Each year in July, Western Carolina University hosts the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference. The purpose of the conference is to increase interest in and knowledge of propagating and preserving native southeastern plant species in the landscape. The Scholarship Program has been an important part of the Cullowhee Conference since the conference began in 1984.
The Scholarship Program is open to applicants with careers in environmental and science education. Approximately 20 scholarships to the Cullowhee Conference are awarded annually to cover full or partial conference costs.
Scholarships are available for
• Students interested in native plant related fields
• Interns working in native plant related fields
• Beginning professionals (less than 5 years experience in native plant related field
• Educators of K-12 ages in science and environmental studies
• Growers attending Cullowhee for the first time
North Carolina Native Plant Society provides scholarship funds for North Carolina students and beginning professionals to attend the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference. These scholarships may include the cost of conference registration, room and board, and field trip fees. The Cullowhee Scholarship Committee administers the selection process.
Scholarship applications and further information may be found at the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference website.