Nomination Scholarships for Agronomy

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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+Agronomy Outstanding Graduate Student Award

About the Donor
Information to come.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to CALS graduates majoring in Agronomy.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Dwayne Rohweder Forage Extension Fellowship

About the Donor
Dr. Dwayne A. Rohweder, for whom this award is named, is a highly respected Agronomist who was known for his effective communication ability and for his knowledge of forage and agronomic crops. Prior to his retirement, his extension services were sought out by citizens throughout Wisconsin and the nation. He remains active in forage improvement programs in Wisconsin.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to graduate students in CALS who are majoring in Agronomy. Graduate students must have an interest in agronomic extension, particularly in forages.

Total Awardable Amount: $4,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Elwood & Lydia Brickbauer Research Scholarship

About the Donor
Information to come.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to students in CALS who are majoring in Agronomy.

Total Awardable Amount: TBD

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Eunice & Howard Ream Memorial Foundation Scholarship

About the Donor
The Ream Family established this scholarship fund to support students majoring in agronomy or plant breeding and genetics. Howard Ream was a UW-Madison graduate, receiving his BS in Agronomy with a minor in Soils & Botany and an MS degree in Agronomy.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to CALS undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Agronomy, Horticulture, or plant breeding and genetics.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Eunice & Howard Ream Memorial Trust Scholarship

About the Donor
The Ream Family established this scholarship fund to support students majoring in agronomy or plant breeding and genetics. Howard Ream was a UW-Madison graduate, receiving his BS in Agronomy with a minor in Soils & Botany and an MS degree in Agronomy.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to CALS undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Agronomy, Horticulture, or plant breeding and genetics. Preference given to undergrads.

Total Awardable Amount: $2,000

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: $1,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Laurence F. Graber Foundation Scholarship

About the Donor
The Laurence F. Graber Foundation Scholarship is awarded to senior students majoring Agronomy. The recipient is selected based upon financial need, scholarship and leadership.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to senior students in CALS majoring in Agronomy. The recipient is selected based upon scholarship and leadership. The Department of Agronomy nominates students for this award.

Total Awardable Amount: $2,500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Laurence F. Graber Trust Scholarship

About the Donor
The Laurence F. Graber Foundation Scholarship is awarded to senior students majoring Agronomy. The recipient is selected based upon financial need, scholarship and leadership.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to senior students in CALS majoring in Agronomy. The recipient is selected based upon financial need, scholarship, and leadership. The Department of Agronomy nominates students for this award.

Total Awardable Amount: $20,000

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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+O.N. Allen Agronomy Graduate Scholarship

About the Donor
Information to come.

Eligibility Criteria
Graduate students in Agronomy.

Total Awardable Amount: $4,000

Total Number of Awards: 4 at $1,000

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+Paul N. Drolsom Award for Undergraduates

About the Donor
Marian Drolsom and children established this scholarship in honor of Emeritus Professor, Paul N. Drolsom. He enrolled at UW-Madison in 1943 but was quickly called away to serve in WWII in the 86th Infantry Division in Europe and the Phillipines until 1946. He returned to UW-Madison and received a BS degree in Agricultural Education in 1949. Paul then went on to earn his MS and PhD in Agronomy and Plant Pathology in 1950 and 1953, respectively. After graduation from UW-Madison, Paul worked for two years in Brazil for USAID. He then spent five years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and North Carolina State University as a faculty member. Paul and his family then returned to Wisconsin, were he was a professor in the Agronomy Department at UW-Madison for 30 years.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate students who have demonstrated an interest in studying agronomy and plant sciences.

Total Awardable Amount: $12,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Ronald E. Doersch Scholarship

About the Donor
This scholarship was established in 2016 by Professor Emeritus Ronald Doersch and his wife, Caroline. Ronald grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm. He graduated from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in 1958 with a B.S. in Soil Science. Ronald then went on to earn his M.S. and PhD in Soil Science from the UW in 1961 and 1963, respectively. Because of his love for Wisconsin and the UW, he joined its faculty in 1962. He served as an extension weed management specialist in the Department of Agronomy from 1962-1993 and served as Departmental Chair from 1989-1993.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to a junior or senior Agronomy student in good academic standing; from a WI family farm or has significant farming experience; award minimum $1,000

Total Awardable Amount: $1,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Royce Bringhurst Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
This scholarship memorializes Royce Bringhurst’s distinguished career as a fruit researcher and Professor of Pomology at the University of California-Davis.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students with interest in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics (preferred). Agronomy, Genetics also considered.

Total Awardable Amount: $2,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+William T. Dible Terra International, Inc. Scholarship

About the Donor
After receiving his master’s and doctorate in soil chemistry and plant physiology from UW-Madison, William T. Dible began his career working for International Minerals & Chemical Corp. in Chicago. In 1964 Dible parted with International Materials to co-found Terra International, an agricultural manufacturing plant in Sioux City. Throughout his life Dible was extensively active in the community; serving as an officer on a variety of committees and volunteer endeavors. This scholarship serves to honor his accomplishments and lifetime contributions to agriculture.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to CALS graduate students. Candidates for the Master of Science and Ph.D degrees majoring in Agronomy, Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics, Plant Pathology, and Soil Science are considered.

Total Awardable Amount: $2,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Wisconsin Agri-Business Association Scholarship

About the Donor
This scholarship was created by the Wisconsin Agri-Business Association. The Wisconsin Agri-Business Association, Inc. (WABA) is a non-profit trade association. The mission of the Wisconsin Agri-Business Association is to represent, provide programs and services, educate, train, manage regulatory and legislative affairs, and to be a strong unifying voice for the agribusiness industries of Wisconsin.

Eligibility Criteria
Recipients of this award are juniors or seniors majoring in either Soil Science, Plant Pathology, Agronomy, Entomology or Horticulture. Recipients must demonstrate an interest in soil fertility and plant nutrition or pest management. Each student may only receive this scholarship once and must be US citizens. Consideration given to scholastic ability, and leadership activities. NOTE: Award entire amount in Fall Semester. Minimum GPA is 2.0. Minimum activity rating is 2.

Total Awardable Amount: $2,500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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