Rohan Brown, a student at Texas Tech, is the 2017 Kate Hillhouse Undergraduate Scholarship recipient.
His activities with native plants include pollinator research activities that included planting native flower beds to encourage pollinator preservation, planting native trees for Arbor Day on campus for two years, and an internship at Lubbock Country Club where he planted native, drought-tolerant grasses and trees on the golf course. He assisted Dr. Scott Longing in Monarch Butterfly research and participated in pollinator projects that involved planting native wildflowers to educate community members about pollinators’ importance. Currently Rohan is studying native grasses, legumes and forbs in pasture crops. In the future he plans to engage in activities involving native plant conservation.
Rohan’s long term plans are to attend graduate school at Texas Tech. He is interested in doing research on native plants.
The Kate Hillhouse Scholarship is awarded each year to a student at a Texas university studying native plants. The Grants & Scholarship Committee selects the recipient based on applications received. Learn more about the Kate Hillhouse Undergraduate Scholarship.