Application Forms *NEW*
Family, friends and colleagues of the late Honorable Douglas L. Campbell, the former Premier of the Province of Manitoba, have established an endowment fund (currently $81,526) to support an annual graduate fellowship at The University of Manitoba in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences in honour of Mr. Campbell's life long interest in agriculture.
The available annual interest* from this fund will be offered each year as a graduate fellowship for an M.Sc. or Ph.D. student in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences. The fellowship is to be offered either as two supplementary (or "top-up") awards to recipients of the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships or as one independent (or "stand-alone") award. The fellowship may be renewable, for one year in the case of M.Sc. students or two years in the case of Ph.D. students, based on progress reports and the discretion of the selection committee.To be eligible for consideration for this fellowship, a candidate must complete an application form (available from the Faculty of Graduate Studies) and must:
At no time during the tenure of this fellowship may a student concurrently receive other awards (scholarships and fellowships) totalling more than the amount specified in the University's Awards Guideline.
CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD SCHOLARSHIP & GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP PROGRAM
The Canadian Wheat Board, by resolution of its Advisory Committee, was asked to devise a scholarship and graduate assistantship program under Board sponsorship to encourage the development of agricultural research scientists. The program proposed is noted below.
Graduate Assistantship Program
Six assistantships * shall be awarded annually by the Canadian Wheat Board to graduate students involved in grain-related research programs. Each assistantship awarded will normally be available over a three-year period, given satisfactory academic and research progress by the recipient. Thus, by the commencement of the third year of this program, there would be as many as 18 ** students participating in it.
For the first three years of this program at least half of the assistantships available annually shall be awarded to students involved full-time in the study and/or research of cereal plant breeding. The remaining assistantships will be awarded to graduate students in other fields on the conditions that the recipient has:
The Dean of Agricultural and Food Sciences at each prairie university shall appoint a committee to submit annually to the Canadian Wheat Board Proposals for research projects, and the names and qualifications of graduate students recommended for assistantships. The assistantships shall be awarded on the basis of the merit of the research projects proposed, and the qualification of the graduate students required and recommended to support these projects. The universities must confirm that these assistantships are additions to existing programs for student assistance and employment. Assistantships shall be awarded following Wheat Board review and approval.
The monetary value of the graduate assistantship shall be $6,000 to each student in the first year, $8,000 to each student in the second year, and $10,000 to each student in the third year of his/her graduate program. Payment shall be made to the student by the Canadian Wheat Board in 12 equal monthly installments, commencing September 1st of each academic year.
* two at The University of Manitoba
** six at The University of Manitoba
JAMES GORDON FLETCHER GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
IN AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD SCIENCES
Through a testamentary gift from James Gordon Fletcher, a graduate in Agricultural and Food Sciences at The University of Manitoba (B.S.A. / 25), a fund has been established at the University to support a graduate fellowship in Agricultural and Food Sciences.
The available annual income on the fund will support a fellowship to a student who:
This fellowship cannot be held with another award valued at or higher than the current value of the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship at the Masters level. Applicants for the fellowship will be required to obtain application forms from the Office of the Dean in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and will be required to submit the completed application forms on or before the designated application deadline date.
The fellowship recipient shall receive a renewal of the award upon achieving a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in the first year of the Masters program. This fellowship may only be renewed once by the same individual. In years when a renewal award is made, no new award will be offered to a student entering the Masters program.
If, in the judgment of the selection committee, no deserving applicants come forward in a given year, the award will not be made in that year.
JAMES GORDON FLETCHER Ph.D. FELLOWSHIP
(for Research in Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals)
Through a testamentary gift from James Gordon Fletcher, a graduate in Agricultural and Food Sciences at The University of Manitoba (B.S.A. / 25), a fund has been established at the University to support graduate fellowships in Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals. This fund will specifically serve to stimulate, support and encourage research in the Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals by Ph.D. students in Departments at The University of Manitoba associated with the Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals Centre. Each year, a fellowship valued at $16,000 will be offered to a student who:
This fellowship cannot be held with another award valued at or higher than the current value of the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship at the Ph.D. level.
