Idaho Native Plant Society Scholarships

We invite applications for two scholarships of $2000 each to be awarded each year. The Idaho Native Plant Society (INPS) sponsors the Idaho Native Plant Society Scholarship Program to support college or university students interested in native plants and plant communities. In alignment with our INPS mission, we want to award our scholarships to students interested in understanding and appreciating our native flora. In 2023 we awarded two scholarships, one to an undergraduate and one to a graduate student.


Scholarships will be available for full- or part-time undergraduates or graduate students enrolled in any accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in Idaho. Student applicants must be registered for a minimum of 6 college or university semester credits (or equivalent) at the time of the award.

Student applicants must demonstrate an interest in botany, horticulture, forestry, rangeland ecology, environmental science, agriculture, conservation, science education, natural resources, or a closely related program. They must be pursuing a major in one of these fields.

Application Form

To apply, please complete the application form with student information, relevant experience, and a personal statement. Student applicants must solicit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or other mentor who can speak to the student’s character and goals specific to the scholarship. Letters should be sent directly to


We congratulate Abigail Moody and Richard Rachman, the first recipients of the Idaho Native Plant Society Scholarship.

Abigail Moody, our undergraduate student recipient, is a sophomore at Boise State University studying Biology with an emphasis in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior along with an additional emphasis in Secondary Education and a Teaching Endorsement in Natural Sciences. She will be collecting data and conducting genetic analysis on native European populations of ventenata grass which is an invasive in western rangelands.

Richard Rachman, is a graduate student recipient. In his current endeavors as a Ph.D. student in the Caughlin Lab at Boise State University, he will be investigating the use of drone imagery to understand changes in the spatial distribution of plant communities after wildfires.

You may read more about each of them on page 18 of the September 2023 Sage Notes.


You can donate to the INPS Scholarship Program using PayPal. Your donations to this program may allow us to award scholarships to additional applicants in a year. Undertaking new initiatives while supporting our existing programs depends on the investments our members and friends make in INPS and its goals in promoting conservation and education.
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