Nomination Scholarships for Animal Sciences

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 Animal Sciences

+Dennis R. Buege Meat Science Endowed Student Assistance Scholarship

About the Donor
To recognize Dr. Dennis Buege’s long and distinguished career in Meat Science at the UW and as an advisor to the Wisconsin Association of Meat Science Association (WAMP), the association set up this scholarship in his name. The “meat science guy”, as he was known, was considered a national resource for information on the nutritional composition of fresh and processed meat.

Eligibility Criteria
Scholarship given in support of a deserving undergraduate or graduate student who plans to pursue a career in the field of meat science.
Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students who plan to pursue a career in the field of meat science.

Total Awardable Amount: $15,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Ellward H. Wolff Memorial (Wisconsin Turkey Federation) Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is given in honor of Ellward H. Wolff. Wolff was a large contributor to the Wisconsin Turkey Federation, and he resided in Belleville, Wisconsin. His scholarship fund was established by his family and friends of in January 1988.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate students majoring in Poultry Science. Preference given to freshmen or sophomores and Wisconsin residents.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Frank Barron Morrison Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Fran and Elsie Morrison. Dr. Morrison was recognized as an authority on animal nutrition and feeding and was a prominent figure among authors who wrote texts on animal feeding problems.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to Animal Science and Dairy Science senior students in CALS who are outstanding students and future leaders in their respective fields. Minimum GPA of 3.0.

Total Awardable Amount: $4,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Fred Giesler Scholarship

About the Donor
In 1953, Fred Giesler began working for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Animal Husbandry Department, as well as serving as an UW-Extension Livestock Specialist. Professor Giesler also was involved with Animal Science related organizations and enjoyed working with young people in 4-H, FFA , and college students who were interested in Animal Science.

Eligibility Criteria
The department of Animal Sciences nominates students for this scholarship.

Total Awardable Amount: $0

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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+Gus Bohstedt (Kiwanis Club of Downtown Madison) Scholarship

About the Donor
Dr. Gustav Bohstedt was a distinguished Professor of Animal Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He led the development of animal nutrition as a recognized area of scientific inquiry, pioneered the study of mineral nutrition and originated the meat science program at UW-Madison. He was a long-time member of the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Madison. To honor his memory, members of the Club established an endowment, the earnings of which support an annual scholarship to be awarded to an undergraduate student or to a graduate student in the Department of Animal Sciences or Department of Dairy Science who has a particular interest in animal nutrition.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to students for research and study who are working to solve practical problems that WI farmers confront in daily lives. This award is open to ALL CALS departments.Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in CALS. Students must be majoring in Animal Science or Dairy Science and studying animal nutrition.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Herbert R. Bird Scholarship

About the Donor
The Herbert R. Bird scholarship is a memorial to Dr. Bird’s lifetime contributions and leadership in the field of poultry science.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate students in CALS, preferably seniors, pursuing a degree in Poultry Science.

Total Awardable Amount: $2,500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Jack Gorski Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Jack Gorski.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to freshmen and sophomores in CALS majoring in Biochemistry, Dairy Science, or Animal Science. Students must be eligible for work-study. Preference is given to students who come from high schools with less than 1,000 student enrollments.

Total Awardable Amount: $2,500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+John A. Spurrell Scholarship

About the Donor
Scholarship given alternately to a student showing outstanding ability in Wildlife Ecology or Animal Science.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate students in CALS majoring in Wildlife Ecology or Animal Science. Minimum GPA is 3.5.

Total Awardable Amount: $2,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+John W. Renk Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of John W. Renk.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduates in CALS majoring in Animal Science. Students must demonstrate good academic standing and must be actively involved in campus activities/organizations. The Department of Animal Science nominates students for this award.

Total Awardable Amount: $750

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+M.L. Sunde Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of M.L. Sunde.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to Animal Science majors who are interested in poultry science and demonstrate leadership and good academic performance. Preference given to students who have completed 2 courses in the department and have worked in the Poultry Research Lab. Minimum GPA is 3.0.