Applicants will be selected on the basis of academic excellence, commitment to their field of study, the quality and value of the research proposal, and their career objectives.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, a research proposal, a full curriculum vitae, two academic letters of support and a current transcript. Complete academic packages are to be submitted to the Awards Officer, Faculty of Graduate Studies, by a specified deadline date.
The selection committee shall be named by the Dean (or designate) of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
LORD SELKIRK ASSOCIATION OF RUPERTSLAND AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP
Since donations to the fund supported by the Lord Selkirk Association of Rupertsland have increased its balance to about $35,500, the Association offers to add a scholarship in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences to the two it already provides in the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts. The Manitoba Scholarships and Bursaries Initiative has made a contribution to this fund. The new award is to be offered in recognition of the agricultural heritage of the Lord Selkirk settlement and will provide support to a graduate student doing research in methods farmers may use to add value to their products before "leaving the farm gate".
Selection of recipients is to be based on academic performance and on the applicability of research to current farm practices. The value of the scholarship shall be 30 percent of the fund (with another 30 percent each supporting the awards in history and the remaining ten percent recapitalized).
UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers new and continuing University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships (UMGF) each year to meritorious students for full-time study and/or research (which includes works that are considered creative endeavours) leading to a graduate degree. Awards are made on the basis of academic excellence, and are open to students who will be registered as full-time graduate students (Master’s or Ph.D.) at the University of Manitoba regardless of nationality or discipline during tenure of the award. Students must be recommended by their department to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Only students with a minimum GPA of 3.75 (above B+) in the last two completed years of study at a recognized university based on a Bachelor, Master’s, Graduate Diploma or Doctoral degree will be recommended.
Competition for the UMGF is strong each year and there are always many more students recommended than there are available awards.
International GPAs are calculated using the equivalency criteria from the Faculty of Graduate Studies website http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/facultyinfo/assess/index.php
Students should contact their departments for more information ondepartmental review processes and deadlines. Offer of a UMGF does not guarantee admission into a graduate program at the University of Manitoba.
The UMGF is used to determine the recipients of the listed supplemental awards, which are meant to be held with the UMGF. The same process is used to upgrade new Master’s UMGF recipients to the Manitoba Graduate Scholarship for Master’s students. . These supplemental award offers and MGS upgrades will occur in July of each year. Only students who have received an offer as of July will be included in the supplemental offers and upgrades.
Value for a 12 month period:
UMGF ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Academic standing: Students with a minimum GPA of 3.75 (above B+) in the last two full years of study at a recognized university based on a Bachelor, Masters, Graduate Diploma or a Doctoral degree. Please use admissions criteria in calculating GPA, i.e., Last 60 credit hours or equivalent.
Citizenship: All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are encouraged to apply to CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC scholarships, if there are eligible for funding from these research councils. Tricouncil eligible students who do not apply for a tricouncil award may be considered ineligible for a UMGF.
Fields of study: Students in all fields of study of graduate studies are eligible to apply.
Years of graduate study: Students are eligible to receive the UMGF for the first 24 months of their Master’s program and the first 48 months of their PhD program. Total maximum UMGF support for any individual graduate student is 48 months.
W. O. S. MEREDITH FELLOWSHIP FOR BARLEY RESEARCH
The Barley Group at the Grain Research Laboratory (Canadian Grain Commission) has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba. Proceeds to establish the fund came from revenue generated by the Canadian Barley Symposium ‘99, as well as from a contribution made by the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative. This fund shall support a fellowship to honour Dr. W. O. S. Meredith, a highly respected barley scientist who worked at the Grain Research Laboratory and was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Manitoba. The fellowship is intended to extend research in barley science by encouraging and providing support to a student who is conducting graduate research in this field.
Each year, a fellowship valued at the available annual income from the fund shall be offered to a graduate student who:
Applicants for this fellowship will demonstrate their aptitude and potential in the barley science research field by way of a two-page summary of their current/proposed research and how it fits into the area of barley science.
Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics:
G. CLARENCE ELLIOTT FELLOWSHIP
Friends and colleagues have established an endowment fund to support an annual graduate fellowship at The University of Manitoba in honour of Mr. G. Clarence Elliott, retired, Vice-President and Treasurer, The Great-West Life Assurance Company. The Manitoba Scholarships and Bursaries Initiative has made a contribution to this fund.
The annual value of the award shall be approximately 70 percent of the annual interest generated by the fund, up to $10,000 (a limit which shall be reviewed by the selection committee annually).
The fellowship shall be awarded to a full-time graduate student at The University of Manitoba in either a master's or doctoral program. Students in the following departments are to be considered eligible:
Selection is to be based not only on previous academic achievement (minimum GPA 3.0) but also on the breadth and nature of a candidate's academic interests and extracurricular activities. Preference may be given to a student who grew up in a geographical area outside a principal city. (Financial need may also be a factor in making selections, especially when other factors are judged to be substantially equal.)
This award is not renewable, though previous recipients may reapply in a subsequent year subject to a satisfactory progress report from the recipient's advisor and department (including a GPA of at least 3.0).
The selection committee shall be named by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or designate) and shall include the Deans (or designates) of the Faculties of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Architecture, Arts, Science, and the I.H. Asper School of Business. The Committee shall also include Ms Louise Slivinski (a family member), and Mr. Ernest Johnson, Mr. Stephen Demmings and Ms. Gillian Ewing (members of the founding committee). Should an external member be unable to keep his/her commitment, the remaining external members will be responsible for naming future representatives to the selection committee.
The Board of Governors of The University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if, because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modifications shall conform as closely as possible to the expressed intention of the donor in establishing the fellowship.
J. C. GILSON AGRIBUSINESS FELLOWSHIP
Dr. James Clayton Gilson served The University of Manitoba as Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Vice President (Academic). His ability as a teacher and researcher was recognized in 1981 when he was The University of Manitoba Distinguished Professor. However, Dr. Gilson's reputation goes far beyond the University boundaries due to his exceptional ability to apply his research and scholarship to assist the agribusiness community.
Upon the retirement of Dr. James Clayton Gilson, his colleagues, alumni, friends and family established a fund (currently at $122,520) for the purpose of offering a graduate student fellowship in agribusiness for a prospective Master of Science student in Agricultural Economics.
The award will be valued at the available annual interest income*, renewable for one year (upon satisfactory progress), and will be granted to an outstanding student beginning Master of Science study in the Department of Agricultural Economics at The University of Manitoba. Applications will be available from the Dean's Office or the Head of Agricultural Economics and are due in the Office of the Dean of Agricultural and Food Sciences by March 31 each year.
The fellowship will be offered to a student who:
The exact value of the fellowship will be determined by the selection committee after reviewing the status of the fund and its earnings.
If, in the judgment of the selection committee, no student warrant receipts of this fellowship, it need not be awarded in that year.
PAUL STEWART MEMORIAL TRANSPORTATION PRIZE - $100.00
In memory of Paul Stewart, a senior official of Transport Canada and, at the time of his death, a graduate student in Agricultural Economics at The University of Manitoba, his friends have established a prize fund.
From the fund an annual prize of $100 will be made to the student who obtains the highest mark in Transportation, Economics and Research (presently numbered 61.733) in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences.
If either earnings or further contributions credited to the fund permit, the value of the award will be increased.
CYRIL L. ANDERSON — RIDLEY INC. GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN ANIMAL NUTRITION
From the gift of Mrs. Charlotte Anderson in memory of her husband, an awards fund has been established at The University of Manitoba.
A graduate fellowship will be available in the Department of Animal Science.
To be eligible for consideration for this fellowship, a candidate must complete an application form (available from the Department of Animal Science) and must be:
The value of the fellowship will be determined by the selection committee after reviewing the status of the fund and the earnings on the fund.
