A honeybee visits a lupine flower

Sherman Oaks Garden Club offers scholarship for students of the green world

The Sherman Oaks Garden Club is offering a scholarship of $1,000 for one lucky CSUN undergraduate or graduate student studying plant biology, environmental science, ecology, or evolutionary biology.

Applicants should write a 1-2 page autobiographical description of their interests and accomplishments in horticulture and plant biology which may be accompanied by photos or illustrations, and submit it with a current (unofficial) transcript to Assistant Professor of Biology Yoshie Hanzawa (yoshie.hanzawa@csun.edu). They should also arrange for one mentor or supervisor to send a letter of support or recommendation to the same address. Applications must be submitted by midnight on March 15 for full consideration.

Applications will be judged on the quality and content of the autobiographical statement, demonstrated academic accomplishments, and financial need. The scholarship recipient will also be expected to write a thank-you note to the Sherman Oaks Garden Club, and to make a presentation about their studies at a club meeting.

Image: A honeybee visits stinging lupine (Flickr: Jeremy Yoder)