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.

+Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Student Exam Scholarship
      deadline November 13, 2019

The Wisconsin CCA Board is providing students in the University of Wisconsin and Technical College Systems the opportunity to apply for a scholarship that will partially offset the Wisconsin and/or International CCA exam testing fees. If applications are approved, the student will be required to pay their portion of the exam fee (indicated below) when registering for the CCA exam. Students must pass both exams before being considered for CCA status. However, students are under no obligations to take both exams at this time.

Scholarship Application Submission Process

1) To apply for the Student CCA Exam Scholarship, send completed application via email: to Bryan Jensen, bmjense1@wisc.eduby the November 18, 2019

2) If your scholarship application is approved, an email will be sent to you confirming your acceptance by November 20, 2019. Because of this exam scholarship, you will not be able to register for the exams online. Instead, print the registration forms (included with your acceptance letter) and mail to Michele Lovejoy at the CCA office (address below). Please include a copy of the confirming email with your exam registration materials. This will remind the CCA office that you have been granted a scholarship.

3) The exam registration form will be included in your confirmation letter. Other pertinent information may be obtained at PLEASE NOTE, the scholarship application is separate from the exam registration.

The exam registration deadline is December 13, 2019. After that deadline, you will not be allowed to register for the February 7-14, 2020 exam period.

CCA Student Exam Scholarship Application

+Boren Scholarships (for undergraduates)
      deadline December 6, 2019

Boren Scholarships (for undergraduates) provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. All applications are available online at

Scholarship campus deadline: December 6, 2019 | National deadline: February 5, 2020

UW-Madison Boren Scholarship contact: Matt Geisler,

+Syngenta Scholarship
      deadline January15, 2020

Syngenta Announces A New Funding Opportunity:  Accelerating a Generation Syngenta Scholarship – Deadline: January 15

Syngenta is offering $20,000 in awards to students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in crop-related disciplines.   Applicants must be U.S. residents and enrolled as of spring 2020 with an accredited agriculture program.


The application consists of a two-step process.  First, you must complete an initial application form, found on the scholarship website. Within a week of completing the form, you will receive a link via email inviting you to submit a 2–5-minute video essay. Initial application forms must be completed by January 7, 2019. Video submissions will be accepted through January 15.  For rules and more detailed information about the scholarship, please visit their website:


Questions??? Feel free to contact Glenn Bertram at G&S Business Communications: or (919) 870-5718.

+Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
      deadline January 20, 2020

The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region has a scholarship opportunity for students who are participating in the following fields of study: horticulture, floriculture, landscape design/architecture, botany, forestry, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental studies, city planning, land management or related studies.

One application supports multiple scholarships. Students may be eligible for more than one award.

  • Wisconsin Garden Club Federation Scholarship – 5 awards @ $1,000
  • Della H. Balousek Scholarship – 3 awards @ $2,500
  • Myrtle B. Ogilvie Scholarship – 1 award @ $1,000
  • Irene Straus Scholarship – 1 award @ $1,000

Eligibility criteria for Myrtle B. Ogilvie Scholarship: College students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, who are pursing the study of horticulture, floriculture, landscape design/architecture, botany, forestry, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental studies, city planning, land management or related studies at a two- or four-year college, university or technical school located within the state of Wisconsin. Applicants must be residents of Wisconsin.

Eligibility criteria for all scholarships except Myrtle Ogilvie Scholarship:  Upper level college students entering their junior or senior year, or postgraduate students, having a scholastic record of not less than a 3.0 GPA and are enrolled in the study of horticulture, floriculture, landscape design/architecture, botany, forestry, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental studies, city planning, land management or other similar fields of study. Applicants should be residents of Wisconsin and attending a Wisconsin School.

