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The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture

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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 the 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/

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