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.



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

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

Land Conservation


Alice Zawadzki Land Conservation Fund

  • Land purchase for conservation purposes
  • Border surveys and legal fees
  • Floristic surveys related to easements and purchase
  • Deadline 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