The Southern Appalachian Botanical Society presents four awards annually at its April meeting.

Elizabeth Ann Bartholomew Award

The Society annually presents this Award in memory of Elizabeth Ann Bartholomew's untiring service to the public, to plant systematics, and to this organization. This award is presented to individuals who have also distinguished themselves in professional and public service that advances our knowledge and appreciation of the world of plants and their scientific, cultural, and aesthetic values, and/or exceptional service to the society. The first Batholomew Award was presented to Aaron J. Sharp in 1989.

Richard and Minnie Windler Award

This Award is designated for the best systematics paper published during the preceding year within our journal Castanea. It was established by Dr. Don Windler as a memorial to his parents. The first award was presented to Martha Carolina Easley and Walter S. Judd for their article published in volume 55 of Castanea (1990).

Earl Core Student Research Award

Dr. Earl Core was a major force in the founding of the Southern Appalachian Botanical Club in 1935. The annual Core Student Research Award was established by the Society in 1996 to provide financial assistance in support of student research projects in plant taxonomy, systematics, and ecology. The application deadline is in early February each year and the award amount may be up to $500.

Student Presentation Awards

The newest of the SABS awards was started at the annual meeting in April 2011. Each year we will present two awards as follows:

  • SABS Outstanding Student Poster Award
  • SABS Outstanding Student Contributed Paper Award

Each award includes an honorarium of $300, and the winners are announced at the Association of Southeastern Biologists banquet.