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All GCA Scholarships Recipients by Year

Samantha Alger

Category: Pollinator Research
Scholarship: Centennial Pollinator Fellowship
Field of study: Samantha Alger is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Vermont, Department of Biology. After obtaining her Ph.D., Samantha's goal is to engage youth in citizen science projects and environmental education programs. Samantha's project will be in Vermont assessing the prevalence of host viruses on local floral resources, and their role in virus transmission. In 2013, the Vermont Center for Eco Studies reported three of Vermont's fifteen bumble bee species have disappeared or are in serious decline. management techniques and recommendations can be made to lessen pathogen spillover from honey bee hives to native bees. Infectious pollen can last for up to six months in ambient environmental conditions. Viral transmission through shared use of flowers in the wild has never been studied. 


Michael Alonzo

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
Field of study: Michael Alonzo is a Ph.D. candidate in Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was a GIS Analyst for Casey Trees from 2007-2010 in DC. His goal is to fuse two cutting-edge technologies, lidar and imaging spectroscopy to improve urban ecosystem modeling. He has made a citywide, spatially explicit urban forestry inventory of trees to the species level in Santa Barbara, CA. He will now map leaf area index using lidar to determine the urban forest's potential for pollution removal, carbon storage and building energy use reduction. He plans to teach and do research. 


Samantha August

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
Field of study: Samantha August is a nontraditional student who returned to school after several positions in customer service related fields. Her communication skills have led to several leadership positions at Columbus State Community College, where she is majoring in Landscape Design and Management. She plans to continue at Ohio State University to pursue a degree in Horticulture. Her career goal is to start a non-profit that brings interactive sensory gardens to those who are developmentally disabled. 


Johanna Baglivi

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
Field of study: Johanna Baglivi is a junior at Delaware Valley College in Pennsylvania. She is one of the first students majoring in Delaware Valley's new Sustainable Agricultural Systems Program. She is committed to reducing the negative environmental effects of commercial farming and plans one day to own her own farm. 


Elizabeth Barr

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Corliss Knapp Engle Scholarship in Horticulture
Field of study: Elizabeth Barr is a student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She will continue her studies towards a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture, enabling her to create resilient and sustainable landscapes through innovative designs. 


William Bauer

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
Field of study: William Bauer of Neptune, NJ, is enrolled at McGill University with a double major in economics and environmental science. His passion has been to conserve, protect and beautify the Hackensack River. Through the Hackensack River Clean Up and Planting Program, he will continue the clean up providing the Bergen County public with a beautiful "green pathway," demonstrating the impact one student can have on the environment. 


Todd Beals

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
Field of study: Todd Beals is a junior at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, majoring in Arboriculture and Community Forestry with a minor in Information Technology. He has been in the green industry for over 18 years and helped to develop the sofware itreetools for the USDA Forest Service which is now the international standard for urban natural resource analysis. His project: Urban Forest Survivability, Viability and Effects on Micro-Climate, focuses on 1800 newly planted trees in Springfield, MA, that re-populate an area devastated by the 2011 tornado. 


Rachel Beck

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The GCA Awards for Summer Environmental Studies
Field of study:

Rachel Beck  rom Cupertino, CA, is a junior at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. Her research will be conducted in the Dancing Rabbit ecovillage in Missouri. Ecovillages, whose strengths and weakness have been evaluated worldwide, are intentional communities that strive to live in an environmentally sustainable way. She will participate in tours, workshops and the collection of data. Rachel  is committed to putting environmental studies and policy together to make a difference. Her research project will be presented in the Eckerd Scholar.



Catherine Grace Bell

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: The GCA Internship in Garden History & Design
Field of study: Catherine Grace Bell is pursuing a Master of Science in Information Studies at the University of Texas-Austin. Her research will help teachers and students see the relevance of archives and allow them to be more successful in their work. 


Bree Bender

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The GCA Awards for Summer Environmental Studies
Field of study:

Bree Bender, born in Alabama, is now a junior at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, with an academic concentration in water resources, soil science and wetland science. Her research  will examine four small and mid-size reservoirs in central Wisconsin that are impacted by excessive nitrogen from surrounding agricultural activities. Analysis will be done to determine the correlation between retention time, size, organic matter and denitrification rates.



Jessica Lynn Brode

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: The GCA Internship in Garden History & Design
Field of study: Jessica Lynn Brode is a student at George Washington University pursuing a Masters degree in Museum Studies with an emphasis on collections management. Her focus will be on databses and digitization of collections. 


Aqsa Butt

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Loy McCandless Marks Scholarship in Tropical Horticulture
Field of study: Aqsa Butt, originally a native of Pakistan, now a citizen of the United States, is a junior at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is currently working toward a Bachlor of Science in the Landscape Architecture Program. Ms. Butt has been approved to be a full time University of Massachusetts student for a semester study abroad at National University of Ireland, Maynooth. She will explore tropical botanical horticulture interests at four micro climate locations on the southwestern coast of County Cork. 


Natalie Christian

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
Field of study: Natalie Christian attends Indiana University. She proposes to harness natural antibiotic properties in single celled fungi that symbiotically live with host plants. These fungi represent some of the most complex and potent chemicals known from plants. Natalie will do her research at a field station in Panama, as the native chocolate tree is a known harborer of various single celled fungi. 


Taylor Clark

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The GCA Awards for Summer Environmental Studies
Field of study:

Taylor Clark of Airville, PA, is a freshman at Juniata College, PA, with an interest in wildlife conservation. She will spend three months at the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville, WA.  She will be an Oregon Spotted Frog/Conservation Education Intern. The Oregon Spotted Frogs are an endangered species in the northwest and are key indicators for the quality of the environment in which they live. Her career path is one of conservation research, working to conserve wild populations.



Amanda T. Clauser

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
Field of study: Amanda T. Clauser is a Master's candidate in Biology at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. The title of her research is "Climate-related challenges to reproductive success in costal populations of a threatened secretive marsh bird, the King Rail (Rallus elegans)." She will examine the impacts of storm surge associated with water level rise on the nesting success. She will also record daily incubation temperatures and will study the parental behavior at the nest in response to environmental changes. 


Valentina Cuadros

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: Sara Shallenberger Brown GCA National Parks Conservation Scholarship
Field of study: Valentina Cuadros is a freshman at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She is studying International Agriculture and Rural Development. Prior experience at SCA and NOLS in the Blue Ridge Parkway, Vancouver Island and off the Pacific Coast. "I am a strong believer in the investment of the youth as they are reflections of the future of our country," The opportunity to be an ACL would allow Valentina to connect with people who, she says, "have the power to change the future for the better."


Caitlin D Cyrus

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
Field of study: Caitlin D. Cyrus is a Master's student at The College of William & Mary. She will mentor three undergraduate students as field assistants for her project of researching the diversity and abundance of more than 600 historically documented native plants, many of which are rare and protected, located in the College Woods. Deer browse in these coastal plain woodlands which may mean that some plant populations are missing. Caitlin will use her data to advocate appropraite public-supported control strategies. 


Ashley Edwards

Category: International Work & Study
Scholarship: The Garden Club of America/Royal Horticultural Society Interchange Fellowships
Field of study: Ashley Edwards is currently working towards his Diploma at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Ashley enjoys sharing his love of horticulture with the public, whether through demonstrations or lectures. Ashley recently combined his love of hisotry with horticulture by giving a lecture on ancient Egyptian horticulture. 


Sophia Essian

Category: Desert Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Desert Studies
Field of study: Sophia Essian is a junior working towards her degree in landscape architecture at Arizona State University. She will study "low impact" methods of landscape while interning at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ.


Paul Laurent Excoffier

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Joan K. Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
Field of study: Paul Laurent Excoffier is a senior in Plant Ecology at College of the Atlantic. He will do the first ever study in the Northeast of the distribution and diversity of bryophytes (mosses, liverworts, hornworts) in 10 vernal (seasonal) pools on Mount Desert Island, ME. Half of these rain-fed pools will be located within an area burned in 1947 and soil samples will be taken in and around all pools to assess patterns of bryophyte diversity. He will share his findings with Acadia National Park personnel. 


Sarah Fischer

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The GCA Awards for Summer Environmental Studies
Field of study:

Sarah Fischer of Kentucky is a sophomore at Ball State University in Indiana. Her interests reside in art and biology, and she aspires to be a scientific illustrator or ecological artist. She will study in Iceland, a haven for sustainable ideas, under the supervision and strong recommendation from two Ball State University professors. She will travel across Iceland visiting sustainable artists and farmers; filming and blogging about her encounters. Ultimately, Sarah will examine the science of sustainability and create art that sums up her experiences in Iceland.

- Fumnded by Darien Garden Club (CT), Zone II and Fairfield Garden Club (CT), Zone II



Renee Fortner

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
Field of study: Renee Fortner is a Master's degree student at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Her research project is titled: "The Reproductive Ecology of the Federally Endangered Cooley's Meadowrue (Thalictrum cooleyi ahles) in Eastern North Carolina." She will study the endangered species and seeks to investigate matters of critical concern in supporting seed set and the genetic structure of small populations. 


Matthew Fuller

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
Field of study: Matthew Fuller is a student at Duke University and will study dam removal as a form of ecosystem restoration. His research will evaluate a river ecosystem before and after dam removal and measure the impacts of the unrestored state, the restoration process and recovery. He will be on site at the Milburnie Dam on the Neuse River in North Carolina. 


Russell Galanti

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
Field of study: Russell Galanti, a graduate of the Longwood Professional Gardeners Program, worked at the United States Botanic Garden where he won several awards, including the Architect's Award of Excellence for his role in organizing a large bonsai exhibit. Russell is currently pursuing a degree in horticulture at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. His career goal is to work in the management, restoration and preservation of public gardens. 


Andrea Galssmire

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
Field of study: Andrea Glassmire is a student at the University of Nevada, Reno. She will conduct her research in Costa Rica. Her topic is the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of chemical interactions between the Neotropical pepper plant (Piper imperiale) Piperaceae and specialist caterpillars. By documenting the effects of plant secondary compounds on interacting trophic levels, biological activities that may be useful for pharmacology could be revealed. 


Elliot M Gardner

Category: Pollinator Research
Scholarship: Centennial Pollinator Fellowship
Field of study: Elliot M. Gardner is a Ph.D. candidate at Northwestern University and is the very first recipient of this award. Elliot, encouraged by a life long love of plants, and a desire to fight for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, left his law career and returned to graduate school. His research focuses on gene translation and protein-to-protein interactions, along with pollination biology of Artocarpus (Moraceae) or breadfruit, figs and others. Elliot's specific research will be to study three-way mutualism involving organisms that are regarded as pests but are essential to successful pollination. The study will take place in Borneo this June and July. 


Brittany Graf

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
Field of study: Brittany Graf, a Rutgers University student, will investigate Ecuadorian food crops to evaluate potential medical or health benefits. She will conduct workshops in four regions of Ecuador in collaboration with a local university professor using 20 undergraduates and advanced high school students at the different sites offereing them research training. 


Diane Hagmann

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
Field of study: Diane Hagmann of Westfield, NJ, is an M.S. candidate in Environmental Science at Monclair State University with plans for a Ph.D. in this field. At Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ, her project will be a case study of three extracellular enzymes present in heavy metal contaminated urban soil. Metal contamination has ben shown to have imporant effects on microbial populations and their activity in the soil. 


Eric Hazelton

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
Project location:

Eric Hazelton, a Ph.D. candidate in Ecology, Utah State University, is conducting, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), a large-scale  removal  of Phragmites, common reed (Phragmites australis) in brackish  marshes across nine Chesapeake Bay subwatersheds to determine how land  use impacts  restoration. He compares nutrients, seedbank, and plant communities in plots where Phragmites are removed intact within native reference marshes. Results will help land managers improve outcomes of restoration.



Ashley Morgan Hembrough

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
Field of study: Ashley Morgan Hembrough is a Master's student at Illinois State University. She will examine the reproductive success of white wild indigo (Baptisia alba macrophylla) in two nutrient-poor tallgrass praries, by manipulating pollination and measuring seed predation to evaluate effects on inflorescence size in one (restored) prarie, using the other natural remnant patch of prarie as a control. Ashley is particularly interested in conservation of endangered plan species in the United States. 


Jonathan Henn

Category: International Work & Study
Scholarship: The Garden Club of America/Royal Horticultural Society Interchange Fellowships
Field of study: Jon Henn, a Fulbright and National Geographic Young Explorer’s grant recipient, graduated with Distinction in Biology and Magna Cum Laude in 2012 from St. Olaf College in Minnesota. An avid violin player, Jon’s interests lie in attempting to increase the role botanical gardens can play in helping to restore ecosystems around the globe. Jon recently returned from an active tree restoration project in Argentina.


Josh Henry

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
Field of study: Josh Henry is a junior majoring in Sustainable Plant Systems and Horticulture at Ohio State University. He is passionate about the field of horticulture and plans to continue plant research in greenhouse crops and edible horticulture after his graduation. Josh is a repeat recipient. 


Virginia Henson

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
Field of study: Virginia Henson is from Ashland, VA and is a junior at the College of William and Mary with plans for graduate school and a career in research biology with a focus on ecology. She will work as part of a team researching different aspects of common milkweed that is a conservation concern due to its decline in agricultural settings and its importance of being a primary host for the monarch butterflies. The decline of common milkweed and monarch butterflies are major concerns for today's environment. 


Jessica Herlich

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History and Design
Field of study: Jessica Herlich is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at th College of William and Mary. Her project, "Algonquain Gardens in Tidewater Virginia," will seek to understand the pre-colonial Chesapeake landscape through scientific study of the "complex floral and faunal design suited to diverse seasonal needs, . . . tracing similarities and differences in landscape and garden design throughout approximately 1600 years of time in coastal Virginia."


Melissa Hey

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
Field of study: Melissa Hey is from Midlothian, VA, with an academic concentration in biology and environmental science is a junior at the College of William and Mary. Her interest is in understanding how biochemistry can mold plant-herbivore interactions. Her project goals will be to understand population dynamics and plant-insect interaction of the common milkweed, which is found in many places and exhibits unique defensive responses to damages by herbivorous insects. The monarch butterfly will be primary in this research. Her professional goal is to be an ecological restoration consultant. 


Jennifer Holmes-Smith

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
Field of study: Jennifer Holmes-Smith was born in Hawaii but now resides in Pea Ridge, AR. She is a senior at the University of Arkansas. Her professional plans are to do humanitarian work via environmental engineering in water resources, sanitation and purification. Her research will be done in Fort Smith, AR, around the ammonia removal in the Massard Wastewater Treatment Plant. She believes civil engineering and environmental/ecology research can lead to the direct conservation of financial, chemical and energy resources. 


Samuel Hulsey

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Mary T. Carothers Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
Field of study: Samuel Hulsey is a junior at Middle Tennessee State University and he is from Lebanon, TN. He will participate in the Summer Ecosystem Experiences for undergraduates. He will travel to the Atlantic Forest in southern Brazil to learn field methods in Ecology and Conservation Biology. He will be studying the impact of climate change and human-environmental interaction and formulating viable, collaborative solutions to contemporary environmental dilemmas. Sam is also an Eagle Scout. 


David Jaeckel

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
Field of study: David Jaeckel is a Master of Environmental Management candidate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He will research: "Capturing Storm Water Runoff in an Urban Forest in the Yale Swale adjacent to Yale's campus," to determine how an urban forest can function as a green storm water infrastructure. His research will provide an example of managing an urban forest to maximize storm water capture capabilities and has the potential to be applied to similar urban forests in the northeastern U.S. 


Jameson Karns

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
Field of study: Jameson Karns is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley. He is studying Environmental History and is also a firefighter. He will contribute new research on the land management practices of Wildland-Urban Interface communities set up post-WWII in previously uninhabited land in California. He will use history and urban forestry to discover how these communities have coexisted with wildfire and bring a much needed perspective to urban forestry practice in arid regions. 


Brad Kasberg

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
Field of study: Brad Kasberg is pursuing a dual Master's degree in Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. His studies are heavily focused on ecological processes, planting design and plant communities of the Great Lakes States. He is committed to rejuvenating postindustrial urban communities and the environment utilizing natural surrounds, ecology and design. 


Colin Keating

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: Sara Shallenberger Brown GCA National Parks Conservation Scholarship
Field of study: Colin Keating is a freshman at Washington University, St. Louis, MO hails from Madison, WI. He is studying environmental studies. He has prior experience with SCA for 3 summers as a crew member (550 volunteer hours) in California, Alaska, and Wyoming. The apprentice crew leader experience will allow him to live and work outdoors and to inspire another generation of conservation-minded young people. He hopes to become a SCA crew leader when he is 21. 


Taylor Keegan

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
Field of study: Taylor Keegan is a Master's degree student at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She is in a three year landscape architecture program focused on remediation, restoration and design. Her goal, as a landscape architect, is to use an interdisciplinary approach to create spaces for people to become more involved with their communities and the environment utilizing natural surroundings, ecology and design. 


Adam Kuby

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
Field of study: Adam Kuby hails from Portland, Oregon. He is an Environmental Artist and Landscape Architect. The friction between human form-making and its counterparts in nature is a primary focus of his landscape-based public art work. Humans mostly build things to stay true for as long as possible, but in nature everything is always changing. Adam will explore how such frictions have played out for millennia in Rome and what sites carry deep truths about how cities age. 


Max Lambert

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
Field of study:

Max Lambert, a Ph.D. candidate at Yale University  School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, will study the sex ratios (proportion of males and females) of spring peeper frog babies (Pseudacris crucifer) in natural, forested wetlands as well as disturbed wetlands like suburban and agricultural ponds.  Frog sex ratios are useful indicators of wetland health as well as contamination by human chemicals and plant chemicals (phytoestrogens).



Adam T. Larson

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: Sara Shallenberger Brown GCA National Parks Conservation Scholarship
Field of study: Adam T. Larson is a sophomore at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. He is pursuing a B.S. in Environmental Resource Management. Adam will use his experience as a SCA crew member Bemis Mountain, ME, and in trail maintenance at Bridger Teton National Forest, MT, to teach high school students how to create a safe, fun, working environment, and pick up skills as simple as swinging a pick mattock to as advanced as moving rocks with a Grip hoist winch. His goal is to become a SCA crew leader. 


Jason Lattier

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Corliss Knapp Engle Scholarship in Horticulture
Field of study: Jason Lattier is a Ph.D. candidate in horticulture at Oregon State University and a former Garden Club of America Interchange Fellow. He will continue his research on the breeding of ornamental nursery crops for disease resistance. 


Elana Lobatto

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Corliss Knapp Engle Scholarship in Horticulture
Field of study: Elana Lobatto is from New York and will obtain her Horticulture Therapy certificate from the New York Botanical Garden, enabling her to share the joys of gardening with patients who cannot visit public or botanical gardens. 


Terry Lopez

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
Field of study: Terry Lopez is a University of California, Irvine student. He seeks to identify the mechanism of action and specific compounds of Arctic root (Rhodiola rosea). It is in a class of healing plants that help balance, restore and protect the body from various stress sensibilities. He hopes there will be insights that could have long term health benefits. 


Lane Luis

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Corliss Knapp Engle Scholarship in Horticulture
Field of study: Lane Luis hails from Los Alamos, CA, and will attend California Polytechnic University to study Agriculture and Plant Sciences. He plans to become a seed geneticist. 


Rebecca Mann

Category: Desert Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Desert Studies
Field of study: Rebecca Mann is a biologist who worked for the U.S. Geological Survey. She is working towards her Masters in Ecology at Utah State University. She will study the local adaptation of native species to environments invaded by the exotic cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum). 


Nicholas A. Mason

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
Field of study: Nicholas A. Mason is a Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. His project is titled: "Analyzing genomic signatures of phenotypic and demographic change in Horned Larks (Eremophila alpestris) caused by a century of desert farming in the Imperial Valley of Southern California." Because the Horned Lark's habitat in Souther California underwent a dramatic transformation from desert scrub into agricultural land, the species had to change, migrate, or go extinct. 


Eliza McFarland

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
Field of study:

Eliza McFarland, a candidate for a Master’s in Environmental Science and Technology, University of Maryland, is examining ecosystem services of 15 restored and natural seasonally flooded wetlands on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. She will quantify and qualify denitrifying microbial communities (bacteria, archaea [one-celled organisms] and fungi) which are strong indicators of wetland function and essential in processing excess Nitrogen-based nutrients such as ammonium (NH4) and nitrate (NO3) in wetlands. She is proposing a complete survey of denitrifying microbial characteristics (biomass, composition and activity) in restored and natural depressional wetlands.



Laura Messman

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
Field of study: Laura Messman of Walnut Creek, CA, is a junior biology and environmental studies major at Oberlin College. A previous Norweb scholar, she plans to return to Cedar Creek, MN,  to continue her study by conducting mechanistic water stress tests to determine how stress levels on common prairie plants vary in different water conditions, and how these levels are impacted by climate change. Her scholarship will allow her to buy the necessary equipment to conduct these tests. 


Ashley Montgomery

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
Field of study: Ashley Montgomery is a Master's degree student at Western Carolina University in Culowhee, NC. The title of her study is "Predicting Threatened Orchid (Isotria medioloides) (Pursh) Raf Habitat in Sourthern Appalacian Region Using Maxent." Her project will use quantitative evaluation and modeling techniques to clarify the exact habitat requirements of the federally threatened orchid. 


Nall Moonilall

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
Field of study: Nall Moonilall is a graduate student at Ohio State University pursuing a Master's degree in Environmental Sceince, with a focus on soil science. His research will look at the impact of biochar on soil qualities in Guyana. Biochar is a highly porous charcoal made from agricultural waste that helps soil retain water and nutrients. 


Jennifer Natali

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
Field of study: Jennifer Natali is a student at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research topic is "Does causation matter? Geomorphic post-project appraisal to inform adaptive restoration of montane wet meadows." She will explore ecological restoration of montane wet meadows via a technique (pond and plug) with a 20 year history in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. 


Mackenzie Nelson

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The GCA Awards for Summer Environmental Studies
Field of study:

Mackenzie Nelson, whose home is in Overland  Park, KS, is now studying as a junior at Jacobs University-Bremen in Germany. She willtravel to be an intern with the Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust where she will work in the NamibRand Nature Reserve in the field of sustainable development policy. Mackenzie will support  the environmental education staff and help develop  and  implement new programs.



Carolyn Nguyen

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: Sara Shallenberger Brown GCA National Parks Conservation Scholarship
Field of study: Carolyn Nguyen is a sophomore at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She is majoring in Early Childhood/Special Education. Prior experience with SCA in Grand Canyon National Park and New York Adirondacks and CLC (Conservation Leadership Corps) will help Carolyn fulfill her dream to become a crew leader and to have a positive impact on others' lives. She says, "I want to give students the same kind of enjoyment and passion of living outdoors and giving back to the planet as my crew leaders gave to me."


Christopher Nytch

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
Field of study: Christopher Nytch is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Puerto Rico. He is assessing the role urban forests play in mitigating riverine flood impacts in heavily urbanized San Juan. He will measure rainfall interception by the canopies of the 6 most common tree species to illuminate the storm water retention potential of the city's green canopy so as to better inform future management decisions. 


Evan Palmer-Young

Category: Pollinator Research
Scholarship: Centennial Pollinator Fellowship
Field of study: Evan Palmer-Young is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Department of Biology. Evan's study objective is to determine the synergistic or antagonistic effects of medicinal dietary compounds. His research will take place in the Northeast from July 2014 through May 2015. A 2011 U.S. Survey revealed eight bee species have experienced up to 96% population decline. The parasite, (Crithidia bombi) is strongly implicated in causing its decline. It causes the bee to lose its ability to distinguish between flowers that contain nectar and those that don't, thus bees slowly starve to death. Commercially-raised bees carry this parasite; wild bees do not. Infected bees escape from greenhouses and infect wild ones. A simple netting could prevent this. Bee parasite resistance could be increased by ingesting compounds that have greater toxicity to bee parasites than to bees themselves. 


Matthew Pegan

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: Sara Shallenberger Brown GCA National Parks Conservation Scholarship
Field of study: Matthew Pegan is a freshman at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY studying Philsosphy. Matthew sees himself leading and working with youth, both as an SCA leader and in other positions as well. His interests include counseling, wilderness therapy and tutoring. He believes leading SCA crew-members would serve as invaluable preparation for working in these fields. 


Germaine Persinger

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Corliss Knapp Engle Scholarship in Horticulture
Field of study: Germaine Persinger is a Master's degree candidate at Cornell University in the Landscape Architecture Program. She will continue her study of horticulture, specifically the proper and most effective use of plants in sustainable design applications. 


Aimee Pierce

Category: Desert Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Desert Studies
Field of study: Aimee Pierece, a sophmore in the competitive landscape architecture program at Arizona State University, will intern at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ. She will gain practical experience in the selection and care of pans for the arid landscape. 


Lauren Ponisio

Category: Pollinator Research
Scholarship: Centennial Pollinator Fellowship
Field of study: Lauren C. Ponisio is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Environmental Science & Management. Lauren's research goal is to contribute to the understanding of how pollination communities assemble and disassemble in natural and human-dominated systems. She will examine these communities via an evolutionary simulation based approach though time periods examining succession diversity after fire and responses to restoration in an intensely managed agricultural landscape. Lauren's study will be centered in Yosemite which presents a perfect locaiton for this work, given the known burn history and resources available. There is a knowledge gap in understanding pollinator network functioning and how it adjusts to dramatic changes in the ecosystem. 


