Nomination Scholarships for Wildlife Ecology

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 Wildlife Ecology

+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: $1,500

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: $2,000

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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+John A. Spurrell Scholarship

About the Donor
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: $2,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Netzer-Brouchoud Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Henry Nathan Netzer and Bernard Netzer Brouchoud.

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: $750

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Robert A. McCabe Scholarship for Academic Excellence

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Robert McCabe.

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: $3,000

Total Number of Awards: 2

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+Robert McCabe Field Course Scholarship Award

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Robert McCabe.

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: $3,000

Total Number of Awards: 4

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+Ruffed Grouse Society - John Michael Dew Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of John Michael Dew by the Ruffed Grouse Society.

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: $1,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Terry Amundson Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Terry Admundson.

Eligibility Criteria
NO LONGER A SCHOLARSHIP: The Department of Wildlife Ecology will award from AY2015 forward. The Terry Amundson Scholarship is given to an outstanding Graduate Student in Wildlife Ecology or Veterinary Med whose studies emphasize wildlife disease and has demonstrated scholastic aptitude. The student should be someone who hunts or who is learning to hunt. The Wildlife Ecology Executive Committee chooses the recipient for the award. The recipient must attend the annual banquet of the chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society.

Total Awardable Amount: $2,000

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.

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: $15,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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