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Grants and Scholarships

The North Carolina Native Plant Society is pleased to offer four funding sources that support projects that aim to achieve our mission “to promote the enjoyment and conservation of North Carolina’s native plants and their habitats through education, cultivation, and advocacy.” Details are in the READ MORE section for each grant and scholarship.

Grants for Organizations:

  1. The B. W. Wells Stewardship Fund supports projects that may include but are not limited to
    • management of N. C. natural plant communities;
    • preparation, installation, and care of native plant gardens, excluding funding for irrigation projects or installation of hardscape;
    • development of educational programs and materials promoting native plants. READ MORE
  2. The Alice Zawadzki Land Conservation Fund supports land conservation projects that may include, but are not limited to:
    • land purchase, particularly where a matching funding source is available;
    • boundary surveys and legal fees;
    • floristic inventories in relation to land purchase or conservation easements. READ MORE

Funds for Students and Beginning Professionals:

  1. The Tom and Bruce Shinn Fund supports research on North Carolina’s native plants and habitats. Grants are available each year to undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens and attending a North Carolina college or university. READ MORE
  2. Cullowhee Scholarships provide funds for North Carolina college students and beginning professionals in native-plant related fields to attend the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference held in July each year at Western Carolina University. READ MORE