Carly Jean Prior

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
Field of study: Carly Jean Prior is a junior at Boise State University. She will be doing an independent research program guided by her faculty mentor on the invasive grass medusa head (Taeniatherum caput-medusae), which is outcompeting native grasses in the western U.S. and altering fire regimes, making fire more frequent and more intense. This plant is self-pollinating; new populations can be established by a single seed. Carly will have an opportunity to do botanical research in the field, having previously only been in the lab. She hopes to increase understanding of the invasion process and to continue her studies and earn a Ph.D. in Botany. 


Alison Rauss

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
Field of study: Alison Rauss is a student in the Landscape Architecture Program at the University of Michigan seeking a Master's degree. She worked for many years for an environmental consulting firm on subsurface hydrogeological site assessments. As a landscape architect, she looks forward to addressing the surface design and remediation aspects of projects. 


Claudia Reynoso

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The GCA Awards for Summer Environmental Studies
Field of study: Claudia Reynoso lives in Phoenix, AZ, and is a senior at the University of Arizona with a major in conservation biology. Her research  project will be on the Mexican Free tailed bat in Arizona, in order to raise awareness of their importance in agricultural settings. She will be learning how to set up an experiment, analyze the data and then make these results clear to the general public. Her goal is to be an effective land management consultant through her work and study of conservation biology.


Shelby Rinehart

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
Field of study:

Shelby Rinehart, a candidate for a Joint Doctoral Program in Ecology, San Diego State University and University of California, Davis, proposes to conduct a series of experiments aimed at defining the interaction between the salt marsh lady beetle, scale insects and smooth cordgrass (Spartina foliosa). Field and laboratory experiments will be used to assess the ability of lady beetles to control prey populations through an aggressive response, while also evaluating  the ability of lady beetles to perceive volatile  emissions (airborne chemicals) released by herbivore- attacked smooth cordgrass plants. Insight into the community structure of Southern California salt marshes will provide better management options regarding their restoration and conservation.

- Funded by the Hillsborough Garden Club, (CA) Zone XII


Ashley Rodman

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The GCA Awards for Summer Environmental Studies
Field of study:

Ashley Rodman of Elizabeth, AR, is a senior at the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences/University of Arkansas. She will be traveling to Nampula, Mozambique, where she will develop a water quality monitoring project with a professorn the Crop, Soil and Environmental Science Department at UA.  She will be measuring E. coli numbers as indicators of decal contamination and nitrate levels of water pumped through the filtration system. Ashley has been the spearhead for the engineering team who will be building water filters.



Marina Rodriguez

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
Field of study: Marina Rodriguez is from San Antonio, TX, and is a junior at Colorado State University with a concentration in wildlife biology. Her research will center on the effects of climate change on avian insectivores. Specifically, she will study the effects of calcium supplementation in nesting Tree Swallows. This study has worldwide implications due to the decreasing amount of available nutrients in the environment as an effect of climate change. 


Cooper Rosin

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
Field of study: Cooper Rosin is a student at Duke University and will be conducting his research in Gabon, Africa. His project will study the ecological consequences of hunting: seed predation, seedling recruitment, and the regeneration of tropical forest trees. The proposed project will be conducted in the Makokou Ivindo region of northeastern Gabon and several timber concessions, allowing for an assessment of the impacts of hunting on tropical forest trees across a gradient of human pressures. 


Elizabeth Schrack

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
Field of study: Elizabeth Schrack is a student at Duke University and she will explore her research topic in Beaufort, NC. Her project is titled "Harnessing positive interactions to enhance restoration of coastal wetlands," with field experiments manipulating the spatial arrangement of marsh grass plants. Some will be planted in spaced (conventional) and some in clumped (new theory) formations to test whether position reactions are important in the establishment of restored planting. 


Keren Terry

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
Field of study: Keren Terry is a junior majoring in Horticultural Science at Michigan State University. She has worked for many years for Dow Gardens, a botanical garden in Midland, MI. Her experiences at Dow led her to pursue a bachelor's degree at MSU. She hopes to become a ground maintenance supervisor at a public botanical garden. 


Valeria Vidal

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
Field of study:

Valeria Vidal, born in Peru, is now a U.S. citizen living in Somerville, MA. She is a junior at Northeastern University and plans to study at Reykjavik University in Iceland in resource management and renewable energy. She will focus on geothermal energy, hydropower and management of natural resources in Iceland. She will also conduct scientific field research in sustainable energy. 



Lauren Walker

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany
Field of study: Lauren Walker is a junior at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She is working on identifying plant-based chemicals with the potential to benefit human health, with special focus on natural resources utilized by indigenous cultures across the globe. This summer, Lauren is working at The Plants for Human Health Laboratory on a specific skin disorder, hyper-pigmentation, a serious dermatological issue. Lauren's Human Health Lab will be working with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to evaluate six species of seaweed and one tidal terrestrial plant for their potential to inhibit over-accumulation of melanin, which is a precursor of hyper-pigmentation. 


Chris Watson

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Garden Club of America Hope Goddard Iselin Fellowship in Public Horticulture
Field of study: Chris Watson is the first recipient of the Iselin Fellowship. He is pursuing a Master's degree in Environmental Horticulture at the University of Washington. His research involves the use of geographic information systems or GIS. His graduate work focuses on a GIS analysis of the potential effects of land use surrounding the Washington Park Arboretum at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens to determine the need for storm water management. His future career interests include expanding the skillset of public horticulturists to include GIS tools and finding creative ways to inforporate GIS into oublic gardens. 


Cassidy Way

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
Field of study: Cassidy Way is a sophomore at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. She will intern with her USC professor at her field site near the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (CO). She will study the evolution of UV tolerance in Drummond's rockcress (Boechera stricta), a subalpine mustard native to the Rocky Mountains, in the context of climate change. 


Dawn Well

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The GCA Awards for Summer Environmental Studies
Field of study:

Dawn Well, of New York City, is a junior at Columbia University with an academic concentration in sustainable development, with interests in the areas of climate change and habitat destruction. Her program will take her to the mountain chain of the Western  Ghats in India, where she will study seasonally dry ecosystems, invasive ecology, conservation, medicinal plants, rain-fed agriculture, human-wildlife conflict and contemporary issues in conservation biology.

-Funded by Piscataqua Garden Club, (ME & NH), Zone I



Leland Werden

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
Field of study: Leland Werden is a student at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He will be conducting his research in Costa Rica. He will examine important factors in the initial establishment and effectiveness of a tropical dry forest restoration project. His experiements will lead to a better understanding of how to effectively restore TDFs (tropical dry forests) on degraded vertisols, (vertisols are clay rich soils that shrink and swell with changes in mositure content). Working in conjunction with restoration practitioners will ensure that lessons learned from this project will help define standard operating procedures for TDF restoration projects across Costa Rica and the Neotropics. 


Audrey Abrams

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: The GCA Internship in Garden History & Design
School: Simmons College, Boston
Field of study: Audrey Abrams is a student at Simmons College, Boston, in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science with a concentration in archives management. She became interested in archival studies through internships at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Archive of the American Academy of Arts, where she worked with the More Product/Less Process (MPLP) technique to process 40 linear feet of documents and photographs of deceased members of the Academy. Audrey looks forward to working with uncommon materials like glass lantern and 35 mm slides that are part of the GCA collection.


Laura Ackerman

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Corliss Knapp Engle Scholarship in Horticulture
Field of study: Is on the faculty of Minneapolis Community and Technical College. She will use her funds for an apprenticeship in ecological Horticulture at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her goal is to teach courses in sustainable food production techniques through extension programs, community organizations or college academic programs.


Julia Allen

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Arkansas
Field of study: Julia Allen of Fayetteville, AR, a sophomore at the University of Arkansas, will participate in the Adelante Abroad Summer Ecology Program. She will travel to Scotland where she will study and perform fieldwork in ecology, conservation, and habitat management.


Bryce Anzelmo

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Stanford University
Field of study: Will measure mercury capacity on brominated and on-brominated activated carbon. He intends that his research will help to make fossil fuels, namely coal, safer to use as we transition into a world with energy generated from non-carbonized sources.


Michelle Avis

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: State University of New York, School of Forestry
Field of study: Michelle Avis is a Master’s candidate at the SUNY (State University of New York) School of Forestry. Her research proposal’s title is “Automated Telemetry for Tracking Breeding Piping Plovers: A novel approach for evaluating risks of wind turbine collisions.” Michelle will undertake a habitat use study on Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodus), an endangered species. The goal is to track the birds throughout their daily cycle, including at night and during inclement weather, to follow when and where they move among habitat patches. The wind turbine component adds a conservation context to this study of the use of spatial habitat.


Kevin Barnes

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
Field of study: Kevin Barnes is a Master’s candidate at Ball State University, Muncie, IN. The title of his research is “Cerulean Warbler Settlement Cues: a con-specific attraction study.” Kevin will study why Cerulean Warblers, an endangered species, tend to settle in clusters within much larger expanses of suitable breeding habitat. The study relates to the Peacock Award’s goals of linking studies of habitat use and conservation. As one reviewer noted, “This study adopts a novel approach and could change how we think about habitat selection and settlement criteria in this and other endangered species.”


Sarah Barney

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Kentucky
Field of study: She will travel to Indonesia to participate in a Tropical Agro ecology and Sustainable Development program. Her interdisciplinary filed study will focus on exploring the boundaries between the ecology and culture of sustainable agriculture in three unique regions: Sumatra, Java, and Bali.
Project location: Indonesia


William Batt

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: College of the Atlantic
Field of study: His program is titled Revegetation Study of Callahan Mine. He will create an inexpensive, ecologically responsible revegetation plan for this site in Brooksville, Maine, that underwent industrial mining for zinc and copper from 1964-1972.


Oliver Bazinet

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: University of Washington
Field of study: He is testing the reliability and applicability of a forest landscape tool he helped to develop. By training a variety of individuals to use the tool in varied landscapes and topography he will determine its consistency and best training methods.


Anna E. Braswell

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: Duke University
Field of study: Anna E. Braswell, a Ph.D. candidate at Duke University, is researching marsh age and its past use at sites along the eastern seaboard by correlating historical data to sediment cores which will help illuminate the vulnerability of coastal ecosystems. Data will be shared with coastal managers and other scientists for marsh management as climate change influences sea level rise.


Molly Briggs

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History and Design
School: University of Illinois
Field of study: Molly Briggs, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will investigate Chicago’s west side parks and how popular imagery has influenced public perception and use of the parks, impacting their development to the present day. Her project links history, garden design and perception, giving it both long-term and immediate value.


Robin A. Cannon

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Kent State University at Salem
Field of study: Robin A. Cannon is a non-traditional student, married with two teenage children. She is a junior at Kent State University at Salem and is majoring in Horticulture and Landscape Design. Robin has been president of her Horticulture Club since 2010 and on the Dean’s List. After graduating, she hopes to transition into a position in which she can educate others about best management practices in the green industry.


Bradley Cantrell

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: Louisiana State University
Field of study: His project is titled Synthetic and Responsive Ecologies. Bradley will focus on the water infrastructure of Rome, examining its historical evolution, analyzing the present conditions, and developing future projections.


Yan-Yi Anny Chung

Category: Desert Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Desert Studies
School: University of New Mexico
Field of study: Will study biological soil crusts as a key player in the conservation of plant and arthropod community structures in the desert ecosystem. Anny was born in Taiwan and now resides in Albuquerque. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.


Kathryn Cooney

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Massachusetts
Field of study: Will volunteer at the Nashua National Fish Hatchery as part of their American shad restoration project. In addition to sampling and caring for shad eggs and other restoration tasks, she will help answer visitor questions and perform other support tasks.


Karen Cumberledge

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan
Field of study: Karen Cumberledge is a junior at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, where she plans to graduate with a Bachelors of Technology in Horticulture. Karen maintains a 4.0 grade point average and has excellent references. In ten years she sees herself working in a public garden like Longwood Gardens.


Dr. Abdolbaset Ghorbani Dahaneh

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: Uppsala University
Field of study: Dr. Abdolbaset Ghorbani Dahaneh, of Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden, will research the development of a next-generation sequencing molecular identification system to curb the illegal trade in orchid tubers (Orchidaceae rhizoatous) for medicinal product sale in Iran. His project seeks to create a DNA bar-coding method that will allow rapid, reliable identification of orchid tubers. He will conduct field and survey work in Iran to determine which species are being used most and collect a range of samples. This research could impact wild orchid populations by protecting and discouraging the collection of endangered or toxic species.
Project location: Iran


John Dindia

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Michigan State
Field of study: Will study sustainable tropical agriculture systems in Sri Lanka. The program will encompass traditional, conventional, and organic production of crops, animal products, and post-harvest technology with a focus on the environmental and social issues related to sustainability.


Victoria Elliott

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Rhodes College
Field of study: Her program is titled Environmental Field Study in Namibia, and she will explore major environmental issues in that country focusing, in particular, on community-based conservation projects.


Jacob Faber

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: Sara Shallenberger Brown GCA National Parks Conservation Scholarship
School: Middlebury College
Field of study: Jacob has prior experience at Adirondack Mountain Club, Green Mountain Club, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Olympic National Forest.


Jennifer Fill

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: University of South Carolina
Field of study: Jennifer Fill is a graduate student at the University of South Carolina. Her research topic is entitled “The Spatiotemporal Scale of Wetland Integrity: Amphibian specialists as bio indicators.” She will use the award to study the effects on long leaf pine ecosystems. Frogs will be her “amphibian specialists” in the coastal plains of South Carolina.


Skyler Flood

Category: Desert Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Desert Studies
School: Arizona State University
Field of study: He will be an intern at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix where he will learn about desert plants and design to contribute toward his education to be a sustainable Landscape Architect.
Project location: Phoenix


Erica Georgaklis

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany
School: College of the Atlantic
Field of study: Erica Georgaklis, a junior at the College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME, is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humane Ecology. Her botanical research project, conducted at High Falls Gardens in Philmont, NY, will study four herbs popular in Chinese and Indian medicine. Sowing and growing the herbs, she will compare germination, growth and reproduction rates under different simulated climates to determine the best overall growing conditions and to encourage the production of medically valuable secondary compounds.


Claire Godfrey

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Rhodes College
Field of study: Will participate in the program Environmental Field Study in Namibia. She will aim to gain an interdisciplinary view on the effects of culture, history, policy, and research on the current methods of conservation and resource distribution in Southern Africa.
Project location: Namibia, South Africa


Peter Westley Guiden

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: Miami University, Ohio
Field of study: Peter Westley Guiden, Master’s candidate at Miami University, OH, will research the dispersal by white-tailed deer of the highly invasive Amur honeysuckle. He will analyze his data into a “seed shadow,” calculating the maximum distance the seeds can be carried by deer. Previously, birds were deemed to be the only vectors.


Rachel K. Guy

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: University of Georgia
Field of study: Rachel K. Guy, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Georgia, will study estuarine sites and several barrier islands along the coast of Georgia to determine if red drum — also known as channel bass — and blue crabs may be adversely affected by loss of salt-marsh due to saltwater inundation or flooding.


Claire Hannapel

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: Sara Shallenberger Brown GCA National Parks Conservation Scholarship
School: University of North Carolina
Field of study: She has prior experience at the Denali National Park, Isle Royale National Park and Great Sand Dunes National Park.


Robbie Hart

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: University of Missouri in St. Louis
Field of study: Robbie Hart, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Missouri in St. Louis, will research the comparative ethnobotany of rhododendrons in Northwest Yunnan, China. The southern Chinese province is a center of rhododendron diversity. Two ethnic groups, one indigenous and one more recently arrived, provide traditional ecological knowledge and illustrate significant intercultural differences. Robbie is testing various assumptions based on information formulated from those considered most knowledgeable as that information is used as a plausible metric for other ethnobotanical studies.


Michelle Hartmann

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Rutgers University
Field of study: Will pursue studies in landscape architecture, urban planning, and art in Germany. Planning a career in sustainability or architecture, she will focus this summer on environmental solutions through education and community outreach.


Megan J. Haserodt

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Field of study: Megan J. Haserodt, a Master’s candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is assessing roadway and development impacts on groundwater movement in the Kenai Peninsula Lowlands in Alaska where wetlands or peat lands are prevalent, providing nutrients and maintaining groundwater to replenish the many salmon streams.


Joshua B. Henry

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University in Wooster, Ohio
Field of study: Joshua B. Henry is a greenhouse and nursery management major at Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI). He was a fourth-grader when he attended a gardening course offered by a Master Gardener Volunteer program. Josh worked with students at his former elementary school in hopes some might become horticulturists. He will transfer to the OSU in Columbus to the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences. Josh plans to own a greenhouse business.


Terry Huang

Category: International Work & Study
Scholarship: The Garden Club of America/Royal Horticultural Society Interchange Fellowships
School: University of Washington
Field of study: Terry is a 2011 graduate of the University of Washington with a major in Plant Biology. He has completed internships at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens in Seattle and the Smithsonian Gardens in Washington, DC. His ultimate dream is to work where botany, horticulture and design overlap – a career he is willing and able to cultivate.


Alex Van Huynh

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: Moravian College, Philadelphia
Field of study: Alex Van Huynh, a junior at Moravian College, Philadelphia, will do a program in Manu Park, Peru, studying different species of Cecropia trees and learning why some do, while others do not, have a mutualistic relationship with Azteca ants to protect themselves from leaf-cutter ant herbivores.
Project location: Peru


Andrew Johnson

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: Cornell University
Field of study: Andrew Johnson is a senior at Cornell University. Andrew is studying the nesting biology and movements of Whimbrels (Numenius phaeopus)at a field site above the Arctic Circle in Manitoba, Canada. He will explore the relationship between habitat features and nesting success, as subtle features of the plant community around Whimbrel nests seem to influence their visibility to predators. He will also retrieve day-length data loggers which he placed on 25 adult Whimbrels last year. The data loggers have recorded the daily movement of the birds as they migrated to South America and back. He plans to complete a documentary-style film on his project and Whimbrel migration.


Katherine Jumper

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Corliss Knapp Engle Scholarship in Horticulture
School: College of the Atlantic
Field of study: Will complete her study on the diversity and heavy metal content of mushrooms found on different geologic settings or quarries on the Deer Isles of Maine.


Christopher U. Kitalong

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: City University of New York
Field of study: Christopher U. Kitalong, a Ph.D. candidate at City University of New York, will research the ethnobotany and pharmacology of Phaleria nisidai, a medicinal plant species used by native Palauans, including those with Type 2 Diabetes or who are obese. He will collaborate with local healers and physicians to organize a study of specific species used to treat diabetes and compare results with patients who use traditional treatments. Positive results from the use of Phaleria nisidai would provide scientific grounding for the use of this native medicine and could motivate further research and funding.


Amanda Krow

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Delaware Valley College
Field of study: Will serve as an intern at ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve in South Carolina and assist with a sea turtle nesting project on Botany Bay. She will conduct research in this area, where hundreds of turtle nests are located, and conduct surveys, relocate nests, and assist in protecting the sites.


Jancy Morgan Langley

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Field of study: She plans to survey people who have requested and received a free street tree in order to better understand those who participate in this type of program. The study will improve outreach and engagement strategies needed to cultivate lasting environmental stewardship.


Caitlin Lawrence

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: Oregon State University, Corvallis
Field of study: Is a Master’s degree candidate at Oregon State University, Corvallis. Her research project is entitled “Restoring the Endangered Golden Paintbrush Castilleja levisecta: Effects of biodiversity and nutrient availability on reintroduction success.” Her project seeks to investigate restoration management for this genus of poorly understood hemiparasitic plants which partially depend on supplemental moisture and nutrients from connections they form with the plants around them.


Katherine Leise

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Kansas State University
Field of study: She will participate in Community Planning/Design Studio and Seminar, a KSU program that helps undergraduates transition in Master’s programs.


Keith Lukowski

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Corliss Knapp Engle Scholarship in Horticulture
School: North Carolina State University
Field of study: He plans to visit a garden with an internship program in every state. He will interview and film present interns and internship coordinators, and then place the information on a web page for potential interns and public garden administrators.


Maryanne Manuel

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: Sara Shallenberger Brown GCA National Parks Conservation Scholarship
School: Community College of Philadelphia
Field of study: She has prior experience at Carson City, Wissahickon, Fairmount Park and Valley Forge. Maryanne is President of her college’s "Green Cycle" Environmental Club.


Sandra Mardonovich

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: Miami University, Ohio
Field of study: Sandra Mardonovich, a Master’s candidate at Miami University, OH,will collect natural populations of papaya beyond Costa Rica borders in Central America to discover new genes which could improve papaya cultivation and cause resistance to disease. Collections will be given to herbaria in the respective countries.
Project location: Costa Rica


Emily Meineke

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: North Carolina State University
Field of study: Her research, which will be conducted in Raleigh, is focused on the effects of scale insects in warmer versus cooler sites and the subsequent impact on the affected trees’ ability to sequester pollution and cool the surrounding area.


Laura Messman

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Oberlin College
Field of study: She will serve as an ecological intern at University of Minnesota and conduct research on plant adaptations to environmental stress related to the impacts of climate change.


Amy Miller

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University in Wooster, Ohio
Field of study: Amy Miller will complete her greenhouse production and management courses this spring from the Agricultural Technical Institute at the Ohio State University in Wooster, OH. She has been on the Director’s List for all seven quarters and was named Outstanding Ohio ATI student. This fall, she will move to Ohio State’s main campus in Columbus and continue her studies at the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences. Her goal is to pursue research to support the horticulture industry, enabling it to become stronger and more profitable.


Phillip Moore

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Field of study: Phillip Moore is a Master’s degree candidate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He will study “Primary Pollinators and other Visitors to Pityopteris ruthii in Natural Populations.” Phillip’s project involves an endangered plant of the Southeastern United States. He proposes to investigate an issue of potential conservation significance – the use of genetic techniques to compare the genetic origin of pollen relative to the plant visited.


Joel Nitta

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: Harvard University
Field of study: Joel Nitta, a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University, will continue his research in Moorea, French Polynesia, where he developed a database for fern (Pteridophyta) DNA, which have a life cycle completely different from all other land plants.
Project location: French Polynesia


Matt Ozenbaugh

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Purdue University
Field of study: Matt Ozenbaugh is a junior at Purdue University majoring in Horticulture, Landscape, and Design. His family owns a 600-acre farm in the heart of Indiana farming country where they raise wheat, corn for ethanol, and soy for bio-diesel fuel. He enjoys designing and making hardscapes, especially terraces out of brick or stone, and will compete at the Planet Career Fair where school teams design and build a landscape, irrigation system, or terrace. Matt wants to own a landscape design business.


Corey Palmer

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: Northwestern University
Field of study: Corey Palmer, a Master’s Degree candidate at Northwestern University, will study soil recovery in prairie restoration to determine if land management practices are working. She will conduct her field work at a regional Chicago-area prairie site and will investigate the connection between the age of a prairie restoration, soil nutrients at the site, and composition of the soil microbial community. Her research lab work will be conducted at the Chicago Botanic Gardens’ Plant Science Center.


Henry Peller

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Ohio State University
Field of study: Will serve as a Community Gardening intern with the non-governmental organization, Haiti Communitere. His program focuses on gardening education, outreach, and infrastructure expansion in the coastal slum of Cite Soleil.


Joseph Poythress

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Corliss Knapp Engle Scholarship in Horticulture
School: University of Georgia
Field of study: He will be doing research on conserving native plants, including rare plant protection and reintroduction, and will work on improving the propagation protocols for milkweeds.


Onja Razafindratsima

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: Rice University
Field of study: Onja Razafindratsima, a Ph.D. candidate at Rice University, will study seed dispersal patterns in structuring and maintaining tree diversity in tropical forests where critical threats from deforestation are common worldwide. She will conduct her research in her home country of Madagascar.


Jessica Robinson

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Mary T. Carothers Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of North Carolina
Field of study: Will study at the University of Montana this summer as part of the Flathead Lake Biological Station Summer Session. Beyond the coursework, she will be immersed in the environment, hiking over 10 miles each day, conducting field work, and will complete an individual project focusing on water quality.


Clemente Rico Rodriguez

Category: Desert Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Desert Studies
School: Arizona State University
Field of study: He will study ways of water conservation in the desert as an intern at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.


Corey Rovzar

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: UCLA’s Department of Geography
Field of study: Corey Rovzar is a graduate student at UCLA’s Department of Geography. She will study the endangered state flower of Hawaii, Hibiscus brackenridgei, in Oahu’s dry forests to study previously made plantings and to determine if distribution affects restoration of an endangered species.


Nelson Salinas

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: City University of New York
Field of study: Nelson Salinas, a Ph.D. candidate at the City University of New York, New York Botanical Gardens, will conduct research in the Andes, where he will study the effects of biogeographic processes and the flower in diversification of the Andean clade of Orthaea (blueberries). Clade refers to a group consisting of an ancestor and all its descendants.


Jun Shepard

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Harvard University
Field of study: Will participate in the Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program and conduct research in the earth sciences and atmospheric sciences at Stanford or Yale.


John Siefer

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: Kent State University
Field of study: He will research Electric Utility Industry Right of Way Maintenance within the US and Canada. He is an ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Certified Arborist and plans to get his Master’s Degree in Plant Physiology.


Denise R. Snook

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Temple University’s Ambler Campus
Field of study: Denise R. Snook will be a senior at Temple University’s Ambler campus. Denise has maintained a 4.0 grade point average and has taken on many leadership opportunities at Temple. After graduating, Denise hopes to receive a Ph.D. at Cornell University in the field of horticulture.


Matthew Spitzer

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: Sara Shallenberger Brown GCA National Parks Conservation Scholarship
School: Middlebury College
Field of study: His prior experience includes serving on an Appalachian Trail Crew (AMC) and Student Conservation Association (SCA) national crews at Ocmulgee, Georgia, Denali, Alaska and Glacier, Montana.


