Each year the School of Botanical Illustration awards scholarships for new students who are 15 years or older and planning to enroll in any of the required classes in Denver Botanic Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration. In 2013 we have five recipients:
1. Elizabeth Lafemina is already enrolled in the courses at SBAI since the past summer. She likes to learn how to render a subject accurately; and to master technically to capture the true identity and structure of plant while depicting its beauty. Her desire is to help the illustration field to grow through pioneering new opportunities, illustrating extinct or rare species or educating others.
2. Stephanie Oliver has been taking our botanical illustration classes already and would like to use her skills to do scientific illustrations for museums and scientific papers involving extinct and extant plant species, as well as create public awareness of the many plants and bird species that we may lose in the future as our planet changes.