Sunflower Scholarship Application

Our Conference Complimentary for Students & Interns

The Native Plant Society Sunflower Scholarship is designed for college undergrads, grad students, and interns who are doing work within their communities pertaining to Native Plants.  The scholarship is designed to make the conference more accessible to this demographic, and aims to provide a participatory position that is more enriching than being an attendee.

At least two scholarships are awarded each year, and additional scholarships are available as funding allows.

The 2022 Sunflower Scholarship is a full-ride scholarship to the NPS conference in Albuquerque, and covers the cost of registration, field trips, workshops, meals, and banquet. It also includes a $100 stipend for transportation or lodging.


  • Applicant must be a current college/university student or an intern with a government organization. The application must be approved by the appropriate professor or supervisor.
  • If selected for the scholarship, the applicant agrees to display a poster and/or give a 15-minute presentation about a project they are involved in that pertains to native plants. This presentation may be cited in a CV or resumé.