Sage Taber

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: Sara Shallenberger Brown GCA National Parks Conservation Scholarship
School: Middlebury College
Field of study: Sage has prior experience at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee and with Canadian and United States crews in the North Cascades National Park, Washington.


Jared Talkin

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Columbia University
Field of study: He will participate in the SEE-U Brazil program by the Instituto de Pesquisas Ecologias at its Center for Conservation Biology. He will take courses in ecology and biology and conduct field research in Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest.
Project location: Brazil


John Taylor

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Corliss Knapp Engle Scholarship in Horticulture
School: University of Illinois
Field of study: His research is on home food gardens in urban areas, specifically Chicago. He intends to return to teaching at a university and to focus on local food systems and sustainable horticulture.


Andres Valdivieso

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Yale University
Field of study: Will participate in a two-part program with the School for Field Studies in Karatu, Tanzania. One part of the program will focus on Wildlife Management and Conservation, and the second on Techniques for Field Research
Project location: Africa


Jessica M. Vogt

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: Indiana University Bloomington
Field of study: She and a team of trained youth will collect information about the Keep Indianapolis Beautiful nonprofit neighborhood tree planting and maintenance project. They will add 5 additional cities to their research, working with the local non-profits and she will be the project’s leader.


Seana Walsh

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Corliss Knapp Engle Scholarship in Horticulture
School: University of Hawaii
Field of study: She will continue her studies of the plant, commonly called Cabbage on a stick and also known as Alula, (Brighamia insignis). Her career goal is to earn a Ph.D. and to work in natural resource management with the National Tropical Botanical Garden.


Bellamy Wenum

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: The GCA Internship in Garden History & Design
School: University of South Carolina
Field of study: Bellamy Wenum is in her second year in a Master of Library and Information Science program at the University of South Carolina. Bella has been a Digital Collections Assistant at the USC since 2008 and a writer/blogger for her local public library. Her chosen projects at the AAG include cataloging, creating finding aids for the “archivists’ toolkit,” blogging, social media and the social tagging initiative.


Rychele White

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University in Wooster, Ohio
Field of study: Rychele White is a sophomore majoring in horticulture at the Agricultural Technical Institute of the Ohio State University in Wooster, OH. Rychele will transfer to Ohio State’s main campus and after undergraduate school she hopes to complete her Master’s degree in horticulture. Her goal is to expand the family farm to include a garden landscaping business incorporating ornamentals, fruits and vegetables.


Brett Wolfe

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: University of Utah
Field of study: Brett Wolfe, a second-year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Utah, will conduct field work in Panama, studying the traits of tropical sapling trees to determine how these influence their growth and survival during seasonal droughts. His work could have implications in climate change questions.
Project location: Panama


Kevin James Wolz

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Joan K. Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: University of Illinois
Field of study: Kevin James Wolz, a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will do a botanical survey of a remnant oak savannah at Tomlinson Nature Preserve, Illinois, and monitor the site’s rare American hazelnut population, using time-lapse photography. Analysis of the photos will support his plant inventory and he will make a video to be used as a teaching tool.


Carissa Aoki

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Dart College
Field of study: A Ph.D. candidate at Dartmouth College, will conduct pine beetle field research in New Jersey. She will collect field data and run experiments pertaining to the current southern pine beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis) outbreak in the New Jersey Pinelands.


Stephanie Austin

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Michigan
Field of study: Attends the University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment, and is a Masters degree candidate in Landscape Architecture. She plans on becoming a licensed landscape architect and obtaining a LEED accreditation. Stephanie is passionate about protecting the Great Lakes, her regions most valued natural resource, for future generations.
Project location: USA


Danielle Lynn Ballweg

Category: International Work & Study
Scholarship: The Garden Club of America/Royal Horticultural Society Interchange Fellowships
School: University of Wisconsin
Field of study: Graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, with a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture. She will be in England for ten months traveling, studying and working at a variety of placements including the RHS gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.
Project location: England


Dr. Valentin Barca

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: Carol Davila University of Medicina and Pharmacy in Romania
Field of study: Will conduct ethno-botanical research of Aromanian populations in the Southern Balkan Peninsula in order to make a comparative assessment of several distinct populations in Albania, Greece, Romania & Bulgaria. The Aromanians date back to the 6th century AD, and now live in small ethnic enclaves in several countries, maintaining their cultural practices. This group has never been studied, and Dr. Barca will document
Project location: Albania, Greece, Romania & Bulgaria.


Wesley Beaulieu

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: Indiana University
Field of study: Is a Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University, will do his field work on the east and west coasts of Florida, studying the effects of fungal symbiosis on the success of (Ipomoea pes-caprea), a foundational cosmopolitan beach species


Sarah Bluher

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Princeton University
Field of study: A junior at Princeton University, will participate in the Tahoe-Baikal Institute Summer Environmental Exchange Program, where young environmentalists from around the world work together on restoration projects, environmental research and outreach in the Lake Tahoe and Lake Baikal watersheds


Alyssa Borowske

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: University of Connecticut
Field of study: Is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Connecticut, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Her project is entitled, Linking Life History Strategies to the Choices and Consequences of Habitat Selection in Saltmarsh and Seaside Sparrows, Two Coastal Sparrows of Conservation Concern.


Eden V Brachot

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Cornell University
Field of study: A freshman at Cornell University, will participate in the Terra Verde program, where she will explore sustainable technologies and methodologies used in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.


Shannon Buckley

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: State University of New York
Field of study: She is an M.S. candidate at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. She will study the landscape and nest predation dynamics in the declining Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) in a regional, multi-scale study.


Yujuan Chen

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: Virginia Tech
Field of study: Is a Ph.D. candidate in Urban Forestry at Virginia Tech. She is studying compacted urban soils to determine if they can be rehabilitated to improve tree growth and if this rehabilitation will assist in sequestering carbon and mitigate storm water runoff.


Bart Christiaen

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: University of South Alabama
Field of study: Bart Christiaen, from Belgium, a PhD candidate at the U South Alabama working at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is studying diurnal shifts in dissolved oxygen in wetlands to determine whether they stimulate water column denitrifcation.


Kyle Cooper

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: Virginia Tech
Field of study: Finishing his five-year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program at Virginia Tech and has won this award for the second year in a row. He is synthesizing previously researched design elements of trees and forests, to produce a manual for fellow landscape architects which will illustrate how urban forestry positively affects the physical and mental well-being of the urban community.


Jessica Leanna Dame

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: The GCA Internship in Garden History & Design
School: University of South Carolina
Field of study: Is a Masters candidate at the University of South Carolina, in the School of Library and Information Science. As an undergraduate, Jessica worked as a horticulture technician and became familiar with a variety of plants. She also has experience with cataloging, writing, editing and processing newly acquired materials and scanning images, all skills needed to perform the collections management duties at the Archive of American Gardens (AAG) at the Smithsonian. She will digitize and catalog new acquisitions to the GCA Collection.


Caroline DeVan

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Field of study: A Ph.D. student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, will study the cascading impact of deer abundance on bee communities. She will use twenty existing deer enclosures and monitor the bee community composition and floral resources.


Akasha Faist

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: University of Colorado
Field of study: Is a Ph.D candidate at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is exploring vernal pools at Travis Air Force Base, California, to see how litter decomposition affects native versus exotic, invasive plant performance. This work is vital to the success of vernal pool restoration.


Shelby Flint

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: University of Minnesota
Field of study: Is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, will compare the restoration-relevant traits among different population sources of native grass (Panicum virgatum), commonly referred to as switch grass. She will research risks associated with sourcing restoration germplasm and translocating plant populations.


Brian Giacopelli

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: College of New Jersey
Field of study: A junior at the College of New Jersey, will work full time with a professor researching the genetic diversity of broom sedge grass (Andropogon virginicus), a native grass in the eastern United States, but introduced to, and considered invasive in, California and Hawaii.


Megan Gittinger Seifert

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: University of Florida
Field of study: Is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida. She will collect seeds of the spiny acacia in Kenya to study the evolution of the defense mechanism of the spines, using them as a model to examine the evolution of structural defense morphology.
Project location: Kenya


Carolina Gomez-Posada

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: University of Washington
Field of study: Is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington. She will evaluate the potential for bamboo forest agroecosystems to foster red howler monkey conservation in a highly fragmented landscape in Colombia.
Project location: Colombia


Thu Ngan N Han

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Temple University
Field of study: Is a junior at Temple University in Philadelphia majoring in Landscape Architecture. She wants to restore Philadelphia neighborhoods to make it possible for everyone, regardless of background, to have the opportunity to live in a beautiful place through thoughtful and functional landscape design.
Project location: USA


Meghan Henshaw

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany
School: Bastyr University
Field of study: Is a junior at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. This summer she will study herbal medicine in Italy, identifying plants and integrating an understanding of their medicinal applications. Her goal is to cultivate medicinal plants for use in a medical practice.
Project location: Italy


Courtney Hill

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Mary T. Carothers Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Arkansas
Field of study: Is a sophomore at the University of Arkansas. She hopes to work in the area of sustainable building processes. Her program is entitled Denmark Institute of Study Abroad Sustainability Program which will give her the opportunity to examine the concepts and philosophies of sustainability.


Lydia Rose Horne

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Lawrence University
Field of study: A junior at St. Lawrence University, will do summer research at St. Lawrence University, surveying wild bee species in an agricultural landscape.


Julie Hunter

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: The GCA Internship in Garden History & Design
Field of study: Is a Masters candidate in Library Science and Information at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She worked in the Dauphin County Library System in Harrisburg, PA, where she gained valuable experience with cataloging and technical writing. Currently, she is working in media services at the Pratt Library. This experience, coupled with her love of gardens, will enable her to work with the new acquisitions to the GCA Collections at the Archive of American Gardens at the Smithsonian.


Katherine Ellen Jumper

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: College of Atlantic
Field of study: A first-year graduate student in fungal plant ecology at the College of the Atlantic, Maine, will research fungi on serpentine sites to determine whether there are different species of mushrooms between serpentine and granite-based soils in two different quarries on the Deer Isles of Maine.


Josh Kellogg

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: North Carolina State University
Field of study: Ph.D. student, North Carolina State University. His research will explore the biochemical mechanisms of action for six Ecuadorian plants that are used to treat malaria in southern Ecuador and have been subjected to little or no study. Extract identification for analysis comparable to traditional remedies will increase antimalarial efficacy.


Margaret Knapke

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Purdue University
Field of study: Will be a senior at Purdue University in Indiana majoring in Public Horticulture. After graduating, she would like to receive her Masters degree at the University of Delaware in conjunction with Longwood Gardens. Her long-term goal is to obtain a job at a public garden or arboretum, educating the public about plant uses.


Ripu Mardham Kunwar

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: Tribhuvan University , Nepal
Field of study: Ph.D. student, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, will research the diversity and use of medicinal plants of far west Nepal in elevation and changing climate gradients. The researcher is interested in the effects of climate change on the availability of medicinal plants at various altitudes. Interviews and sample collections will be taken at nine different locations ranging from low to very high altitude. This data will provide valuable information to create a base line for future comparative studies.


Judson LeCompte

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: Auburn University in Alabama
Field of study: Is a Masters degree student at Auburn University in Alabama. His study examines the result of two different planting times on the survival of reintroduced pitcher plants (Sarracenia rubra ssp. Wherryi). This is important work in developing successful restoration techniques for the species.
Project location: USA


Matan Levin

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Columbia University
Field of study: Is a sophomore majoring in Psychology at Columbia University who will participate in a program on ecology and environmental sustainability at Columbias Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.


Holly Ann Lindberg

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Tennessee
Field of study: A junior at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her plan is to travel to Atenas, Costa Rica, to attend a four-week study session focusing on sustaining tropical ecosystems: biodiversity, conservation, and development. More specifically, the research will be directed towards integrating conservation, economic development, and climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.
Project location: Costa Rica


Colleen Lindsay

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: University of Illinois
Field of study: A Ph.D. student from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will study the utilization of useful plants in "forest gardens" by the Classic Maya of Yalbac, Belize. The area has been abandoned since 900 AD, marking the end of the Classic Mayan Period. The researcher has been made aware of enormous differences in the amount of poison plants in unsettled areas and non-poison plants in the settled areas. It appears the Mayans created "forest gardens" of edible and medicinal plants. Study of their practices may contribute valuable understanding of sustainable living practices.


Dorothea J Lundberg

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: University of Maryland
Field of study: Is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland, is employing her extensive expertise in hydrology to work on two grid-ditched marshes to determine the best course of remediation for the coastal marshes on Marylands Eastern Shore.


Karen M'Closkey

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: University of Pennsylvania
Field of study: Is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Karen's project, titled A Field Guide to Rome: Baedeker and Beyond, will yield a supplement to the early English-language guidebooks published by Baedeker. The scholar will focus on places of extraction (quarries, aquifers) and deposition (landfills) that are reaching the end of their useful lives, yet open up new opportunities, both ecological and touristic.
Project location: Rome


Fiona McAnally

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History and Design
School: University of Tennessee
Field of study: A Master of Plant Science candidate at the University of Tennessee, will document the historical, cultural and botanical significance of vegetables of primarily European origin being grown in home gardens in Southern Appalachia. The database of information created will be a useful resource for historic home museums and farms, professional gardeners, home gardeners, ethno-botanists and chefs.


Sarah McCracken

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany
School: College of the Atlantic
Field of study: Is a junior at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME. She will apprentice at Healing Spirits Herb Farm and Education Center in Avoca, New York, where she will learn to make tinctures, salves, flower essences and teas and how to maintain established ecosystems


Peter M McDonough

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University
Field of study: Is a senior pursuing a degree in Crop Sciences at Ohio State University. He grew up in Nepal and his long-term goal is to work in rural areas of South Asia doing agricultural development work. Peter wants to pursue a Masters degree from Ohio State University in Agriculture/Environmental Science with a focus on International Development.
Project location: USA


Amanda L. Meder

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Corliss Knapp Engle Scholarship in Horticulture
School: University of Nebraska
Field of study: A 2008 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a BS in Environmental Studies, is pursuing a Masters in Horticulture. She is studying sustainable landscape horticulture through the study of native plants in storm water best management practices and greywater irrigation settings.


Erin Meier

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: Colorado State University
Field of study: Is a Masters candidate at Colorado State University. Her work will focus on conserving the diversity of high-elevation pine ecosystems by testing the southern Rockies seed zone delineation for Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis). This research will enhance an ongoing program and will provide the science foundation necessary to make conservation decisions for the species.


Abree Lauren Murch

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Delware Valley College
Field of study: Is a junior at Delaware Valley College. She will participate in Operation Wallacea and serve as a conservation research assistant in South Africa and Mozambique
Project location: South Africa and Mozambique


Nazarine M Nato

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Benedict College
Field of study: Is an Environmental Engineering student who will participate in Benedict Colleges summer undergraduate research program, doing a hands-on, faculty led-project using molecular genomics and computer modeling to study the interactions between pore spore hydraulic conditions.


Patrick Thomas Oelschlager

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Juanita College
Field of study: A sophomore at Juniata College, majoring in Environmental Science and will conduct bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) population research and habitat modification with the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He will study populations in south east Oregon and determine the impact of habitat modification on their ability to compete successfully with invasive species.


April Pallete

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: Western Carolina University
Field of study: Is a Masters degree candidate at Western Carolina University in North Carolina. She will study seed dispersal and germination ecology of Swamp Pink (Helonias bullata) by examining whether seed traits that suggest water dispersal convey buoyancy properties in water, and if a wetted period improves germination compared to seed that is not immersed or floated.
Project location: USA


Monique Marie Picon

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: University of California
Field of study: A senior at the University of California, Berkeley, will be a Summer Assistant to a Berkeley Tropical Botanist and will be assisting with tropical tree identification, pollination experiments and mapping in both white sand and clay soil forests in the Allpahuayo Mishana Reserve, Peru.
Project location: Peru


Elizabeth Podowski

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
Field of study: Is pursuing a Masters in Landscape Architecture degree at the University of Oregon. Her project is to study the effects of vegetation on water quality in wetlands managed for storm water control in Staten Island, NY.


Ian English Preston

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Rhodes College
Field of study: A junior at Rhodes College, will travel to Namibia this summer. As part of an Environmental Field Study program supervised by his college, Ian will study biology and the interactions between people and wildlife in South Africa.
Project location: South Africa


Elizabeth Denise Riley

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Corliss Knapp Engle Scholarship in Horticulture
School: North Carolina State University
Field of study: A summa cum laude graduate of North Carolina State University in 2009, earned a Master of Science degree in 2011, and is now a Ph.D. candidate in Horticultural Science at NC State. She intends to teach at a university or community college level in a horticulture- based program.


Hallie Victoria Schmidt

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Corliss Knapp Engle Scholarship in Horticulture
School: California Polytechnic State University
Field of study: A junior at California Polytechnic State University who anticipates graduating in June 2013 with a degree in Public Horticulture. Her goal is to be a program or educational director at an arboretum or botanic garden or a garden manager of an historic site.


Julia Schock

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: Sara Shallenberger Brown GCA National Parks Conservation Scholarship
School: Allegheny College of Pennsylvania
Field of study: Attends Allegheny College in Pennsylvania where she is majoring in Environmental Science. She is a three-time alumna having served on three national high school crews in Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas, Olympic National Park in Washington and Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado.


Lee Schoen

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: Central Michigan University
Field of study: Is a Masters degree candidate at Central Michigan University, is using highly technical scientific methods and instrumentation to study samples of fish tissues to estimate the proportion of their diet coming from wetland food sources.


Kunwar Singh

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: University of North Carolina
Field of study: A Ph.D. student in the Geography Program and Applied Geographic Information Science at University North Carolina, Charlotte. He will use LiDar, which measures speed, distance and rotation through light detection, to do rapid assessments of urban forestry health in Charlotte. This new methodology will aid in developing more accurate urban forestry management plans.


Jane G. Smith

Category: Desert Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Desert Studies
School: New Mexico University
Field of study: A Ph.D. student in Biology at the New Mexico University in Las Cruces, will study the effects on soil organic carbon by desert rodents and ants. She will utilize a long-term rodent and ant removal experiment in the Chihuahua Desert to quantify the role of the rats and ants in soil organic carbon cycling, a phenomenon associated with plant productivity and soil-water properties in the desert.


Pacifica Sommers

Category: Desert Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Desert Studies
School: University of Arizona
Field of study: A Ph.D. student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She has a B.A. in Biology with honors and cum laude from Scripps College in Clarement, CA. Her thesis is the study of the effect of baffle grass on native Sonoran seedlings through interactions with small animals.


Erin Spear

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: University of Utah
Field of study: A Ph.D. candidate at the University of Utah, will research what controls the diversity of plants by studying how pathogens influence changes in tree species composition in the rainforests across the Isthmus of Panama.
Project location: Panama


Ms. Christina L. Spohn

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: Sara Shallenberger Brown GCA National Parks Conservation Scholarship
School: Pennsylvania State University
Field of study: Attends Penn State, majoring in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Management. She has wonderful experience working with youth and has previously served with two high school crews on the Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts and Connecticut and in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina.


Rylan Nocona Sprague

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Joan K. Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: Black Hills State University
Field of study: A senior at Black Hills State University, will help revise a taxonomic key to vascular plants of South Dakota by documenting 1,500 plant collections from areas near the Black Hills which were under-represented in an earlier edition. He will be working as a botany trainee with the Forest Service Student Career Experience Program.


Margaret Ann Stern

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: College of the Atlantic
Field of study: A senior at the College of the Atlantic, will survey vascular plants in the Rockland-Thomaston Limestone Quarry, Maine, in order to characterize the plant-soil relationship of limestone flora. As a graduate student she would like to apply her experience from this project to her understanding of limestone croppings in her native state of Texas.


Teresa Mae Tymon

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of South Carolina
Field of study: A junior at University of South Carolina, will participate in Operation Wallacea. The programs research is aimed at increasing our understanding of the biodiversity of coral reefs and the factors impacting reef systems.


Oscar Vargas

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: University of Texas
Field of study: A Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas, Austin, will unravel the evolutionary history of high Andean plants: evolution, systematics, and taxonomy of the genus (Diplostephium astaraceae), a genus of trees and shrubs.


Jessica M. Vogt

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: Indiana University
Field of study: Beginning her Ph.D. at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her research, working with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, will evaluate the social and biophysical effects of urban tree planting programs and the role of neighborhood tree planting participants.


Sierra M Voss

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Eckerd College
Field of study: A junior at Eckerd College majoring in Environmental Studies, with minors in Biology and Coastal Management, will participate in a program entitled Sacred Groves of Sierra Leone: Conserving Biodiversity and Cultural Traditions. She will do field study and research on several groves in Sierra Leone.
Project location: Sierra Leone


Seana Kasey Walsh

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Field of study: Masters Candidate, will examine the floral biology and breeding systems of an endangered endemic Hawaiian plant.


Maria Wang

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Northwestern University
Field of study: A junior concentrating in Biology at Northwestern University, will participate in the Echinacea Project in Minnesota where she will perform field research on habitat fragmentation in a tallgrass prairie. She plans ultimately to return to Malaysia as a conservation biologist.


McKenzie Wilhelm

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University
Field of study: Will be a junior at Ohio State University majoring in Landscape Architecture. She hopes to work at a firm where she can explore her passion for design and her ecological values. Eventually, she wants to be the principal of her own landscape architecture firm.
Project location: USA


Adrian Willis

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: Sara Shallenberger Brown GCA National Parks Conservation Scholarship
School: University of Texas
Field of study: Attends the University of Texas at San Antonio, majoring in Environmental Studies with a focus in Education. He is a Student Conservation Association (SCA) alum, serving in the Houston Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC) program for two years as a community crew member in the city and also a national crew member in Acadia and Denali National Parks.


Douglas Carl Wolf

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Arkansas
Field of study: A junior at the University of Arkansas who aspires to a career in environmental consulting. He will study conservation skills and habitat management as part of the Ecological Conservation Summer Program at Oatridge University in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Project location: Scotland


James Arrigoni

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: "University of Vermont BS in wildlife, Syracuse Post Standard, SUNY ESF"
Field of study: "Ph.D. student at SUNY- College of Envir. Science and Forestry, Dept of Envir. and Forest Biology in Syracuse, New York. The focus of his research is Quantifying restoration success: ecological metrics of constructed vernal pools."


Leah Beckett

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: Brevard College BSUniversity of Maryland MS
Field of study: "Ph.D. candidate in the Ecology Area of Specialization of the Marine- Estuarine-Environmental Science program at the University of Maryland. For her dissertation, she is measuring accretion and elevation dynamics of Chesapeake Bay."


Jeff Boutain

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: "University of Michigan B.S., University of Hawaii M.S."
Field of study: "Ph. D. student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, will explore the evolutionary relationships of hops species in China. DNA extraction and sequencing will be performed in a Chinese colleagues lab at the Kunming Institute of Botany."


Angelle L Bullard-Roberts

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: Florida International University
Field of study: A Ph.D. candidate at Florida International University and a national of Trinidad & Tobago. She will conduct ethno botanical surveys to identify plants currently used to treat symptoms of diabetes in Trinidad & Tobago.


Kayla Burns

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: The GCA Internship in Garden History & Design
School: University of South CarolinaMichigan State University
Field of study: Kayla is most interested in archives and the challenges they pose in creating unique records for rare items such as the GCA Collection at the Archive of American Gardens at the Smithsonian.


Caitlin Campbell

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Moravian College - Environmental Studies Major and Writing and Art Minor
Field of study: "Environmental Outreach and Interpretation - Will create educatinal materials and present programs for visitors including a guided nature walk, a children's program and presentations on beavers, coyotes, bears and the natural history of Colorado."
Project location: Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado


Elliott Chiu

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Drexel University
Field of study: "Elliott will help to research the primate species found on the island; and perform individual research on the islands population of duikers, several species of small-to-medium-sized antelopes that subsist on fruits dropped from trees."


Theresa Chormanski

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Corliss Knapp Engle Scholarship in Horticulture
School: Miami Dade College
Field of study: "Theresa Ann Chormanski, a faculty member of Miami Dade College, will pursue her Ph.D. in Plant Medicine at the University of Florida"


Cassandra Coleman

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: University of Alabama
Field of study: A candidate for a Masters degree at the University of Alabama, will be participating in field collection, identification, herbarium work and lab work in Ecuador and Alabama.
Project location: Ecuador


Kyle Cooper

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: Virginia Tech
Field of study: A fourth-year student in a five-year landscape architecture program at Virginia Tech and has designed an independent program around the concepts of urban forestry and horticulture.


Alexis Doshas

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: Antioch University New England Massachusette College of Art
Field of study: "The title of her research is Effects of biological soil crusts on germination and growth of key successional dune plants Deschampsia flexuousa and Myrica pennsylvanica on Cape Cod, Massachusetts."


Keith Doucot

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Roger Williams University, University of Hawii"
Field of study: Human-Environmental relationship
Project location: Turkey


Ailene Kane Ettinger

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: University of Washington
Field of study: Has been working with the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation developing and implementing her research in conifer regeneration in urban forest fragments."


Peter Eyheralde

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: University of Northern Iowa
Field of study: "Ph.D. student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University, will study the role of bison in a tallgrass prairie reconstruction."


Micah Freedman

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Cornell University
Field of study: "Majoring in Entomology and Plant Science.He hopes to be involved in a project in Columbia, focusing on plant and pollinator interactions in the indigenous plant Physalis peruviana."


Hannah Froehling

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: College of Saint Benedict
Field of study: teaching environmental education and working towards completeion of wildlife fighting training.


