript (showing course work)
- Recommendation/Statement of Qualifications from Major Advisor
Undergraduate Research Scholarship
- 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.