Established by the Indiana Daffodil Society. The group began sponsoring annual scholarships to students at IU (as the Indiana Daffodil Society Scholarship), Ball State University, and Purdue in 2011. The awards are intended to help upper level undergraduate students with their studies in botany, horticulture and landscape design. In 2014, the scholarship was opened to graduate students as well. The group decided to rename IU's scholarship in 2016, now calling it the Sarah Elizabeth Frey Indiana Daffodil, Inc. Scholarship to honor Libby Frey, who for many years supplied cut daffodils for the IU Department of Biology's annual student award ceremony.
Frey Indiana Daffodil, Inc. Scholarship Requirements
Any IUB Department of Biology graduate students in good academic standing who are obtaining a degree with an emphasis of study in botany—preferably ornamental crops.
The group is opposed to supporting genetic modification of plants that bypass natural selection. Acceptable areas of interest include plant breeding (providing any deliberate genetic crosses use naturally isolated alleles), genetics, ecology (natural culture conditions), and plant evolution.
Students in the field of plant molecular biology or biochemistry are able to apply as long as work in these fields does not directly produce or optimize strains that would be used in the field.
Preference will be given to an applicant with a strong interest or experience in the growing, breeding, and/or showing of daffodils.
Must be a U.S. resident, with preference given to residents of Indiana. Not sure you are a resident? See the Rules Determining Resident and Nonresident Student Status on the Registrar’s website.
Financial need is one of the criteria the society wishes to have considered, so be sure to address this issue in your personal statement.
The recipient must attend one of the Indiana Daffodil Society events held at Holliday Park in Indianapolis, IN, or at the Bloomington Farmers' Market during the year following his or her award.
How to apply
Application deadline: Saturday, February 8, 2020.
Submit all materials listed on the application instructions.
Additional application materials for this award:
Submit a personal statement detailing your qualifications for the award, including any extracurricular or volunteer work.
One letter of recommendation must be submitted by the applicant’s major research professor.
Save the application form to your computer. Fill out the form using Adobe Acrobat Professional DC. (Acrobat Pro may be downloaded for free from under the "Design & Production" section of IUWare.) Choose "Save as" and rename your completed form as your Lastname_firstname_2020.pdf (example: Wyss_kathy_2020.pdf). Mac users: Please take the extra step of opening your completed form in Preview, select "print," and then use the "Save as PDF" option to resave the form to ensure your application is readable in Windows.
Recommendations and nominations
Faculty/Postdoc Fellows: Please upload student award recommendations and nominations to the "Recommendations" dropbox.
Student awards ceremony
Recipients of this award were to be recognized at a student awards ceremony on Friday, May 1, 2020; however, to ensure the safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was cancelled.