Jillian Gall

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: College of the Atlantic
Field of study: "A sophomore at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. Her program includes the study of geobotany of Deer Isle, plant-insect relations and ecosystem health."


Christopher Gurney

Category: Desert Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Desert Studies
School: Claremont McKenna College BA UC Berkeley MS
Field of study: "A Masters candidate at UC Berkeley, will study the interaction of the giant kangaroo rat with the plant community within the Carriszo Plains."


Basil V. Iannone III

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: University of Illinois
Field of study: "Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He is working on the forest preserve in the Chicago area, specifically, how forest remnant structure can help maintain buckthorn-free forests, a problem which has lasted for over thirty years."


Faith Inman-Nahahari

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: University of California
Field of study: Ph. D. student. University of California, Los Angeles Faiths project, titled Regeneration Ecology of an Endangered Ecosystem: Tropical Dry Forest, focuses on the primary factors supporting forest regeneration including the endangered species within it.


Kimber Jones

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Rhodes College
Field of study: "Will travel to southern Africa to learn in depth about the interdisciplinary approach Namibia has taken, with some success, to balancing environmental protection with the needs of people."
Project location: Namibia Africa


Ryan Kalinowski

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: Humboldt State University
Field of study: "Masters Student at Humboldt State University in California, will spend a field season in the Sierra Nevadas investigating the habitats and resources necessary to sustain Great Grey Owls."


Esther Kirtman

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: Northern Kentucky University
Field of study: Studying resistance of urban riparian forest fragments to re-invasion by invasive honeysuckle.


Erika Kleibrink

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Cornell University
Field of study: "Plans to participate in Terra Verde 2011: Ecological Design in Scandinavia. Erika will be doing both coursework and field work, and travel to Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, and Helsinki."


Andrew Koeser

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: University of Illinois
Field of study: His work includes all the factors in urban tree planting including energy outputs associated with urban trees before being planted and assessing sequestration rates prior to full establishments.)


Natalie Koncki

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Hotstra University MSUnion College BS
Field of study: "Pursuing a Masters in Biology at Hofstra University and in New Jersey and New York. Specifically, she will model the effects of climate change on three southeast invasive aquatic plants."


Joseph Layden

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany
School: College of the Atlantic
Field of study: His project will research the medicinal ethno botany of the Algonquin peoples and record the results into an accessible and comprehensive handbook.


Marissa Lee

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: Duke University
Field of study: "Ph.D. student in the Duke Univ. Program in Ecology, is studying the Microstegium vimineum, an invasive grass. One of the most problematic invaders in the Southeast and Midwest, it poses a serious threat to native species and wetlands. "


Audra Locicero

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: New College of Florida
Field of study: Audra will travel to Ireland to participate in the Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms program. She will work on a County Galway farm to gain first-hand experience with organic growing techniques and sustainable living.


Molly MacLeod

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Marlboro College BSRutgers University
Field of study: "Ph.D. candidate at Rutgers University, will develop methods for restoring native bee pollinators on agricultural lands and, research how to bring the right plants to the right bees."


Margraret Mansfield

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: College of the Altantic-Human Ecology B.A.
Field of study: "She plans to study diversity and soil tissue relations of plants at Callahan Mine in Brooksville, Maine. The survey includes a vascular plant survey."


Julia Mason

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Mary T. Carothers Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Harvard College
Field of study: "Through Operation Wallacea, Julia will work at four sites in Honduras, where she will provide research assistance in marine, terrestrial, and socio-economic projects."


Moana McClellan

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: New College of Florida Bachelor of Art
Field of study: "University of Minnesota, St. Paul. Her research topic is How do land ownership and cioeconomic processes affect the state and fate of tropical dry secondary forests? A case study in Costa Rica. "


Owen McDonough

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: College of William & Mary B.S.
Field of study: "His research is in the hydrology, structure and biogeochemical function of streams termittently linked to freshwater wetlands."


Elisa Meyer

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: Augustana College
Field of study: "Senior at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. Her research will include field and laboratory identification of plants common to the upper Mississippi, with an emphasis on Illinois."


Melissa Miller

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: The Pennsylvania State University
Field of study: Majoring in Horticulture with a minor in International Agriculture. Melissa traveled to Kenya in May for three weeks to teach new agricultural techniques to young people in order to help alleviate hunger through education


Christine Moskell

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: Cornell University
Field of study: Is researching how urban forestry professionals can effectively engage low-income communities in urban forest stewardship.


Nicole Muise-Kielkucki

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Pittsburgh
Field of study: "Food Studies Masters program at Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA. Nicole intends to support and promote the creation of home and community gardens and assist small- scale farmers who are committed to sustainabil"


Brian Raftrey

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: Sara Shallenberger Brown GCA National Parks Conservation Scholarship
School: Whitman College
Field of study: "Attends Whitman College in Washington, where he is concentrating his studies in Biology. He was a two-time Student Conservation Association (SCA) alumnus."


Michael Reder

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: "Ohio State University, BSA Kent University, BBA"
Field of study: "Pursuing a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture at Ohio State University, Columbus. Will travel to Europe this summer with the European Cities and Sustainable Urban Landscape"
Project location: Europe


Sara Safransky

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History and Design
School: University North Carolina Ph.D
Field of study: Her objective is to understand the major processes shaping agrarian redevelopment in Detroit and the socio-ecological effects of the increasing number of farms and gardens in Americas urban landscapes.


Kristen Sauby

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: University of Florida
Field of study: Ph.D. student, University of Florida, Gainsville. Kristens project will quantify the potential effect of the invasive South American Cactus Moth, Cactoblastis cactorum, on population trends of native Optunia. This proposal includes work of great importance to two imperiled species in Florida


Taza Schaming

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: Cornell University Pd.DTufts University BS
Field of study: "Ph.D. student in Natural Resources at Cornell, will study the relationship between threatened Clarks Nutcrackers and White-bark Pines. These pines are undergoing a severe decline which is likely driving the decline of the nutcrackers that depend cri"


Joshua Scholl

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Florida Atlantic University
Field of study: "He will study population and habitat of gopher tortoises and burrowing owls at the Preserve, and conduct field work in the Everglades and various other natural habitats in south Florida."


Robert Serafin

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: Sara Shallenberger Brown GCA National Parks Conservation Scholarship
School: The Evergreen State College
Field of study: Robert brings a wealth of outdoor leadership experience to the program and wishes to continue his conservation career and the bond that develops between people and the land.


Rachel Silverstein

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: "University of Miami, RSMAS Columbia University,BA"
Field of study: She's focus on her research is Coral gardening: raising threatened staghorn corals in nurseries for reef restoration and investigating their resilience to environmental stress.


Hazel Stark

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany
School: College of the Atlantic
Field of study: "A senior at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME, with a concentration in Ethno botany, is researching the medicinal uses of fifty-one common plants found in Maine, representing twenty-seven plant families and over thirty native plants."


Erin Stempinski

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Stephen F. Austin State University BS Miami University MS
Field of study: "Her thesis is based on a study of heavy metal toxicity in three species of Arabidopsis, a small annual weed that belongs to the mustard or crucifer family. She is looking at ways to clean up toxic pollution using plants"


Stephanie Stuber

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Corliss Knapp Engle Scholarship in Horticulture
School: SUNY College of Environmental Science & Foresty
Field of study: "Masters of Professional Studies in Public Garden Leadership candidate at Cornell University, will study mosses at the Coastal Maine Botanic Gardens."


Lori Sutter

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: BS: Texas A&M MEM: Duke University
Field of study: Ph.D. student at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at he College of William and Mary. Her work focuses on the mechanisms leading to transition in dominant plant species in response to rising sea levels.


Kim Thompson

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: "Thomas More College BA University of Cincinnati, MED"
Field of study: "Kims work is at ancient Mayan sites in Belize, where she is studying the Mayans methods of sustainable agroforestry. She is focusing on understanding the dispersal patterns of Manilkara zapota, a tropical fruit and timber tree "


Lauren Tuski

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Michigan State University
Field of study: "Her major is Horticulture with a minor in Agribusiness. Lauren hopes to have a seed-to-plate venture on her familys 40-acre farm in Hadley, Michigan. "


Susan Whitehead

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: "Oberlin College, BA University of Colorado, Ph,D."
Field of study: She is studying the Chemical ecology of seed dispersal in Neotropical pepper plants by short-tailed fruit bats in Costa Rica.


Sarah Wilkinson

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: State University of New York
Field of study: "Masters program in Environmental Science and Forestry at the State University of New York, will study density and population changes for Eastern White-Tailed Deer."


Maria Williams

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Joan K. Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
Field of study: "Graduate student at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, will conduct research at the universitys herbarium, where she will complete a botanical inventory of Cats-eye associates."


Marie Woodard

Category: Desert Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Desert Studies
School: Mississippi State University BA
Field of study: "Ph.D. candidate at Arkansas State University, will study a method to control the invasive Cactus Borer."


Ellen Woods

Category: International Work & Study
Scholarship: The Garden Club of America/Royal Horticultural Society Interchange Fellowships
School: Cornell University
Field of study: A graduate of Cornell University with a BS in Plant Sciences, will spend ten months in Great Britain where she plans to study at the Millennium Seed Bank Project and use photography as a scientific outreach tool.


Narel Y. Zambrana

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Field of study: Will use forest transect surveys and ethnobotanical interviews to explore factors influencing patterns of use of medicinal and edible palm species in portions of Peru and Bolivia.
Project location: Peru and Bolivia


Grady Zuiderveen

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Mary T. Carothers Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Grand Valley undergraduate
Field of study: Grady will run a molecular analysis of the common reed (Phragmites) and will seek to identify the importance of genotype in its distribution and abundance.


Jose Zuniga

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: Universidad de Coast Rica Claremont Graduate University
Field of study: "Ph.D. student in Botany at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA. He will study the systematics and biogeography of Sabiaceae, with emphasis on Meliosma, in Peru and Columbia, South America. "


Sarah Alward

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Grinnell College - B.A. in Biology University of Michigan - M.LA.
Field of study: "Wants to connect underrepresented segments of society to nature, increase environmental stewardship through unique and innovative landscape design, and create sustainable designs through the use of native plants and low-impact design strategies."


Joshua Atwood

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: "Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME - B.A. University of Rhode Island - Ph.D."
Field of study: Invasive plant ecology and evolutionary biology - Joshua's thesis is entitled Post-establishment evolution of non-native plant species in coastal wetland habitats: a test of the ERCA hypothesis.


Wesley Beaulieu

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: Providence College - B.S. - BiologyIndiana Uaniversity - Ph.D. - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Field of study: Will study Morning Glories and Ergot Alkaloids with plans to use multiple approaches to confirm the presence of fungi in other species.


Matthew Berger

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: West Virginia University
Field of study: "A junior at West Virginia University majoring in Horticulture, wants to own a native plant nursery."


Vanessa Boukili

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: "University of California, Berkeley - B.A. - Integrative BiologyUniversity of Connecticut - Ph.D"
Field of study: Will measure processes of recovery in naturally regenerating tropical forests by comparing traits between secondary tropical forests to those in mature forests.
Project location: Costa Rica


Eurgnio Cardenas

Category: Desert Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Desert Studies
School: "Centro de Estudios Superiores del Estada de Sonora - B.S. in Ecology, Hermasillo, Sonora, Mexico University of Arizona - Ph.D"
Field of study: His proposal outlines a novel way to measure seed size after germination and will investigate whether low water availability or seedling competition more strongly favors larger seeds.


Carolyn Chesarino

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: The GCA Internship in Garden History & Design
School: John Carroll University - B.A. North Carolina State University - M.A. University of North Carolina - M.S.L.S.
Field of study: Public History and Library Science with concentrations in Archives and Records Management
Project location: Smithsonian Archives of American Gardens


Elizabeth Craig

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Columbia University - B.A. Cornell University - Ph.D. in Zoology
Field of study: Will study the carry-over effects of winter diet on Double-crested Cormorant using isotope analysis of feathers to determine winter foraging locations.
Project location: New York Harbor


Genevieve Croft

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: Georgetown University - B.S. Washington University - Ph.D.
Field of study: Ecology and Evolution and Population Biology - Will investigate genetic and ecological relationships between wild and cultivated populations of a domesticated Neotropical fruit tree.
Project location: "Mexico, Panama, Brazil and Bolivia"


Diana DelleChiaie

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: Colby College - B.A. Biology: Neusoscience and Government
Field of study: "Will pursue a five-month internship through the Conservation and Land Management Program, assisting professional staff at the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and/or The U.S. Forest Service, in conducting field work."
Project location: "Lakewood, Colorado"


Nancy Falxa-Raymond

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: Stanford University - B.A.Columbia University - M.S.
Field of study: Urban Reforestation - Her research includes the comparison of nitrogen content and nitrate reduction in leaves and roots of young red oak in an urban and rural forest.


Kate Fox

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: The GCA Internship in Garden History & Design
School: "Bennington College - B.A. Studio Art and American Literature Bard Graduate Center M.A. History of Decorative Arts, Design, Material Culture"
Field of study: "Kate has practical experience in archival work and has had coursework in American women designers, including Beatrix Farrand and the women of the Lowthorpe School."
Project location: Internship in the AAG at the Smithsonian


Megan Gallagher

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: Wellesley College - B.A.Northwestern University & Chicago Botanic Garden - M.S.
Field of study: Using 4 study sites to test her hypothesis that plants grown from local seeds are more adapted to their locales than non-local seeds & in the case of prairie restor. will result in more sustain. proj. for both the site & for surround. native habitat
Project location: Western Minnesota


Jennifer Gorospe

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History and Design
School: University of California Santa Cruz - B.A. Biology & Environmental Studies San Jose State University - M.A.
Field of study: "Her research will determine relationships between concentrations of heavy metals in garden soils and ethnicity, income level, and garden locations within San Francisco."
Project location: "San Francisco, CA"


Frank Grano

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: PSU Mont Alto - Associates in Forest Technology Pennsylvania State University - B.A. in Urban Forestry
Field of study: "His interests center around plant health care, particularly the health of urban forests within arboretums."


Fritz Haeg

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture
Field of study: "Mr. Haeg works across a range of disciplines, well beyond the realm of achitecture. He has exhibited in museums around the world. His project is titled Roman Wilderness MMX: Urban Agriculture, Animal Architecture and Street Choreography."
Project location: "Rome, Italy"


Leanna Heffner

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: Vassar College - B.A.Graduate School of Oceanography - University of Rhode Island - Ph.D.
Field of study: "She is studying Coastal Marine Ecology, focusing on ecosystem response to human disturbances and efficacy and development of coastal management policy."


Amy Hinkle

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Penn State University - B.S. in Horticultural Science
Field of study: Hs experience working on her family's farm and hopes to turn it into a specialty cut flower farm after graduating.


Cynthia Hong-Wa

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: University of Antananarivo - Madagascar - Master University of Missouri - St. Louis -Master University of Missouri - St. Louis -Ph.D.
Field of study: "She will be testing whether sympatric species are closely or distantly related, have similar or different morphologies, and occupy similar or different ecological niches, thus testing hypothesies of patterns of tropical plant diversification."
Project location: Madagascar


James Jones

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: "University of Oklahoma - B.S. Botany, Microbiology University of Oklahoma - M.S. Botany"
Field of study: "Will analyze how mating system dynamics inform conservation strategies for the rare, riparian shrub Alnus maritima, the most hight disjunct distirbution of any tree species in North America."


Eden Kinkaid

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany
School: Ohio University - sophomore in the Environmental and Plant Biology Department
Field of study: "Eden will be a part of the Herbal Earthways Program where she will study herbalism, and receive instruction and practice in identifying, havesting, and using herbs and wild foods."


Andrew Koeser

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: University of Wisconsin - B.S. in Forestry University of Illinois - M.S. natural Resources and Environmental Science University of Illinois - Ph.D.
Field of study: Andrew's project title is "How Green Are Urban Trees? Carbon Sources and Sinks from the Nursery to Carbon Neutrality."


Yuliya Labko

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Joan K. Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: Rider University - Sophomore with a concentration in Biology
Field of study: Yuliya is studying population dynamics of invasive species and preservation of local forests.


Juliet Lamb

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: Harvard College - Bachelor's University of Massachusetts Amherst - M.S.
Field of study: "Will assess the effectiveness of controlled burning and fabric barriers for restoring tern nesting habitat, where Common and Roseate Terns were saved from eradication by intensive restoration efforts."
Project location: Gulf of Maine


Brenda Landhuis

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Michigan State University - Senior with an adademic concentration in the field of landscape design and build.
Field of study: She has started a small business designing garden beds in her hometown and hopes to expand her landscape business upon graduation.


Ashley Langer

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Mary T. Carothers Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Northland College - Sophomore majoring in Environmental Chemistry
Field of study: Will study permaculture at Ecocentro IPEC (Instituto de Permacultura e Econvilas do Cerrado)
Project location: "Goias, Central Brazil"


Kennon Lorick

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Michigan State University - Senior Landscape Architecture
Field of study: "Through her work experience in gardening and garden design, and her college education, she hopes to transform dull urban spaces into vibrant gardens where humans and nature are fully integrated and the lines betweem them blur."


Casey Martinez

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Columbia University - Freshman - B.A.
Field of study: Will conduct her summer research on the ecology and environmental sustainability of marine and coastal life.
Project location: Center for Enviornmental Res. and Cons. at the Earth Inst. of Columbia Univ. in the Dominican Repub.


Rachel Meyer

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: University of Washington - Seattle - B.S. Plant Biology & B.A. Visual Art City University of New York - Ph.D. in Biology
Field of study: Will explore the Diversity and Regulation of Phenolic Compounds found in Asian Heirloom Eggplant Varieties and Wild Relations.


Sarah Mincey

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: Morehead State University - B.A. in English Inidana University - SPEA/M.P.A. & M.S.E.S. - Environmental Policy & Natural Resource Management
Field of study: "Her primary focus is to assess the influence of complex institutional dynamics on urban tree canopy, e.g., what instutional arrangements exist that affect the urban tree canopy."


Ryan Moraski

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Penn State University - Sophomore - B.S. in Biology with option in Plant Biology
Field of study: "Research will focus on the effect of inbreeding & damage on a plant's production of volatile organic defense compounds and, in turn, the ecological impact of these compounds on attracting beneficial parasitoid insects to the plant."


Luka Negoita

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: College of the Atlantic - Junior
Field of study: Is focusing on field botany and ecology. Luka's summer program will be the study of vascular flora of Little Duck Island
Project location: Maine


Katie Percy

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: Louisiana State University - B.S. - Major: National Resource Ecology & Management Concentration: Conservation Biology University of Tennessee - M.S.
Field of study: "In the Cumberland Mountains warbler stronghold, prescribed burning has restored needed habitat. Katie will monitor the warbler response to management actions including prescribed burning, further refining a conservatin strategy."


Mark Powers

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Loy McCandless Marks Scholarship in Tropical Horticulture
School: Senior at the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia
Field of study: Will spend a semester at the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica compiling a journal of tropical plants that have both ornamental and edible/useful qualities.
Project location: Costa Rica


Elizabeth Stephens

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: Dicksinson College - B.S. Purdue University - M.S. University of Central Florida - Ph.D.
Field of study: Will study five endangered herb species and two native herb species to assess the importance of seed and seedling dynamics in scrub habitat.
Project location: "5,193 acre, globally-significant Archbold reserve in Highlands County, Florida"


Stephanie Stuart

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: Harvard University - A.B. UC Berkeley - Ph.D. candidate in Integrative Biology
Field of study: "She will test her hypothesis in three wet and three dry Australian forests, measuring functional traits addressing different aspects of plant function."


Caitlin Taylor

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Michigan State University - Senior majoring in Landscape Architecture
Field of study: She aspires to start her own firm that specializes in sustainable practices.


Talya Ten Brink

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "University of Washington's College of Built Environments - Honors Program, Bachelor's of Landscape Architecture Program"
Field of study: Talya's goal is to bring the values of sustainability and environmental consciousness to underprivileged communities. She will study hyper-urban spaces for her career in Landscape Architecture.
Project location: Tokyo/Kobe/Awajishima Hyper-Urbanism Program


Rebecca Tonietto

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: Kalamazoo College - B.A. Northwestern University - M.S. Northwestern University - Ph.D. Plant Biology and Conservation
Field of study: Will investigate effects of restoration on wild bees in 20 prairie sites. Results of her study will help prairie restoration to better support a diverse and abundant native bee community.


Christopher Valencia

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Northwestern University - 2 yrs. Prescott College - Sophomore
Field of study: "Cristobal's research program, "Sustainable Nepal: Dreams and Designs," will probe the question of whether Nepal can leapfrog into a ecological and sustainable path."
Project location: Nepal


Schuyler Van Montfrans

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: University of Virginia - B.A. in Biology University of Florida - Ph.D. Department of Biology
Field of study: "Will focus on the relative importance & interaction of bottom-up physical stressors & top-down consumer effects on community sturcture & primary productivity in marine ecosystems, particularly salt marshes."


Simon Vecchioni

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Brown University - Freshman
Field of study: "Will conduct biodiversity fieldwork & environmental research. His goal is to conduct international health & environmental research, using the tools of anthropology to integrate local communities into the agenda for global environmental preservation."
Project location: Operation Wallacea's Indonesia Expedition 2010


Madalyn Watkins

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "University of Arkansas-Fayetteville - Sophomore majoring in Environmental, Soil and Water Science"
Field of study: Will focus on community deveopment participating in a multidisciplinary project for developing and maintaining a community garden.
Project location: Near the city of Dangriga in Belize


Annalisa Weiler

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: St. Cloud State University - A.A. University of Minnesota - B.S. - Biology University of Central Florida M.S. - Biology
Field of study: Is conducting experiments in former citrus groves to determine if current non-native vegetation structure limits native plant germination & establishment. Results will provide land managers iwth guidlines for restoring former citrus goves.
Project location: Central Florida


Sophia Wen

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Harvard University - Sophomore
Field of study: Will serve as an intern with the Foundation for Sustainable Development. Sophia will work on environmentally-related community development projects.


Cheryl Whritenour

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: SUNY ESF - B.S. SUNY ESF - M.S. SUNY ESF - Ph.D.
Field of study: Her thesis is entitled Ecological Stoichiometry of the Salt Marsh: Si:N Ratio and Effects on the Lower Food Web.


Erin Wiley

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Universityof Michigan - B.S. University of Pennsylvania - Ph.D. in Biology
Field of study: "Will focus on the effects of defoliation on Black Oak, monitoring defoliation's effect on tree growth and carbon reserves."
Project location: New Jersey Pine Barrens


Mohammad-Amir Aghaee

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "University of California-Berkeley B.S. in Environmental Sciences, Genetics and Plant Biology - Minor: Forestry"
Field of study: Aquatic Ecology Will investigate the relationship of the Riberoria trematode to the snail Planorbella tenuis.


Joshua Bernard

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Brown University Sophomore - 2011
Field of study: "Political Science, Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies Will travel to Ecuador, as part of the International Scholars Program to administer the creation and passing of environmental legislation."
Project location: Ecuador


Rachel Beyer

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Michigan State UniversityMaster's candidate in Horticulture and Organic FarmingIndiana UniversityB.A. International Studies/Sociology
Field of study: "Organic Farming Aspires to be an agent of positive social change, possibly as the director of a nutrition project, food bank or dietician for the State Department. "


Matthew Bossler

Category: Desert Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Desert Studies
School: University of Arizona M.L.S. (Landscape Architecture) in progress Duke University B.A. Environmental Sciences & Policy B.S. Biology
Field of study: "Landscape Architecture Will study the need to reinvent existing flood control structure, but increasingly provide recreational habitat and other functions as capacity stabilizes or is reduced over time."


Jared Brankamp

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Agricultural Technical Institute Ohio State University Jujior with a double major in Botany and Nursery Management
Field of study: Botany After graducation he has the opportunity to be a part owner of a start up nursery.


Kevin Brindock

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: Humboldt State University M.Sc. - Wildlife Universityof North Carolina at Wilmington
Field of study: "Wildlife Will study habitat selection of western snowy plovers during non-breeding season in Humboldt County, CA"
Project location: "Humboldt County, CA"


Chelsea Clarke

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Cornell Univesity Junior
Field of study: Science of Natural & Environmental Systems & Int'l. Agriculture Will live with a family in Tanziania attending a four week academic course followed by a 5 week internship in community delveopment focused on urban agriculture & community gardens.
Project location: Tanzania


Mac Cloyes

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: University of Massachusetts
Field of study: Urban Forestry/Biomechanics Is studying the science of managing trees to maximize resistance to storm damage.


Heidi Connahs

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: "Tulane University Ph.D. Candidate Brighton University, UK BSc Hons Forestry and Biological Sciences, Higher National Diploma -Forestry"
Field of study: Will evaluate the ecological resilience of improved Spartina alterniflora in marshes exposed to riverine forcing.


Prabhu Das

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: University of New Orleans Ph.D. Candidate Utkal University Master of Philosophy Utkal University Master of Science Utkal University Bachelor of Science
Field of study: Earth and Evironmental Sciences Will focus his study on the application of remote sensing and GIS in environmetnal impact assessment and procrssing satellite images and algorithm development.


Margaret Diddams

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Joan K. Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: Rice University Junior - Graduates 12/09
Field of study: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Will conduct research related to the effects of climate change on tree growth in native versus invasive species across North America.


Jane Dilley

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: University of WashingtonMaster's Candidate 2010Gustavus Adolphus CollegeBA Environmental Studies & Psychology 2000
Field of study: Urban Forestry & Public Policy Will study the public acceptance of tree planting and the influence of social marketing strategies on the success of tree planting programs.


