Nomination Scholarships for Wildlife Ecology

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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+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: TBD

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Alfred & Isabella Galpin Scholarship

About the Donor
Alfred was a brilliant academic in literature and musical composition in the early-mid 1900s, with his work still held by the Wisconsin Historical Society. After receiving his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison he joined the Department of Romance Languages teaching French-Italian literay relations after 1800. This scholarship honors his life, work, and wishes to assist students in Wildlife Ecology.

Eligibility Criteria
Scholarships for meritorious and needy students in the Department of Wildlife Ecology. Requires minimum GPA of 3.5 and minimum financial rating of 1.

Total Awardable Amount: $2,500

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: TBD

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+John A. Spurrell Scholarship

About the Donor
The John A. Spurrell Scholarship was established by Joy and Francis Spurrell in memory of Francis’ father, John A. Spurrell. The scholarship given alternately to a student showing outstanding ability in Wildlife Ecology or Animal Science.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate students in CALS majoring in Wildlife Ecology or Animal Science. Minimum GPA is 3.5.

Total Awardable Amount: TBD

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Netzer-Brouchoud Scholarship

About the Donor
The Netzer-Brouchoud scholarship was established with gifts from Lanore A. Netzer ‘51 and her husband Glen G. Eye in honor of Lanore’s father, Henry Nathan Netzer and her nephew, Bernard Netzer Brouchoud. Bernard Netzer Brouchoud was born in 1937 in Mishicot, Wisconsin. Bernard was a naturalist with a special interest in birds. His grandfather, Henry, who taught him much about plant and animal life, nurtured his love of nature. They were constant companions all through their lives. After graduation from high school, Bernard enrolled in the Integrated Liberal Studies program at UW-Madison. He left after one semester to pursue his ever-developing idea of a nature study center which eventually found fruition in what is now called the Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate students in CALS enrolled in Wildlife Ecology who are studying wild bird life. Consideration is based on academic standing and extra-curricular activities. Minimum GPA of 2.5. Wildlife Ecology nominates students for this award.

Total Awardable Amount: TBD

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Robert A. McCabe Scholarship for Academic Excellence

About the Donor
Robert A. McCabe is renowned for his career in the Wildlife Ecology Department of the UW-Madison. A great teacher and administrator, McCabe is credited with elevating wildlife management to a respected science and profession. Throughout his career, McCabe was an innovator, always attempting to bring new technology and disparate techniques to bear on the complexities of ecological processes. McCabe’s expertise and counsel were sought at the state, national and international levels. As a professor, McCabe was known for his sense of humor and personal interactions with his students. Students addressed him as Bob — a practice initiated by Aldo Leopold.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to deserving students in the Department of Wildlife Ecology. Recipients will be concluding their junior year or first semester senior year. Students must demonstrate academic excellence in their coursework and have active participation in the Department or professional extracurricular activities. No student shall receive the award more than once. In even-numbered years, when there is no summer camp, there can be up to four scholarships in the amount of $1500 each to deserving students as currently prescribed.Funds support Field Course in odd numbered years.

Total Awardable Amount: $6,000

Total Number of Awards: 2

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+Robert McCabe Field Course Scholarship Award

About the Donor
Robert A. McCabe is renowned for his career in the Wildlife Ecology Department of the UW-Madison. A great teacher and administrator, McCabe is credited with elevating wildlife management to a respected science and profession. Throughout his career, McCabe was an innovator, always attempting to bring new technology and disparate techniques to bear on the complexities of ecological processes. McCabe’s expertise and counsel were sought at the state, national and international levels. As a professor, McCabe was known for his sense of humor and personal interactions with his students. Students addressed him as Bob — a practice initiated by Aldo Leopold.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to Wildlife Ecology students in odd-numbered years, for the summer term; the department of Wildlife Ecology will notify CALS of the recipients for this award.

Total Awardable Amount: TBD

Total Number of Awards: 4

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+Ruffed Grouse Society - John Michael Dew Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
This scholarship was established in 2000 by Thomas Dew of Elgin, Illinois and the Ruffled Grouse Society in memory of Tom’s son, John Michael Dew. John passed away in 1998 but his legacy and love of wildlife and the preservation of its habitat, lives on through this scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to juniors, seniors, or graduate students studying in the department of Wildlife Ecology in the CALS. Recipients are selected with consideration of financial need. Preference is given to students interested in pursuing a career in wildlife habitat. This scholarship is renewable.

Total Awardable Amount: TBD

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Vera and Donald Wallach Scholarship

About the Donor
Out of passion for the environment, with a special emphasis upon the protection and preservation of wildlife, Vera and Dr. Donald Wallach created this scholarship for CALS students. Donald received his PhD from UW-Madison in 1953. Originally from Germany, Vera survived the Holocaust. Her parents died tragically at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. She emigrated to the US alongside her older brother. Vera loved nature and supported her local nature conservancy.

Eligibility Criteria
UGRD or GRAD; Wildlife Management; Ecology; Natural Resource Management; and Arctic and Antarctic Research (with particular emphasis on protection and preservation of the wildlife of these regions; students from Denmark and U.S. are preferred

Total Awardable Amount: $50,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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