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.
Sarah Elizabeth Frey Indiana Daffodil, Inc. Scholarship Requirements
Any junior or senior obtaining an undergraduate degree from the Department of Biology, 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.
Applicants must have a GPA of 2.8 or better.
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: Friday, February 16, 2018.
Submit all materials listed on the application instructions.
Additional application materials for this award:
The applicant’s personal statement should detail his or her qualifications for the award, including any extracurricular or volunteer work. Financial need should also be addressed in the statement.
Two letters of support are required, one of which must be from a faculty member.
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_2018.pdf (example: Wyss_kathy_2018.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 will be recognized at a student awards ceremony held on Friday, April 27, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. in Jordan Hall A100.