Aileen McWilliam Scholarship

Arkansas Native Plant Society

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Anticipated deadline: Apr 17, 2021 3:00pm PDT

Grant amount: Up to US $1,000

Fields of work: Botany

Applicant type: Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Arkansas

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About this funder:



The Arkansas Native Plant Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the preservation, conservation, enjoyment and study of the native vegetation of Arkansas.  The Society sponsors field trips and educational meetings across the state.  Through fund-raising activities and donations, the Society also sponsors the following awards to undergraduate and graduate students who show exceptional interest in acquiring a botanical education or who wish to conduct research projects involving the native or naturalized flora of Arkansas.

The Aileen McWilliam Scholarship 

The award honors the late Aileen McWilliam, named Arkansas’ Outstanding Biology Teacher in 1965, a former member of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, a noted author, and a knowledgeable and ardent Arkansas naturalist.  This scholarship, in memory of  her devotion to the study of the Arkansas flora, is given annually to promising undergraduate or graduate students with a strong interest in botany. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Undergraduate or graduate students with a strong interest in botany. 
  • Students will be eligible for only one scholarship per academic classification (i.e. bachelor’s student, master’s student, Ph.D. student).


  • Students applying for a research grant will not be eligible for a scholarship in the same calendar year.