The Magnolia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society has two opportunities for student grants and scholarships.
Panhandle Student Research Grant Application - PDF
Application Period: February 27 - May 1st
Up to $500 is available to an actively enrolled, local undergraduate or graduate student of any institution of higher education to conduct research relating to the FNPS mission in the panhandle and Big Bend of Florida. The grant money is awarded on a reimbursable basis in increments not less than $100 by completing the reimbursement form. Applications will be reviewed by the Magnolia Chapter's review committee, as appointed by the president. The grant winner will be notified by May 1st. After the research is complete, the recipient is to provide the Chapter with a report describing the research to be published to the website and distributed in Ms. Magnolia and/or a short oral presentation at a Chapter program meeting or at the FNPS Annual Conference.
FNPS Annual State Conference Student Scholarship Application - PDF
This year the Annual Conference is virtual and free to all full time students so this grant is not necessary.
Application Period: February 1st - April 1st
Each conference scholarship will cover conference registration and fees (including field trips, social events, membership fee). Applications are welcome from any actively enrolled, local undergraduate or graduate student of a higher education institution who wishes to attend the FNPS annual conference in May (conference information available at fnps.org). Applications will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the Chapter President. The scholarship winners will be notified by May 1 and will be provided with a reimbursement form and instructions. After the conference, the recipient is to provide the Chapter with a short article describing the conference experience to be distributed on the website, Facebook, and Ms. Magnolia, or a short (2-3 minutes) oral presentation at a Chapter meeting (meeting information available at magnolia.fnpschapters.org). For more information on this years annual conference, visit http://www.fnps.org/conference.
Interested in attending the renowned Cullowhee Native Plant Conference? The conference has a scholarship program, funding approximately 20 applicants each year. Scholarships are awarded to students, interns at botanical gardens, nature centers and/or parts, and to beginning professionals in a native plant-related field, environmental and/or science educators. Visit their website here for more information.