SABS

Student Scholarships

We support Appalachian Botany and students who demonstrate excellence in botanical research
1

Earl Core Student Research Award

Established by the Society in 1996 to provide financial assistance in support of student research projects in plant taxonomy, systematics, and ecology.

The application deadline is February 21st and the award amount may be up to $1,200.

2

John E. Fairey – SABS Biological Field Station Scholarship

The Fairey Scholarship provides financial support for undergraduate or graduate students to attend botany workshops or courses taught at biological field stations.

photo by Noah Yawn
3

Outstanding Student Oral Presentation Award

This award is given to the student who gives the best oral presentation during the annual ASB/SABS conference.

The talks will be assessed by anonymous judges. Each award includes an honorarium of $300, and the winners will be announced at the ASB banquet on Friday evening of the conference.

To be considered for this award, students must be SABS members and indicate during ASB registration that they would like their presentation considered for this award.

Presentations will be evaluated upon the following criteria (1-5 scale)

  • Question definition
  • Background Material
  • Innovation and Novelty
  • Experimental Approach
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Adequacy and Clarity of Results
  • Conclusion and Inference
  • Structure
  • Communication
  • Questions (ability to answer)
4

Outstanding Student Poster Presentation Award

Presented annually at the Association of Southeastern Biologists conference to the student with the best poster presentation. 

The talks will be assessed by anonymous judges. Each award includes an honorarium of $300, and the winners will be announced at the ASB banquet on Friday evening of the conference.

To be considered for this award, students must be SABS members and indicate during ASB registration that they would like their presentation considered for this award.

Presentations will be evaluated upon the following criteria (1-5 scale)

  •  Written Communication (abstract)
  • Design (organization of information and graphics on poster)
  • Oral Communication (interaction with poster visitors and response to questions)
  • Technical approach (fieldwork, lab techniques, and statistical analyses)
  • Creativity and significance of research
5

Student Conference Support Award

SABS strongly encourages student participation in our annual conference.

Our members have voted to allocate a portion of their membership dues to sponsor students who wish to present a research paper or poster with a botanical focus at the annual Association of Southeastern Biologists & Southern Appalachian Botanical Society research conference.

The award amount is $300 and may be used at the student’s discretion to defray registration and travel costs associated with attending.

Applications are due February 14

2019

Student Presentation
Award Recipients