Scholarships, Grants and Awards

Shinn Grant

Tom and Bruce Shinn
Bruce (l) and Tom (r) standing in front of their pitcher plants at Stone Knife Farm in Leicester, NC. Circa 1979 (click image to enlarge)

The Native Plant Society sponsors two Tom & Bruce Shinn Grants (in the amount of $100.00 - $1000.00 each) for the purpose of supporting basic or applied research on native plants in botanical or horticultural areas that fulfill the mission and/or objectives of the North Carolina Native Plant Society.

Shinn Grant
Application Instructions
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These grants will be awarded to United States citizens attending North Carolina schools who are:

  • graduate students
  • qualified undergraduate students working on projects with an advisor


2014 Shinn Grant Awards

Ms. Rene Fortne, East Carolin University

Her project is titled “The Reproductive Ecology of the Federally Endangered Cooley’s Meadowrue (Thalictrum cooleyi Ahles).

Mr. Kipp Callahan, NCSU

His project is titled “The Vascular Flora of Pondberry Bay (Sampson County, NC). His adviser is Dr. Alexander Krings, at NC State University.

2013 Shinn Grant Awards

Ms. Amanda Faucette, NCSU

The Vascular Flora and Soils of Buxton Woods (Dare County, NC) Advisor: Dr. Alexander Krings, NCSU

Ms. Kyle Palmquist, UNC-CH

The joint effects of drought and reduced fire frequency on native orchids in the Green Swamp Preserve, North Carolina Advisor: Dr. Alan Weakley, UNC-CH

Grant Application Review Committee


Mr. David McAdoo, Chairman

Kernersville, NC

Ms. Lisa Gould

Winston-Salem, NC

Col. Tom Harville

Cary, NC

Dr. Paul Hoiser


Dr. Larry Mellichamp


Dr. Zack Murrell


Mr. Mark Rose

Greensboro, NC

Dr. Jon Stucky


Dr. Alan Weakley