If, in the judgment of the selection committee, no student completes work of sufficient merit in any year to warrant receipt of this fellowship, such fellowship need not be awarded in that ye
NEVIN ESTATE FELLOWSHIP - $16,000.00
From the testamentary gift of Mr. John A. Nevin, a fund in the amount of $237,000 supporting various awards has been established at The University of Manitoba. The available annual interest* from this fund (initially $14,000) shall be distributed as follows:
One Fellowship in Animal Breeding and Genetics ($16,000)
A fellowship in the amount of $16,000 per year shall be offered to a student in animal breeding and genetics working with beef cattle. Preference will be given to a student engaged in the research and development of shorthorn cattle. The fellowship will be available to M.Sc. (Two years) and Ph.D,D. (three years) students, renewable for one and two years respectively at the discretion of the selection committee.
ROBERT J. PARKER GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN SWINE SCIENCE
In honour of Dr. Robert (Bob) J. Parker, a beloved administrator, professor and mentor, a fund has been established by his former students, his colleagues and his friends on the occasion of his retirement from the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences on October 31, 1997. The purpose of the fund is to provide a renewable graduate fellowship to an M.Sc. Or a Ph.D. student in the Department of Animal Science who is conducting graduate research in the area of swine science.
Dr. Parker is being honoured for the administrative contributions that he made to the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, for his excellence in research (swine genetics and breeding), his giftedness in teaching and his great respect for and encouragement of students, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He was a true professor who always had or made time for this students, who challenged them and taught them to appreciate the subject matter which they were learning. He was exceptionally skilled as a graduate advisor, always encouraging, praising and guiding students in a manner that allowed them to excel.
A graduate fellowship valued at the available annual income from the fund shall be offered to a student who has filed an application for this Fellowship in the Department of Animal Science and who meets the following criteria:
If, in the judgment of the selection committee, no candidate of sufficient merit is found, the award may not be offered in that year.
The recipient of the fellowship is eligible for a renewal of this award. An M.Sc. Student can hold the award for a total of two consecutive years and a Ph.D. Student may hold the award for a total of three consecutive years. In the years in which the award is being renewed for a previous winner, no new winner will be selected. In order to be eligible for the renewal of the award, the recipient must have demonstrated satisfactory progress in the program through the formal progress report submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
KENNETH G. WERSH FELLOWSHIP
Kenneth G. Wersh, President of Agri-Feed Products and a grain farmer from the Marquette area in Manitoba died suddenly on January 4, 1994. In memory of K. G. Wersh, his wife Joanne and daughter Kerith established a fund (currently $25,000) with The University of Manitoba for the purpose of offering an annual graduate student fellowship in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences. (This fund amount is to be matched from The University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship Matching Funds Program.)
The fellowship, in the amount of the available interest* generated annually, will be given as a "top-up" award to a student who:
Preference will be given to a graduate student in Animal Science of rural Manitoba origin. In case of a tie, the cumulative graduate grade point average shall be considered as a tiebreaker.
If, in any year, no candidate eligible for the Kenneth G. Wersh Fellowship is successful in the UMGF competition, the fellowship may be offered as a "stand alone" award to the top ranked UMGF applicant, or to another student the selection committee considers a worthy recipient.
NORVAL C. YOUNG GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN ANIMAL SCIENCE
In honour of Norval C. Young (B.Sc./50, M.Sc./55), former president of Feed Rite Ltd. and long time friend and generous supporter of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, a fund of $50,000 (including matching funds) has been established for the purpose of providing an annual graduate fellowship in animal nutrition.
The available annual interest* generated each year will be used as a "top-up award" for the graduate student in animal nutrition who ranks highest among those students in Animal Science receiving a University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF). Preference will be given to an M.Sc. Student The Young Fellowship may be held for two years (M.Sc.) Or three years (Ph.D.), when offered as a "top-up" award to a UMGF recipient. If, in any year, no candidate eligible for the Young Fellowship is successful in the UMGF competition, the Young Fellowship may be offered as a "stand-alone" award for one year only to the top-ranked UMGF applicant, or to any other student the selection committee considers a worthy recipient.