Total Awardable Amount: $6,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Mary Heisdorf Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Mary Heisdorf.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to CALS undergraduates and graduate students in Poultry Science. The Department of Animal Science nominates students for this award.

Total Awardable Amount: $8,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Michael C. Spitzbarth Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Michael C. Spitzbarth.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to junior or senior students in CALS. Preference is given to students from Grant County and who have been involved with Saddle & Sirloin or Badger Dairy Club.

Total Awardable Amount: $500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Pork Producers of Wisconsin Industry Scholarship

About the Donor
The Pork Producers of Wisconsin Industry Scholarship was developed for animal science majors that demonstrate a desire to pursue a field closely related to the swine industry. The scholarship is made available each year to a sophomore, junior or senior student at each of the UW- Platteville, Madison and River Falls campuses. Funds for this scholarship were raised in the late 1970s to support swine industry programming across the state through teaching, research and public service activities. The annual scholarships were first awarded in 1981.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors who are animal science majors and demonstrate a genuine desire to enter a field directly related to swine production. Recipient will automatically become UW-Madison’s nominee for the Whitmore Scholarship which is funded directly by WPPA.

Total Awardable Amount: $750

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Robert & Janice Walton Scholarship in Animal Genetics

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Robert and Janice Walton. Robert Walton was a dairy geneticist who helped establish the American Breeder Service’s system of testing and evaluating bull reproduction that was adopted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate students majoring in Dairy Science or Animal Science interested in animal genetics. Award may be based on any or all of the following: academic merit, exceptional talent, financial need, extracurricular activities and contributions, leadership or as a grant-in-aid. Begin with the following criteria: Minimum GPA of 3.5. Minimum financial rating of 1 and an activity rating of 2.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Robert H. Grummer Swine Education Scholarship

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

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to CALS undergraduate students majoring in Animal Science with interest in the study of swine with preference given to incoming freshmen. Students must be in good academic standing and demonstrate participation in extra curricular activities. Awarded to CALS and FISC students (50/50 split) in support of students who have indicated interest in the swine industry. Freshmen are preferred. Activity Rating 1.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+W.H. McGibbon Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
Born in Cananda in 1911, Professor W. H. McGibbon, began his career in poultry research with the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture. He moved to Wisconsin for graduate school and remained as a professor until his death in 1981. His was a well published authro on a wide range of subjects related to poultry genetics, including immunogenetics and the effects of inbreeding on disease resistance. His family set up this scholarship to honor his life and work in the poultry field.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to a junior or senior student in CALS interested in poultry genetics.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Walter C. & Mabel J. Topel Animal Sciences Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Walter C. and Mabel J. Topel.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to Animal Science majors who otherwise could not afford an education without some financial help. Minimum GPA of 2.5 and minimum financial rating of 1.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Wisconsin Livestock and Meat Council Award

About the Donor
The Wisconsin Livestock and Meat Council Continuing Student Award are for students majoring in Meat and Animal Sciences who are also interested in the production meat industry. This scholarship was made available by the Wisconsin Livestock and Meat Council Board of Directors.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to beginning freshmen or transfer students in CALS majoring in animal science, with preference given to Wisconsin residents. Recipient will demonstrate an interest in the livestock and meat industry. Incoming freshmen are to have been in the upper 50% of their high school class. Award recipients must possess a record strong in academic achievement and extracurricular activities with preference given to need for assistance. Minimum GPA is 3.0
The donor wishes to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students with demonstrated interests in the animal sciences area, particularly in the production and processing of beef, pork, and lamb. Each year the WLMC will notify the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences of the amount available for scholarships. Each individual scholarship awarded by the college will be in the range of $1000 to $1500. The number of scholarships awarded is to be decided by each school, within the framework of their annual allotment. This scholarship could be awarded to incoming Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors. Students may reapply for a WLMC scholarship and be considered to receive it more than one time.

Total Awardable Amount: $5,500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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