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Montine M. Freeman Scholarship in Native Plant Studies, Deadline 2/1/2018

The Garden Club of America (GCA) is offering a new scholarship in native plant studies, with applications now being accepted. The Montine M. Freeman Scholarship in Native Plant Studies supports the study of underutilized native plants at an accredited U.S. college or university or a major botanic garden or arboretum. The GCA will fund one or more Freeman Scholarships annually at a minimum of $3,000.

The scholarship is open to undergraduates and graduate students, advanced degree candidates or non-degree-seeking applicants above the high school level. U.S. citizens and permanent residents enrolled in a U.S.-based institution are eligible.  To apply, visit is February 1 preceding the period of study.

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UNH Sustainability Institute Paid Fellowships APPS DUE FEB 23

2016 Sustainability Fellowships

Do you have students looking for an opportunity to contribute to unique and exciting new projects and initiatives? Encourage them to apply today to our summer Sustainability Fellowships!

There are opportunities for students studying in a wide variety of disciplines: business, law, education, engineering, public affairs, phycology, social work, public health, economics, english, history, political science, sociology, film, journalism, finance, planning, architecture, public relations, Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies, and more. (For more details please see the full project list.)

Please forward along this message to your students and/or interested colleagues.

Online applications are due by midnight on February 23rd.

Apply Today!

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Volo Bog Scholarship–Apps Due Mar 31

The Friends of Volo Bog is offering scholarships of $1,000 each for those entering college or continuing college education. Entering college applicants must live and attend high school in Lake, McHenry, Kane, Cook, DuPage, Kendall, or Will County have a minimum B average for the first three years, plan to attend an accredited college or university to study for a career directly related to preserving the natural environment. Applicants for the continuing college scholarship must be pursing a degree directly related to preserving the natural environment and have a B average, graduated from high school with a minimum B average and have a permanent residence in one of those counties. Applications are due by March 31. Visit <> and go to “About Us” and then “Scholarships.”

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Scholarship Opportunity–Apps due April 20

Each year, the Cook County College Teachers Union awards $1,000 scholarship awards. One student from each of the seven City Colleges of Chicago and one student from each of the seven suburban colleges is eligible to receive a scholarship.

The awards are open to all current full-time students attending a community college represented by the Cook County College Teachers Union. All applicants must have previously completed at least 24 credit hours at the college with a grade point average of at least 3.0.

The deadline for this year’s Norman G. Swenson Scholarship is Monday, April 20, 2015.
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