JAMES W. BARLOW GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN FOOD SCIENCE
A fund has been established at The University of Manitoba by James W. Barlow (B.Sc./39) in commemoration of his retirement after a long professional career in the food industry culminating as owner and president of Beatrix International Inc., a company specializing in nutritionally balanced diet premixes. His contribution of $50,000 has been generously matched from the Graduate Fellowship Matching Funds Program to establish a fund of $100,000 to provide a graduate fellowship in the Department of Food Science in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences.
The available annual interest on the fund is to be awarded each year to a student who:
The fellowship is to be awarded by annual application but can be awarded to the same student for two consecutive years in the case of an M.Sc. Student or for three consecutive years in the case of a Ph.D. Student.
JANET FABRO McCOMB AWARD
A fund has been established at The University of Manitoba in memory of Janet Fabro McComb (B.H.Ec./76, M.Sc./79). Mrs. McComb received her undergraduate as well as her graduate degree in Foods and Nutrition through the Faculty of Human Ecology. The available annual income from this fund will support an award for a student who:
Selection for this award is to be based on personal and professional qualities of the eligible candidates as well as on their high academic achievement.
WILLIAM B. MALCHY GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
In honour of William B. Malchy, founder and former President of Malchy Grain Company Ltd., the new owners have established a $100,000 fund for the purpose of providing an annual graduate fellowship in Plant Science, Food Sciences or Agricultural Economics.
Up to 70 percent of the interest generated each year will be used as a "top-up" award for one graduate student in the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF) competition (or two students if the interest exceeds the maximum allowed for the UMGF) who ranks highest among those students in Plant Science, Food Sciences or Agricultural Economics studying in an area of improving the milling quality of Canadian wheats or the business (economics) of international wheat exports and who has received a University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF). The Malchy Fellowship may be held for two years (M.Sc.) or three years (Ph.D.) When offered as a "top-up" award to a UMGF recipient. If, in any year, no candidate eligible for this fellowship is successful in the UMGF competition, the Malchy Fellowship may be offered as a "stand alone" award for one year only to the top-ranked UMGF applicant, or to any other student the section committee considers a worthy recipient.
GARSON N. (GERRY) VOGEL MEMORIAL AWARD
In memory of Garson Nathaniel (Gerry) Vogel and in recognition of his distinguished service with the Canadian Wheat Board and the World Food Program, an awards fund has been established at The University of Manitoba.
Because of the significance of developing appropriate techniques for processing agricultural raw material into food products and of the importance of sound nutritional information about such products, an interdepartmental doctoral program in Food and Nutritional Sciences has been established at The University of Manitoba. This program, designed to increase the knowledge base in food and nutritional sciences involves the departments of Foods and Nutrition (Faculty of Human Ecology) and Food Science, Animal Science, and Plant Science (Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences).
From the earnings on this fund, an annual award valued at the available annual income from the fund will be available to a student in the Ph.D program in Food and Nutritional Science.
R. A. (BOB) BRISTOW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100.00
In memory of R. A. (Bob) Bristow, long a staff member of the Canadian Department of Agriculture, his wife and family have established an awards fund at The University of Manitoba.
From this fund an annual scholarship of $100 will be available to a student who:
If either or both of (a) further contributions to, (b) interest earnings on, this fund permit, the value of the scholarship may be increased.
HELGASON TRAVEL AWARD FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS IN PLANT SCIENCE
A fund has been established at The University of Manitoba as a memorial tribute to Dr. Sig Helgason (1913-92) to provide awards for students in the Department of Plant Science. Dr. Helgason joined the Department of Plant Science in 1947 as a plant breeder, serving as Head from 1975 to 1978, when he retired. He was named Professor Emeritus in 1980 and maintained an ongoing involvement in his research programme, graduate student committees, and departmental affairs until 1984. His outstanding career accomplishments include the development of corn inbreds and hybrids and the release of several barley varieties, including the six-row malting variety, Argyle.