James Doherty

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: University of Wisconsin-Madison Master's in Botany in progress Binghamton University B.S. in Biological Sciences
Field of study: Botany Will research diversity and functioning in a Tijuana estuary salt marsh restortion.
Project location: Mexico


Ashley DuVal

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: Universityof California-Berkeley B.S. 2006 College of Natural Resources Yale School of Forestry Environmental Studies; Master's Candidate 2010
Field of study: Economic Botany Will study efforts to domesticate and improve production of the ecai fruit in Brazil through genetics and a rural extension program.


Taher Fatakdawala

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Rutgers University B.S. Biotechnology 2010 Middlesex County College A.S. Chemistry 2007
Field of study: Biotechnology Will undertake a research project that addresses the urgent need for developing clean alternative energy sources by harnessing photosynthetic capabilities of microalgae.
Project location: George H. Cook Scholars Program


Lauren Frazee

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: The College of New JerseyB.S. 2010
Field of study: Biology & Spanish Will study the population genetic sturcture of the warm-season grass Andropogon virginicus (broomsedge) in its native and introduced ranges.
Project location: Eight week residentail Mentored Undergraduate Summer Experience (MUSE) at the College of New Jersey


Tobah Gass

Category: Desert Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Desert Studies
School: "Colorado State University Ph.D. Candidate UCLA MBA University of Idaho MS Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges, AB"
Field of study: "Will trace the route of carbon compounds produced by trees, grasses and cacti into the soil under three levels of precipitation. She hopes to determine when semi-arid lands are at risk of permanent conversion to arid lands."


Ben Grady

Category: Desert Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Desert Studies
School: University of Wisconsin-Madison Ph.D. Candidate University of Northern Iowa Master of Science: Biology (Plant Systematics) University of Northern Iowa Bachelor ofArts: Biology: Ecology & Systematics
Field of study: Plant Ecology & Systematics Will investiage the taxomonic distribution of edaphic endemism to lead to a better understanding of soil properties and the ecological variables they produce.


Robert Hammond

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: President of the Highline Project in New York City had has served as its Exeutive Director since 1999.
Field of study: His project "Along theTiber" will examine imaginative potentials for the best realistic use of the open space along the Tiber River. He will address the cross disciplinary process of beginning to plan for the vevitalization of the Tiber rivrfront.


Kaitlyn Hay

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: The GCA Internship in Garden History & Design
School: Princeton University Junior B.A. in Art/Italian Certificate 2010
Field of study: Art History & Visual Arts Will work in the Archives of American Gardens at the Smithsonian Institution and wil also develop a research project related to the archives.
Project location: "AAG Washington, DC"


Jesse Hersh

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: Southern Oregon University Master's Candidate in Environmental Education/Botany University of California - Santa Barbara B.A. Physical Anthropology
Field of study: "Field Botany/Landscape Interpretation Will attend a series of lectures and field trips entitled "National landscape Interpretation in Idaho, Oregon and California.""
Project location: "Idaho, Oregon, California"


Ryan Hoffman

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Purdue University Senior
Field of study: "Landscape Horticulture and Design After gaining experience in the Green Industry, he hopes to own his own business."


Melissa Islam

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: University of ColoradoPh.D. in progressColorado State UniversityM.S. in BotanyColorado State UniversityB.S. in Botany
Field of study: "Systematics Will study the evolutionary history of the domesticated coca plant, find its closest wild relatives and trace the origin cocaine synthesis. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Will study the economic history of eco. useful trop. plants."


Lea Johnson

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: Rutgers Univ. Ph.D. Candidate in Urban Restoration Ecology City College (CUNY) M.Ed. - Science Education New Mexico Highlands Univ. M.S. - Biology/Environmental Science & Management Univ. of New Mexico B.A. - Literature/Biology
Field of study: Urban Restoration Ecology Will investigate the long-term effects of ecological integrity restoration to urban forests overgrown by invasive species (bittersweet and porcelain berry).


Shane Johnston

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Kansas Junior
Field of study: "Entomology & Aquatic Ecology Will be working with the Kansas Biological Survey, Central Plains Center for Bio Assessment, initiated through the EPA, will be developing a more comprehensive water quality assessment of our nation's watersheds."


Lesley Joplin

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: The GCA Internship in Garden History & Design
School: Smith College Senior B.A.
Field of study: Landscape Studies Will work in the Archives of American Gardens at the Smithsonian Institution. She will develop a research project realted to the Mystery Gardens Project.
Project location: "Washington, DC"


Mary Keppler

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Miami University M.A. in Botany Miami University B.A. in Botany
Field of study: Botany Hopes to work as an informal educator at a nature center or botanical garden.


Ryan Klopf

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: "Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, IL Ph.D. Candidate in Plant Biology Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, IL M.S. Plant Biology 2007 The College of William and Mary B.S. Biology 2004"
Field of study: Restoration Ecology Will study whether above ground biodiversity affects recovery of belowground ecosystem fucntion.


Alison Mannos

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "University of California, Los Angeles, CA Junior Los Angeles City College A.A."
Field of study: "Urban Planning & Asian American Studies Will be doing an internship at the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. Under the guidance of the director, she will learn grant making, and GIS mapping and try to extend the bike trails in LA County."


Claire Menke

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Stanford University Junior B.A. in Anthropology
Field of study: Environmental Sciences Anthropology/Environmental Sciences/Ecotourism The Effeect of Uneven Trail Usage on Bird Species of the Madre de Dios Region of Peru. Will continue an independent research project on rainforest ecoogy.
Project location: Tambopata River Basin of Madre de Dios region of Peru


Annika Moe

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: "Universityof Minnesota Ph.D. Candidate in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Hendrix Colege BA - Biology 2004 "
Field of study: Tropical Ecology Will conduct controlled cross-pollination experiments among closely related species of new Guinea figs in order to assess the reproductive consequences of pollinator mistakes.


Jennifer Navarra

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: University of Central Florida M.S. Candidate University of Central Florida B.A.
Field of study: Plant Ecology Will study "Species composition and spatial-temporal pattern of the soil seed bank along gradient of disturbance in Florida rosemary scrub."


Joanna Nelson

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: University of California-Santa Cruz Ph.D. Candidate Standord University M.S. Earth Systems Program 1999 B.S. Earth Systems Program 1997
Field of study: Estuarine Ecology and Global Change Will research the combined effects of sea level rise and anthropogenic nitrogen additions in California Coastal estuaries and on cooperative managementof natural resources.
Project location: "Elkhorn Slough, CA"


Daniel Piotto

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: Yale University Ph.D. Candidate Yale University Master of Philosophy 2008 Yale University Master of Forestry 2006 Catie (Costa Rica) Master of Science 2001 UNESP (Brazil) B.S. Forestry Engineering 1998
Field of study: "Tropical Forest Ecology Will investigate how proximity to old growth forest affects structure, composition, dispersal and recruitment to secondary forests. "


Hannah Pullman

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Rochester Junior
Field of study: Ecology She wil study old growth versus new growth forest and vernal pools and the effects of different habitats on amphibians.
Project location: University of Rochester woodlands


Beyte Roque

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: "Florida International University Ph.D. Candidate Florida International University Master's in Biology Unaiversity of Havana, Cuba Bachelor in Science of Biology"
Field of study: Plant Ecology Her project will focus on "A habitat and reproductive study of the Pineland Allamanda (Angadenia berteroi) Apocynaceae."


Brad Ruhfel

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: Harvard UniversityPh.D. CandidateUniversity of MichiganMaster's - 2005Eastern Michigan Univ ersityBachelor's - 1998. Assistant Professor and Curator of the Eastern Kentucky University Herbarium.
Field of study: "System. Botany His res. will prod. a phylogeny for the Clusiaceae, & will use this res.to pres. a rev. class. of the group & invest. patterns of biogeorgraphy to test if this curr. dist. is due to cont. drift or more recent long dist. disp. events." Current Position:


Mark Sandberg

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ball State UniversityJuniorOakland University
Field of study: Landscape Architecture Believes "a career in landscape architecture can help set a new standard across the nation where nature is a priority in community development."


Sarah Schillawski

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: "Virginia Institute of Marine Science Ph.D. Candidate University of Massachusetts, Amherst M.S. - Georsciences 2007 Bryn Mawr College B.A. - Geology 2000"
Field of study: "Marine Science Will study the processes responsible for the input and fate of terrestrial soil-deprived organic carbon, notrogen and phosphorus from watersheds to estuaries and coastal wetland systems."


James Schissel

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History and Design
School: "University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Ph.D. Candidate Louisiana State University M.L.A. University of Southern Mississippi M.A. Millsaps College B.A."
Field of study: "Landscape Architecture Will research the noted 19th century horticulturist Thomas Affleck, specifically focusing on Affleck's place in the development of the southern landscape."


Megan Starr

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Harvard University Expected to graduate in June 2010 with a B.A. in Environmental Science and Public Policy
Field of study: Environ. Sci. & Public Policy/Climate Chanage Will explore how gov. can create effect. climate chg. mitigation policy by implement. eco. incent. that will spur bus. to become cleaner & more sustain. thru practices that will reduce their emissions.
Project location: Marine Resource Management Turks and Caicos Islands


Micah Stevens

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Kentucky Senior - Horticulture/Plant & Soil Science
Field of study: Horticulture Hopes to work in a botanical garden or arboretum.


Allison Stewart

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Macalester College Sophomore
Field of study: Environmental Stueies & Anthropology Will conduct an independent research of Apiculture and bees with particular focus on Colony Collapse Syndrome (CCS).


Brian Tavernia

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: Tufts University Ph.D. Candidate - 2010 Muhlenberg College B.S. in Biology - 2004
Field of study: Biology Will study acoustic habitat degradation and investigate whether traffic noise degrades habit for wetland birds.


Zoe Teague

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "University of Arkansas Junior - Environmental Soil, Water Science and Agribusiness "
Field of study: "Sustainable Agriculture Will focus on how weather events impact farming, including methods to efficiently rehabilitate farms and minimize weather related loss."
Project location: University of Arkansas Summer Community Development Program in Belize


Tara Trammel

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: University of Louisville
Field of study: Urban Ecology/(Ecosystem) - Urban Forestry Will continue her studies in the use of highway corridors & stable carbon & nitrogen isotope techniques to determine the path & source of these elements in trees along hwy. corridors.


Amanda Wendt

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: The Evergreen State College B.S. Kirkwood Community College A.A. University of Connecticut Ph.D
Field of study: Tropical Forest Ecology Will attend a summer course in Tropical Plant Systemics offered by the Org for Tropical Studies & taught in Costa Rica. Will focus on remnant tree community effects on tent-rooting fruit bats in secondary tropical forests.
Project location: Northeastern Costa Rica


Emily Wier

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Mary T. Carothers Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Tufts University B. A. Biology - May 2010
Field of study: "Ecology Will conduct biology research at Tufts, concentrating on the best pollinator species to be planted on green roofs."


Pamela Young

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany
School: University of Missouri - St. Louis Junior - Biology
Field of study: Botany Will conduct field research on Chinese plants in Taiwan.
Project location: Taiwan


Selena Ahmed

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: "Barnard College, Columbia University BA University of Kent at Canterburey, UK MsC Institute of Economic Botany, New York Botanical Garden Ph.D in progress"
Field of study: "Biology/Plant Sciences Will explore the relationship between the management of tea systems and biodiversity at landscape, species, and genetic levels."
Project location: "Yunnan, China"


Emma Aronson

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "McGill University, Montreal, Canada B.Sc. University of Pennsylvania Ph.D in progress"
Field of study: Biogeochemistry/Global Climate Studies The Effects of Environmental Parameters on Nature Flux
Project location: New Jersey


Rebecca Bakker

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: Temple University
Field of study: Will research drought-tolerant species for urban areas and strategies for water delivery to trees in towns and cities.
Project location: Morris Arboretum


Carina Baskett

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Mary T. Carothers Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Rice University BS
Field of study: "Ecology Will study how invasive species affect pollination of a native threatened flower, Pitcher's Thistle, Cirsium pitcheri."
Project location: "Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, Great Lakes, MI"


Megan Bjella

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Macalester College B.A. (transferred) Lawrence University B.A.
Field of study: Environmental Studies (major) Geology and Government (minors)
Project location: "From the Ground UP Appleton, WI"


Larry Brouillette

Category: Desert Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Desert Studies
School: Millsaps College B.S. University of Georgia M.S. University of Georgia Ph.D in progress
Field of study: Physiological Ecology Variation in Neutral Markers & Quantitative Traits in Helianthus anomalus


Zachary Brym

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: University of Michigan Senior
Field of study: "Botany, Theoretical Ecology Functional Trait Analysis of Invasive Autumn Olive"
Project location: University of Michigan's ES George Preserve


Jessica Brzyski

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry B.S. Georgia Southern University M.S. University of Cincinnati Ph.D in progress
Field of study: "Conservation Biology Will work on a study of "Genetic Variation and Breeding Ecology of the Rare Plant, Spiraea virginiana.""


Erica Capuana

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: University of Rochester B.S. Western Wahsington University M.S. in progress
Field of study: Terrestrial Ecology Assessment of Riparian Conditions
Project location: The Noonksake River Basin


Weilin Chen

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Drury University Sophomore
Field of study: "Ecological Research Evaluating Hikers' Impact on Vegetation, Wolong Panda Reserve"
Project location: China


Brett Ciccotelli

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: College of the Atlantic Junior
Field of study: "Plant Ecology Taxonomy, Phenology, and Ecology of the Flora of Vernal Pools "
Project location: "Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME"


Mary Feist

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: "University of Cincinnati The College of Wooster University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Ph.D in progress"
Field of study: Botany Will work on a study that will involve both molecular and morphological data to ascertain whether Ptilimnium nodosum might actually represent three distinct species.


Michael Fitzsimons

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: University of Wisconsin-Madison B.S. University of Chicago M.S. & Ph.D in progress
Field of study: Microbial Ecology Ecological restoration of soil microbial communities; how & whether to manage mycorrhizal fungal community compostion following plant restoration.


Katharine Gerst

Category: Desert Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Desert Studies
School: University of California B.S. University of Arizona Ph.D in progress
Field of study: Plant Reproductive Ecology
Project location: Mating System Ecology and Evolution in Camissonia


Sarah Gillig

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Duke Marine Lab (Summer Session) - 2 credits Wesleyan University Junior
Field of study: Environmental Science
Project location: Block Island Foraminifera and Sea Level Rise


Candace Grand Pre

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Franklin & Marshall College B.A. East Carolina University M.S. University of Pennsylvania Ph.D in Progress
Field of study: Sea Level Change
Project location: "Late Holocene Relative Sea-Level Change in the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, NJ"


Steven Haba

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State Agricultural Technical InstituteAssociateThe Ohio State UniversitySenior
Field of study: "Crop Science, Floriculture Hopes to start a wholesale business propagating for the green industry."


Hope Hasbrouck

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: Washington University in Saint Louis B.A. University of Virginia MARCH Harvard University MLA
Field of study: Landscape Architecture Interpreting Cultural Landscape through Prospect and Passage
Project location: Rome


Yongjun Heo

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany
School: Swarthmore College Junior
Field of study: Biology and Public Policy Researching Traditional Pemon Healing Practices
Project location: "Uriman, Gran Sabana, Venezuela"


Brian Hughes

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Maryland Junior Bachelor of Landscape Architecture in Progress
Field of study: "Landscape Architecture, Sustainable Design and Planning Will participate in a ten week grogram entitled "Sustainable Futures 2008" that will deepen his knowledge of sustainability issues in the field of landscape architecture."
Project location: "Monteverde Institute, Costa Rica"


Melissa Islam

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: University of Colorado Ph.D. in progress Colorado State University M.S. in Botany Colorado State University B.S. in Botany
Field of study: "Systematics Will study the evolutionary history of the domesticated coca plant, find its closest wild relatives and trace the origin cocaine synthesis. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Will study the economic history of eco. useful trop. plants."


David Jakim

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Joan K. Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: State University of New York (SUNY) New Paltz Junior
Field of study: Environmental Geochemical Science Field Botany & Habitat Mapping for Local Land Use Decision Making
Project location: "New Paltz and Highland in Ulster County, New York"


Tracey Johnson

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: Texas A&M University B.S. Kansas State University M.S. Oregon State University Ph.D in Progress
Field of study: Fisheries & Wildlife Science Will Study the Influence of Livestock Grazing Intensity on Grassland-Breeding Bird Habitat Quality


Elizabeth Kalies

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: Cornell University B.S. Yale University M.S. Northern Arizona University Ph.D in Forest Science
Field of study: "Ecological Restoration/Wildlife Ecology Will study the effects that the ecological restoration of SW ponderosa pine forests has on the composition, sturcture, &functions of the small mammal community."


Melissa Kendall

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Rutgers University Camden College of Arts and Sciences - Honors College B.A. in Progress
Field of study: Biology with Ecology Concentration - Natural Resource Management/Sustainable Development Will participate in an internship and collect data for ecosystem monitoring and conservation.
Project location: Central Caribbean Marine Institute on Little Cayman Island


Evan Keto

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: North Carolina State University
Field of study: "Forestry Will study how the composition of trees in parking lots is affected by landscaping ordinances, development patterns, and green building standards."


Andrew Lala

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "University of Maryland, College Park Junior in Progress"
Field of study: "Landscape Architecture Examination of Urban Parks, Gardens, Pedestrian Spaces and Housing in Munich and Berlin."
Project location: Germany


Brandon List

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: "Michigan State University Senior, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture in Progress"
Field of study: Landscape Architecture He and 21 LArch classmates will travel to Europe to spend several months immersed in the culture and landscape of 7 countries.
Project location: Europe


Jennifer Mack

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: The GCA Internship in Garden History & Design
School: Indiana University Bloomington B.A. Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis M.A. in Progress
Field of study: Museum Studies Will pursue her interest in how gardens can fit into the changing enviornment of the 21st century museum.
Project location: "AAG, Washington, DC"


Claire Menke

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Stanford University Junior B.A. in Anthropology
Field of study: Environmental Sciences Anthropology/Environmental Sciences/Ecotourism The Effeect of Uneven Trail Usage on Bird Species of the Madre de Dios Region of Peru. Will continue an independent research project on rainforest ecoogy.
Project location: Tambopata River Basin of Madre de Dios region of Peru


Edward J. Miles

Category: International Work & Study
Scholarship: The Garden Club of America/Royal Horticultural Society Interchange Fellowships
School: Welsh College of Horticulture
Field of study: GCA Interchange Fellow. He is from Edinburgh, Scotland, graduated from the Welsh College of Horticulture and is currently at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh and the Scottish Agricultural College, BSc (Hons) Horticulture and Plantsmanship. He will study further in horticulture at Cornell University,NY.


Kimberly Oellerich

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Sussex County Community College - summer 2006 classes Pennsylvania State University B.S. in Progress
Field of study: Horticulture Internships at EPCOT in 2007 and at Longwood Gardens in 2008. Interested in public horticulture as a career.


Lisa Offringa

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: George Mason University BS San Francisco State University Post-baccalaureate Universty of New York Ph.D. in Progress
Field of study: "Medicinal Ethnobotany Will study the medicinal plants in Northern Thailand that are used to treat neurological disorders, primarily Alzheimer's."
Project location: Northern Thailand


Benjamin Plourde

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: University of Connecticut Junior - B.S. in Progress in Biological Science and Physics
Field of study: Will study the tropical rainforests. His project is entitled "Life History and Wood Specific Gravity of Secondary Forest Trees."
Project location: La Selva Biological Station in Cost Rica.


Lara Roman

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: University of California
Field of study: "2007 - Will study the influence of urban soils on tree health & mortality by monitoring street trees and analyzing soils. 2008 - Will monitor the health & mortality of street trees in the San Francisco Bay area, describing soil conditions."
Project location: "Oakland, California (2007) San Francisco, California (2008)"


Amber Roth

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: University of Wisconsin-Madison M.S. & B.S. Michigan Technological University Ph.D in Progress
Field of study: Forest Science Golden Winged Warbler Habitat Conservation from Wisconsin to Colombia


Michael Sanchez

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History and Design
School: University of Oregon Master's candidate in Landscape Architecture Califonria Polytechnic State University B.S.
Field of study: "Landscape Architecture, Garden History, Art"
Project location: California Mission: Portraying the Gardens of La Purisima and Santa Barbara


Rachel Schmidt Jabaily

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: University of Wyoming B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison Ph.D in Progress
Field of study: Botany Her project will examine the evolution and conservation implications of monocarpic and polycarpic life histories.
Project location: Puya (Bromeliaceae)


Douglas Schuster

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Agricultural Technical Institute of Ohio State University Senior
Field of study: "Greenhouse Production and Management After experience in the field, he will return home to Elyria, Ohio to help imporve and expand the family greenhouse business."


Alicia Smith

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: North Carolina State University B.S. in Progress
Field of study: "Forest Ecology Will intern at the Powdermill Natural Reserve perfoming field work, collecting vegetation data and representative photos on the vegetation."
Project location: "Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Rector, PA"


Ryan St. George

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: University of Rhode Island B.S. Nova Southeastern University M.S. in Progress
Field of study: "Marine Biology Will conduct a comparative evaluation of freshwater mitigation wetlands using chironomid pupal exuviae, a potential technique for assessing mitigation success."
Project location: "Broward County, Florida"


Megan Starr

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Harvard University Expected to graduate in June 2010 with a B.A. in Environmental Science and Public Policy
Field of study: Environ. Sci. & Public Policy/Climate Chanage Will explore how gov. can create effect. climate chg. mitigation policy by implement. eco. incent. that will spur bus. to become cleaner & more sustain. thru practices that will reduce their emissions.
Project location: Marine Resource Management Turks and Caicos Islands


Nathan Swenson

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: St. Olaf College B.A. New Mexico State University M.Sc. University of Arizona Ph.D in Progress
Field of study: Ecology and Evolution His project is designed to test whether plant-herbivore interactions are critical to determing the co-existence of tree species in a Costa Rica dry forest community.
Project location: Costa Rica


Kathryn Theiss

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: Willamette University B.A. University of Connecticut Ph.D. in Progress
Field of study: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Her project will examine the effects of habitat fragmentation on two species of Malagasy Orchids.


Eileen Thorsos

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: Swarthmore College B.A. in Biology & B.A. in Linguistics Duke University Ph.D Candidate in Ecology
Field of study: "Will research plant species' functional effects, including their roles in wetland biogeochemistry, as well as how we can draw on the ecosystem they provide."
Project location: North Carolina


Tara Trammel

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: University of Louisville
Field of study: Urban Ecology/(Ecosystem) - Urban Forestry Will continue her studies in the use of highway corridors & stable carbon & nitrogen isotope techniques to determine the path & source of these elements in trees along hwy. corridors.


Teresa Trego

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany
School: North America College of Botanical Medicine Certified in advanced Herbal medicine Temple University Amber Junior
Field of study: Horticulture/Environmental Studies Will be developing a medicinal plant community garden in the Northern liberties section of Philadelphia.
Project location: Northern Liberties Medicinal Plant Restoratin Project Philadelpha


Emily Vogler

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of New Mexico B.A. in Environmental Design University of Pennsylvania MLA
Field of study: "Landscape Architecute She is in the second year of the LArch graduate program at the university of Pennsylvania. Her focus is on innovative design solutions for a more just, creative, and sustainable land use system."


Emily Warschefsky

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany
School: Montcalm Community College Hope College Reed College Junior
Field of study: "Ethnobotany, Ethnomedicine Will be taking a course in Amazonian Ethnobotany and a course that will draw on ethnobotanical, ethnopharmacological and ethnomedicinal knowledge of local shamans, herbalists, and doctors."
Project location: Andes and Amazon Field School Santo Urcu Educador


Amanda Wendt

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: The Evergreen State College B.S. Kirkwood Community College A.A. University of Connecticut Ph.D
Field of study: Tropical Forest Ecology Will attend a summer course in Tropical Plant Systemics offered by the Org for Tropical Studies & taught in Costa Rica. Will focus on remnant tree community effects on tent-rooting fruit bats in secondary tropical forests.
Project location: Northeastern Costa Rica


Kristin Wilson

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: Middlebury College B.A. University of Maine M.S. University of Maine Ph.D in Progress
Field of study: Ecology and Environmental Sciences Will continue research linking eco-physical characteristics of salt pools to spatial patterns of salt marsh surficial change over the past four decades.
Project location: Five Maine salt marshes


Lisa Young

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Boise State University Junior in Progress for B.S. in Chemistry
Field of study: Will learn and conduct field studies to help manage sustainable development issues in Costa Rica's National Parks through the School for field Studies in Costa Rica.


Melanie Barnes

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: University of New Mexico


Trina Bayard

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: Lewis and Clark College BA Biology University of Connecticut Graduate Student
Field of study: Avian Ecology Testing the role of social cues in Habitat Selection Behavior


Azure Bevington

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: "Virginia Institute of Marine Science, School of Marine Science, College of William & Mary"


Jonathan Breton

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth


Emily Brioch

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Pittsburgh
Field of study: Environmental Policy and the Textile Industry


Kelly Caruso

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: University of Tennessee MS Graduate Student
Field of study: Intends to apply her and her colleagues' experience with Golden-winged Warblers nesting ecology and habitat management to develop a conservation stratedgy for the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee.
Project location: Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee


Melissa Caspary

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: University of Georgia Graduate Student
Field of study: "Will determine emerging threats to southeastern Piedmont granite rock outcrop lant communities and clarify how these threats are changing the plant community composition, stucture and function."


