Nomination Scholarships for AGR

We are now accepting nominations for CALS departmental scholarships. The deadline for departmental nominations is April 5, 2019. Please convene your department’s scholarship committee as soon as possible to ensure the completion of the nomination process by April 5.

Your department can nominate students for each scholarship listed below. The scholarship criteria for each scholarship, as well as 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 left 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.

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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                                Sue Ryan
CALS Scholarship Director        Assistant CALS Scholarship Director


Scholarship Descriptions for AGR

+Alpha Gamma Rho Alumni Scholarship

About the Donor
Through the generosity of Alpha Gamma Rho alumni, this scholarship was created. Funds will support scholarships for students who are members of the Alpha Gamma Rho Iota Chapters.

Eligibility Criteria
Students must be members of the Iota Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho.

Total Awardable Amount: $3,500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

+Chamberlin Rock Scholarship

About the Donor
John and Wendy Damm met on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus in the late 60s and early 70s. John is an alumnus of CALS and a member of Alpha Gamma Rho. Wendy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing and worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner. Chamberlin Rock was the site where John proposed to Wendy in 1972.

Eligibility Criteria
Scholarship must be a junior or senior studying the field of: Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Sciences, or Forest Science and allied subjects. Recipients must have a 3.5 grade point average or higher to be eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship is renewable.

Awarded to CALS students with demonstrated need who are not part of a pre-health track.

Total Awardable Amount: $4,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Dale Bruhn Scholarship

About the Donor
Dale Bruhn is an alum of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity (part of a network of Ag-oriented fraternities) as an Agricultural Education student in the 1940’s. For 46 years Dale served as secretary-treasurer of the UW Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho called Iota.

Eligibility Criteria
CALS student must be in AGR with preference given to Juniors or Seniors. Preference is also given to students who exhibit leadership (activity level 2). GPA is not a consideration for this scholarship.

Total Awardable Amount: $500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Karl and Ruth Drye Family Scholarship

About the Donor
Alpha Gamma Rho is a professional-social fraternity, strongly affiliated with agriculture and life sciences, helping to nurture and grow tomorrow’s leaders, both in and out of the classroom. As life-long supporters of the University of Wisconsin and alumnus of the college, helping to grow tomorrow’s leaders is one of our primary goals.

Eligibility Criteria
Scholarship recipients must be undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who are members of the Iota Chapter of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. Although not a requirement, preference is given to those majoring in either Biochemistry, Biological Systems Engineering, Food Science, Genetics or Microbiology.

Total Awardable Amount: $750

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Robert H. Miller Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Robert H. Miller.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to students who are members of AGR – Iota Chapter. GPA is NOT a consideration for this scholarship. This scholarship is renewable.

Total Awardable Amount: $2,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Russell J. Schuler Agribusiness Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Russell J. Schuler.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to students pursuing an agricultural degree with a business management emphasis (AAE, ABM, BSE). Recipients must be members of Alpha Gamma Rho – Iota Chapter.

Total Awardable Amount: $2,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Thomas P. and Gail G. Schomisch Scholarship

About the Donor
Information to come.

Eligibility Criteria
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students who are members of Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR). Preference is in the order given: Life Sciences Communication majors, Agricultural and Applied Economics majors, NAMA members, Dairy Science majors.

Total Awardable Amount: $500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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