Grants and Scholarships

Grants and Scholarships

To preserve and protect native plants in North Carolina, the NCNPS offers four funding opportunities for research, education, restoration, land conservation, and garden installation.

For Students

Tom and Bruce Shinn Fund

  • NC graduate and undergraduate students
  • Research on plants native to North Carolina
  • Research on invasives impacting local flora
  • Deadline March 1

For Community Organizations

B.W.Wells Stewardship Fund

  • Community or school native plant gardens
  • Removal of invasives and/or restoration projects
  • Creation of educational materials on native plants
  • Deadline September 1

For Land Conservation

Alice Zawadzki Land Conservation Fund

  • Land purchase for conservation purposes
  • Border surveys and legal fees
  • Floristic surveys related to easements and purchase
  • Awards begin every June 1


Cullowhee Native Plant Conference

  • Scholarship to attend conference
  • For students, teachers, and young professionals
  • Program administered by Western Carolina University
  • Deadline in Spring