Scholarships

These scholarships support Cal State Fullerton students who work in fields related to the mission of the Fullerton Arboretum.

David L. Walkington Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,500

This scholarship is funded by the Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum. The award was established to honor the memory of the late David L. Walkington, a CSUF professor of biology and a director of the Fullerton Arboretum. The scholarship may be awarded no more than twice to the same individual.

Application is open to full-time upper-division undergraduate or graduate students majoring in biological science or related fields that emphasize botany, ethnobotany, medical plant usage, ornamental horticulture, plant adaptation, genetic engineering of plants and/or biogeography.

Criteria: GPA, community activities, financial need, appropriateness of study

Application Deadline: March 2

Jorice Maag Local History Scholarship
Amount: $1,500

This scholarship is funded by the Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum to encourage the study of California history and may be awarded no more than twice to the same individual.

Application is open to full-time upper-division undergraduate or graduate students pursuing topics related to California history. Preference is given to those interested in local history, defined as topics relating to the immediate area of the campus, Orange County and surrounding areas or persons and institutions in these areas engaging in activities that promote, conserve and/or exhibit such history.

Criteria: GPA, student and community activities, financial need, appropriateness of study/project

Application Deadline: March 2

Joseph

Joseph Michaud, David L. Walkington Scholarship recipient

"I must thank the Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum again for choosing me for your scholarship! This award is going to help me tremendously going forward with my ongoing Master’s thesis into discovering the origin and role of positive xylem pressure in the giant timber bamboo, Bambusa oldhamii."

"Thanks to your scholarship, I can keep working and studying and focus my efforts towards aspects essential for my thesis study with the testing, calibration, and repair of advanced sensors from home which are required for the measurement of whole plant conductance, pressure, and gas composition in my study species. This would be very difficult to manage without your award, and for that I am very grateful."

Sharon

Sharon Chang received a stipend for her research.

"I am currently a part of Dr. Merri Lynn Casem's lab in the department of Biology, and our current project aims to examine the physiological effects of a black widow spider bite. The case study we are focusing on is from Dr. Clark, a physician in Fullerton that treated a fatal case in July of 1900. With the research stipend I received from the Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum, my hope is that we strengthen our connection to the history of the Fullerton Arboretum and enrich the story of our campus through our project."

Application Procedure

Follow this procedure for either scholarship.

  1. Complete the Scholarship & Award applicationPDF File Opens in new window , answer all 7 questions and sign the certification.
  2. Prepare a personal letter of interest that includes a description of your study and/or activities related to the scholarship requirements, a statement of future goals and an explanation of your financial need.
  3. Provide a copy of all college transcripts.
  4. Obtain two (2) letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a CSUF faculty member.
  5. Submit application materials to the Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum, 657-278-4010.