Myrtle Wolf Scholarship Fund

California Native Plant Society: East Bay Chapter

Grant amount: Up to US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Oct 21, 2018

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Preferred: Counties in California: Alameda County, Contra Costa County Other eligible locations: California

Location of residency: Counties in California: Alameda County, Contra Costa County

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California Native Plant Society - East Bay Chapter

The mission of the California Native Plant Society is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants. 

The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) was formed in 1965 in the East Bay region. Today it is a statewide organization with thirty-three chapters. The East Bay Chapter covers Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The state organization and the local chapters work together to increase understanding of California's native flora and to preserve this rich resource for future generations.

Educational Grants Program: Myrtle Wolf Scholarship Fund

The Myrtle Wolf Scholarship Fund honors the late Myrtle Wolf (1913-2012), a longtime Oakland teacher, who on retirement, devoted herself to California’s native flora. She was a member of the California Native Plant Society for over 30 years, where she worked on the fundraising annual plant sales and promoted the use of native plants in the California landscape. She was made a Fellow of CNPS in 1987. She was also a supported of the UC Botanical Garden, where the library was named for her in 2000.

The review committee will consider proposals from students at East Bay colleges and universities for the study of California Native plants. “East Bay” means Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. 

The proposed budget should not exceed $1000 and applicants are encouraged to prioritize budget items as only partial funding may be available.

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


  • Applicants must be registered undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited Californian Bay Area college or university.
  • The proposed project must be supervised by a faculty advisor.
  • Both biological and horticulture projects will be considered. 
  • Funds may be requested for research, travel, supplies, and minor equipment (no single piece of equipment costing over $500). 


  • Projects may involve taxa from anywhere in the state, but all else being equal, preference will be given to projects involving taxa that are native to the East Bay.