Endowed Scholarship Fund

Jean L. Siddall is remembered for her pioneering work in the protection of Oregon's rare plants, and for establishing, during her lifetime, the Jean L. Siddall Botany Endowed Scholarship Fund for undergraduate students studying rare and endangered plants. Upon her death in May 1997, funds were donated by her family to initiate a Jean L. Siddall Memorial Botany Scholarship.

Jean Siddall established the Rare and Endangered Plant Study Center in Lake Oswego, Oregon. She developed a database of Oregon flora so the information could be used to reconstruct the floristic history and environmental relationships of plants in Oregon. Jean's accumulated data files, maps, punch cards and reference library were generously donated to the OSU Herbarium for use in research.

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Students who have benefited from this scholarship include:

  • Doug Linn
  • Jenna Malarkey
  • Jonathan Reed
  • Heather Carpenter
  • Christopher Ellison
  • Joseph Gilbuena
  • Katherine Van Wormer
  • Rebecca Huot
  • Mark Blanding
  • Tri Tran
  • Therese Biboux
  • Charity Deatherage
  • Stephanie Vandruff