Botany Scholarships

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The study of botany covers the gamut of plant life around the globe and engages students whose interests lie in a diverse array of flora and their ecosystems, from forestry or tropical rainforest botany. Scholarships are plentiful through biology departments at colleges and universities throughout the country and a host of other organizations dedicated to research and conservation.

After completing their bachelors degree, botany students often continue in higher education for masters or doctorate degrees, depending on the type of career they plan to pursue, or if they want to concentrate on a specialized area of research.


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Private Funds

The Garden Club of America is an international force whose mission includes philanthropic and educational endeavors. The national club offers 26 merit-based scholarships for botany and horticulture majors, which are competitive and generous. They cover a wide range of interests: botany; coastal wetlands studies; conservation and ecological restoration; desert studies; garden history and design; horticulture and related fields; landscape architecture; native bird habitats; urban forestry; and summer environmental studies. Some of these include:

College Scholarships

The University of Memphis Department of Biology recognizes outstanding students in the department who are concentrating in botany. Applicants must be a declared biology major with a stated interest in botany and write an essay related to their career goals.

Weber State University in Utah offers its botany majors a number of scholarships, mostly based on academic performance, in addition to tuition waivers.

The Botany Faculty and Staff Scholarship is meted out by the department heads, and funded by donations from faculty and staff members. These scholarships fund half of the recipient’s tuition and half of fees.

Botany majors at Eastern Michigan University may qualify for the Richard A. Giles Botany Scholarship, which awards up to $1,000. Criteria include a certain number of credit hours spent in general biology coursework. Freshmen are not eligible. EMU undergraduate and graduates students in biology, environmental education, horticulture, floriculture and related fields can also apply for The Federated Garden Clubs of Michigan Scholarship, a one-time, $1,000 award disbursed in the fall.

Colorado State University offers two botany-specific scholarships include:

The University of Florida offers the following scholarships for students in botany and related fields: