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.

+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:

+Barbara and Thomas Lyon Scholarship
         deadline February 1, 2020

Scholarship Available for Graduate Students Studying Cooperatives
The UW Center for Cooperatives is pleased to accept applications for the Barbara and Thomas Lyon Scholarship Fund. The Barbara and Thomas Lyon Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 to support graduate students with an expressed interest in cooperative business. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on evidence of interest in the cooperative business model, scholarship, and leadership and communication skills.

Eligibility Criteria
In order to be eligible for the Barbara and Thomas Lyon Scholarship, you must be a graduate student enrolled in an advanced degree program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Award Description
This award provides $4,000 to fund study and research materials, travel, or other expenses. It will be made available to the scholarship recipient in a lump sum.

Application Process
To apply for a scholarship, complete an online application by February 1, 2020, 11:59 p.m.  Applications will be evaluated by a review committee. Please note that your application may be read by someone from any discipline; strong applications are able to convey the importance of an applicant’s research and/or travel plans to a non-expert or person outside your field.

Selection Schedule
Scholarship announced: January 6, 2020
Applications due: February 1, 2020
Students notified: March 1, 2020

For more information or questions, please contact Courtney Berner at

+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

+John and Isabelle Ames Memorial Scholarship
      deadline March 1, 2020

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

+Truman D. Picard Scholarships
      deadline March 13, 2020

The Truman D. Picard Scholarship is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing higher education in natural resources. Applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, three letters of recommendation and evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation, as established by the U.S. government (i.e. a photocopy of an enrollment card, front and back, or Certificate of Indian Blood) (CIB). Transcripts (high school students must provide proof of acceptance, college student must provide proof of declared major) are also required. All students must include transcripts. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.


+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.