This award is to be offered to a Masters or Ph.D. Student who is beyond the first year of a graduate programme and who applies for assistance to pay expenses to attend a scientific meeting. The recipient must be presenting the results of his/her research at the meeting (poster or oral presentation). The maximum value of the award is to be set by the Head of the Department of Plant Science on the recommendation of the Plant Science Graduate Studies Committee. The current maximum value of the award is $900. A competition for this award is to be held in those years when the available earned interest reaches the maximum award value. The selection committee shall be named by the Head of the Department of Plant Science and shall be chaired by the Associate Head of that department.
Applications shall include:
Selection of the recipient is based on:
To receive a disbursement from the award fund, the award recipient must submit receipts for travel, registration, hotel and food expenses (based on current UM per diem rates). Expenses will be reimbursed up to the current maximum value of the award.
MANITOBA ASSOCIATION OF PLANT BIOLOGISTS GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS
The Manitoba Association of Plant Biologists has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba to support graduate students in plant biology. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to this fund. From time to time (allowing the interest from the fund to accumulate to a level sufficient to support an award, as decided by the selection committee), the available annual income shall be used to provide fellowships and bursaries whose frequency, number and value, will be determined by the selection committee.
Fellowships shall be offered to students who:
Applicants for the fellowships will be required to submit an application on or before the designated deadline date. The application will include a curriculum vitae, a summary of proposed research including objectives, significance and methods, and one letter of reference in support of the application (the letter is to be from an academic in the area of plant biology).
Recipients may apply for these awards in subsequent years (there is no restriction on how many times one can hold these awards). If no suitable candidates are identified in a given year, the available annual income from the fund may be used to support other student projects or may be invested with the capital of the fund.
The selection committee shall be named by the Head of the Department of Botany. It shall include the Heads of the Departments of Botany and of Plant Science (or their delegates) and members of the Manitoba Association of Plant Biologists Endowment Fund Committee. The committee shall be comprised of greater than 50 percent University of Manitoba staff.
MANITOBA HORTICULTURISTS GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP (UP TO $1,000.00)
The Manitoba Horticulturists Graduate Scholarship was established in 1990 to promote the development of horticulture in Manitoba by supporting horticulture research.
A scholarship award valued at 70 percent of interest income to a maximum of $1000 is available to a graduate student at The University of Manitoba who is conducting applied or basic horticulture research.
This award shall be granted to a promising and deserving Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident who:
Students must apply for this award by March 31 of the award year.
If for any reason there is no suitable candidate for this award, the award will not be granted for that year.
GWEN RUE MEMORIAL AWARD - $125.00
In memory of Gwen Rue, a fund has been established at The University of Manitoba by her family and friends to support an annual award to a graduate student in the Department of Plant Science. The Manitoba Scholarships and Bursaries Initiative has made a contribution to this fund. The award will consist of a book prize of $125 (provided as a credit at The University of Manitoba Book Store). An inscription designating this award in the name of Gwen Rue will be included in the book(s) selected by the recipient. Additionally, the name of the award recipient will be added to a plaque to be permanently displayed in the Department of Plant Science.
This award will be offered annually to a deserving student enrolled in an M.Sc. Or Ph.D. Program in the Department of Plant Science at The University of Manitoba. Nominees for the award must have made notable contributions to the Department of Plant Science, particularly in areas directly benefitting graduate students. This may include involvement in the Graduate Student Association (GSA); participating on Department, Faculty or University committees; providing encouragement or advice to other students; serving as a spokesperson for graduate students; organizing special events; or taking part in any other activity that serves the interests of graduate students and/or the Department of Plant Science.
Nominations are to consist of a letter outlining the reasons why the nominee should be considered for the award. The letter is to be signed by at least three persons from among the graduate students, academic and support staff of the Department. At least one of the signatories must be a graduate student. A student may receive the award only once.