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: California

Location of residency: California

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Overview:

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.

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. 

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

Eligibility:

  • The review committee will consider proposals from students at East Bay colleges and universities for the study of California Native plants.
  • 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). 

Preferences:

  • 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.
    • (“East Bay” means Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.)