Amoroso and Wilson compared populations of Dudleya cymosa cymosa growing in Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park, as one of ten paired-population comparisons in their study. (Barry Breckling, via CalPhotos)

California Native Plants Society offers student funding

The Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains chapter of the California Native Plants Society is offering two scholarships of $1500 for students currently studying conservation or plant sciences focusing on the local flora of Southern California.

The award is open to undergraduate or graduate students who are currently engaged in the study of the local flora of southern California. Applicants do not need to be located in Southern California. This scholarship strives to expand access to conservation & floristics research. We encourage and enthusiastically welcome applications from BIPOC students, women, and other individuals from groups historically marginalized from academia.

Awardees will be expected to fulfill one or both of the following criteria:

  1. Write a summary of progress made on their research to be published in the CNPS LA Online Newsletter – The Toyon
  2. Present a program on their research progress at a monthly Chapter meeting

Applications should be submitted to by April 30, 2023, including the following:

  • The applicant’s name, phone number, email address, degree program & academic institution
  • A short abstract describing the applicant’s research and how it relates to the native plant populations ofSouthern California.

In the subject line, please include “Conference Scholarship” as well as your full name.

Awardees will be announced in Fall 2023.

Image: Dudleya cymosa, just one example of California’s exceptional plant diversity. (Barry Breckling, via CalPhotos)