Scholarships from Outside CALS

The Office of Academic Affairs receives notification of scholarships offered by various agencies and organizations that may be of interest to CALS students.

+Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association Scholarship
      deadline November 26, 2018

Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association is offering ten $1,000 scholarships for the 2019 academic year to college students pursuing careers, as well as two $750 scholarships specifically for students earning degrees from technical colleges.

“Equity Livestock is proud to help students further their educational endeavors by offering scholarships,” says Chuck Adami, president/CEO. “The rise in tuition isn’t making it easy for today’s youth to earn their degree, so if our scholarship program can slightly reduce their financial worries, then by all means, we should support their efforts.”

To be eligible, applicants must be a member or the son or daughter of an Equity Cooperative Livestock producer pursuing higher education from an accredited college, university, or technical school. Scholarship winners are selected based on their scholastic achievements, extracurricular activities, application essay response and dedication to a career.

Applications are available from the home page of the cooperative’s website at, or by calling 1-800-362-3989, ext. 152. Applicants are asked to provide a current college transcript and three letters of reference in addition to their completed online application form by Monday, November 26, 2018.

Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association is a federated cooperative headquartered in Baraboo. Equity operates 14 auction markets, and services producers in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Equity assists producers with the marketing, managing and financing of their agricultural businesses.

+Best Rural Health Paper
         deadline June 1, 2018

Write on a rural health topic for a regular class and submit a copy as an entry by June 1, 2018.

The Essay Prize, established in 1993, is open to anyone who has been a student at the University of
Wisconsin (UW) within the preceding year (all campuses, programs, undergraduate, graduate, resident,
fellows, part‐time, and non‐degree included). The competition was established to honor the memory of
Hermes Monato, Jr., a December 1990 graduate, as well as to highlight the importance of rural health.
Hermes worked at the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC) for only a few years but his
infectious spirit and creative mind left rural health an enduring legacy.

The writer of the winning essay will receive a check for $2,500.00 paid from a trust fund established at
the University of Wisconsin by RWHC, and family and friends of Hermes. The winning essay will be
about rural health with some of the following attributes:

There are no rigid requirements for the length, format, etc. To date, winning papers have ranged from
first person essays to formal “journal ready” articles. Please note that papers already written for a class or
other purposes during the previous twelve months are also eligible for this competition. “Papers with an
international theme are welcome but only if that theme is used to provide insight on U.S. rural health care
or policy.”

All entries (no copies needed) must be submitted by Thursday, June 1, 2017 to: Monica Seiler, Rural
Wisconsin Health Cooperative, 880 Independence Lane, Sauk City, Wisconsin 53583 (or by email:

Please include the writer’s name, contact information (address, email, phone), academic program and
expected date of graduation on a separate cover sheet. Information regarding past winners is available at:

+U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program
          deadline open

U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program The Critical Language Scholarship Program is an intensive overseas language program. For seven to ten weeks each summer, undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. live and study at over twenty sites abroad, covering the equivalent of a full year of college-level language study in thirteen critical languages. Additional criteria and application information is available at: U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program.

+Adult Career & Special Student Services (ACSSS)
          deadline open

Adult Career & Special Student Services (ACSSS) Returning adult students are often concerned about financing their education. ACSSS can help. Students who have had a significant break (typically 5 years or more) along their educational path and are planning to enroll in just one course in a semester may be eligible for a Continuing Education Grant. The grant pays full in-state tuition for one course. Additional criteria and application information is available at our website at Continuing Education (CE) Grant – summer, fall, and spring grant application deadlines