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.

+Lake County Master Gardeners Scholarship
deadline February 19, 2021

Resident of Lake County, IN, majoring in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Forestry, Botany, Plant Pathology, Agricultural Education, Entomology or other similar major that benefits consumer gardening.  Must be attending a 4 year accredited college/university that offers above majors.  Graduating High School students and college students already in one of the above programs can apply.  Awarded by the Lake County Master Gardeners Scholarship Committee.  Amount varies.

Application Flyer

+John and Isabelle Ames Memorial Scholarship
deadline March 1, 2021

This scholarship, established in memory of John and Isabelle Ames of Ames-Way Holsteins in Darien, Wisconsin, is a $750 award, to be released to the recipient upon proof of registration for classes for the upcoming semester. Mr. and Mrs. Ames were avid supporters of education. All nine of their children received a college degree, which was a source of pride for them. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment toward completion of a degree.

1. Applicants must be currently or recently involved in 4-H, FFA, and/or the Registered Holstein industry.
2. Applicants must be a sophomore or junior at a four-year college pursuing a degree in any field.
3. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.
4. This scholarship will not be awarded to a previous recipient.

The completed application form must be post marked by March 1 and sent to Janice Berezowitz, W8401 S & D Townline Rd., Darien, WI 53114 or

+Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club Scholarship
deadline March 31, 2021

Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club is again offering its 2021 scholarship opportunity to students at colleges and universities in Wisconsin.  A merit-based scholarship of $1000 will be awarded to a college student pursing the study of horticulture or plant sciences such as floriculture, landscape design, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental concerns or related studies.  The scholarship may be applied by students who have at least sophomore status with a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Please direct any interested student to our website:  Click on “Scholarship” to download the form.  Completed applications including all letters of recommendation must be received by March 31, 2021.  The scholarship will be awarded by May 1, 2021.

+Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry Scholarship
deadline March 31, 2021

The Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry Scholarship Endowment Fund invites qualified students to apply for the upcoming fall season scholarship. The Fund is managed by the Rochester Area Foundation and their application portal will be open from January 15 to March 31, 2021.

Details about the Scholarship and the Endowment Fund can be found at the Fund’s website

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide merit-based financial aid to individuals growing up in southeast Minnesota and attending school in the 5-state upper midwest AND who are committed to sustainability in the fields of agriculture and forestry, have demonstrated leadership and communication skills, and are interested in pursuing a career in sustainable agriculture and/or forestry and related fields.

The Fund was established in 2015 and has awarded scholarships to five students so far. These students came from Winona, rural Lake City, rural Red Wing, Northfield and Rochester.

News release submitted by
Dag I. Knudsen and Deirdre Flesche—Fund Supervisors
PO Box 180 Lake City, MN 55041-0180
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