Nomination Scholarships for Plant Pathology

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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+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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+Hagedorn Plant Pathology Scholarship

About the Donor
Donald J. Hagedorn was born in Moscow, Idaho in 1919, and attended the University of Idaho to earn his undergraduate degree. He moved to Madison, and received his MS and his PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1943 and 1948 respectively in the field of plant pathology. Dr. Hagedorn served as a professor of plant pathology from 1948 until he retired in 1987, all at UW-Madison and became internationally known in his field. He was a popular teacher and advisor, led research in the development of disease resistant peas and beans, published over 320 scientific papers, and received numerous awards and accolades. This scholarship honors Dr. Hagedorn and his lifes work.
Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior student in CALS in the department of Plant Pathology. Preference is given to students who are interested in diseases of processing vegetables or vegetable pathology.

Total Awardable Amount: $2,000

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: $2,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Wisconsin Agri-Business Association Scholarship

About the Donor
This scholarship was created by the Wisconsin Agri-Business Association. The Wisconsin Agri-Business Association, Inc. (WABA) is a non-profit trade association. The mission of the Wisconsin Agri-Business Association is to represent, provide programs and services, educate, train, manage regulatory and legislative affairs, and to be a strong unifying voice for the agribusiness industries of Wisconsin.

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 scholarship was established in November 1991 by the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. The Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association (WSCGA) is a member-based organization designed to cultivate Wisconsin’s cranberry industry and support its growers through useful educational resources, responsible environmental stewardship, sound governmental policies and effective public communications. Founded in 1887 to serve the needs of the state’s cranberry growers, WSCGA is committed to developing and implementing programs that assist growers in doing a better job of growing cranberries and strengthening public support for cranberry growing in Wisconsin. The state leads the nation in cranberry production, supplying 60 percent of the nation’s cranberry crop.

Eligibility Criteria
warded 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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