Friday, November 20, 2009

Coastal Wetland Studies, Garden Club of America is offering a Scholarship

Applications are being accepted for the Garden Club of America's annual Award in Coastal Wetland Studies. The award is a one-year scholarship for graduate studies in coastal wetlands and carries a stipend of $5,000 to support field-based research. The goals of the Garden Club are to promote wetlands conservation through the support of young scientists in their fieldwork and research. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee of practicing wetland scientists.

For the purposes of this scholarship, coastal wetlands are defined as those tidal or nontidal wetlands found within coastal states, including the Great Lakes. Applicants should be enrolled at a university within the United States.

Selection criteria:
1-Technical merit of proposed work.
2-Degree to which the work is relevant to the Garden Club objective of promoting wetlands conservation.

Preference for:
1-Students who are early in their degree programs.
2-Field-based research that occurs in coastal wetlands of the U.S.

Applicants must provide:
1-A resume/C.V.;
2-A written plan for the work to be undertaken during the scholarship period; and
3-A letter of endorsement from the graduate faculty advisor.

Find more specific details at:
Application deadline: February 1, 2009

Please note that the deadline date is earlier than in previous years, and that some of the application requirements have changed.

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