Carrie Christensen

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History and Design
School: University of Minnesota/Minneapolis Master's Candidate in Landscape Architecture
Field of study: Will study the history of the historic Stark Brothers Orchard in Sleeping Bear Dunes Natioanl Park
Project location: "North Manitou Island, Michigan"


Sarah Conlin

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Florida Junior
Field of study: Will study the effects of temperature on the thermal physiology of Colorado River cutthroat trout fish.


Kerri Crawford

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: Rice University PhD Candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Field of study: "Will study the combined effects of high species diversity and high genetic diversity on increasing the stability and functioning of an ecosystem, specifically the Great Lakes sand dunes in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore."
Project location: Michigan


Jessa Davis

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany
School: St. Lawrence University Junior in Biology/Anthropology
Field of study: "Will do an ethnobotanical survey of traditional, indigenous remedies for malaria in a swamp community in Northern Kenya."
Project location: Northern Kenya


Jillian De Gezelle

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: Reed College BA Biology CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D. Plant Sciences
Field of study: Ethnobotany Project: Phytoestrogens and the treatment of estrogen related conditions among the Maya.
Project location: Belize


David Droppers

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Mary T. Carothers Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Washington-Seattle BS (2009)
Field of study: Environmental & Conservation Biology 2006 - North Cascades Institute Summer Seminar on Butterflies. 2007 - Will study the distribution of butterflies using GIS/GPS.
Project location: "Seattle, Washington Stehekin, Washington"


John Eastman

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Michigan State University Graduate 2007
Field of study: Horticulture Plans a career in designing and building residential landscapes.


Kelby Fite

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: Clemson University
Field of study: Urban Forestry Studying the benefits of several practices for ameliorating urban soil conditions and enhancing urban tree performance.
Project location: "South Carolina, Boston and Pittsburgh"


Kelsey Glennon

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: George Washington UniversityGraduate Student/Ph.D. Candidate


Steven Haba

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State Agricultural Technical InstituteAssociateThe Ohio State UniversitySenior
Field of study: "Crop Science, Floriculture Hopes to start a wholesale business propagating for the green industry."


Katherine Higgins

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: University of Utah Ph.D. Candidate Duke University B.Sc 2005
Field of study: Tropical Ecology Tropical fungal endophytes as sources of novel bioactive compounds.


Jessica Hines

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: University of Maryland Ph.D. Candidate December 2007 in Entromology University of Maryland MS December 2004 in Entromology Wake Forest University BS 1999 in Biology
Field of study: "Salt Marsh Community Ecology Will Study the influence of detritivore diversity on wetland ecosystem function as well as on the ability of predators to exert top-down control on decomposition, production and herbivore abundance."


Nathaniel Hough-Snee

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Washington/Seattle Junior
Field of study: "Will be a part of a Renewable Energy Working Party, establishing a reparian buffer zone around the shoreline of Lake Omapere."
Project location: New Zealand


Emily Howe

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: "School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington \Ph.D. Candidate"
Field of study: Will evaluate food web connectivity in two adjacent estuaries of contrasting physical dynamics.


Dan Jerke

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Cornell University
Field of study: Developing a Vertiebrate Monitoring Program
Project location: "Hudson River Valley, Eastern New York"


Timothy Joice

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Kentucky Senior in Landscape Architecture Program
Field of study: Plans to pursue environmentally conscious and sustainable design.


Monica Krause

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: University of Missouri - St. Louis PhD Candidate
Field of study: Plant Systematics Will use the species-rich genus Anthurium (ca.800 Neotropical species) as a model to understand evolutionary patterns and the development of plant diversity.


Kevi Mace

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: Wesleyan University Senior
Field of study: "Will participate in the 2007 Bio Blitz. She will sort, edentify and catalogue plants with university botantiists to produce a final report."
Project location: "Middletown, CT"


Kathryn McDavid

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Penn State University
Field of study: Horticulture Will pursue a Master's and Ph.D. in Horticulture at Penn State University with a focus on tissue culture research. She plans to teach at the university level.


Jack McGlasson

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Kentucky
Field of study: Landscape Architecture Program


Karen Mitchell

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Purdue University
Field of study: Horticulture Intends to develop an apple orchard on inherited land.


Sarah Mittlefehldt

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Wisconsin/Madison Ph.D. Candidate
Field of study: "Will conduct her dissertation research on the social and environmental history of the Appalachian Trail, focusing on one case study in New Jersey."
Project location: New Jersey


Marshall Morales

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Swarthmore College
Field of study: "Will participate in a Permaculture Internship in Portland and a Design Course in Orcas island, Washington."


Evreda Rice

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Arkansas Sophomore
Field of study: Will study the development and implementation of a sustainable farm.
Project location: "Dangriga, Belize"


Lara Roman

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: University of California
Field of study: "2007 - Will study the influence of urban soils on tree health & mortality by monitoring street trees and analyzing soils. 2008 - Will monitor the health & mortality of street trees in the San Francisco Bay area, describing soil conditions."
Project location: "Oakland, California (2007) San Francisco, California (2008)"


Alicia Russell

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Michigan State University Senior
Field of study: Horticulture (esp. fruit culture and green roofs) Hopes to teach after earning her Ph.D.


Ashley Russell

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Joan K. Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: University of California - Irvine Senior
Field of study: Will study the problem of aluminum toxicity and its effects on both trees and plants in Costa Rica.
Project location: Costa Rica


Lisa Switkin

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
Field of study: "Will study effects and influences of "Monument Landscapes" and their associated territory, on planning, initiatives and the growth of the development of Rome."


Jennifer L. Thomas

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: The GCA Internship in Garden History & Design
Field of study: "Will work in the Archives of American Gardens at the Smithsonian Institution and research the work of Jane Silverstein Ries, landscape architect."


Jason Townsend

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: College of Environmental Science and Forestry State University of New York
Field of study: Intends to investigate patterns of mercury accumulation in Bicknell's Thrushes.
Project location: Catskill Mountains of New York


Lisa Uddin

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History and Design
School: "University of Rochester Ph.D. Candidate, Graduaate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies Concordia University, Montreal MA 2002 McGill University, Montreal BA 1996"
Field of study: "Visual and Cultural Studies Will investigate zoological gardens of the 1960's and 1970's which increasingly embraced the design of expansive, naturalistic and multi-species habitats."


Joseph Veldman

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: University of FloridaPh.D. Candidate in Botany
Field of study: "Will involve students at the Bolivian Institute for Forest Research and will focus on the factors contributing to the invasion of the Amazon Forest by Savanna Grasses in Chiquitania, Bolivia"


Yvette Williams

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: University of Baltimore Ph.D.
Field of study: Ecology Will compare urban forestry practices and their effect on storm water quantity and quality.


Virginia Wolking

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Warren Wilson College Ashville, NC"
Field of study: Will learn organic growing techniques and small farm management at Klawitter Farm.
Project location: "Euclid, MN"


Felipe Zapata

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: "University of Missouri  St. Louis Ph.D. Candidate in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics"
Field of study: Will use integrative taxonomy to determine the species limits and evolutionary history of Excallonia Mutis Ex. L.f. in the highlands of Bolivia and Peru.
Project location: Bolivia and Peru


Brigitte Zettl

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany
School: Bastyr University A junior majoring in Herbal Sciences
Field of study: Will attend the "Herbal Medicine in Itlay" field study trip which will include studying indigenous medicinal flora of Italy and traditional and current uses for regional botanicals.
Project location: Italy


Jenny Ace

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of CA - Berkeley BS (2007)
Field of study: Foresty/Natural Resouces Project: Comanagement between the Native Americans & the NPS.


Bбrbara Ayala-Orozco

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: UC Santa Cruz/PHD Candidate National Autonomous University of Mexico/B.S. Biology
Field of study: Environmental Studies (Tropical Ecology)


Richard Barnes

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
Field of study: Project: Constructed Landscapes: Photographic research exploring meanings conjured by excavated artifacts relocated to the constructed landscape of the museum.


Timothy Bijold

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Delaware Valley College - May 2007
Field of study: Horticulture


Julie Burton

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: University of Minnesota/M.S. Foresty Ecology and Silviculture University of Wisconson-Madison/B.S. Forest Ecosystem Management University of Wisconsin-Madison/PhD Candidate in Forest Ecology and Management
Field of study: Forest Restoration/Forest Ecology and Management Project: Will study the restoration of old growth forests in order to modify management practices to benefit biodiversity and ecosystem function.
Project location: "Flambeau River State Forest, a second growth sugar maple dominated forest."


Natalia Cacho

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: University of Wisconsin PhD 2008 National Autonomous University of Mexico/B.S. Biology
Field of study: "Systematics, Biogeography Topic: "The Phylogeny and biogeography of the Pedilanthus clade with a special focus on Euhorbia tithymaloides.""
Project location: The Caribbean


Niki Carlson

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History and Design
School: University of Minnesota MLA 2006
Field of study: Landscape Architecture Will study the "Litmus Garden" within a park reclaimed from coal mine refuse in Pennsylvania.
Project location: Pennsylvania


Kristin DeSouza

Category: International Work & Study
Scholarship: The Garden Club of America/Royal Horticultural Society Interchange Fellowships
School: University of Massachusetts
Field of study: Landscape Architecture and Horticulture.
Project location: RBG Kew, University of Sheffield, RHS Wisley Gardens, RBG Edinburgh and Eden Project.


Chase Dettorre

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University
Field of study: Landscape Architecture Will study the integratoin of people with their natural surroundings including the preservation and restoration of resources.


David Droppers

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Washington-Seattle BS (2009)
Field of study: Environmental & Conservation Biology 2006 - North Cascades Institute Summer Seminar on Butterflies. 2007 - Will study the distribution of butterflies using GIS/GPS.
Project location: "Seattle, Washington Stehekin, Washington"


John Eastman

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Michigan State University Graduate 2007
Field of study: Horticulture Plans a career in designing and building residential landscapes.


Serena Epstein

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: The GCA Internship in Garden History & Design
School: University of Connecticut Senior
Field of study: "Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Will work at Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT"
Project location: "Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT"


Jeffrey Erb

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Penn State University Graduate 2007
Field of study: Landscape Contracting/Horticulture


Anne Eschtruth

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of CA - Berkeley PhD candidate Yale Universtiy - School of Forestry & Environmental Studies MFS University of Michigan BS Resouce Ecology & Management
Field of study: Forestry Ecology Project: Forest Response to Interacting Disturbances: Conservation & Management of Forest Ecosystems
Project location: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area


Kelby Fite

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: Clemson University
Field of study: Urban Forestry Studying the benefits of several practices for ameliorating urban soil conditions and enhancing urban tree performance.
Project location: "South Carolina, Boston and Pittsburgh"


Christopher Gabler

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: Rice Universtiy/PHD Candidate Tullane University/Transferred Loyola University/B.S. Biological Sciences
Field of study: "Community Ecology, Restoration Biology"


John Geiger

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: Florida International University/PHD Candidate F.I. University/M.S. Biology/B.S. Biology


Samantha Gerlach

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: Tulane University PhD Candidate University of North Carolina B.S.
Field of study: Medical Plant Biochemistry Will study the "Characterization and bioactivity of Cyclotides in Psychotria leptothyrsa Miq. (Rubiaceae)".


Antoinette Grove

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany
School: Bastyr University Skagit Valley College University of Maryland
Field of study: Herbal Sciences


MaryKate Hanlon

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Stanford Univ/BS (2007)
Field of study: Anthropology/Biological Sciences


Andrea Heiert

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Cincinnati Graduate 2007 Northeast Kentucky University A.A. 2005
Field of study: "Horticulture Is interested in propagation, grafting and hybridizing native plants. Her senior thesis concerns new methods of propagating the pawpaw tree, now declining in Kentucy."


Keri Heniff

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA Senior BS (Dec. 2006)"
Field of study: Rainforest Ecology/ Primate Behavior/Anthropology Project: La Suerte & Ometepe Biological Stations.


Evan Henrich

Category: Urban Forestry
Scholarship: The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
School: Boston College
Field of study: Community Urban Forestry and Community Empowerment Will conduct original research into the equitability of green space distribution and the implications of inequalities on the development of margtinalized communities for his senior thesis.
Project location: "Boston, MA"


Mary Jordan

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of GA Junior (2008)
Field of study: Landscape Architecture Project: Nature & Environmental Design
Project location: Costa Rica


Page Klug

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: Kansas State University Ph.D. Candidate University of Nebraska M.S. Biology Drake University B.S. Environemental Science & Policy
Field of study: Biology/Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Proposal: Interactions between grassland birds and their snake predators: the potential for conservation benefits or conflicts in the tall grass prairie.


Rebecca Korfhagen

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Prescott College BS (2007)
Field of study: "Environmental Education & Eco Design Attend Tom Brown, Jr. Tracker School - decicated to environmental awareness."
Project location: Pine Barrens of New Jersey


Josette La Hee

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
Field of study: Wetland Ecology/Algal Ecology Will study the effects of nutrient enrichment coming from agricultural plantations on benthic periphyton mat communities.
Project location: In two south Florida coastal wetland habitats in the Everglades.


Megan Lawson

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Lee University, Cleveland, TN BS (2008)"
Field of study: Biology/Pre-Med Project: Hellbenders Salamanders of Southeast Tennessee


Julia Lepping

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Kentucky Graduate 2008
Field of study: Landscape Architecture Is also studying horticulture and plant pathology


Dustin Long

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Rhodes College, Memphis, TN BS (2009)"
Field of study: Biology/Anthropology Project: Coral Reef Ecology


Sarah Marcinko

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: University of North Carolina M.S. Ecology James Madison University B.S. Biology Haywood Communtiy College/Diploma Horticulture
Field of study: "Ecology Will study the effects of an altered stream flow on the endangered plant Ptilimnium nodosum, or harperella."
Project location: North Carolina's Tar River


Kathryn McDavid

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Penn State University
Field of study: Horticulture Will pursue a Master's and Ph.D. in Horticulture at Penn State University with a focus on tissue culture research. She plans to teach at the university level.


Cullen Meves

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University/Grad 2007
Field of study: Landscape Architecture/Horticulture


Willett Moss

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
Field of study: A San Francisco landscape architect. His project is "To study conditions that bring a visceral response to aleatoric landscapes and how they can be applied to the designed landscape to bind a person to their environment.


BreAnne Nott

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Joan K. Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: Eastern Illinois University 2008 - Graduate Student Washington State University
Field of study: "Biological Science Will be working on a study of the recovery of abandoned farmland in New Jersey, conducting botanical field surveys, plant collections and environmental measurements."


Alysa Remsburg

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: "Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison University Wisconsin M.S. Wittenberg University B.A. "
Field of study: Insect Behavioral Ecology Will study the effects of lakeshore vegetation on dragonfly diversity.


Lara Reynolds

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: University of Hawaii - Honolulu Senior
Field of study: Botany Will conduct a botanical inventory and survey for rare and endangered plants on the Kipapa Trail in the O'ahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge.
Project location: "O'ahu, Hawaii"


Orien Richmond

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: "University of California Ph.D.Candidate - Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy and management Stanford University M.S. & B.S."
Field of study: Earth Science Proposal: "Development of a bird-habitat model in freshwater wetlands of the Sierra foothills using high-resolution imagery"
Project location: Sierra foothills


Nanci Ross

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: "University of Connecticut - Storrs PHD Candidate University of Nebraska, Lincoln B.S. Biological Science"
Field of study: "Ethnobotany, Economic Botany and Plant Ecology Topic: "The effect of home forest gardens built by ancient Mayans in northwestern Belize on the extant tree species composition of the tropical forests." "
Project location: Belize


LeAnn Rutledge

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Mary T. Carothers Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State Univ/BS-2008 Einvironmental Science & Waste Management Certificate
Field of study: Earth & Environmental Sciences Environmental Program for High School Students


Jonathan Schramm

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Rutgers University PhD (2007) Calvin College BS, BA"
Field of study: Ecology & Evolution Project: Thesis research/Japanese Stiltgrass Invasion


Kimberly Sikule

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany
School: St. Lawrence University Sophomore
Field of study: Medicinal Botany Will study the medicinal plant Acordus Calamus or sweetflagin Malaysia and compare her findings to studies of the same plant in North America.
Project location: Malaysia


Brail Stephens

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of West Florida BS (2007)
Field of study: Environmental Studies Project: Wave Attenuation and Sediment Transport through Estuarine Seagrass Beds.


Shannon Straub

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: Cornell University Ph.D. Candidate University of Colorado B.A. Biology
Field of study: "Plant Systematics Will assess the taxonomic status and genetic diversity of Amorpha georgiana var. georgiana and Amorpha georgiana var. confusa, North Carolina's rare endemics of the southeastern United States, to inform conservation strategies."


John Tabuti

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: "Makerere University, Uganda/ Norwefian University of Life Sciences/Ph.D."
Field of study: Mediacal Botany Project: "Herbal Medicines in Treament of Malaria in Uganda."
Project location: "Kamuli District, Uganda"


Erin Tripp

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: University of North Carolina Ph.D. Candidate in Biology
Field of study: Topic: Floral and breeding system evolution in the genus Ruellia and its relatives to understand the processes that contribute to tropical plant diversification.
Project location: Mexico


Lena Usyk

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Central Michigan University MS (2007) Conservation Biology Rutgers University-Cook College BS Wildlife Management
Field of study: Biology Project: Study of LeConte's Sparrows and other Grassland birds.
Project location: Munuscong Bay in Michigan


John Williams

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Lafayette College BS (2007)
Field of study: Engineering School for Field Studies
Project location: "Queensland, Australia"


Brittina Argow

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: Stanford University - MA William & Mary College - BA
Field of study: "Project: " Investigating relationships between vegetation, hydrodynamics, sedimentation across an nothern Salt Marsh, ME""


Timothy Bijold

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Delaware Valley College - May 2007
Field of study: Horticulture


Nelly Branson

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: The GCA Internship in Garden History & Design
School: University of Maryland BS Landscape Architecture (May 2007)
Field of study: Project: "Gardens: A Comparison Between a Connecticut Garden from 1840 and a Maryland Garden in 1900."


Raymona Butz

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: University of California - Davis PhD Candidate
Field of study: "Thesis "Medicinal plants of Maasai of northern Tanziania, an ethnobotanical study"."
Project location: Tanzania


Jennifer Callanan

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Montclair University PhD candidate MS 2005 BS 2001
Field of study: Environmental Management Project: Long term implication of forest fires on soil chemical properties as a result of mineral alterations.
Project location: Pineland Region of NJ


Grace Chapman

Category: International Work & Study
Scholarship: The Garden Club of America/Royal Horticultural Society Interchange Fellowships
School: University of Florida
Field of study: Horticulture: Plans to study plant conservation techniques and methods of public education associated with plant conservation. BS in Environmental Horticulture, specializing in Public Garden Management.
Project location: Great Britain


Raelene Crandall

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: "Louisiana State University PhD Candidate Oklahoma State University MS Botany Butler University, Indianapolis BS "
Field of study: Goal of dissertation is to better predict how plant species rspond to rising sea levels and changes in fire regimes.


Katherine Diana

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA BS (2006)"
Field of study: Environmental Studies & Writing Project: Building a Community: The Ursinus Organic Garden.


Teague Embrey

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: "Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA Graduate 2006"
Field of study: "Botany Will summer with Dr. David Neill from Missouri Botanical Garden and the National Herbarium of Quito, Ecuador botanizing in the Cordillera del Condor region."
Project location: "Cordillera del Condor region of Quito, Ecuador "


Paige Evans

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY BS (2007)"
Field of study: "Biology/Global Studies Project: Study the ecology of a medicinal herb, Coptis trifolia, in undisturbed old-growth and post-disturbance hemlock forests in the Adirondack National Park."


Anna Fiskin

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany
School: "Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio MD/MA in Medical Anthropology University of Cincinnati BA"
Field of study: Project: "Traditional Uses of Local Medicinal Plants in Belaries."
Project location: "Belarus, Russia"


Shannon Galbraith-Kent

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Rutgers Univ/PhD Eastern Kentucky Univ/MS Thomas Moore College/BA
Field of study: Ecology and Evolution Program at Rutgers U.


Andrea Garcia

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany
School: Oregon State University - Corvallis
Field of study: Project: "Evolution of NW Native Plants for Presence of ACE Inhibitors."
Project location: Pacific Northwest


Benjamin Garland

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Univ of GA/BS (2007)
Field of study: Horticulture & International Agriculture


Katie Hardcastle

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Universtiy of Kentucky Graduate 2007 Western Kentucky University
Field of study: Landscape Architecture Hopes to combine extensive horticulture knowledge with drawing and design skills to launch career in landscape architecture.


Jonathan Hickman

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: State Univeristy of New York - Stony Brook Ph. D. Candidate Cassar College BA
Field of study: Nitrogen Fixation by the invader Pueraria Montana; is Kudza creating a legacy of altered ecosystem processes?
Project location: Samplings will be taken at priority sites in the Mid-Atlantic and South


Elaine Hooper

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: Yale University Ph.D. Candidate University of Illinois at Chicago Ph.D.- Biological Sciences McGill University MS-Biology University of Saskatchewan BS.
Field of study: Effects of forest fragmentation on seed dispersal and forest regeneration at project site in central Amazon.
Project location: Brazil


Jeanell Innerarity

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: New College of Florida Junior BS (2006)
Field of study: Environmental Studies Project: EcoVillage & Permaculture Certificate Program.


Kathleen Kane

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Cornell UniversityMaster's CandidateGraduation 2006
Field of study: Landscape Architecture MLA Program focuses on botanical nature of built environment.


Tania Kim

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: Florida State Ph.D. Candidate University of Florida M.A. Zoology
Field of study: "Zoology Study: Bottom-up versus top-down effects in limiting the abundance and distribution of a keystone avian resource species, Quercus geminata"
Project location: Florida Scrub


Nicole Klosterman

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts Junior 2006"
Field of study: Environmental Studies/English/Marine Studies Work with Outward Bound and the Dept. of Coastal Zone Management to retore a salt marsh and pond.
Project location: Thompson Island in Massachusetts


Jennifer Kotting

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: The GCA Internship in Garden History & Design
School: "Cornell University Graduate student, Landscape Architecture Program College of UMBC English & Anthropology"
Field of study: Project: "Ethnic Gardens:Design Inspiration from America's Vernacular Landscapes" - Documenting Vernacular Ethnic Gardens.
Project location: Archives of American Gardens at the Smithsonian


Sophia Kruszewski

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Junior BS (2006)"
Field of study: "Participation in an interdisciplinary approach to scientific research entitled, Biosphere-Atmosphere Studies in a Changing Global Environment."
Project location: University of Michigan Biological Station


Jayme Lentz

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of West Florida BS (2006)
Field of study: "Microbiology Investigate the positive effects of the invasive weedy plant, Dioscorea bulbifera, as a medicinal plant as well as its impact on local flora."


Jeffrey LeVan

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Texas Christian University BS (2007)
Field of study: Enviornmental Science Project: Population of Leopard Lizards in Rinconada Canyon. Continued research after being awarded Clara Carter Higgins Scholarship.
Project location: New Mexico


Silvia Lomascolo

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: University of Florida Ph.D. Candidate in Zoology
Field of study: Topic: "Explaining the biodiversity of Ficus (Moraceae): have seed dispersers influenced the evolution of fig traits?"
Project location: "Papua, New Ginea"


Aimee Milarski

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Carlow Univ/BS (2006)
Field of study: Organismal & Ecological Biology


Fred Monroe

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Michigan State University/Grad 2005
Field of study: Horticulture


Mark Moroge

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Idaho College of Natural Resources BS (2007)
Field of study: Ecology/Conservation Biology & Spanish Research program on sustainable agriculture. Project: Finca Loma Linda Internship Program
Project location: Cost Rica


Jocelyn Muller

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: Tufts University/
Field of study: Ethno ecology
Project location: Niger


Katherine Postelli

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: University of Hawaii at Manoa PHD Candidate
Field of study: Botany Proposal: Avifaunal turnover from native to invasive bird species in Hawaiian forests: could the Kallij Pheasant replace Hawaii's extinct dispersers?
Project location: Hawaii


Stacie Rice

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "SUNY Binghamton, NY Junior BS (2006)"
Field of study: Chemistry Project: Investigate the sources & concentrations of carcinogenic organic pollutants in soils and river sediments collected from and around the Ganges-Brahmaputra river system.
Project location: Ganges-Brahmaputra river system in Bangladesh


Michael Schiebout

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Joan K. Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: University of Northern Colorado -Greeley Graduate Student in Biology/Botanty
Field of study: Field Botany Study: The diversity of vascular plants occuring in northeastern NM which have never before been studied systematically.
Project location: New Mexico


Gil Schwartz

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Columbia University & Jewish Theological Seminary/(Joint Program) (2007)
Field of study: "Environmental Studies or Political Studies (undecided) Project: Summer Ecosystem Experience for Undergraduates. Lectures, field work, labs as well as an independent research project."
Project location: Columbia University in Brazil


Megan Sharretts

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Pittsburgh Sophomore BS (2007)
Field of study: "Environmental Studies Project: Study the geological, ecological and human aspects of Yellowstone National Park."
Project location: University of Pittsburgh Honors College/Yellowstone Field Course


Rachel Silverstein

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Columbia University BS (2006)
Field of study: "Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology Research extrinsic and intrinsic factors affecting the resilience of corals to climate change and their use in the creation of marine reserves."


Inna Sokolyanskaya

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Barnard College/Columbia University BS (2006)
Field of study: Environmental Policy Project: Barnard College Environmental Science Dept. Intenship conducting research which will lead to the compilation of a detailed report on the state of the Hudson River estuary.


