Funds, Grants & Scholarships

Shinn Grant

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

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


2011 Shinn Grant Awards

Robert Thornhill, NCSU

The Vascular Flora and Soils of Shaken Creek Savannas (Pender County, NC)

Advisor: Dr. Alexander Krings, NCSU

Aline M. Waguespack Claytor, Duke

Plant defense research using Passiflora incarnata

Advisor: Dr. William F. Morris, Duke

Lindsay D. Leverett, ECU

Seed ecology of the native species Packera tomentosa (Asteraceae)

Advisor: Dr. Claudia L. Jolls, ECU

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