Scholarships for Botany Majors

If you're pursuing a botany degree, there are some great scholarship opportunities available to you. Many scholarships for botany majors are offered by local community foundations, such as Michigan's Allegan County Community Foundation. Scientific organizations and interest groups, such as the Garden Club of America, also administer these scholarships. Some scholarships are reserved for graduating high school seniors who plan to study botany. Others are available to students already enrolled in college. Application requirements vary and may include meeting a minimum GPA, submitting letters of recommendation and demonstrating financial need. Learn more about available scholarships for botany majors, along with how to apply for them, from our list below.

Showing 1-18 of 18 scholarships
View Details Weigel, Frank Memorial Academic Scholarship Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • 1,200
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Botany|Forestry|Veterinary Medicine|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Agri-Business|Vocational Agriculture|Earth Science|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|College|
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Established in memory of Frank Weigel, a former Wisconsin Dells teacher who taught agriculture and physics for the Wisconsin Dells School District 41 years of his 45-year teaching career, the scholarship is given to students who intend to pursue their college education in either vocational agriculture, agri-business, teaching vocational agriculture, or in other related areas such as earth science, forestry, veterinary medicine, physics, chemistry, biology or botany.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Saugatuck Douglas Garden Club Scholarship Allegan County Community Foundation
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Science|Agriculture|Horticulture|Botany|Environmental Studies|Ecology|Grounds Management|
  • School (K-12): |Saugatuck High School, Saugatuck, MI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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Saugatuck Douglas Garden Club Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior of Saugatuck High School. The scholarship provides a $2,000 fund given by the Saugatuck Douglas Garden Club and the people who support their plant sales and other fund-raisers.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 500
  • 3 awards
  • May-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Environmental Science|Horticulture|Conservation|Botany|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
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This scholarship was established by OrchidsMadeEasy.com to benefit a qualified undergraduate or graduate student. Students must be pursuing study in the field of Botany, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Conservation, or related field, with a focus on orchids. This scholarship was intended to advance the study of orchids and orchid care. Topics can include but not limited to researching orchids in their native habitats, increasing biodiversity, or aiding in conservation efforts.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 4,000
  • 1 award
  • Jan-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Environmental Science|Horticulture|Conservation|Botany|Landscape Design|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • School (College): |Accredited University|
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The Garden Club Association Award in Desert Studies is awarded to undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at an accredited university. Applicants must be studying horticulture, conservation, botany, environmental science and landscape design relating to the arid landscape
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,600 - 1,800
  • 1 award
  • Oct-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Botany|Biology|Ecology|Animal Behavior|Conservation Education|Genetics|Mammalogy|Ornithology|Parasitology|Range Science|Veterinary Pathology|Wildlife Sciences|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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This scholarship research program was established in 1956, to promote the education of exceptionally qualified students and provide research information to manage wildlife populations. The scientific scope of the program is suggested by the academic units of previous scholarship recipients, among them: animal behavior, biology, botany, conservation education, ecology, genetics, mammalogy, ornithology, parasitology, range science, veterinary pathology, and wildlife and fisheries sciences. This program is open to bona fide graduate students who are approved candidates for M.S. or Ph.D. degrees.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Botany|
  • School (College): |University|College|Accredited US College or University|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|College freshman|College sophomore|College junior|College senior|Master's-level study|
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The scholarship offers a summer field work in pure botany in North, Central or South America to undergraduate and masters degree students. It is awarded to students who wish to do field work beyond their regular academic requirements at a U.S. institution in order to gain knowledge and experience beyond their regular course of study.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 4,500
  • 1 award
  • Jan-30-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Botany|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
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The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany is awarded to student enrolled in Ph.D. programs at recognized universities
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 4,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Environmental Science|Horticulture|Conservation|Botany|Arid Landscape Design|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College junior|College senior|
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Nancy O. Swanson (Mrs. Robert) started this award in 2006 . Mrs. Swanson and her husband saw the need to provide financial support to students pursuing study in the fields of horticulture, conservation, botany, environmental science and landscape design relating to the arid landscape. The award can be in the form of either an internship or funding for a research related topic for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying in these fields. While the award is intended to have a wide scope pertaining to the arid environment, preference will be given to students wishing to gain practical field experience specifically, planning and design for sustainability, rainwater harvesting and plant management, etc. through structured internships at accredited botanical gardens or arboreta.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 5,500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Botany|
  • School (College): |U.S Institution|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
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This award was started in 1983 and managed by The World Wildlife Fund. It was made possible through the generous donations of the Marjorie Arundel Awards in Tropical Botany Fund and the Visiting Gardens Tropical Botany Scholarship Fund. The award was designed to foster the preservation of tropical forests to expand the number of botanists with field experience. Eligible applicants are Ph.D. candidates enrolled in a US university who anticipate completing the requirements for a Ph.D. in Botany within two years.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Wisconsin Garden Club Federation Scholarship Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc.
