Nomination Scholarships for Soil 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 Soil Science

+Charles L. Ream Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
Charles L. Ream graduated with an M.S. in Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin. Mr. Ream’s career was spent in the area of turf management and greens keeping at various country clubs throughout the state of Wisconsin. He served as the second Vice-President of the Wisconsin Greenkeepers’ Association, and as a member of the United States Golf Association – Green Section’s Midwest turf garden. This scholarship is provided for by Alice C. Ream in memory of her late husband.

Eligibility Criteria
Award given to a deserving undergraduate majoring in soil science. Financial need is a consideration (not requirement) of this award; a GPA minimum of 3.0, and major in soil science, water management and/or conservation is required.

Total Awardable Amount: $15,000

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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+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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+O.R. Zeasman Memorial Award

About the Donor
Information to come.

Eligibility Criteria
The scholarship is awarded to a deserving undergraduate student interested in soil and water conservation in the Department of Soil Science.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Oscar Magistad Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Oscar Magistad.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to a junior majoring in Soil Science.

Total Awardable Amount: $4,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Richard D. Powell Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
This scholarship is provided in honor of Richard D. Powell.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to graduate students in Soil Science with experience in soil fertility preferred.

Total Awardable Amount: $750

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+William Rothermel Soils Scholarship

About the Donor
Mr. William A. Rothermel, a Wisconsin resident, received his B.S. degree in Agronomy and a M.S. in Soil Science. William led a very successful professional career working for 40 years in agriculture-related areas of Merck Pharmaceuticals. This scholarship, set up by the William A. Rothermel Fund, is to be awarded to students in the department of agronomy in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to CALS undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Soil Science.

Total Awardable Amount: $8,000

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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+Wisconsin Ag-Lime Association Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided by Wisconsin Ag-Lime Association.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to students majoring in Soil Science. Recipients must be juniors or seniors in satisfactory academic standing (2.0 GPA) and preferably a Wisconsin resident.

Total Awardable Amount: $7,125

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
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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