Nomination Scholarships for Horticulture

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 Horticulture

+Aldo Leopold (Green Tree Garden Club) Scholarship

About the Donor
The Green Tree Garden Club awards this scholarship to grad students who have demonstrated talent, ability, and interest in natural resources. It is in honor of Aldo Leopold, a UW Wildlife Ecology professor, who is best known for his book “A Sand County Almanac”.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to a graduate student who has demonstrated talent, ability, and interest in natural resources, and who plans to continue studying at the University in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Recipients shall be selected from the fields of wildlife ecology, the plant life of such environments, or plant / animal ecology. Recipients are selected by the Scholarship and Loans Committee upon the recommendation of the departments of Wildlife Ecology, Forestry, Horticulture, and Landscape Architecture.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Burdean Struckmeyer Scholarship

About the Donor
A Madison area native, who obtained her PhD. in Botany-Horticulture, Burdean Struckmeyer, spent her entire career in the UW Department of Horticulture. Her research was vital to interpreting the nature of tree diseases including Dutch Elm and Oak Wilt. This scholarship is to honor her career and research in horticulture.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to CALS undergraduate students enrolled in Horticulture with demonstrated financial need.

Total Awardable Amount: $12,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+David Curwen Student Enhancement Scholarship

About the Donor
Dr. David Curwen joined the UW Department of Horticulture in 1963 after earning his Ph.D at Penn State. Some of his many accomplishments while on campus include developing and delivering effective wind erosion control, improved irrigation management, and reducing the need for pesticides for potatoes and other vegetables. This scholarship is set up in recognition of his career.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Horticulture. Preference is given to students who demonstrate leadership ability, have good academic standing. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,000

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: $750

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Gavin & Mary Weis Research Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Gavin and Mary Weis.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to CALS undergraduate students majoring in Horticulture or other plant sciences. Students must demonstrate leadership in their field and have a minimum GPA of 3.5. The department of Horticulture nominates students for this award.

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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+Herbert J. Hopen Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided by Herbert J. Hopen.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate students in CALS majoring in Horticulture. This scholarship is awarded based upon high academic achievement.

Total Awardable Amount: $2,500

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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+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: varies depending on amount

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+Rho Chapter of Pi Alpha Xi Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided by Rho Chapter of Pi Alpha Xi.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to juniors or seniors majoring in Horticulture and in good academic standing. Minimum GPA of 3.0.

Total Awardable Amount: $750

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+SouthEast Wisconsin Master Gardeners, Inc. Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided by SouthEast Wisconsin Master Gardeners, Inc.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to Horticulture sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students. Recipient(s) shall engage, or have engaged, in at least one semester of independent study/research related to horticulture under the direction of a faculty or staff member. Minimum GPA of 2.0 and minimum financial rating of 1. Preference given to students from Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.

Total Awardable Amount: $0

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Wes Hansche Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Wes Hansche.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to full-time undergraduate students in the department of Horticulture. Recipients must be Wisconsin residents with consideration given to financial need, extracurricular activities, and academic standing. Minimum GPA of 2.0. Minimum financial rating of 1 and minimum activity rating of 1.

Total Awardable Amount: $750

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+William F. Connell Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
After having discovered a new variety of apple in 1949, William Connell grew his meager orchard, into a 13,000 tree orchard – and the home to his namesake – the Connell Red Apple. In addition to running the Connell’s Orchard, Mr. Connell also served as president of the Wisconsin Horticultural Society. This scholarship for horticulture students was established as a memorial of his achievements by friends and family.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduates in the department of Horticulture. Recipients must be Wisconsin residents and have satisfactory academic standing. Minimum GPA of 2.75.

Total Awardable Amount: $750

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Wisconsin Agri-Business Association Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS Scholarship is provided by the Wisconsin Agri-Business Association (WABA).

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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+Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided by Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to Juniors or Seniors that are in satisfactory academic standing with preference given to students who show an interest in the cranberry growing industry. Recipients are nominated by the Departments of Plant Pathology, Soil Sciences, Horticulture and Entomology. Minimum GPA of 2.0.

Total Awardable Amount: $2,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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