Nomination Scholarships for Dairy Science

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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+Allan & Joyce Bringe Dairy Science Scholarship

About the Donor
Allan is a graduate of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, as well as an emeritus professor. Joyce is a member of the Demeter organization.

Eligibility Criteria
They wish to assist undergraduate students in the Department of Dairy Science, specifically students with junior or senior standing. Financial need may be considered when making the award selection.<

Total Awardable Amount: $2,500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Anton G. "Tony" Sendelbach Scholarship Fund

About the Donor
After earning his doctorate, Dr. Anton Sendelbach joined the faculty, and spent his entire career in the UW Dairy Science Department. He is credited with laying the groundwork for the campus and state computerized DHI program. This scholarship honors all of his achievements in Dairy Science.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to CALS sophomores majoring in Dairy Science. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required.

Total Awardable Amount: TBD

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Carol Hendricks Dairy Science Legacy Scholarship

About the Donor
Carol J. Hendricks (MS Education 1953, BS Mathematics 1950) was inspired to establish a fund in Dairy Science after a visit to UW-Madison and learning that it was difficult to attract students due to their financial need. Ms. Hendricks believes that agriculture, with all its related disciplines, is so vital to this world. It can raise the level of life, provide nutritious food and bring health to those who are in desperate need.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to incoming freshman in CALS who are majoring in Dairy Science

Total Awardable Amount: TBD

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Charles Eckburg Memorial Freshman Award

About the Donor
The Charles Eckburg Memorial Scholarship supports UW students preparing for careers in the dairy Industry.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to incoming freshman in CALS who are majoring in Dairy Science

Total Awardable Amount: TBD

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Charles Eckburg Memorial Sophomore Award

About the Donor
The Charles Eckburg Memorial Scholarship supports UW students preparing for careers in the dairy Industry.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to incoming freshman in CALS who are majoring in Dairy Science

Total Awardable Amount: TBD

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Charles Eckburg Memorial Junior Award

About the Donor
The Charles Eckburg Memorial Scholarship supports UW students preparing for careers in the dairy Industry.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to incoming freshman in CALS who are majoring in Dairy Science

Total Awardable Amount: TBD

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Charles Eckburg Memorial Senior Award

About the Donor
The Charles Eckburg Memorial Scholarship supports UW students preparing for careers in the dairy Industry.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to incoming freshman in CALS who are majoring in Dairy Science

Total Awardable Amount: TBD

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Dairy Science Department Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided by the Dairy Science Department.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to CALS undergraduate students majoring in Dairy Science. Preference given to incoming freshmen.

Total Awardable Amount: $20,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Deaton Family Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
The Deaton Family Memorial Scholarship was created by Dianne Vielhuber (BS 1989 Life Sciences Communication) in loving memory of her father, Richard “Dick” Deaton. Dick’s lifelong passion for agriculture encompassed growing up on a farm, becoming very involved in the dairy industry throughout his professional career, judging cattle at county and local fairs, and being involved in agricultural organizations, including youth organizations.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors majoring in Dairy Science.

Total Awardable Amount: $400

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: $475

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Edna F. & Walter E. Schmidt Academic Merit Award

About the Donor
Betty was born on Dec. 6, 1917, in Madison, Wisconsin. She was the beloved daughter of Edna Elizabeth Frautschi and Walter Emil Schmidt. She was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, School of Nursing and did graduate work at the University of Chicago. Betty and her husband Bob had four children and their love for the community was unmatched. Betty was known to volunteer at hospitals until she was in her late 80s. This scholarship is given in Betty and her parents honor.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to CALS sophomore, junior, or senior students in the Dairy Science Department. Minimum GPA of 3.0 required.

Total Awardable Amount: $0

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Edna F. & Walter E. Schmidt New Freshman Academic Merit Award

About the Donor
Betty was born on Dec. 6, 1917, in Madison, Wisconsin. She was the beloved daughter of Edna Elizabeth Frautschi and Walter Emil Schmidt. She was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, School of Nursing and did graduate work at the University of Chicago. Betty and her husband Bob had four children and their love for the community was unmatched. Betty was known to volunteer at hospitals until she was in her late 80s. This scholarship is given in Betty and her parents honor.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to CALS incoming freshmen in the Dairy Science Department. Minimum GPA 3.5.

Total Awardable Amount: $5,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Fest Family Agricultural Enrichment Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided by The Fest Family.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate students in CALS majoring in Dairy Science.

