Double honeysuckle, Lonicera conjugialis, East Boulder Lake, July 16, 2021 © Chris Harvey
Student Scholarship Grant Program
Shasta Chapter is pleased to be able to support the mission of the California Native Plant Society by sponsoring the following scholarships and grants. Funding for these scholarships and grants is obtained primarily through Shasta Chapter native plant sales and other Chapter-sponsored fundraising events.
Shasta Chapter Annual Plant Biology Scholarship
At least one $2000 scholarship is awarded yearly to a qualified student. Qualifying candidates are students attending Shasta Community College, Lassen Community College, College of the Siskiyous, or local high schools, and who have been accepted to a four-year university or college to pursue a degree in plant biology.
Link to: Shasta Chapter Annual Plant Biology Scholarship Application
Northern California Botanists Research Scholarship
Northern California Botanists provides a scholarship program for undergraduate and graduate students conducting research on botanical topics in northern California. The scholarships are awarded via a comprehensive selection process. Each year, Shasta Chapter CNPS provides funding to Northern California Botanists for an additional $1000 Research Scholarship. In addition to the general scholarship criteria, the recipient of the Shasta Chapter-funded scholarship must meet at least one of the following two criteria:
- The student’s research topic is relevant to the flora within the boundaries of the Shasta Chapter (Shasta, Lassen, Modoc, and Siskiyou counties), with preference given to topics concerning rare species or communities; or
- The student hails from the Shasta Chapter CNPS area. Having graduated from a high school or community college within Shasta Chapter boundaries is the typical means for demonstrating eligibility under this criterion.
Link to: Northern California Botanists Research Scholarship Program
Our Acorn Grant program is designed for area educators who wish to promote a practical knowledge of California native plants or plant habitats on a K-12 school campus. The grants can be used to purchase materials such as native plants, native plant literature, and garden supplies. The grants are intended to supply educators with the necessary materials to give students a practical and hands-on experience in the growing and care of California’s native plants.
Link to: Acorn Grant Application
Oak Tree Grant
The objective of our Oak Tree Grant program is to support general public endeavors to gain better awareness of California native plants and native plant habitats. The monetary and/or material awards can be used for gardening and landscaping projects, public nature walks, library projects, or general plant studies. The grants can be used for the purchase of native plants, native plant literature, and gardening and landscaping supplies.
Link to: Oak Tree Grant Application