Nomination Scholarships for Plant Breeding & Plant Genetics

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 Plant Breeding & Plant Genetics

+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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+Eunice & Howard Ream Memorial Trust 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. Preference given to undergrads.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,500

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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+William T. Dible Terra International, Inc. Scholarship

About the Donor
After receiving his master’s and doctorate in soil chemistry and plant physiology from UW-Madison, William T. Dible began his career working for International Minerals & Chemical Corp. in Chicago. In 1964 Dible parted with International Materials to co-found Terra International, an agricultural manufacturing plant in Sioux City. Throughout his life Dible was extensively active in the community; serving as an officer on a variety of committees and volunteer endeavors. This scholarship serves to honor his accomplishments and lifetime contributions to agriculture.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to CALS graduate students. Candidates for the Master of Science and Ph.D degrees majoring in Agronomy, Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics, Plant Pathology, and Soil Science are considered.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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