Nomination Scholarships for Life Science Communications

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 Life Science Communications

+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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+Frank Lessiter Ag Media Scholarship

About the Donor
This scholarship was established to honor Chairman and Founder of Lessiter Media, Frank Lessiter. This scholarship is designed to support a Life Sciences Communication undergraduate student who is actively pursuing a career in agricultural news media.

Eligibility Criteria
The department of Life Sciences Communication nominates students for this scholarship. Awarded to CALS Undergraduates majoring in Life Sciences Communication.

Total Awardable Amount: consulting with UWF

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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+J.W. Watt Agricultural Journalism Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of J.W. Watt.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate students in CALS who are majoring in Agricultural Journalism or Life Sciences Communication.

Total Awardable Amount: $750

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Jean W. Fewster Life Sciences Communication Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Jean W. Fewster.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to CALS graduate students majoring in Life Sciences Communication.

Total Awardable Amount: $1500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+John E. & Elizabeth B. Ross Science Writing Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of John E. and Elizabeth B. Ross.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to CALS undergraduate students majoring in Life Sciences Communication. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Total Awardable Amount: $4000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Lloyd & Genevieve Bostian Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Lloyd and Genevieve Bostian.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to freshman, sophomore, junior or senior students in CALS who are majoring in Life Sciences Communication. Underrepresented students preferred. The Department of Life Sciences Communication nominates students for this award.

Total Awardable Amount: $1750

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Maurice & Grace White Life Sciences Communication Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Maurice and Grace White.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to Life Sciences Communication undergraduate or graduate students.

Total Awardable Amount: $750

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Nellie McCannon Life Sciences Communication Scholarship

About the Donor
Scholarships given to Life Science Communications students with a preference given to those students with a science writing emphasis.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Life Science Communications.

Total Awardable Amount: $8000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Robert Bjorklund LSC Scholarship

About the Donor
This scholarship was established in memory of Robert Bjorklund.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate students in the Department of Life Sciences Communication. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in LSC courses, not overall GPA.

Total Awardable Amount: $8000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+The Farm Journal/Andy Weber Discover Ag Media Scholarship

About the Donor
Information to come.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to an incoming sophomore majoring in Life Sciences Communication.

Total Awardable Amount: consulting with UWF

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: $1000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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