How to apply for the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation Scholarships:

  1. Follow this link to the Community Foundation Web Portal
  2. Click on Register (If you have previously registered, please use your original login and password.)
  3. Create a Profile, select Scholarship Applicant for your portal access, when complete click on Register at the bottom of the page
  4. After registration is complete, go to Scholarship Applicant in the left upper corner and then Find Scholarships.  Look for the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation Scholarship Application. Complete and submit it.



Thank you for taking the time to forward this to all your eligible students.

+Boren Fellowships (for graduate students)
      deadline January 29, 2020

Boren Fellowships (for graduate students) provide up to $36,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security (broadly defined). All applications are available online at

The IRIS Awards Office will be offering two information sessions for UW-Madison graduate students interested in learning more about the Boren Fellowships. They will be held on October 23 & November 21. Complete details @

Fellowship campus deadline: January 6, 2019 | National deadline: January 29, 2020

UW-Madison Boren Fellowship contact: Mark Lilleleht,

Complete information on the Boren Awards, campus deadlines & review process, and more is available @

+Lake County Indiana Master Gardeners
      deadline January, 2020

The Lake County Indiana Master Gardener organization is in its fifteenth year of providing scholarships to undergraduate college/university students from Lake County Indiana majoring in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Forestry, Botany (Horticulture Equivalent), Plant Pathology, Agricultural Education, and Entomology. Other majors that benefit consumer gardening may be considered.

Questions may be directed to the Scholarship Committee by email to

For more information visit:

+Dane County Farmers Market
      deadline February 1, 2020

The Dane County Farmers Market is offering two (2) scholarships to students studying agriculture or any agriculture related subject area. Students enrolled in two or four year programs are eligible to apply. Scholarship recipients will receive a $1000.00 scholarship. The scholarship will be payable, toward tuition, to the school the recipient is attending-one half in the fall semester 2020, and one half in the spring semester 2021. Payment of the scholarship each semester will be contingent on the continuing school eligibility criteria. The completed application must be received by the scholarship committee by Feb 1, 2020. Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than April 15, 2020.


Recipient should be planning on choosing a major or a minor in an Agricultural science Recipient should have a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Demonstrated interest or experience in local food production or markets is preferred. Applications must be received by Feb 1, 2020.


Along with the completed application on page 2 include:

Statement of purpose: On a separate sheet of paper or email, state why you are interested in a career in agriculture. Describe your career goals and how a scholarship will help you learn. Include your interest and work or study related to agriculture.

College transcripts: Please include a copy of your official college or high school transcript.

Recommendation letters: Three letters of recommendation, including one from an academic adviser or instructor, explaining your interest in agriculture. Application, supporting materials and letters of recommendation should be received by Feb 1, 2020.

***The student agrees to write a Thank You letter to the Dane County Farmers Market for the scholarship and include in the letter how the scholarship will be used to help the student further their education in the agriculture related degree they are pursuing.***


Submit this application to: Or to DCFM Scholarship P.O. Box 1485 Madison, WI 53701 DCFM

Scholarship Application



Email address:

School you are attending

Expected date of graduation GPA (4.0 scale)

Agriculture Related Field you are working toward a degree in

Extra curricular clubs or organizations to which you belong

Work or volunteer experience in agriculture

Name and address of employer or volunteer organization

Description of responsibilities

Dates of employment or volunteering

+Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club Scholarship
      deadline March 31, 2020

Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club is again offering its scholarship opportunity to students at colleges and universities in Wisconsin who are majoring in the fields of horticulture, plant sciences, landscape design and environmental studies.  The scholarship may be applied by students who have at least freshman status and have a cumulative 3.0 GPA. All this information is available on our website.  Please direct any interested student to our site:  Click on “Scholarship” to download the form which will include submission instructions. The completed application, student’s college transcript and their letters of recommendation are due March 31, 2020.  The scholarship will be awarded on May 1, 2020.

We look forward to receiving submissions from Madison students who are interested in continuing their education with some help toward their lifetime goals.  Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club is proud to once again be offering this scholarship to Wisconsin students.