Jacob Thompson

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: "Georgia State University, Statesboro M.S. Biology Valdosta State University B.S. Biology"
Field of study: Study: The impacts of white-tailed deer herbivory and invasive Lonicera japonica on the populaton dynamics of Trillium reliquum.
Project location: Research sites are in Georgia.


Patricia Townsend

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: University of Washington Ph.D. Biology University of FLorida MS Zoology Harvard Uiversity MA Biology Parsons School of Design BFA Fashion Design
Field of study: Biology Study: Factors limiting succession in abandoned pastures in Costa Rica.
Project location: "Research site in the Monteverde region, Costa Rica"


Marina Weiss

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Amherst College - Massachusetts Freshman Graduates 2008
Field of study: Tropical Ecology Project: Caterpillar Collection Project at the Area de Conservacion Granacaste
Project location: Costa Rica


Nathanael Welch

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Purdue University Senior Graduates 2006
Field of study: Landscape Horticulture & Design Courses to enhance skills as design manager for family landscaping firm.


Anna Wik

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: The GCA Internship in Garden History & Design
School: Rhode island School of Design MLA -(May 2007) University of Iowa BA English
Field of study: Landscape Architecture Project: "Shifting Functions of the Cultural Landscape Designed Space in America Between the World Wars:1917-1945"


Desaree Williams

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Domincan University of California BS (2007)
Field of study: Environmental Studies Research fellowship with the American Society of Plant Biologists studying the affects of Phytophthora ramorum (sudden oak death) on Camellias.


Brad Biren

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Loy McCandless Marks Scholarship in Tropical Horticulture
School: Cornell University Lincoln University - New Zealand
Field of study: Project: "Use of orchids in SE Asia and companion plants in landscape planting."
Project location: SE Asia


Ilan Brandvain

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Michigan BS (2006)
Field of study: Environment Project: Crisis & Transformation/The Food Systems in the U.S. & Cuba.


Lesley Bulluck

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: "University of Tennessee, Knoxville PhD Candidate"
Field of study: Project: The general demography and distribution of Golden-winged Warblers in abandoned surface mines.
Project location: Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee


Benjamin Cassidy

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Rutgers University-Cook College/2006
Field of study: Landscape Architecture
Project location: Certification course in Permaculture Design at Earthaven in Black Mountain, NC. Will learn and practice the principles, strategies and techniques for re-inhabiting the world sustainably.


Miranda Cooley

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Oregon State University Junior 2006
Field of study: Wildlife Science Project: OSU Fisheries & Wildlife Summer Internship investigating the causes and consequences of brood reduction by Western Bluebirds.


Janet Curll-Coleman

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: The GCA Internship in Garden History & Design
School: University of Georgia Master of Landscape Architecture Univ of Arkansas
Field of study: "Landscape Architecture Working in the Archives this summer, Janet will pursue interest in historic landscapes, begin research on her thesis which will examine effects of symbolism in antebellum gardens in Georgia."
Project location: "Washington, DC"


Thomas Davis

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Duke University BS (2006)
Field of study: Environmental Science & Policy Project: Intergrated Marine Conservation
Project location: Duke University Marine laboratory


Elise Donaldson

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University-School of Architecture
Field of study: Landscape Architecture Employment in a LArch firm and nursery/garden center will fulfill her two year postgraduate internship requirement.


Barry Duncil

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Kentucky
Field of study: Horticulture Science


Tracy Elsey

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: "University of Vermont BS University of Louisiana, Lafayette Masters Program in Ecology and Environmental Science "
Field of study: "Project: "Compare seed dispersal, seed bank storage and seedling recruitment & vegetation compositon on natural vs. created Salt Marshes.""
Project location: Gulf Coast of Louisiana


Rachel Ferguson

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Whitman College, Walla Walla WA BS (2006)"
Field of study: Environmental Studies-Writing Project: Summer Environmental Writing Program.
Project location: University of Kentucky


Sarah Ferriter

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Southern MaineBS (2004)
Field of study: Environmental Science & Policy
Project location: Project: A conservation volunteer with the Russian Environmental Partnership Program and will work in the Altai region Southern Siberia.


Marc Frank

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Joan K. Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: "University of Florida, Gainsville, FL Masters Program in Environmental Horticulture with Botany minor"
Field of study: Field Botany Program: Intensive field-based course of study in the biology and systematics of tropical plants.
Project location: Fairchild Tropical Garden and the National Tropical Botanical Garden


Kate Furtner

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Santa Rosa Junior College 2006
Field of study: Anthropology & Ethnobotany Project: Provide Ethnobotany Assistance to the Shipibo Indian Tribe.
Project location: Amazon Rain Forest of Peru


Juan-Pablo Galvan

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Univ of CA-San Diego
Field of study: "Ecology, Behavior & Evolution"


Katherine Grablow

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Univ of Central FL/2006


Carl Hansen

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany
School: University of Hawaii - Manoa (Honolulu) Junior
Field of study: "Botany, Ethnobotany Project: Examines activity of selected medicinal plants and their possible activity as treatments for anthrax, botulism and several forms of cancer."
Project location: Hawaii


Jessica Hicks

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Michigan State University M.S. 2005 B.S. 2003
Field of study: "Horticulture Marketing Plans a career in horticulture industry, working on new plant development and breeding."


Stephen Hodges

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany
School: "Florida International University Senior, Biology"
Field of study: "Project: "Medicinal Plants of Darien-Choco Region." Will research medicinal plants used for snakebite of the common pit viper, Bothrops Asper"
Project location: "Jaque, Panama"


Elaine Hooper

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: Yale University Ph.D. Candidate University of Illinois at Chicago Ph.D.- Biological Sciences McGill University MS-Biology University of Saskatchewan BS.
Field of study: Effects of forest fragmentation on seed dispersal and forest regeneration at project site in central Amazon.
Project location: Brazil


Carolyn Hwang

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Michigan Junior
Field of study: Environmental Science Work with the Nature Conservancy in Belize evaluating the marine protected areas.
Project location: Belize


Heather Irvine

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Cornell University Graduates 2005
Field of study: Agroforestry/Natural Resources Project: Field studies of wild and cultivated Ginseng Golden Seal and other medicinals. Plans a career in medical botany.
Project location: New York State


Cheryl Johncox

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Ohio St University at Marion Sophomore BS (2006)
Field of study: Ecological Education & Communication Implement a student appreciation program which she designed and conduct research concerning nitrogen inhibition effects on prairie plant species.
Project location: The Prarie Nature Center @OSU/m


Sarah Keller

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Montana Junior BS (2006) Shepard College 2002-03
Field of study: Biology Project: Independent Research at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory exploring the complexities of aspen woodland ecosystems.
Project location: Colorado


Christie Klimas

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Florida Ph.D. Candidate in Forestry University of Florida MS (2005) Southampton College BS (2000)
Field of study: Graduate Study of Ecology Project: Masters research involving seed yield of the Carapa guianensis (andiroba).
Project location: Amazon Basin of Brazil


Michael Kovach

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Penn State University B.S. 2005
Field of study: "Horticulture/Plant Pathology Major Focus on interaction between plants and pathogens, e.g. breeding disease resistant tomatoes."


Sarah Kuehl

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
Field of study: "Project: "Landscape and War" - Studying how war transforms land. She will focus on fortifications and how they affect freedom of movement, public space and city form."


David Lang

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Houston
Field of study: "Biology Project: Harris County Flood Control District: Water Quantity, Quality and Bioadversity."


Wayne Law

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: Washington Universtiy in St. Louis Ph.D. Candidate
Field of study: "Population ecology and conservation of Snow Lotus"
Project location: "NW Yunan, China"


Jeffrey LeVan

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Texas Christian University BS (2007)
Field of study: Enviornmental Science Project: Population of Leopard Lizards in Rinconada Canyon. Continued research after being awarded Clara Carter Higgins Scholarship.
Project location: New Mexico


Elizabeth Lotter

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: McGill University2005
Field of study: Environmental & Developmental Studies
Project location: Project: She will work with a Cree Indian tribe in northern Quebec to create a culturally appropriate terrestrial marine protected area in a James Bay community


Kevin McKinney

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Cincinnati/Grad 2004
Field of study: Horticulture


Fred Monroe

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Michigan State University/Grad 2005
Field of study: Horticulture


Evann O'Donnell

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Michigan State University, East Lansing/BS (Junior)"
Field of study: Environmental Policy & Political Science Project: MSU sponsored program "Society & Ecology in Kenya".
Project location: Kenya


Kevin Pittle

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: Biola University/PhD Florida State University - Gainsville
Field of study: Anthropology Project: "Continuity and Change in Herbal Healing Traditions of the Middle East"
Project location: Middle East


Amy Poston

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Kentucky Graduate 2005
Field of study: "Horticulture Science Natural Resource Conservation Management, seeks 2nd degree in horticulture science. Pleans career as park manager or county extension agent."


Megan Ridder

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Joan K. Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: University of Connecticut -Storrs Freshman Horticulture Program Graduate 2008
Field of study: "Field Botany Project: Summer field assistant with Krissa Skagan at University of Connecticut monitoring NE populations of Desmodium cuspidatum, the large-bracketed-tick-trefoil."


Amanda Schiller

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Wisconsin - Madison BS (2004)
Field of study: Zoology & Environmental Studies Project: Effects of Ribelroia ondatrae on Frog Malformations


Uzay Sezen

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: "Uiversity of Connecticut, Ph.D. Candidate; Middle East Technical University-Turkey, BS & MS."
Field of study: Ecology Parentage analysis of Iriartea deltoidea in a regenerating tropical second-growth forest.
Project location: "Site: La Selva Biological Field Station, Costa Rica."


David Shelley

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: University of South Carolina Ph.D. Candidate in Geological Sciences New Mexico State University/M.S. Furman University/B.S. Geology
Field of study: "Research project: Palynological records of Macbridea caroliniana (Carolina bog mint), Ilex amelanchier (service holly) and associated flora."
Project location: "Congaree national Park, SC"


Anna Smith

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University Graduate 2006
Field of study: "Landscape Horticulture Life long gardener on family farm, she plans a career in public horticulture/landscape design."


Tyler Smith

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: McGill University/PHD Candidate University of Guelph/B.S.
Field of study: "Research on the systematics and ecology of the Carex virescens complex, including the globally rare Carex roanensis."
Project location: Ozarks and Southern Appalachians


Stephen Stern

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: University of North Carolina - Ashville 2005
Field of study: 2003: Will identify key areas of botanical significance to determine which pristine areas are key to save from logging or farming. 2004: Will return to Guyana to collect & doc. the var. flora & bring back to the Smithsonian Herb. Collect.
Project location: Guyana


Marie Terlizzi

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: Syracuse University Graduate program in conservation biology with a plant emphasis
Field of study: Field Botany Will do a volunteer internship with the Bergen Swamp Preservation Society to conduct a survey for rare plant species at the society's Zurich Bog preserve.
Project location: "Wayne County, NY"


Tracey Walker

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: Iowa State University Masters Degree Animal Ecology
Field of study: "Animal Ecology Study: Response of grassland songbirds to management practices in native prairies of the Loess Hills, Iowa."
Project location: "Loess Hills, Iowa"


Elizabeth Watson

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: UC Berkeley Ph.D. Candidate UC Berkeley MA Geography UC Berkeley BA Biology
Field of study: Her project: Califronia tidal marsh vegetation change: a thirty year record of changes in plant distribution and abundance in tidal marshes of the San Francisco Estuary.


Stephanie Zabel

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Loy McCandless Marks Scholarship in Tropical Horticulture
School: "Clemson University, South Carolina Senior in horticulture"
Field of study: "Will study ethnobotany at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England."
Project location: England


Anne Behner

Category: Garden History & Design
Scholarship: The GCA Internship in Garden History & Design
School: Ohio State University BS Agriculture
Field of study: Landscape Horticulture


Krista Bush

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: University of ALberta/PHD Candidate
Field of study: Project: Genetic Diversity and Paternity Analysis of Endangered Canadian Sage Grouse population in all of North America.


Ryan Case

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: College of Pharmacy-University of Illinois
Field of study: "Subject: "Medicinal Plants of Papua New Guinea". Will document and assess the potential of plants used within Manus Providence, Papua New Guinea to treat malaria and tuberculosis."
Project location: Papua New Guinea


Christopher Cheraso

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University BS Kent State University Associate Applied Science Degree in Horticulture
Field of study: Landscape Architecture


Christina Donehower

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: "McGill Universtiy, Montreal, Canada PHD Candidate"
Field of study: Project: Elimination of Lobster Bait Discards - the Key to Effective Gull Control in Maine?


Christine Edwards

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: University of Florida Doctorial Student
Field of study: Proposal: Deals with the evolutionary history and relationships of five genera of endangered aromatic mints.
Project location: Southeastern United States


Shanna Hackins

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Montana State University 2005
Field of study: Agriculture Education/Extension) Project: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services Student Career Experience Program


Jeanne Hammond

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: Humboldt State University Graduate Student
Field of study: "Project: Identify nest predators, document predation rates on the Consumnes River Preserve in California, pertaining to nesting Modesto Song Sparrows."
Project location: "Consumnes River Preserve, CA"


Britta Hardesty

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: "Atlanta University University of Georgia, Anthens, GA Ph.D. Plant Biology"
Field of study: "Plant Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics of two vertebrate-dispersed tropical trees, simarouba amaro and symphonia globufera."
Project location: "Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama City, Panama"


Christopher Heckel

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
School: "Hillsdale College B.S. Biology Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA M.A. Degree University of Pittsburgh Ph.D.Program"
Field of study: "Study: The impact of invasive kudzu on the population dynamics and reproductive success of the federally endangered native herb, Trillium Reliquum."


Polly Hicks

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: "Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ Masters Candidate"
Field of study: Work on wetlands restoration in the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary: studying seed dispersal dynamics and its impact on salt marsh restoration.
Project location: NY/NJ


Patricia Houle

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: "Florida International University-Miami, FL Ph.D. Candidate"
Field of study: Subject: Variations of Fatty Acids in the Fruits of Saw Palmetto Populations in Florida
Project location: Florida


Shanna Huckins

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Montana State University, Bozeman, MT Sophomore, "Agriculture Education""
Field of study: "Internship with Natural Resources Conservation Service, Student Career Experience Program under auspices of U.S. Dept. of Agriculture."


Heather Irvine

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Joan K. Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: Cornell University Graduates 2005
Field of study: Agroforestry/Natural Resources Project: Field studies of wild and cultivated Ginseng Golden Seal and other medicinals. Plans a career in medical botany.
Project location: New York State


Lucas Joppa

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Wisconsin-Madison Junior in Wildlife Ecology 2004
Field of study: "Project: Life History Research on the Batler's Garter Snake, a Wisconsin state threatened species, habitat disrupted by developers."
Project location: Wisconsin


Joel Katz

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
Field of study: Photography


Elizabeth Kollman

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Cornel University M.S. 2006 Michigan State University B.S. 2004
Field of study: "Horticulture; Floriculture; Plant Breeding (M.S.) Specializing in Horticulture/Biotechnology, she hopes to create new plant varieties."


Scott Laeser

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
Field of study: "Biology & Environmental Science Project: Research in Restoration Ecology, spec. stream restoration. How restoration ecology affects adjacent waterways. "


Kristopher Lucius

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Harvard University Ohio State University Graduate 2004
Field of study: Landscape Architecture


David Lyon

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: University of Arkansas Ph.D. Candidate Environment & Economics University of Kentucky MA Forestry Hendrix College BA
Field of study: Forestry Evaluation of restoration of native plants in glade ecosystems where soil properties have been influenced by eastern red cedar.


Maureen McKenna

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Warren Wilson College Junior - Graduate 2004 Lawrence University 1998-00
Field of study: "Environmental Studies/Environmental Education Study: 1st month, volunteer on small family farm in Costa Rica that practices organic farming, 2nd month, internship with Tropical Forestry Initiative in Cost Rica. "
Project location: Costa Rica


Alexander Miller

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Virginai Technical University Graduate 2004
Field of study: Fisheries Study: Smithsonian expedition to Newfoundland and Labrador to study the geographic change of algal community sturctures. This data will supply information on global change and species dispersion.


Nathaniel O'Meara

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Universtiy of Arizona, Tucson/2003 "
Field of study: Ethnobotany Project: American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity & Conservation Program on Coral Reef Ecosystems
Project location: Bahamas


Hilary Parkinson

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: "Boise State university, Boise, ID Junior"
Field of study: Project: Work at Bureau of land management native plant gardens doing field work monitoring rare plant species at Snake River Basin and surrounding vicinities in Idaho.
Project location: Idaho


Jennifer Parrish

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Loy McCandless Marks Scholarship in Tropical Horticulture
School: University of Florida Senior
Field of study: "She will study abroad with the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Her field study program is in Environmental Horticulture and Landscape Architecture."
Project location: "University New South Wales, Sydney, Australia"


Joseph Ragsdale

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: University of Virginia MLA University of California at Berkeley BLA
Field of study: "Lecturer, Landscape Architecture Dept. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 Project title: source + surface I intersections in goelogy, extraction and tectonics."


Adam Ravestein

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University Junior - Graduate 2004
Field of study: Landscape Architecture/Horticulture


Laurel Reichold

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Brown University Graduate 2004
Field of study: Environmental Studies Project: Analysis of Water Quality & Sedimentation Influx in the St. John River.


Jennifer Sander

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Lee University - Cleveland, TN Junior 2005"
Field of study: Biology/Environmental Science & Biodiversity Project: Geographic Pattern Analysis of Pesticide Exposure in Salamander Populations in Great Smoky Mountain National Park


Matthew Schmidt

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point/2004
Field of study: "Wildlife Management, Biology, Chemistry, Pre-Pharmacy Project: Dart-poison frogs in Yasuni National Park in Equador and captive husbandry of frogs at a museum."


Amanda Sesser

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Florida Institute of Technology Junior
Field of study: Ecology She will study vines in tree plots on an elevational gradient to provide baseline data for future studies in climate change.
Project location: Peruvian Andres


Stephen Stern

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of North Carolina - Ashville 2005
Field of study: 2003: Will identify key areas of botanical significance to determine which pristine areas are key to save from logging or farming. 2004: Will return to Guyana to collect & doc. the var. flora & bring back to the Smithsonian Herb. Collect.
Project location: Guyana


Olin Taylor

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: Appalachian State University Master's Candidate
Field of study: "Will work near the Indian Reservation in Mojave Desert and National Artic Wildlife Refuge, creating plant inventories and seed sources to bring back to growers and scientists."


Rebecca Vidra

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: University of North Carolina Ph.D. Restoration Ecology University of North Carolina MS Ecology Ohio State University BS Natural Resources
Field of study: Resotration Ecology Proposal: Includes multi-scale and experimental approaches to evaluating the role of exotics and their control in urban forest corridors.
Project location: "Raleigh and Cary, NC"


Nicole Walter

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Millsaps College, Jackson, MS Sophomore - 2005"
Field of study: "Environmental Studies/Studio Art Study: Part of a design team exploring the historical, cultural and environmental issues of the Yucatan from the manan to the present. "


Kerry Weber

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Joan K. Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: "University of New England, Biddeford, ME"
Field of study: To research harmful algal blooms and minimize their effects on human and marine life.
Project location: Internship at Bigelow Laboraroty for ocean Sciences


Katie West

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Penn State University/2006
Field of study: "Environmental Resource Management, International Agriculture Study: With team researching plight of world hunger and investigating sustainable agriculture systems in developing coutries."
Project location: Costa Rica


Allison Bush

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Kentucky
Field of study: Horticulture Enterprise Management
Project location: "Lexinton, KY"


Jennifer Cash

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse, NY BS 2003"
Field of study: Environmental Studies/ Biological Applications Project: Internship/Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals of Northern Arizona University & the EPA
Project location: Arizona


Julian Dautremont-Smith

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Lewis & Clark College - Portland OR BS 2003
Field of study: Environmental Studies Project: C ollege Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory/Methodology & Emissions Reductions Opportunities


Amanda Edmonds

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Michigan Masters Student
Field of study: Study: Environmental Behavior/Community Gardens
Project location: "Ann Arbor, MI"


Casey Fagre

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Lewis & CLark College, Portland, OR BS 2003"
Field of study: Environmental Studies Project: Repeat Photography/Documentation of Changing Alpine Vegetation


Ana Fishbein

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: Washington University in St. Louis
Field of study: "Plans to participate in field program to collect and identify Rosa species native to the Ozarks and surrounding region, cataloguing species, habitat diversity, other ecological & vegetative features."
Project location: "St. Louis, MO"


Alison Fisher

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: University of California Davis Ph.D. Candidate
Field of study: Investigating the ecology of a fungal disease epidemic on native and invasive populations of the saltmarsh cordgrass Spartina spp.
Project location: "San Francisco Bay, CA and Willapa Bay, WA"


Terrie Gamble

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Penn State Universtiy
Field of study: Landscape Architecture


Amy Garrett

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Purdue University
Field of study: Hort. Science


Letitia Grenier

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
Field of study: Study: The topic ecology of endangered tidal wetlands using a variety of sophisticated analytical procedures to document the links between marsh flora and fauna.


Karol Jankowski

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of New England
Field of study: Marine Biology; Environmental Studies
Project location: "Biddeford, ME"


Shawn Kelley

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Univ of Arizona Honors College BS
Field of study: Amer Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity & Conservation- Coral Reef Ecosystems Study (anthropology)


Shawn Kelly

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Arizona BS 2002
Field of study: Anthropology Project: American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity & Conservation Coral Reef Ecosystems Study


Karin Kettenring

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: University of Minnesota Ph.D. Oberlin College BA-Biology.
Field of study: Study: focuses on prairie pothole restoration and the role of seed set and dispersal for sedge species.


Patrick Leighton

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "McGill University, Montreal, Canada BS 2003"
Field of study: Biology Project: Study of the Indian Mangoose As A Predator On Sea Turtle Eggs in Barbados
Project location: Barbados


Jacqueline Levy

Category: Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Scholarship: GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
School: San Francisco State University MA-Biology Sarah Lawrence College BS-Biology
Field of study: Ecology Role of butterfly gardening as a means of restoring habitat for the pipevine swallowtail butterfly (Publisehd in Journal of Insect Conservation)


Angela McMellen

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: University of GA


Amy McNally

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry/BS 2002
Field of study: Environmental & Forest Biology


Mark Mueller

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Eckerd College BS 2003
Field of study: Environmental Studies & Computer Science Project: Ford Apprentice Scholar Summer Research Study: An analysis of the policies involved in the recovery plans of endangered species.
Project location: "St. Petersburg, FL"


Rachel Mukai

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: "Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA"
Field of study: Environmental Biology Taking courses in field botany and forest ecology at Au Sable Institute. Emphasis upon on-site examination of plants.
Project location: Michigan


Janeen Patterson

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Penn State University Senior
Field of study: Landscape Architecture


Vana Reid

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Haskell Indian Nations University - Lawrence, KS Sophomore BS 2004"
Field of study: Biology in Fish Conservation Project: Continuing research comparing different species of fish of the genus Schizothorax from Nepal.


Kirk Roth

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: Ball State University
Field of study: Study: "Cerulean Warbler Breeding Biology".


Scott Sapoznick

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Lee University, Cleveland, TN Junior BS 2003"
Field of study: Biology Major Study: To create a greater awareness of the plight of the endangered Golden Frog among Panamanians and the world.
Project location: Cleveland TN


Kevin Smith

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute
Field of study: Landscape Horticulture Horticultural Science


Elizabeth St. Pierre

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Kentucky Junior
Field of study: Horticulture
Project location: "Lawrenceburgh, KY"


Kristine Stewart

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: "Ph.D. from Pompano Beach, FL"
Field of study: "Project: Population Viability analysis of the Grapple Plant, Harpagophytum procumbens in Harvested Environments. She hopes to develop model to examine sustainable harvesting strategies."


Katie Villano

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Whitman College BS 2003
Field of study: "Biology Study: Research concerning the fen and peat bog ecosystem on the Tanana River Flats near Fairbanks, Alaska"
Project location: "Fairbanks, Alaska"


Colin Young

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: University of Connecticut in Storrs Ph.D. Candidate from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.


Christina Bacogiannis

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Florida International University -BS 2001
Field of study: Environmental Policy Project: Dept. of Environmental Research Management Internship


Kathleen Bailey

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies


Traci Bultemeier

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University
Field of study: Crop Science Research Asst. OSU/Dept. of Hort. Part-time Masters Program


Tara Claghorn

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Temple University
Field of study: Horticulture
Project location: "Philadelphia, PA"


David Cozzo

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: The University of Georgia-Athens PhD Candidate
Field of study: "Ethnobotany of the eastern band of the Cherokee Indians".


Kathryn Freund

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Pomona College 2003
Field of study: Biology; Public Policy Analysis Project: Northwest Ecosystem Alliance Internship learning forest management policies and conservation research methods.
Project location: "Bellingham, WA"


Jason Fuhrer

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Penn State University
Field of study: Ornamental Horticulture
Project location: "State College, PA"


Khara Grieger

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: Michigan State University MS
Field of study: Botany (Field Ecology) Study: Investigate the Lake Michigan dune habitats most vulnerable to the commonly planted landscape species of invasive Pinus nigra (Austrian pine).


Julia Gustine

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Scripps College/BS 2002
Field of study: Environmental Studies


Han Kang

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of California-Irvine Junior BS 2002
Field of study: Biological and International Studies Study: Biological research in tropical soil biology and chemistry.
Project location: Costa Rica


Matthew Katz

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: "University of California, Davis Graduate student"
Field of study: "Research the potential for biological control of Spartina alterniflora, a marsh plant considered a pest species on the west coast of America."


