TROY—A Troy University student has received a scholarship that will help in the research efforts towards preserving plants and habitats of Alabama
Lindsay Leverett, a Troy University senior ecology major concentrating in field biology from Jack, received a $2,000 Blanche E. Dean Scholarship from the Alabama Wildflower Society.
The scholarship from the Alabama Wildflower Society is available to both undergraduate and graduate students that are conducting botanical research in Alabama. A committee selects the recipients based on their proposal and the merit of the research.
Funds from this scholarship will support her research on the distribution and taxonomy of the genus Crotalaria (Fabaceae) in Alabama. Crotalaria is known commonly as the rattlebox plant.
Leverett is working in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Woods, professor and curator in the Department of Biological Sciences.
“Ms. Leverett is a very deserving recipient of the scholarship,” Dr. Woods said. “Her performances in her classes and in the laboratory are exceptional.”