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California Native Plant Society

Santa Clara Valley Chapter

Research Scholarship Application Instructions and Deadlines

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are being accepted through November 1, 2023.

The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society provides scholarships to students doing research on native plant or plant community conservation, plant ecology, plant community restoration, plant systematics, rare plants or other related botanical studies of native plants that grow in habitats in Central and Northern California. Scholarships are available for:

  • graduate students; or
  • an undergraduate student or undergraduate research team (consisting of one or more undergraduates and a supervising faculty member).

Students researching topics related to native plant and native habitat conservation in the San Francisco Bay Area are encouraged to apply.

Research scholarships of up to $3,000 are available. The amount granted will depend on the project's requirements and available funding. Evaluation of applications will focus on the stated purpose of the research, experimental design, relationship to native plant and native habitat conservation, and overall impression of the research project.

Scholarship Requirements

Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in an accredited college or university and undertaking botanical research related to native plants or native plant communities in Central or Northern California.

Required Information

Send required application materials to our scholarship committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2023.

Graduate Research Scholarship

  1. Graduate Research Application Form
  2. Copy of Transcript (showing course work)
  3. Recommendation/Statement of Qualifications from Major Advisor

Undergraduate Research Scholarship

  1. Undergraduate Research Application Form (completed by Academic advisor and student(s))

Scholarships will be awarded by December 31, 2023. Recipients are requested to share the results of their study by making a brief presentation on their research at a Santa Clara Valley CNPS Chapter meeting in 2024 and writing a short article for our newsletter.

The SCV Chapter would appreciate receiving an electronic copy of research results (thesis, dissertation, reports and/or journal articles) once research is complete.


Questions regarding the scholarship application can be e-mailed to our scholarship committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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