Members Area

The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture

 Previous   Next 

Category: Horticulture & Related Fields

The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture

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, as study 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. Eligibility is open to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled in a U.S. - based institution.

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 January 31 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.

Contact: Beattie Fellowship, Center for Plant Conservation. 15600 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027 / 760-291-5457 
website: http://www.centerforplantconservation.org/

 See Recipients

Scholarship Opportunities Abound

The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships, awarding more than $330,000 to 86 scholars in 2017.

For example, The Garden Club of America Board of Associates Pollinator Fellowship annually funds one or more graduate students at $4,000 for study and research that advances the knowledge of pollinator science and increases the number of scientists in the field. Read more about the four 2017 recipients, doctoral students Michelle L. Fearon, ecology and evolutionary biology, University of Michigan; Kelsey E. Fisher, entomology, Iowa State University; Jonathan Giacomini, zoology, North Carolina State University; and Rachael E. Bonoan, Tufts University.

GCA Scholarships are available in 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.