Scholarships in Botany, General

GSCAA Scholars Competition

Award: $3,500, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must have completed at least the first year of a collegiate turfgrass management program and be planning a career as a golf course superintendent. Selection is based upon academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and recommendations from college advisors and golf course superintendents or other employers. International students attending a US institution may also apply.

The SAPA Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be a high school senior who is planning to attend a full-time undergraduate program at an accredited four-year college/university with a major related to life sciences. Applicant must have a minimum 3.3 GPA, a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 2000, and be in the top tenth (or top quarter) of their class. Essay, two letters of recommendation, list of all awards received, list of Advanced Placement or Honors courses with grades, and transcripts are required to be submitted.

Wildlife Research Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: October 1

Applicant must have a minimum GRE score of 1100 and 3.0 GPA in the last two years of undergraduate or graduate work.

Beca Legado Elena Pratts

Award: $3,000, Deadline: July 1

Applicant must have a "B" grade average.

National Garden Clubs, Inc. Scholarship

Award: $3,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen currently enrolled as a full-time student and have the endorsement of the State Garden Club from the state in which he or she is a permanent resident. Official transcripts, personal statement, three letters of recommendation, financial aid form, and list of extracurricular activity involvement/honors received must be submitted. Applicant should write to the above address for name and address of his or her State Scholarship Chairman.

Jessup and McHenry Awards

Award: -, Deadline: March 1; October 1

Applicant must be looking to conduct studies at the postgraduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels under the supervision or sponsorship of a member of the curatorial staff of the Academy. Such studies may be in any specialty in which these curators have expertise.

Fred and Fay Robertson Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Selection is based upon academic achievement and financial need. Preference given to math majors and second to botany, computer science, or journalism and mass communication majors.

FFGC Scholarship in Garden Club Objectives

Award: $1,500, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a resident of Florida, will attend or is attending a Florida school, and must demonstrate financial need. Work transcript, personal letter, photo, letters of recommendation, and interview required.

FFGC Scholarship in Botany

Award: $1,500, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a resident of Florida, will attend or is attending a Florida school majoring in botany with an emphasis in wildflowers and native plants, and must demonstrate financial need. Work transcript, personal letter, photo, letters of recommendation, and interview required.

FFGC Scholarship for High School Students

Award: $3,500, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a resident of Florida who will attend or is attending a Florida school, and is able to demonstrate financial need. Work transcript, personal letter, photo, letters of recommendation, and interview required.

American Orchid Society 11th World Orchid Conference Fellowship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 15

Selection is based upon academic record and interest in orchids.

George and Cleo Cross Summer Research Fellowship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 26

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrated financial need. At the end of summer research fellow must submit a five-page report to the scholarship committee.

Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.

Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.

Anapurna Kanungo Biology Award

Award: $100, Deadline: None

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate excellence in botany studies.

The Gary Hicks Memorial Award

Award: -, Deadline: None

Applicant must be majoring in botany.

Columbus Herb Society Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 16

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or high school graduate residing in Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson or Shelby County who plans to study full-time at an accredited college or university in the field of botany, culinary arts, horticulture, or a related area.

Frank Weigel Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Wisconsin Dells High School who will pursue post-secondary education at a two- or four-year accredited institution in a science-related field.

TOCA Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be an undergraduate college student pursuing a career in green industry communications. Applicant must major or minor in technical communications or a green industry-related field such as horticulture, plant sciences, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, etc. Interest in using this course of study in the field of communications must be demonstrated. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.

Orchid Care Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing a program in botany, horticulture, environmental science, conservation, or related field, with a focus on orchids.

Mabel Mayforth Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicants must be Vermont residents who are college juniors, seniors or graduate students and must major horticulture, landscape, design, conservation, forestry, agronomy, plant pathology or biology with a special interest in plants, ecology and allied subjects. They must be full-time students at an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Previous winners may reapply.

Benjamin C. Blackburn Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: April 2

Applicants must be New Jersey residents. They must be enrolled in the Landscape and Horticultural Technology Program at County College of Morris and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. If awarded the scholarship, the recipient will be expected to to give a 10-minute speech on his or her horticultural interests and goals at the Arboretum's annual meeting. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Garden Club of Ohio Inc. Scholarships

Award: -, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be residents of Ohio and must be enrolled in a postsecondary degree program related to environmental science, plant science, horticulture, floriculture, city planning or wildlife. They must be rising undergraduate juniors, undergraduate seniors or graduate students and have a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

USDA/1890 National Scholars Program

Award: -, Deadline: December 31

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be rising undergraduate freshmen, sophomores or juniors who have a high school diploma or a GED. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must plan to enroll or be enrolled at an 1890 Land Grant institution and have plans to major in agriculture; agriculture business/management; agriculture economics; agricultural engineering/mechanics; agricultural productions and technology; agronomy or crop science; animal science; botany; farm and range management; fish, game or wildlife management; food services/technology; forestry and related services; home economics/nutrition/human development; horticulture; natural resources management; soil conservation/soil science or other related disciplines (e.g., biological sciences, pre-veterinary medicine or computer science). They must also have proven leadership skills and must have experience with community service. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Dennis Raveling Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: October 31

Applicant must be pursuing an advanced degree in wildlife, zoology, botany, ecology or other biological science that are related to wetlands ecology. Selection is based on dedication to wetland preservation, high academic achievement and the merit of the project submitted.