Total Awardable Amount: $15,000

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 Pabst Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Fred Pabst by his family and friends in order to memorialize his worldwide leadership in dairy cattle breeding and his deep affection for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to CALS freshmen, sophomore, and junior students majoring in Dairy Science. Preference given to sophomore and junior students. Minimum GPA of 2.5.

Total Awardable Amount: $3,000

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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+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 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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+H.C. Jackson Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of H.C. Jackson.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to a sophomore student in CALS majoring in the Department of Dairy Science or Food Science. Students must have taken a beginning course within one of those departments. Students must demonstrate leadership and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Career interest required: dairy product processing.

Total Awardable Amount: $500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Joseph & Sharon Darcey Dairy Science Legacy Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Joseph and Sharon Darcey.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate students in CALS who are majoring in Dairy Science. The Department of Dairy Science nominates students for this award.

Total Awardable Amount: $5,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+L.H. "Bud" and Elmira Schultz Scholarship

About the Donor
This scholarship was established in memory of Loris H. “Bud” Schultz. Bud was a member of the faculty in the Department of Dairy Sciences for almost 30 years. His areas of research included metabolic disorders of dairy cattle, nutritional effects on milk composition, physiology of lactation, mastitis and dairy herd management.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to Juniors and Seniors majoring in Dairy Science.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Larry D. Satter Dairy Science Scholarship

About the Donor
Larry D. Satter joined the UW-Madison in 1960 as a graduate student in dairy science. He received PhDs biochemistry and dairy science, and joined the faculty of the dairy science department. Satter’s distinguished career and research focused on improving the economic and environmental sustainability of livestock farming systems, particularly of dairy operations. He played a central role in developing current understanding of how protein is digested in ruminant animals. Satter retired in 2003 as professor of Dairy Science in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and a researcher at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate students in CALS majoring in Dairy Science. The Department of Dairy Science nominates students for this award.

Total Awardable Amount: $650

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.

Total Awardable Amount: $7,500

Total Number of Awards: 3

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+Neal & Darlyne Jorgensen Dairy Science Award

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Neal and Darlyne Jorgensen.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate students in CALS majoring in Dairy Science. The Department of Dairy Science nominates students for this award.

Total Awardable Amount: $3,500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Nutriad Inc. Scholarship in Recognition of Jose Luis Laparra

About the Donor
Information to come.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate students in CALS majoring in Dairy Science. The Department of Dairy Science nominates students for this award. Awarded to CALS undergraduates majoring in Dairy Science. The department of Dairy Science nominates students for this scholarship.

Total Awardable Amount: $2,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Otto & Gaylord Hill Family Dairy Science Legacy Scholarship

About the Donor
This scholarship was established in 2013 by Gail Hill and her husband, Jim Brown, in memory of Otto and Gaylord Hill, Gail’s grandfather and father respectively. Gail received a BSE in French from UW-Madison in 1971 and she and her husband live in Kent, Washington. Having attended the University of Wisconsin Short Course in the early 1900s, Otto Hill became aware of the most modern advances in farming techniques and embraced the idea of using science to improve the ability to produce food in an efficient manner. Otto and Gaylord were pioneers in fertilization using nitrate and phosphate, after soil testing, to increase productivity. They tested the cows for butterfat and kept records on each animal. They showed cattle at the county and state fairs and developed a reputation for production and type, allowing them to sell bull calves at a premium to other farmers as herd sires. Gail shared this thought about her grandfather and father: “They will never be “famous,” but their contributions to a better life for farmers and consumers are significant. We give this scholarship to honor their memory.”

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to incoming Dairy Science freshmen in the amount of $5,000. If student maintains a 3.3 GPA, the student is eligible to receive the award for up to 3 additional years. 2 awards @ $5,000 each are to be given.

Total Awardable Amount: TBD

Total Number of Awards: 2

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+Paul McShane Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
This memorial scholarship was established in 2013 by Mary, Tim and Kathryn McShane, wife and children of the late Paul McShane. Paul was committed to the cheese industry, especially to artisan and specialty cheeses, and was a superb salesman. A friend even referred to him as the Cheese Czar of the Midwest. His first job in the cheese industry was with Kraft and from there he went on to work with several other companies including Nestle, Kaukauna Cheese, Frigo, Beatrice Foods and Emmi Roth, USA, where he served as vice-president of sales.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to students majoring in either dairy science, food science or nutritional sciences who are entering their sophomore or junior years. Students must demonstrate need and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 to receive this scholarship. Preference should be given to students who wish to work in the dairy industry after graduation. The Donor wishes to award two scholarships per year at a minimum of $2,000 per scholarship.

