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.

John and Isabelle Ames Memorial Scholarship; deadline postmark by March 1, 2023expand_more

The John and Isabelle Ames Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Janice Berezowitz’s parents of Ames-Way Holsteins in Darien, WI.

Offered to college sophomores and juniors with current or previous involvement in 4-H, FFA, and/or the Registered Holstein Industry who are pursuing a four-year degree in any field.

Amount of Scholarship : ONE (1) $750 scholarship will be awarded in 2023

Deadline for Application: Postmark by March 1, 2023

Questions:  Contact Janice Berezowitz at


Truman D. Picard Scholarship; deadline March 10, 2023expand_more

Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2023, 5:00 p.m. PT

Award: $2,500 for college students (number of awards varies per year)
             $2,500 for grad students and graduating college seniors that are applying/accepted for grad school
             $2,000 for graduating senior high school students

Purpose: The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a
higher education in Natural Resources. Preference will be given to students whose degree or area of study
directly involves management of Forest Resources.

For more information, and to apply go to:

The Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry Scholarship; deadline March 30, 2023expand_more

Deadline: March 30, 2023

This scholarship fund seeks to find the next generation of agricultural and forestry professionals who will learn how to manage our environment on a completely sustainable basis, provide food and shelter for people, and in the process protect our precious natural resources for our children and those yet to come.

Eligibility: College juniors, seniors, and graduate students who grew up in Southeast Minnesota, are attending school in the 5-state upper Midwest, and are committed to sustainability in the fields of agriculture and forestry.

Amount of Scholarship : ONE (1) $5,000 scholarship will be awarded

Deadline for Application: March 30, 2023

Questions:  Contact Dag I. Knudsen at

For more information and to apply go to:

Carlton A. Friday and Kenneth G. Weckel Scholarships; deadline April 20, 2023expand_more

The Carlton A. Friday and Kenneth G. Weckel Scholarships, managed by the Midwest Food Products Association, offer $2,500 scholarships to deserving undergraduate students who are majoring in agriculture or food science within the University of Wisconsin system (Madison, Platteville, and River Falls). Students must demonstrate a minimum 3.0 GPA. If a high volume of applications is received, students may be asked to demonstrate financial need.

The Friday/Weckel Scholarship application period opened December 1 and the deadline to apply is April 20.

Students only need to complete one application to apply for both the Carleton A. Friday and Kenneth G. Weckel scholarships.

Applications and further scholarship information may be found at Email applications to or send by mail to:

Midwest Food Products Association
Attn: Scholarship Committee
4600 American Pkwy, Ste 210
Madison, WI 53718

Southwestern Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association – 2023 Dairy Industry Scholarship; deadline May 3, 2023expand_more

The Southwestern Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (SWCMA) is announcing its 2023 Dairy Industry Scholarship. Cheese making in Wisconsin is a longstanding tradition with a rich history of which SWCMA is proud and seeks to support. The dairy industry is a critical element of Wisconsin’s agriculture and overall economy affecting feed mills, dairy farms, veterinarians, equipment firms, dairy plants, and many other types of companies whose impact ripples throughout the entire state. To encourage continued success of the industry, this scholarship is intended to reward and cultivate students of multidisciplinary backgrounds who are pursing continued education and may later serve as the next generation of leaders. This year’s scholarship amount will be up to $3,000 for a single recipient or $2,000 for up to 3 recipients to further attract, empower, and advance the future of our industry.
Eligibility Requirements:
• High school seniors, returning adult learners, and university or technical school undergraduates
• Enrollment in related educational program including but not limited to
o 2 and 4-year degree programs in Dairy Science, Food Science, Agricultural Business Management, Life Science Communication, and related fields
o UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course
o Wisconsin Technical College System Farm Business and Production Management at Blackhawk, CVTC, Fox Valley, Mid-State, Northeast, Southwest, and Western
How to Apply:
1. Application form (Page 2)
2. High school transcript (please include college transcript if applicable)
3. Resume (1 page) listing work experience and extra-curricular activities such as membership in academic, youth, or civic organizations and leadership positions or honors achieved
4. Letter of recommendation
5. Personal statement (250 – 500 words) describing your background, interest, and experience within the dairy industry. Include your career aspirations and how the SWCMA Scholarship would assist you in meeting your goals
Selection Criteria:
• Academic performance
• Apparent commitment to a career in dairy
• Involvement in extra-curricular activities
• Leadership ability, initiative, character, and integrity
• Preference may be given to students connected to the SWCMA area, members, or producers
Announcement and Award
The scholarship winner will be announced by May 3, 2023. The stipend will be sent to the awardee upon proof of their enrollment for the Fall 2023-2024 term at an accredited school.

Apply Now!

Demetrios Agathangelides Memorial Agricultural Sciences Scholarship; deadline July 31, 2023expand_more

True Leaf Market is a seed company, and this scholarship is in honor of one of the company’s founders, Demetrios (Dimo) Agathangelides

Eligibility: Students pursuing the study of horticulture, agriculture, or plant sciences

Amount of Scholarship:  One (1) $5,000 scholarship will be awarded

Deadline for Application: July 31, 2023

Questions:  Email

Website Link:

Scholarship Application: true leaf market website

Delta Theta Sigma – Gamma Chapter Scholarships (multiple opportunities); deadlines vary check DTS website for informationexpand_more

Primarily due to the generosity of DTS alumni, several scholarships are offered annually to current and prospective DTS members. The University of Wisconsin Foundation holds and invests endowment funds for scholarships offered under the Robert R. Spitzer and David A. Wieckert Memorial Scholarship programs. Other scholarships are administered through the DTS Educational Foundation. Eligibility requirements and other information for these scholarships are shown below.

DTS Housing Scholarships – $1,500

The Robert R. Spitzer Memorial Scholarships – $2,000

The David A. Wieckert Memorial Scholarship – $1,250

DTS Foundation Russel Ballweg Memorial Scholarship – $1,000

DTS Foundation Dallas Borneman Brotherhood Award – $1,000

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For further information or questions contact Chuck Miguel at or by phone at (608) 718-3352.