Sunflower Scholarship Application

Native Plant Society Annual Conference

The Native Plant Society Sunflower Scholarships are 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 to provide a participatory position rather than just an attendee.

In order to apply for the Pecos or the Cordilleran Scholarship, you must be a current student or intern with an organization.

Below is a description of each scholarship:

Pecos Scholarship: The Pecos Scholarship is a full scholarship to the NPS conference. Applicants provide a 15 minute presentation to the Native Plant Society on the work that you are doing within the community pertaining to Native Plants, as well as a poster covering this information.  This scholarship covers the full cost of the conference, including field trips, workshops, meals, banquet, and a $50 stipend for travel.  This does not cover lodging. 2 full scholarships available.

Cordilleran Scholarship: The Cordilleran Scholarship is a partial scholarship to the NPSNM conference.  Applicants provide a poster covering work you are doing within the community pertaining to native plants.  Applicants are expected to be at their poster during designated breaks to provide “mini presentations” as conference participants mill around.  You are not required to present in front of the conference. This scholarship covers speakers, field trips, workshops, and meals. It does not cover the banquet, nor does it provide a stipend for travel.  Limited slots available.