scholarships

Nine scholarships were given to seven Iowa State University (ISU) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) students at the 2020 Iowa Agribusiness Showcase and Conference on February 13, in Des Moines, Iowa.  Five Iowa Seed Association (ISA) Scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded. One of ISA awarded students was selected as the Manjit Misra Outstanding Senior Scholar and received an additional $500 scholarship. The $1,000 Bill Latham Memorial Scholarship and the $1,000 Lisa Shepherd Jenkins Memorial Scholarship were also awarded at the ISA ceremony.     

Bill Latham was a former president of the Iowa Seed Association, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), the Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA), and was a former President of his family company, Latham Seed.  Bill passed away in 2015.

Several students and faculty members were announced awards recipients through the Tri-Societies. They will be recognized at ceremonies during the Annual Meeting.

American Society of Agronomy:

Faculty:

Carl Sprengel Agronomic Research Award: Ken Moore

ASA Distinguished Service Award: Douglas Karlen

Students:

Travel Study Scholarship: Elizabeth Oys & Jack Pieper

J. Fielding Reed Scholarship: Katelyn Fritz

Greenfield Scholar: Blair Bennis

Soil Science:

Faculty:

Distinguished Service Award: Douglas Karlen

Students:

Golden Opportunity Scholars: Marjorie Hanneman, Jack Pieper, and Alyssa Swehla

 

A huge congratulations is in order for Jacob Wright on receiving two SSSA scholarships. Jacob received the Golden Opportunity Scholarship and the Hubert Byrd Scholarship. The Golden Opportunity program, sponsored by ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, develops the agronomy, crops, soils, and environmental science professions by strengthening the next generation of leaders in the profession.  Undergraduate students from across the world in associate or bachelor degree programs are considered. Specifically undergrads interested in graduate school.

Congratulations to all of the graduate students who received scholarships and awards!
 
Research Excellence Award – The award is to recognize graduate students for outstanding research accomplishments as documented in resulting theses and dissertations. The Research Excellence Program is administered by the Graduate College with additional support from the Graduate and Professional Student Senate. 
  • Matthew Dzievit, PhD, Plant Breeding (Jianming Yu)
  • Hung-Ying Lin, PhD, Interdepartmental Genetics and Genomics (Patrick Schnable)

Current Undergraduate Scholarships

Apply online before February 1!

 

Agronomy Alumni Scholarship: Scholarships of varying amounts are awarded to students in agronomy on the basis of academic excellence, leadership activities, and professional potential. This scholarship fund was established and continues to be supported by Agronomy alumni.

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Incoming Undergraduate Scholarships

Apply online before December 1!

 

Agronomy Academic Fellowships: $3,000 per semester for Iowa residents and $5,000 per semester for non-resident students. Renewable for up to eight semesters, for a total of $24,000 (resident) or $40,000 (non-resident). Offers will be made to select entering freshmen that have shown academic excellence.

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