TheSylvia SteinScholarship provides financial support to an outstanding applicant wishing to advance and share their knowledge of mycology and mushroom identification, by attending a mycology-related educational event or by creating a mycology-related project. Sylvia was an amateur naturalist, mycologist, and educator. She was an inspiring teacher, frequent lecturer on mushroom identification, and recipient of the NAMA Harry and Elsie Knighton Service Award for her lifelong contributions to amateur mycology.
The intent of the scholarship is to support the recipient’s attendance at COMA’s annual Clark Rogerson Foray. Recipients should have a demonstrated interest in any aspect of mycology. Ursula Hoffmann, Ph.D. was a Professor of Language and Literature at Lehman College in New York City. She was an avid mycologist, an expert on orchids, and for many years created the mushroom species list for COMA’s annual Clark Rogerson Foray.