Scholarships & Awards

Botany - Specific*

*Ordered by application or decision date during the academic year.

1. James C. Parks Scholarship in Botanical Research

Fall/Spring Application: Prospective entering freshman usually apply for this when they apply for admittance to Millersville, which can be as early as the Fall or Spring of the year before entrance. Application form and further information.

Duration & Award Amount: Up to 4 yr, approximately $2,000-4,000/yr.

Funding Organization: Millersville University.

Overview: Established in 2007-08, this scholarship will be awarded to an entering freshman with an avid interest in botany. The scholarship includes money to help pay for University tuition and fees, as well as funds for botanical research, and may be renewed for up to three additional years. Inquire with the Biology Department secretary in order to see if applications are currently being accepted.

2. Robertson Endowed Library Garden Botany Internship

February Decisions: There is no written application for this internship. Instead, selection of a student is usually made early in the Spring semester by the President or his/her designee, and typically is based on the recommendation by Biology faculty of an existing Millersville student who has already identified a potential supervising Biology professor.

Duration & Award Amount: 1 yr, approximately $2,000-3,000.

Funding Organization: Millersville University.

Overview: Established in 2012-13 as an endowment gift from Drs. Patricia K.’66 and Charles W. Robertson, Jr. to support a student for one year as a Botany Intern, working with a supervising Biology professor, to design and implement a new element or the creative maintenance of an existing element in the University’s native-plant-themed Library Reading-Sculpture Garden. Students selected for this internship must be rising sophomores, juniors or seniors with a CGPA of 2.5 or greater, with first preference to Biology majors with a Botany Option, who must demonstrate an interest in pursuing advanced study or a career in horticulture, horticultural taxonomy, landscape design or other related disciplines in botany, and will be the student deemed most capable of completing a successful project in a timely manner. Yearly income from the endowment will be dispersed as 1) tuition for internship credit(s), 2) registration fees for a relevant conference or travel (such as the Native Plants in the Landscape Conference hosted by Millersville University or travel to nearby gardens or arboreta), 3) resources for supplies, and 4) as a stipend for up to 200 documented hours devoted to internship activities.

3. Town & Country Garden Club of Lancaster Scholarship

March (e.g., March 30 in 2014) or Early April Application: Application form and further information from the Club's Scholarships webpage.

Duration & Award Amount: 1 yr, approximately $500-1,000.

Funding Organization: Town & Country Garden Club of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Overview: For students who plan to further their education in horticulture, floriculture, landscape architecture, conservation, forestry, botany, biology, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, city planning or land management. Only college, high school, or vocational school students who are residents of Lancaster County, PA, are eligible and must be sponsored by a federated Garden Club.




Other sholarships, grants and awards available to Millersville University Biology students generally are listed and described here.

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