Scholarship recipient Haleigh Ray studies samples collected in the field to determine types of insect activity on native orchids in the Fakahatchee Strand.

The Naples Orchid Society offers an annual scholarship to be awarded to a qualified student pursuing a program in Botany, Conservation or Environmental Science. Preference will be given, but not limited, to a student studying/working in SW Florida on a worthy orchid-related project that relates to our mission. The Scholarship may also be used to fund, or partially fund, an internship at an appropriate organization.

Applications will be accepted at any time, as deemed appropriate by the Naples Orchid Society Board of Directors.

Click here to apply online.

Click here to download the application in PDF format.

Successful applicants will be expected to keep the Naples Orchid Society Board apprised of their progress and will be invited to the July membership meetings to present their findings.

Applications will be reviewed by a Scholarship Committee appointed by the Naples Orchid Society Board of Directors and a recommendation made to the Board of Directors. The selected applicant(s) will be asked to meet with the Board, if possible, and present the results of their studies to a general membership meeting if appropriate.

Please look over our website for more information about our organization.
Two Scholarship Recipients Mike and Jack out at the Panther Refuge collecting data on the ghost orchids. – Photos by Larry Richardson