2024 Undergraduate Scholarship Applications Open February 1

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS February 1 – March 16, 2024

The Native Plant Society of Texas is offering two undergraduate student awards: the Dr. Alfred Richardson Undergraduate Scholarship and the Kate Hillhouse Undergraduate Scholarship. Applications can be accessed on the Scholarships page after February 1.

Both scholarships are available to biology and ecology (or related studies) students who will be juniors or seniors at a Texas university or college in Fall 2024 and meet the below criteria. The application deadline is 11:59pm March 16, 2024.

    • The Dr. Alfred Richardson Scholarship is a tuition scholarship funded by an endowment created by Harry and Marilyn Kirk. The award is $2500-$5000 per year for up to two years and will go to a student who plans to pursue an academic or research career focusing on the study, conservation or utilization of Texas native plants.

    • The Kate Hillhouse Undergraduate Scholarship is a one-time $2500 award and will go to a student who is planning a career that furthers the use or conservation of Texas native plants.

    The scholarship application period will open on February 1, 2024, and close on March 16, 2024. Grant(s) will be disbursed prior to the 2024 Fall Semester. The Grants & Scholarships Committee administers all student awards. For more information or questions about the research grant, please contact