Nomination Scholarships for Food Science

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. 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.

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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 Food Science

+Badger Flyers Scholarship

About the Donor
Badger Flyers, Inc. was an organization made up of companies that sold supplies to the dairy and ice cream manufacturers – including Wisconsin Dairy and Ice Cream Supplymen’s Association and the Wisconsin Dairy Products Association. It got its name from the many members who had been flyers in World War II. This scholarship is awarded in their honor.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate students studying for BS, MS, or a PhD degree in either Dairy Chemistry or Dairy Manufacturing in the department of Food Science.

Total Awardable Amount: $2,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Bill Reese Dairy, Deli & Bakery Study Grant

About the Donor
For nearly 20 years, Bill Reese served as Director of Market Development in the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection. During retirement, Reese became the executive director of the International Cheese and Deli Association. This scholarship provides awards to students showing promise, determination and a commitment to the study of food science.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate students in CALS majoring in Food Science. Preference given to incoming freshmen who participate in extracurricular activities.

Total Awardable Amount: $10,000

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
Students preparing for careers in the Dairy Industry.

Total Awardable Amount: $5,000

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
Students preparing for careers in the Dairy Industry.

Total Awardable Amount: $5,000

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
Students preparing for careers in the Dairy Industry.

Total Awardable Amount: $5,000

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
Students preparing for careers in the Dairy Industry.

Total Awardable Amount: $5,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Chiquita Brands Fritz Friday Food Science Scholarship

About the Donor
In 1998 Chiquita Brands established this scholarship for the purpose of paying tribute to the life, work, and contributions of Carleton A. Friday – a prominent leader in the Wisconsin food processing industry. Mr. Friday served the canning industry for many years as president and director of the Wisconsin Food Processors Association and also as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Food Processors Association. The scholarship serves to invest in the education of future leaders for the food industry.

Eligibility Criteria
Award(s) given for outstanding scholarship, research or service of an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in the Department of Food Science. Minimum GPA of 3.5 and minimum activity rating of 1.

Total Awardable Amount: $750

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Daryl B. Lund Graduate Fellowship Award

About the Donor
After earning his Ph.D in food science and chemical engineering 1968, Daryl B. Lund rose through the ranks at Wisconsin’s Department of Food Science. He left the UW in 1988, for Rutgers, and later Cornell University. Lund is the only food scientist in the history of our profession to be the Dean at two major land grant Universities. He returned to the UW in 2001 and is now an Emeritus Professor. This scholarship is in recognition of all of Dr. Lund’s accomplishments.

Eligibility Criteria
Award given to an outstanding graduate student in the Department of Food Science. Preference given to students interested in food engineering. Award amount will be $1,000.00 annually. It is anticipated that this award would be used to enhance an existing graduate student fellowship to allow the Department to be competitive in securing the best and brightest graduate students.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Dorothea Kroncke Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Dorothea Kroncke. Ms. Kroncke received a degree in Nutritional Sciences at UW-Madison in 1922. Dorothea grew up to be a dietitian in the Augustana Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.

Eligibility Criteria
Scholarships given to worthy and needy undergraduate students majoring in Food Science in either their junior or senior year. Each student must exhibit good citizenship, e.g., demonstrate a meaningful contribution to society through volunteer efforts or other community involvement, and participate in extracurricular campus activities. Minimum financial rating of 1 and minimum activity rating of 1.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,000

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: $475

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Dr. Keizaburo Mogi Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
During a turbulent time in the Noda Shoyu Company (later the Kikkoman Corporation ) history, Dr. Keizaburo Mogi contributed to the company philosophy that “an enterprise is a public institution in our society” with an obligation to serve consumers and society and to set up good relations between management and employees. Upon graduation from Hitotsubashi University, Dr. Mogi went on to spend his entire career with Kikkoman, and using implementing this philosophy, oversaw expansion to all 50 states, and over 100 countries. As a tribute to Dr. Mogi, the Kikkoman Corporation, established this scholarship in his name.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to Junior or Senior CALS students majoring in Food Science.

Total Awardable Amount: $2,500

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: $1,000

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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+Hans F. Dresel Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
Hans F. Dresel served as the conference chairman for the inaugural Pennsylvania Manufacturing Confectioners’ Association conference in 1947, and was an inspirational leader in the growth of future conferences as well as the eventual American Association of Candy Technologists (AACT). The AACT is a professional organization whose members are involved in a wide variety of educational and industry improvement activities serving the confectionary and related food industries. This scholarship was established at UW-Madison in 1982 by the AACT to encourage and support students interested in the confectionary industry.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to junior or senior students in CALS majoring in Food Science with an interest in the Confectionery Industry. Minimum GPA of 2.5.

Total Awardable Amount: $2,000

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.

Total Awardable Amount: $7,500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Norman F. Olson Cheese Research Scholarship

About the Donor
Scholarship given to Food Science student interested in cheese research.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Food Science with an interest in Cheese Research.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Norman F. Olson Family Scholarship

About the Donor
Scholarships given to deserving students in the Departments of Entomology and Food Science in CALS and also in Rehabilitation Psychology and Counseling Psychology in the School of Education. The scholarship will be given to each department on a rotational basis.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to deserving junior, senior, or graduates students in the Departments of Entomology and Food Science in CALS and in Rehabilitation Psychology and Counseling Psychology in the School of Education on a rotational basis. Entomology will name recipients in AY19 and AY20.

Total Awardable Amount: $2,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Paul McShane Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Paul McShane.

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: $4,000

Total Number of Awards: 2

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+Phyto Colorant Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Jean Goldman and in memory of Hermann von Elbe.

Eligibility Criteria
HOLD FOR FUNDING APPROVAL. Awarded to CALS Juniors and Seniors majoring in Food Science and Horticulture who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students awarded as Juniors are eligible to receive award as senior. 2 awards of $3,000.00 each are to be given – one each to Food Science and Horticulture.

Total Awardable Amount: $6,000

Total Number of Awards: 2

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+Ross Charles Pech Memorial Trust Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Ross Charles Pech.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to a junior or senior male majoring in Food Science; based on scholastic ability. Minimum GPA of 2.75.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,250

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Steenbock Borden Award

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Harry Steenbock.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to an academically outstanding Food Science student, irrespective of their financial need. Minimum GPA of 3.75.

Total Awardable Amount: $750

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: $1,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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