Fredericksburg Chapter

Day Family Scholarship

The Day Family Scholarship is a $2500 one-time award, established in 2024 in memory of Katie Gibbons Day, a lover of the native ecosystems of Texas. Katie was a long-term member of the Fredericksburg chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT). She was also a special education teacher for over 20 years. The scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who shares Katie’s love of the natural world and plans to major in ecology, conservation, land stewardship, or similar field.


Scholarship Requirements
The applicant must be
     1.  A high school senior in Gillespie County, accepted into an accredited college or university in Texas;
     2.  Majoring in biology, botany, horticulture, landscape design or related fields, with an emphasis on Texas native plants or their ecosystems;
     3,  Planning a career related to conservation and habitat restoration of Texas native plants;
     4.  Have a cumulative high-school GPA of at least 3.0.

Application Materials
     1.  Completed application form
     2.   High-School Transcript through mid senior year
     3.  Year-end transcript
     4,  College acceptance letter
     5.  Letter of recommendation emailed directly from a teacher, addressing the applicant’s academic abilities and intended career path.
     6.  500-word essay about the ecosystems in Texas and applicant’s desire to work in this field.

Submission Directions
Submit application materials via email to

with a copy to

Deadline: Application forms and materials must be received on or before May 15.