Lisa Kruse

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
School: University of Georgia Department of Botany graduate student
Field of study: "Botany Study: The first comprehensive floristic survey of the Upper Etowah Basin in North Georgia, a rapidly urbanizing area."
Project location: "Athens, GA"


Todd Leeson

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Kentucky
Field of study: Horticulture Enterprise Management
Project location: "Lexington, KY"


David Meyer

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture


Elizabeth Mills

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Yale School of Forestry/Environmental Studies MS 2004 University of Miami BS 2002
Field of study: Ph.D. student in Natural Resources at the University of Vermont studying New England environmental history, 2013. Teaches community college classes in ecology, field botany, and environmental science.
Project location: Env. Science; International Studies Project: Council Study Abroad in Thailand


Courtney Morgan

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Universtiy of Idaho BS 2004
Field of study: Natural Resource Ecology; Conservation Biology Project: Rain Forest Ecosystem Study
Project location: Costa Rica


Peter Osler

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: Harvard Grad School of Design MLA University of Michigan BS
Field of study: Architecture


Amber Pairis

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: "Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, New Hamshire - Ph.D."
Field of study: Study: "The Role of Fire on Califonria Gnatcatcher Reproductive success on Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base"
Project location: Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base


Paul Payne

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Southern California Junior in Environmental Studies and Ecomonics BS 2002
Field of study: Study: A program in cost Rica emphasizing strategies for sustaining tropical ecosystems by working with the native people to preserve their own environment.
Project location: Costa Rica


Liba Pejchar

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: UC Santa Cruz Ph.D. student in the Department of Environmental Studies
Field of study: Study: "Foraging Behavior and Critical Habitat of the Endangered Akiapolaau (Hawaiian Honeycreeper)"


Kristen Pomponio

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Bucknell University BS 2002
Field of study: Environmental Studies; Political Science Project: Conserving Marine Resouces & Coastal Rain Forests
Project location: "Vancouver Island sponsored by the School for Field Studies, Boston University"


Kyle Schlachter

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Denver Sophomore BS 2003
Field of study: Environmental Science Study: Research microscopic fragments of charcoal from lake sediment cores to reconstruct fire history on Grand Mesa in western Colorado
Project location: "Keck Undergraduate Summer Research - Grand Mesa, Colorado"


Frederic Souret

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: Worcester Polytechnic Institute Ph.D. Program in Biology and Biotechnology
Field of study: Study: Regulatory control of mevalonate and mevalonate independent terpenoid biosynthetic pathways leading to the production of an antimalarial sesquiterpene.


James Tucker

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: Auburn University Ph.D. Candidate Graduates 2002
Field of study: "Study: Investigate the relationship between the declining Bachman's Sparrow and the management of its prime habitat, long leaf pine forests."


Ron Wik

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Clemson University Graduate Program Michigan State University B.S.
Field of study: Horticulture/Floriculture


Traci Bultemeier

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University
Field of study: Crop Science Research Asst. OSU/Dept. of Hort. Part-time Masters Program


Michael Casaus

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: Cornell University Graduate Student
Field of study: Project: To Conduct an Ethnobotanical Investigation of the Tarahumara Indians.
Project location: "Northern Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico"


Stephen Casper

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: Washington University Graduate Student
Field of study: Project: Anti-malarial Plants and Their Characteristics Comparing North American & South American Plants of the Same Genus* Special 2nd Award
Project location: Northern Peru


Lynette Cheah

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Northwestern University BS 2001 Raffles Jr. College 1996
Field of study: Environmental Engineering/Policies for Dam Removal
Project location: "Elwha Restoration Project Office, Olympic National Park, WA"


Christine Hancock

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Swarthmore College BA 2002
Field of study: Psychobiology; Spanish Literature Study: Analyzing DNA samples of the endangered Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep to identify remaining sheep and create a pedigree for isolated populations.
Project location: "White Mountain Research Station at Bishop, CA in the Sierra Nevada Mountains"


Amy Lehman

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Purdue University
Field of study: Public Horticulture
Project location: Purdue University


Hem Nalini Morzaria Luna

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: "University of Wisconsin, Madison Ph.D. Botany Major, Oceanography, and Limnology, Minor"
Field of study: Wetland Ecology and Restoration
Project location: West Coast of US and Baja


Bonnie Peterson

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: "San Diego State University, San Diego, CA"
Field of study: Study: The Effects of Adjacent Land Use and Habitat Edge on Nest Predation of the Least Bell's Vireo.


Christina Richards

Category: Coastal Wetlands Studies
Scholarship: GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
School: University of Georgia Ph.D. Botany
Field of study: "Botany Project: Research integrating coastal marsh ecology, physiology and molecular genetics""
Project location: "Sapelo Island, GA"


Emelee Rujzer

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Michigan State University
Field of study: Horticulture & Agricultural Communication
Project location: Michigan State University


Jessica Schweighofer

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Delaware Valley College
Field of study: Ornamental Horticulture
Project location: Delaware Valley College


Katherine Sharaf

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Harvard University BS 2002
Field of study: Biology Project: Independent Research Internship Program/Plant Growth and Pollinations in Regards to Deer Herbivory
Project location: Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Colorado


Bryan Sharp

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: San Diego State
Field of study: Study: Factors Influencing the Incidence of Brood Parasitism by Brown-headed Cowbirds on the least Bell's Vireo.


Jennifer Wagner

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University
Field of study: Horticulture Science
Project location: Ohio State University


Ramona Walls

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Penn State University BS 2001
Field of study: Environmental Resource Management/Horticulture Project: Conduct independent research on growth rates of woody plant seedlings under different sedimentation and hydrologic regimes.
Project location: Penn State Cooperative Wetlands Center


Ron Wik

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Clemson University Graduate Program Michigan State University B.S.
Field of study: Horticulture/Floriculture


Yi Yi Wong

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Barnard College-Columbia University BS 2002
Field of study: "Environmental Science and Anthropology Study: Graduate level courses at Columbia University in geology and water quality, with field work in the Central Park Soil Laboratory under the supervision of the Central Park Conservancy."
Project location: Central Park Soil Lab with the Central Park Conservancy


Loren Byrne

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Hiram College (OH)/2000
Field of study: Ecological Artistry Project: Bronx Zoo Horticultutal Internship & Research Project./Plantings & Landscaping Environmentally & Biologically Beneficial
Project location: "Bronx Zoo, NY"


Joseph Cahill

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: University of CA - Riverside
Field of study: Project: "Medicinal Uses of Mexican Species of Salvia."
Project location: Mexico state of Mihoacan & Jlisco


Matthew Condiotti

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Colorado-Boulder Chemical Engineering 2001
Field of study: Chemical Engineering Project: Ethnobotany with Tlahui
Project location: Mexico


Katherine Cox

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Central Florida 2000
Field of study: Environmental Studies Project: Environmentally Aware Golf Course Design @ University of Central Florida
Project location: University of Central Florida


Katherine Cox

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Central Florida
Field of study: Environmental Studies & International Relations Project: Golf Course Design With Environmenal Perspective
Project location: University of Central Floida


Abigail Fox

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Miami University (OH)
Field of study: Botany
Project location: Miami University (OH)


Bernie Frankl

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University
Field of study: Landscape Architecture
Project location: Ohio State University


Alfredo Gomez-Beloz

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: "City University of New York and the New York Botanical Garden Ph.D. candidate, Plant Sciences"
Field of study: Project: "The Ethnobotany of Warao Indians to identify plants used to treat non-venomous wounds.."
Project location: "Ornicoco Delta, Venezuela"


Ralph Hames

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: Cornell University Ph.D. Candidate
Field of study: Habitat fragmentation of Cooper's Hawks
Project location: "Tompkins County, NY"


Eden Luz

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: College of the Atlantic BS 2004
Field of study: Ethnobiology Changed Project To: Observing the Effects of Transnational Argribusiness on the Indigenous Cultures'
Project location: "Uripichallay Organization in Marcara, Peru"


Laurel McSherry

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: "Associate Professor/School of Planning and Architecture, College of Architectute and Environmental Design"
Field of study: Project: How human communities maintain heritage in light of the contnued and inevitable rearranging of the material landscape.


Mike Morland

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University
Field of study: Landscape Architecture
Project location: Ohio State


Corrie Robb

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Sonoma State University, California Junior Graduate 2001"
Field of study: "Ecology, Global Stueies and Political Science Project: Rain Forest Ecology of Costa Rica."
Project location: LaSuerte Biological Field Station Costa Rica


Emelee Rujzer

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Michigan State University
Field of study: Horticulture & Agricultural Communication
Project location: Michigan State University


Christy Shelburne-Powell

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Purdue University M.S. in Agriculture Extension Purdue University B.S. Horticultural Science
Field of study: Horticultural Science Customer Service & Sales at Watter Anderson Nursery


Christopher Solomon

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Cornell University Sophomore (2001) University of Wisconsin, Center for Limnology, Postdoctoral Research "
Field of study: Natural Resources Project: Site Conservation Planning Intern with The Nature Conservancy of Texas
Project location: Nature Conservancy of Texas


Lisa White

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Penn State University
Field of study: Horticulture
Project location: Penn State University


K. Whiting

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Pennsylvania
Field of study: Landscape Architecture


A. Williams

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: Appalachian State University
Field of study: Study: To monitor the activity of fledgling saw-whet owls when they leave their natural home in the forests of southern Applachian Mountains.
Project location: Southern Appalachian Mountains


Elanor Abrams Chapin

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Brown University
Project location: "Project: Field research, will write conservation plan for globally rare plant species. New England"


Elise Brewster

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: University of CA-Berkeley MLA/MFA Amherst College BA
Field of study: "Project: Investigation of ancient garden sites, including the Forum and ruins of Nero's Golden House.Owner of KALLOS"


John Delisle

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Michigan State University
Field of study: Landscape Horticulture
Project location: "E. Lansing, MI"


Madelyn Erb

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Penn State University
Field of study: Landscape Architecture


Bernie Frankl

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University
Field of study: Landscape Architecture
Project location: Ohio State University


Stephen Hale

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: University of New Hampshire
Field of study: "Predictive Mapping of High Elevation, Spruce-fir Community Bird Species in Using Remote Sensing (Bicknell's Thrush)"
Project location: New Hampshire


Jennifer King

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University
Field of study: Horticulture
Project location: "Columbus, OH"


Sarah Klee

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Penn State University
Field of study: Landscape Contracting


Tom Leader

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
Field of study: "Project: Opening up the process and producton of design to our senses and imagination Partner/Peter Walker & Partners, Berkeley, CA"


Shawna Miller

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Rhodes College, Tennessee Freshman, Marine Biology Major"
Field of study: "Study: Field study of coral reef ecology on the Roatan Island in Honduras, investigating the phenomenon of coral bleaching."
Project location: Roatan Island in Honduras


Dena Pedynowski

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Drew University, NJ Junior - Biology Major"
Field of study: "Study: Marine resources and conservation of the coastal rainforest on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada"
Project location: "Vancouver Island, BC, Canada"


Jessica Perry

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: "Ball State University Indianapolis, IN Junior"
Field of study: Landscape Architecture


Nicole Razorsek

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Kentucky Junior
Field of study: Landscape Architecture
Project location: "Lexington, KY"


Michael Thomas

Category: Botany
Scholarship: The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
School: Universtity of Florida-Gainesville Ph.D. Candidate in Botany
Field of study: Study: To conduct a botanical enthnomedicinal investiation of the traditional use of medicinal plants by the Pataxo People and to develop and test a multi-media database using this data
Project location: "Bahai, Brazil"


Matthew Willmann

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Cornell University
Field of study: "Plant Science, Genetics & Development"


Jennifer Wong

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Barnard College, Columbia University "
Field of study: Study: Field research on the environmental history of marshland sites through examination of pollen grains and macrofossils.
Project location: "Piermont Marsh-Hudson River & Linsley Pond, Connecticut"


Lisa Behnke

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University
Field of study: Garden Designer/Horticulturist


Amber Dufseth

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Reed College, OR "
Field of study: Environmental Law
Project location: "North Alaska Environmental Center, Fairbanks"


Sarah Marcotte

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of North Carolina BS
Field of study: Project: Symbiosis Between Sunflowers & Ants


Marisa Martin

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Northwestern University, Illinois BA"
Field of study: Restoration (Prairie) ecology study
Project location: Iowa Lakeside Lab


Sarah Muffelman

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Davidson College (NC)
Field of study: Sea Turtle Biology/Ecology
Project location: VA Institute of Marine Science


Tae Nosaka

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Colorado State University
Field of study: Tropical Reforestation
Project location: "Center for Rainforest Studies, Queensland Australia"


Wendy Pline

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Michigan State University B.S. Virgina Tech
Field of study: Agronomy
Project location: Virginia Tech


Devon Stanley

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University
Field of study: Landscape Horticulture
Project location: OSU


Matthew Wasson

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: Cornell University
Field of study: Ecological importance of calcium availability for passerines breeding in highly acidified areas
Project location: Northern US


Lauren Wemmer

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: University of Minnesota
Field of study: Critical habitat evaluation for the Piping Plover
Project location: Great Lakes Region


Renee Euler

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University


Kathleen Kelley

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Michigan State Universtiy/B.S./M.S.
Field of study: Horticulture


Amanda Miller

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Delaware Valley College/P.A./B.S.
Field of study: Ornamental Hort.


Nathan J. Morrison

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University
Field of study: Urban Forestry


Jeff Myrom

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Michigan Tech MS 2000 Coe College BA 1998
Field of study: Analysis of water-methods of bioremediation
Project location: "Cedar Lake, IA"


John Rimmer

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Delaware Valley College


Leila Salazar

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of California - Santa Barbara
Field of study: Project: Ecotourism To Learn More About Tropical Forests and Indigenous Peoples
Project location: Jatun Sacha Biological Reserve Ecuador


Myra Stafford

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Kentucky


Shannon Still

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University B.A.
Field of study: Horticulture & Floriculture Present Position: Greenhouse Production Intern


Karla Trester

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois"
Field of study: Wetland Ecology
Project location: "Wilderness Field Station, Ely, MN"


Jenny Warsaw

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Kansas State University


James Wescoat

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: University of Chicago- Geography Ph.D. University of Chicago- Geography MA Louisiana State University BLA
Field of study: Landscape Architecture Project: "Use of Water in Urban Landscape"


Gabriel Wilmoth

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Texas-El Paso Virginia Tech
Field of study: Tropical Rainforest Ecology
Project location: LaSuerte Biological Station in Costa Rica


Frances Baker

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Michigan


Laserre Bradley

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Kentucky


Tamara Clark

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of ME - Orono BS
Field of study: "Project: Observation, Research and Analysis of the Effects of Tourist and Boat Activity in Newly Estableished Puffin Community"
Project location: Eastern Egg Rock off of New Harbor ME


Carrie Cox

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Duke University BS
Field of study: Biochemsistry of Marine Animals
Project location: Duke University Marine Lab


Roger Gettig

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Wisconsin/M.S.
Field of study: Landscape Architecture & Restoration Ecology


Jennifer Horn

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Virginia Tech


Jamie King

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Califiornia at San Diego
Field of study: "Animal Behavior, Marine Pollution and Underwater Research"
Project location: Shoals Marine Lab


Peter O'Shea

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: University of Virginia/MLA Bates College/BA
Field of study: Project: Record Public & Private use of Walls in Italian Town & Cityscape.


Rebecca Safran

Category: Native Bird Habitat
Scholarship: Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
School: Humboldt State University Ph.D. Candidate University of Michigan BS
Field of study: "Analysis of habitat use of the White-faced Ibis, a listed species of special concern to detemine specific patterns of use."
Project location: "West Grasslands District, Pacific Flyway (University of Nevada-Reno)"


Naomi Santos

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Hawaii-Hilo
Field of study: Project: Thesis Work: The History of Efforts to Save The Severly Endangered Hawaiian Crow


Helen Thompson

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Michigan


Heather Witler

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Purdue University B.S.
Field of study: Horticulture: Public and Production


Laserre Bradley

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Kentucky


Kevin Cody

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Colgate University
Field of study: Field Biology & Ecology of Mammals
Project location: Flathead Lake Biological Station


David Donner

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University


Bethany Galloway

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: North Carolina State University/M.S. Universtiy of Kentucky/B.S.
Field of study: Horticulture
Project location: University of Kentucky


Gary Hilderbrand

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture


Jason Hoeksema

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of California - Davis Ph.D. Candidate University of Michigan
Field of study: "General Ecology, Ornithology, Conservation Biology"
Project location: "University of Michigan Biological Station - Pellston, MI"


Mary James

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of the South
Field of study: Research Project
Project location: "Chamela Biological Station, Jalisco, Mexico"


Tara Martinez

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "Santa Rosa Junior College, CA UC @ Davis BS"
Field of study: Tropical Rainforest Expedition-Ethnobotany
Project location: "Corcavado National Park, Costa Rica"


Leslie Ryan

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: Yale University Master of Environmental Design
Field of study: Environmental Design Project: A holistic approach to the gardens & landscapes of Rome.


Michael Van Wyk

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Michigan State University


Janice Willimann

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Kansas State University B.S.
Field of study: Horticulture Therapy
Project location: KSU


Heather Witler

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Purdue University B.S.
Field of study: Horticulture: Public and Production


Denise Alleva

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Penn State University Temple University


Julie Filipski

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of MA
Field of study: Environmental Bology & Ecology


Bethany Galloway

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: North Carolina State University/M.S. Universtiy of Kentucky/B.S.
Field of study: Horticulture
Project location: University of Kentucky


Jennifer Hansell

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Delaware Valley College


Gina Harris

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Kentucky


Elsie Konow

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: "Delaware Valley College, PA Texas A & M M.S."
Field of study: Floriculture
Project location: Delaware Valley College


Jennifer McAnlis

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Michigan State University


Mr. Scot D. Medbury

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of California at Berkeley
Field of study: Project: Summer Field Program-Department of Forestry & Resource Management


Arlene Olivero

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Michigan
Field of study: Natural Resource Planning & Management
Project location: University of Michigan's Biological Station


Denise Alleva

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Penn State University Temple University


Mark Ambrose

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: NC State University
Field of study: Tropical Managed Ecosystems
Project location: Org. of Tropical Studies- Costa Rica


Anne Brennan

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Penn State University B.S.
Field of study: Horticulture


Christopher Cramer

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Penn State University


Robert Fitzgerald

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: East Michigan Univiersity Purdue University


Gina Harris

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Kentucky


Thomas Oslund

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: Harvard Grad School of Design MLA University of Minnesota BLA
Field of study: Principal/Oslund & Assoc.


Bryan Smith

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Cornell University


Eric Bish

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: "Delaware Valley College, PA"


Christopher Cramer

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Penn State University


Robert Fitzgerald

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: East Michigan Univiersity Purdue University


Wendy Hudson

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Duke University MS
Field of study: Environmental Management Program Project: Tropical Diversity and Conservation/Course canceled-she retained award for further education at Duke.


Francis Kitchener

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture


Julie Bargmann

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: Harvard Graduate School of Design MLA Carnegie Mellon University BA in Sculpture
Field of study: Building regenerative landscapes


Susan Gruber

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Michigan State University


Gwendolyn Pemberton

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Kentucky


Peter Schaudt

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: Harvard Graduate School of Design MLA University of Illinois - Chicago BA Architecture


Karen Sellers

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Kansas State University B.S.
Field of study: Horticulture Therapy
Project location: KSU


Robyn Spencer

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of California at Santa Barbara
Field of study: Tropical Cloud Forest Ecology
Project location: Costa Rica


Penny Stober

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Kansas State University


Brad Bittner

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: "Delaware Valley College, PA"


Linda Cook

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture


Diana Dostal

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University Michigan State University


Robert Filburn

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University B.S.
Field of study: Landscape Horticulture


Melissa Igoe

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Michigan State


Gwendolyn Pemberton

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Kentucky


Cristian Samper

Category: Botany
Scholarship: GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
School: Harvard University
Field of study: Fruit Production and seed dispersal of Clusia in Columbia
Project location: Columbia


Cory Smith

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: State University of NY


Lynne Warren

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Florida
Field of study: "Courses in Ecology, Conservation, Florida History, Botany"


Carl Frey

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University


Richard Grossman

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Penn State University


Barbara Kaufman

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: South Illinois University


Christine Ray

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of California at San Diego
Field of study: Environmental Journalism


Lucy Taylor

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Virginia Tech


Michael Baronner

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Penn State University B.S.
Field of study: Horticulture


Duane Harper

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University


Elizabeth Hermann

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture


Amy Newton

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Kansas State University


Julia O'Bryan

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: "University of Cincinnati, Ohio State"


Charles Smith

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: University of Michigan


John Tuttle

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: University of MA MLA RI School of Design BLA
Field of study: Landscape Architecture Principal/The SMA Group


Kathy Wenz

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Agricultural Technical Institute/Associates Degree
Field of study: Greenhouse Production & Management


Robin Armstrong

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State Universtiy
Field of study: Horticulture


Joanna Dougherty

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture


Elysa Hammond

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Field of study: Environmental Studies Project: Plant Resources of the Tropics
Project location: Fairfield Botanical Gardens


High Jamison

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Penn State University


Donald Merhaut

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Penn State University


Julia O'Bryan

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: "University of Cincinnati, Ohio State"


Michael Ruggierio

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University


Kathy Wenz

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Agricultural Technical Institute/Associates Degree
Field of study: Greenhouse Production & Management


Ann De Brosse

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University


Keith Kaiser

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University B.S.
Field of study: Ornamental Horticulture


Carol Leda

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Virginia Tech


Donald Merhaut

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Penn State University


Beverly Winkler

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Texas
Field of study: Project: Effects of Hazardous Wastes on Coastal Shellfish and Wetlands ()
Project location: "School of Field Studies,Notheastern University, Narragansett Bay, RI"


Ann De Brosse

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University


Keith Kaiser

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University B.S.
Field of study: Ornamental Horticulture


Carol Leda

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Virginia Tech


Stacy Moriarty

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture


Charles Schmitt

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: West Virginia University


Carol Starnater

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Texas A&M
Field of study: Intensive course-hazardous materials and oil spill clean up and control


Chip Sullivan

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture


John Bernitz

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Tufts University MA
Field of study: Project: Field Program (Mappiing) through University of MI
Project location: Near Jackson Hole WY


Robert McCague Hays

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: North Carolina State University


Nancy Moriarty

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture


Jack "Sullivan, FASLA"

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture


Bridget Behe

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
Scholarship: The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
School: Ohio State University/M.S. Penn State University/B.S.
Field of study: Floriculture


Richard Burck

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture


Walter Reid

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: University of Washington
Field of study: Project: Tropical Studies Course
Project location: Costa Rica


Paul Schissler

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Western Washington University
Field of study: Project: Explore Energy and Its' Aspects
Project location: Huxley College of Environmental Studies Energy Institute (WA)


Christie True

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Huxley College of Environental Studies (WA)
Field of study: Internship at a wastewater treatment plant


Michael Vergason

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: University of Virginia MLA University of Virginia BS
Field of study: Landscape Architecture


Edmund Feyh

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Ulster County Community College
Field of study: Marine Science
Project location: Shoals Marine Lab (off the coast of NH)


Stephen Haus

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: "Rhode Island School of Design BFA Nakane Institute, Kyoto, Japan"


Robert Bukantis

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Cornell University
Field of study: Project: Plant-Animal Interactions.


David Loughlin

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Lake Forest College
Field of study: Animal behavior


Constance Blair

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
Field of study: Chappaquiddick Island & Weepecket Islands
Project location: Chappaquiddick Island & Weepecket Islands


Robert Bergen

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Appalachian State University (NC) MS Biology
Field of study: Biology


Donald Richardson

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Florida Atlantic University
Field of study: Historical Vegetation


Cherri Smith

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Duke University
Field of study: Barrier Island Ecology


Leonard Torre

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: LSU BLA


James Turner

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture


B. Horn

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources"


Phil Kreitner

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources"


Richard Willhite

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources"


Laurie Olin

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture


Charles Rapp

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: University of California at Berkeley MLA Syracuse & SUNY BLA


Albert Lamb

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: University of Michigan MLA Rhode Island School of Design BLA


Peter Pollack

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture


Paul Pawlowski

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: University of Michigan MLA University of Virginia BLA
Field of study: "Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Planning, Interior Architecture President/Director of Design and Planning"


John Wellman

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources"


Mary Burke

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: "University of MI, School of Natural Resources"


Gerald Gastony

Category: Summer Environmental Study
Scholarship: The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
School: Harvard University
Field of study: Cambridge & Dominican Republic


Dean Johnson

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture


Roger Martin

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture


Don Olson

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture


Eric Armstrong

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: University of CA BS


Stephen Bochkor

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture


Richard Bell

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
School: NC State University BS Landscape Architecture
Field of study: Landscape Architecture


Stuart Mertz

Category: Landscape Architecture
Scholarship: The Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture


 

Scholarship Opportunities Available

The GCA now offers 27 merit based scholarships, fellowships and awards in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines, botany, including medicinal and tropical, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research.

In March of this year, 86 students and scholars were awarded over $300,000 to support a variety of academic endeavors ranging from summer environmental study and field work, to graduate level research. Their study will take place in institutions across the nation and some will do field work around the world.

GCA Scholarships - supporting the best and brightest.

Plant of the Year

Nominations for the Montine McDaniel Freeman Horticulture Award will be accepted by the GCA Horticulture Committee between March 1st and Dec 1st for the following year.

Nominate a Plant - recognize a plant that is under-utilized but worthy of preservation, propagation and promotion.