The Marin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society is pleased to offer the Howard-Kohn Memorial Scholarship for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

KenHoward2Ken HowardThe Marin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society is pleased to offer scholarships to students doing research on plant systematics, plant ecology, plant physiology, plant community restoration or other related botanical studies of native plants that grow in habitats in Marin County or other local habitats in Central and Northern California.  Students researching topics related to native plant and native habitat conservation are especially encouraged to apply.

This year, one Howard-Kohn scholarship for the amount of $3000 will be available. Evaluation of student applications will focus on the stated purpose of the research, research plan, and overall impression of the research project.  Extra consideration will be given to proposals for work on one or more species that grow in Marin County, work to be carried out in Marin County, and work having special potential for improving conservation of California native plants or educating the public about them.

Additional smaller scholarships may also become available throughout the year; please continue to check the website for details.

Application Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2024

More Details and Application Form

Documents may be submitted electronically to the CNPS Marin Scholarship Committee at

2023 Howard-Kohn Scholarships – awarded

During 2023, two scholarships were awarded. Maria Velasquez received a scholarship for work titled “Does community assembly determine restoration success and persistence of remnant kelp forests? Miranda Melen received a scholarship for work titled “Seedbank and germination behavior of an invading member of the Asteraecae, Dittrichia graveolens.” We wish our recipients all the best in their researchUntitledJoe Kohn