Kimball T. Harper Botany Scholarship

Kimball T. Harper

The Kimball T. Harper Botany Endowment sponsors this scholarship and supports students majoring in botany at UVU.

Dr. Harper was a renowned plant ecologist who dedicated his life's work to the education of students interested in the natural world, particularly the vegetation of the Intermountain West. He joyously believed in the principle,

"In the end, we conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand." –Baba Dioum

Scholarship Criteria


  • Students must be currently enrolled as a botany major in good standing at UVU.
  • Must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Students must be  a junior or senior or within 1 semester of beginning their junior year.
  • Students must have letters of recommendation from two UVU botany/biology faculty.


The Kimball T. Harper Botany Endowment also supports:

  • Student projects and research in botany
  • Faculty projects and research in botany
  • Appropriate botany club projects
  • Botany sponsored student/faculty field trips


How to Apply


To apply :

Go to

Select private scholarships and follow the instructions for the “Kimball T. Harper Botany Scholarship.”

If you have any questions contact:

All application documents must be submitted by March 1, 2023. 

Past and Present Kimball T. Harper Botany Scholars

  • 2004  Joshua Simpson
  • 2009  Pedro Ortiz
  • 2010  Christiana Laudie
  • 2011  Benjamin Gutierrez
  • 2012  Megan Covert
  • 2013  Robyn Omer
  • 2014  Kody Rominger
  • 2014  Benjamin Stutz
  • 2014  Seth Farr
  • 2015  Natalie Blain
  • 2016  Matt Wang
  • 2017  Ranae Zauner
  • 2018 Alyson DeNittis
  • 2019 Sydney Houghton
  • 2020 Eli S. Hartung
  • 2021 Hayden Oyler
  • 2022 Samantha Statham Ingram
  • 2022 Hailey Sermersheim

For more information, contact Dr. Michael Stevens: