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Native Plant Society of Texas


The Native Plant Society of Texas offers two scholarships for undergraduates at Texas colleges who major in biology, ecology or related fields and who will be juniors or seniors in Fall 2023. Successful applicants will show a clear interest in Texas Native Plants and future plans that align with the stated mission of the Society: Promoting conservation, research and utilization of native plants and plant habitats of Texas through education, outreach and example.

The Grants & Scholarships Committee administers all student awards. Please direct questions to

How to Apply

Download the Application (The 2024 application will be posted at a later date).

Dr. Alfred Richardson Scholarship

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Marilyn and Harry Kirk established this tuition scholarship in 2021 to honor their uncle, a distinguished botany professor. The scholarship amount is $2500 – $5000 per year for up to two years and will go to an undergraduate who plans to pursue an academic or research career devoted to the study, conservation and utilization of Texas native plants.

Kate Hillhouse Scholarship

NPSOT established this scholarship in 2008 to honor a former president of the Society who was also an educator. Proceeds from our Fall Symposium Silent Auction and additional donations from chapters and members fund this scholarship, which is a one-time $2500 award for an undergraduate who plans to pursue a career related to Texas native plants and/or to the conservation and restoration of native plant habitats in Texas.

Past Recipients

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2021 Scholarship Recipients

$2,500 Dr. Alfred Richardson Scholarship Brand Richter studies at the University of North Texas in Denton, where he majors in Geography with a concentration in Environmental Studies. He has worked

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