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Horticulture|Botany|Landscape Design|Forestry|Environmental Studies|Agronomy|Landscape Architecture|Floriculture|Plant Pathology|City Planning|Land Management|
  • Residence: Live in |Wisconsin|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College|
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The Wisconsin Garden Club Federation Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, landscape architecture, botany, forestry, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental studies, city planning, land management.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Carolyn A. Craig Scholarship Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc.
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Horticulture|Botany|Landscape Design|Forestry|Environmental Studies|Agronomy|Landscape Architecture|Floriculture|Plant Pathology|City Planning|Land Management|
  • Residence: Live in |Wisconsin|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College junior|College senior|
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This scholarship was established to honor Carolyn A. Craig's garden club work and her career in volunteerism. Carolyn has been a very active garden club member on the local, district and state levels since joining the Green Thumbelina/Willow River Garden Club in 1964. She was a President of the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation (WGCF), a nationally accredited Flower Show Judge and a Master Landscape Consultant. This scholarship in her honor benefits incoming college junior or senior students pursuing the study of horticulture, floriculture, landscape design/architecture, botany, forestry, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental studies, city planning, land management or other related studies.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Horticulture|Botany|Landscape Architecture|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Gibson, TN|Posey, TN|Vanderburgh, TN|Warrick, TN|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • June 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Biochemistry|Botany|Biology|Microbiology|Organic Chemistry|Analytical Chemistry|Pharmacology|Molecular Genetics|Molecular Biology|Zoology|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Master's-level study|Doctoral-level study|
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The GlaxoSmithKline Science Achievement Award is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company based in the United Kingdom. Applicants must be U.S. Citizen with minimum 3.0 GPA
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Agriculture|Horticulture|Conservation|Botany|Landscape Design|Forestry|Biology|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|College|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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Sauk County Master Gardener's Association Scholarship aims to provide financial assistance to a chosen graduating senior. Applicants must be from Sauk country and plans to take up a degree in horticulture, agriculture, conservation,forestry, the DNR, biology, botany, or landscape design.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Sunburst Foundation Community Scholarship Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Nursing|Mathematics|Computer Science|Botany|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Pharmacy|Pre-Veterinary Medicine|Ecology|Zoology|Geology|Astronomy|Oceanography|Pre-Dentistry|Pre-Medicine|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Martin, FL|
  • Residence: Live in |Palm Beach, FL|
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This scholarship is available to minority of graduating senior from Palm Beach or Martin County who are planning to take a major in engineering, computer sciences, chemistry, physics, biology, botany, mathematics, oceanography, geology, pre-dental, pre-medical, pre-veterinary, nursing, astronomy, ecological sciences, pharmacy, or zoological studies at an accredited vocational school, two or four-year college or university.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Horticulture|Botany|Landscape Architecture|
  • School (K-12): |High School|Vanderburgh, IN|Gibson, IN|Posey, IN|Warrick, IN|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Accredited College|Accredited University|
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Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association Scholarship is provided to graduating seniors or graduates of Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh or Warrick counties. The awardees must be pursuing degrees in horticulture, botany, or landscape architecture or a major that has a primary focus in horticulture, botany, or landscape architecture.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Columbus Herb Society Scholarship Heritage Fund - the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Horticulture|Botany|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Bartholomew, IN|
  • Residence: Live in |Brown, IN|Jackson, IN|Jennings, IN|Johnson, IN|Shelby, IN|
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The Columbus Herb Society Scholarship was created to encourage education and enthusiasm in botany, horticulture, culinary arts and other related areas of study. This scholarship was established by the Columbus Herb Society to assist high school seniors or college students who plan to take up horticulture, botany and culinary arts.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Botany|Landscape Architecture|Tropical Horticulture|
  • School (College): |Foreign Institution|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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The Loy McCandless Marks Scholarship in Tropical Horticulture was established by the Elizabeth L. Marks Trust. Mrs. Marks was a member of Garden Club of Honolulu until the time of her death in 1996
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
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