Nomination Scholarships for AAE & ABM

We are now accepting nominations for CALS departmental scholarships. The deadline for departmental nominations is April 6, 2020. Please convene your department’s scholarship committee as soon as possible to ensure the completion of the nomination process by April 6.

Your department can nominate students for each scholarship listed below. You will also be able to view the scholarship criteria, the total available funds, and number of awards you can make for each scholarship. When you have decided on a student, or students, for a given scholarship, fill out the form on the right with the required information and click submit. Once the name is entered, it will bounce directly back to this page, so you may continue your awarding.

We are aware that some departmental funds have multiple purposes as described in the fund’s Memorandum of Agreement. The spending of these funds for scholarship purposes is left up to the discretion of the department.

Please keep in mind that donors want to know that their gifts are being spent in the way they intended. Proper donor stewardship, which includes spending the money available, leads to continued giving. Please make every effort to spend the amount available unless there are specific reasons within your department not to.

If you are not the scholarship representative for your department, please let us know so we may update our records.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or see scholarships missing from your list.

Sincerely,

Karen Martin
CALS Scholarship Director

Sue Ryan
Assistant CALS Scholarship Director

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+Abagail Catania AAE/ABM Diversity Scholarship

About the Donor
After much thought and reflection on her experience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a mixed, black woman in agriculture Abigail decided she want to promote my Agricultural Business Management within the black and brown community by creating a scholarship for AG Business Management/ Ag Applied Econ African American/Black, Hispanic, or Mixed Race students within the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at UW- Madison. This began as a small $500 scholarship intended to grow throughout the years. However, Abigail knows that any little bit of money can make a huge difference in someone’s life here at UW.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to AAE or ABM students in the following Ethnic Groups: Black/African American, Hispanic, Mexican, Other Hispanic, Mexican-Amer, Puerto Rican

Total Awardable Amount: $500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Bruce and Ruth Marion Scholarship

About the Donor
Bruce W. Marion is an emeritus professor in the Agricultural and Applied Economics (AAE) department in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. His wife, Ruth, is a graduate of UW-Madison where she earned an MS degree in 1978 from the School of Human Ecology. Bruce attended Cornell University for his BS and MS in Agricultural Economics before completing his PhD at Ohio State University.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to Junior or Senior students in AAE.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Dick Weigle Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
Professor Richard N. Weigle served with distinction in the CALS Agricultural Economics department. His specialty was farm business management, where he worked actively with farmers and financial advisors on farm and dairy business management and income tax work. Family and friends of Professor Weigle established this scholarship to honor his life and work.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to Junior and Senior students in CALS. Geographical preference given to students from Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio. GPA must be 2.75 or better.Scholarship given to encourage students to study in the farm management field and other agricultural fields. Recipients can be grad students, seniors or juniors. Geographical preference given to students from Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio. GPA must be 2.75 or better.

Total Awardable Amount: $4,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Dowaine Giraud Dairy Promotion Scholarship

About the Donor
Dowaine Giraud, a lifelong family farmer, believed strongly in dairy promotion. So much was his passion, that he was widely recognized throughout Wisconsin as well as the United States by the work he had done in promoting the dairy industry. At the time of his death, Mr. Giraud was the President of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Second Vice-President of the United Dairy Industries, and Chairman of DRINK: Dairy Research Incorporated. The scholarship in his name serves to recognize his passion for the dairy industry and dairy promotion.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to Senior students in CALS majoring in Dairy Science, Food Science, Agricultural Journalism, Life Sciences Communication or Agricultural Economics. Must be a Wisconsin resident.

Total Awardable Amount: $500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Gurine Gulsteen (Gjermundson) Research Fellowship

About the Donor
This CALS scholasrhip is provided in honor of Gurine Gulsteen.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to students for research and study who are working to solve practical problems that WI farmers confront in daily lives. All CALS Graduate Programs.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,250

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Madison West Kiwanis - Dickson Scholarship

About the Donor
Information to come.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to CALS undergraduate students who are Wisconsin residents and majoring in one of the following majors AAE, ABM, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, BSE, Dairy Science, Food Science, Horticulture, Nutri Sci-Dietetics, Soil Science. Sophomore, Junior , or Senior status. FAFSA required. Activity Score 2.

Total Awardable Amount: TBD

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Martin A. Abrahamsen Undergraduate Scholarship

About the Donor
Mary Shimabukuro created the Martin Abrahamsen Scholarship in honor of her late father. Martin received his MA in 1933 and a Ph.D. in 1940, both in Agricultural Economics from UW-Madison. Dr. Abrahamsen was a Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of West Virginia and North Carolina State University, where he taught and did research in Agricultural Cooperation and Marketings. He joined the staff of Farmer Cooperative Service at USDA, where he served as Director of the Purchasing Division and subsequently as Deputy Administrator for the agency. Dr. Abrahamsen received the Ellerton Award of the Cooperative Foundationand the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Mary Shimabukuro is an alumna of UW-Madison and received her BS in1959 in Letters & Science in Medical Microbiology & Immunology.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to outstanding Seniors demonstrating strong academics and leadership in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. The Department of AAE nominates students for this award.

Total Awardable Amount: $3,250

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Philip Harris Scholarship

About the Donor
Phil Harris grew up on a family farm and graduated from Iowa State University. He received both his Masters in Economics and his law degree from the University of Chicago. Phil was an avid runner and was involved in church activities and Bible study. Phil was an Emeritus Professor and former chair of the Agriculture and Applied Economics Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught agricultural law for 37 years.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors. AAE majors preferred. Preference to students interested in attending law school/practicing law. This scholarship is renewable if recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or greater. Award amount of at least $2,000 to be given.

Total Awardable Amount: $4,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Truman & Sylvia Graf Scholarship

About the Donor
Dr. Truman F. Graf, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, and his wife, Sylvia Graf, graduate of the School of Home Economics (now known as the School of Family Resources and Consumer Sciences) established this scholarship fund on December 23, 1989. Truman received B.S. (1947), M.S. (1948), and Ph.D. (1953) degrees in Agricultural Economics at the University of Wisconsin. During his active career, Dr. Graf advised students, taught short course and degree students, did extensive research in dairy marketing and the analysis of market potential and the economic feasibility of introduction of sterilized milk concentrate into the institutional markets throughout the United States. He and his wife, Sylvia, are dedicated to aiding youth with leadership potential in securing a University education in Agricultural Economics.

Eligibility Criteria
The Truman and Sylvia Graf Scholarship may be awarded every other year to a student in the department of Agricultural Economics with preference given to freshmen from Wisconsin with a farm background. Recipients are selected for leadership and good academic performance. Leadership rather than GPA should be the principal factor in determining the recipient. Minimum GPA of 3.0 and minimum activity rating of 2.

Total Awardable Amount: $750

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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