Category: Horticulture & Related Fields
FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Purpose: To promote conservation of rare and endangered flora in the United States through the programs of the Center for Plant Conservation, St. Louis, Missouri.
History: The Beattie Fellowship was established to honor Catherine H. Beattie, GCA president (1981-1983), outstanding arranger, and gardener devoted to the preservation of wildflowers.
Provisions: Provides one annual research grant of up to $4500, regarded as compensation for work at a botanical garden by the student, who jointly serves the program of the Center for Plant Conservation and his/her curricular studies.
Eligibility: Open to graduate students in biology, horticulture, or a related field. Preference is given to students whose projects focus on the endangered flora of the Carolinas and southeastern United States.
To Apply: See Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship application guidelines. Completed applications must be received at the Center for Plant Conservation in St. Louis, MO, by December 15 preceding the period of study. PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE GCA SCHOLARSHIP, FELLOWSHIP OR AWARD MAY BE APPLIED FOR ANNUALLY.
Selection: Selection is by the Science Advisory Council of the Center for Plant Conservation and is approved by the GCA Scholarship Committee.
Fund: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship Fund is managed by the GCA.
The GCA offers 27 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines which include medicinal and tropical botany, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research. Club-sponsored awards are given to recognize outstanding volunteer outreach that nurtures children in the appreciation of nature.
In March of 2016, 91 scholars were awarded over $360,000 to study and research a variety of horticultural and conservation topics ranging from summer environmental study and field work, to graduate level research projects. This class of scholars represents institutions throughout our nation and some will participate in related field work around the world.
GCA Scholarships - supporting the best and brightest and furthering knowledge of our natural environment.