Total Awardable Amount: TBD

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 CALS students in the Departments of Dairy and Animal Science. Given to a student interested in animal genetics. Award is based on: academic merit, extracurricular activities and leadership.

Total Awardable Amount: TBD

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Robert J. Spitzer Dairy Science Scholarship

About the Donor
This scholarship was established in honor of Robert Spitzer ’69. Robert worked at the Gladwin A Read Company for over 30 years and majored in Meat and Animal Science. He was named the Distinguished Alumni for CALS in 2015. Robert’s former boss, President of Gladwin A Read, Bob Baltzell, created this award.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to an undergraduate majoring in Dairy Science. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 2.75. First preference is given to a student from a Wisconsin dairy farm and/or student demonstrating financial need (minimum financial rating of 2).

Total Awardable Amount: TBD

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Robert P. & Edna B. Niedermeier Dairy Science Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
Dr. Robert P. Niedermeier’s association with Wisconsin spanned 49 years – from his undergrad to his retirement as Chair of the Dairy Science department. During this time, Dr. Niedermeier earned his BS, MS and PhD in animal husbandry; taught courses in dairy cattle nutrition, management, and selection; researched forage preservation and utilization, veal production, and parturient paresis in dairy cattle; and was involved in many extension activities. This scholarship serves to recognize his long and distinguished career.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate students in Dairy Science.

Total Awardable Amount: TBD

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Rock River Laboratory Scholarship in Memory of Twilah Kulow

About the Donor
Mr. Donald Meyer, President of Rock River Laboratory, established this scholarship in June 2012 “in memory of the former employees whom we remember with fondness and gratitude for their service to our company and the agricultural industry”. The first scholarship was named in the memory of long-time laboratory manager, Twilah Kulow, who passed away at the age of 51 in 2012. In 1976, Donald started a soil analysis laboratory at his parent’s farm located on the banks of the Rock River in Watertown, Wisconsin. He named it Rock River Laboratory – commencing a family business that will span several generations. Rock River Laboratory has locations all over the United States as well as in Germany, Chile and Brazil. Don’s company provides production assistance to the agricultural industry through the use of advanced diagnostic systems, progressive techniques, and research-supported analyses.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in Dairy Science. A minimum GPA of 2.8 is needed to receive this scholarship award.

Total Awardable Amount: TBD

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+W.D. Hoard Memorial Graduate Scholarship

About the Donor
Widely considered the father of the Wisconsin dairy industry, William Dempster Hoard played a prominent role in the development of the School of Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin. Hoard crusaded for a prosperous, soil-building agriculture prompted the founding of Hoard’s Dairyman, the national dairy farm magazine. As Governor of Wisconsin, he championed the fight against food adulteration and the spread of misbranding of human food. His acomplishments in the dairy and farming industry are honored with this scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to graduates student with a degree from a college in the United States, showing unusual proficiency in some phase of dairying, dairy production, dairy manufacturing or marketing, or dairy journalism. The recipients are chosen by the Scholarship and Loans Committee upon recommendation by the departments of Dairy Science, Food Science, and Life Science Communications.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+W.D. Hoard Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

About the Donor
Widely considered the father of the Wisconsin dairy industry, William Dempster Hoard played a prominent role in the development of the School of Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin. Hoard crusaded for a prosperous, soil-building agriculture prompted the founding of Hoard’s Dairyman, the national dairy farm magazine. As Governor of Wisconsin, he championed the fight against food adulteration and the spread of mis-branding of human food. His accomplishments in the dairy and farming industry are honored with this scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria
One scholarship each for a junior and senior who, by their general activties both in and out of the classroom, show the greatest promise for the future in the field of dairy farm production and /or dairy science. Minimum GPA of 2.0. Minimum activity rating of 1. Career interest: Farming or Production Agriculture.

Total Awardable Amount: $10,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+William & Janice Ward Family Agricultural Enrichment Scholarship

About the Donor
After returning serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, William W. Ward graduated with a BS in Agricultural Education in 1948 from the University of Wisconsin. Ward and his wife Janice ran a dairy farm for more than 40 years in Fort Atkinson where they were active in the community. In addition to farming, Mr. Ward served on the board of Education, Rotary, the Bank of Fort Atkinson, the Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital Foundation, and the Fort Atkinson Historical Society. This scholarship is in memory of the Ward family and their contribution to community and agriculture.

Eligibility Criteria
Scholarships used to attract and to develop the best young minds for the dairy industry.

Total Awardable Amount: TBD

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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