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Animal Science Scholarships

University of Wisconsin Poultry Science Club-Freshman Scholarship
Major(s) Eligible- Poultry Science
Selection Criteria- Freshman majoring in Poultry Science
Award Amount- n/a
Application Process- Complete general scholarship application

Oscar A. and Gertrude L. Hanke Poultry-Journalism Award
Major(s) Eligible- Poultry Science and Ag. Journalism
Selection Criteria- Undergraduate interested in Poultry Journalism
Award Amount- $1,000
Application Process- Complete general scholarship application

John A. Spurrell Scholarship
Major(s) Eligible- Meat and Animal Scinece and Wildlife Ecology
Selection Criteria- Meat and Animal Science or Wildlife Ecology majors showing outstanding ability. Rotates between departments. Check for Details. Open to both undergraduates and graduate students
Award Amount- $1,000
Application Process- Complete general scholarship application

Eli Lilly and Company Academic Merit Award in Animal Science
Major(s) Eligible- Dairy Science, Animal Science or Poultry Science
Selection Criteria- For undergraduate freshman for 4 years if they maintain a 3.25 GPA. Interest in animal science with at least a 1100 on SAT or 28 on ACT and in top 10% of high school class. Execptions with Lilly's consent.
Award Amount- potential of $4,000
Application Process- Complete general scholarship application

Frank Barron Morrison Scholarship
Major(s) Eligible- Dairy Science, Animal Science
Selection Criteria- For 1 or 2 students majoring in Dairy Science and 1 or 2 majoring in Animal Science. Good Academic Standing. Open to Seniors only.
Award Amount- $900
Application Process- Complete general scholarship application

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Wisconsin Hatcheries Association Scholarship
Major(s) Eligible- Poultry Science
Selection Criteria- To a sophmore or junior interested in poultry science- preference given to a junior. Good Academic Standing. Applicant must have earned at least 24 credits with one course in Poultry Science
Award Amount- n/a
Application Process- Complete general scholarship application

Arthur M. Carmody Scholarship
Major(s) Eligible- Animal Science
Selection Criteria- Awarded to a graduate or undergradute student with satisfactory progress. Open to entering freshman or continuing student with an interest in meat and aminal science.
Award Amount- n/a
Application Process- Complete general scholarship application

John W. Renk Memorial Scholarship
Major(s) Eligible- Meat and Animal Science
Selection Criteria- For a full-time undergraduate in Meat and Animal Science. Consideration given to academic standing, finacial need, and extra-curricular activities, including involvement in campus and agricultural organizations.
Award Amount- $1,000
Application Process- Complete general scholarship application

Michael C. Spitzbarth Memorial Scholarship
Major(s) Eligible- Preference for Animal Science
Selection Criteria- To a junior or senior in Animal Sciences in good academic standing. Preference to a member of livestock judging or meats evaluation team and active member of the Saddle and Sirloin or Badger Dairy Clubs. Wisconsin resident and recommendation from Animal Sciences Dept. required.
Award Amount- $750
Application Process- Complete general scholarship application

Wisconsin Livestock and Meat Council Award
Major(s) Eligible- Meat and Animal Science or Livestock Industry related program
Selection Criteria- For new undergraduates in Meat and Animal Science or related programs. Recommendation by department in consultation with the Wisconsin Livestock and Meat Council.
Award Amount- $1,000
Application Process- Complete general scholarship application

Wisconsin Livestock and Meat Council Continuing Student Award
Major(s) Eligible- Meat and Animal Science or Livestock Industry related program Selection Criteria- For Juniors or Seniors in Animal Science or related programs with a career interest in livestock production and/or meat industry. Recommendation by department in consulation with the Wisconsin Livestock and Meat Council.
Award Amount- $1,500
Application Process- Complete general scholarship application

Herbert R. Bird Scholarship
Major(s) Eligible- Poultry Science
Selection Criteria- For an undergraduate, preferably a senior majoring in poultry science.
Award Amount- $1,800
Application Process- Complete general scholarship application

Mary Heisdorf Scholarship
Major(s) Eligible- Poultry Science
Selection Criteria- Open to undergraduate or graduate student majoring in poultry science
Award Amount- $600
Application Process- Complete general scholarship application

W. H. McGibbon Memorial Scholarship
Major(s) Eligible- Poultry Science
Selection Criteria- For a junior, senior or graduate student interested in poultry genetics
Award Amount- $800
Application Process- Complete general scholarship application

M.L. Sunde Scholarship
Major(s) Eligible- Poultry Science
Selection Criteria- For a Poultry Science student who has completed at least two courses in the department. Preference given to a student who has worked in the Poultry Research Lab. Leadership and academic performance considered.
Award Amount- $1,700
Application Process- Complete general scholarship application

University of Wisconsin Poultry Science Club Scholarship
Major(s) Eligible- Poultry Science
Selection Criteria- To a sophmore, junior or senior in any major who has completed at least six credits of poultry science study.
Award Amount- $700
Application Process- Complete general scholarship application

Wisconsin Poultry Improvement Association Scholarship
Major(s)- Poultry Science
Selection Criteria- Preference given to a sophmore, junior or senior in poultry science. Must maintain statisfactory academic record.
Award Amount- $600
Application Process- Complete general scholarship application

Ellward H. Wolf Memorial (Wisconsin Turkey Federation) Scholarship
Major(s) Eligible- Poultry Science
Selection Criteria- For a freshman or sophmore studying and/or majoring in poultry science. Preference to a Wisconsin resident.
Award Amount-$1,000
Application Process-Complete general scholarship application

Robert Grummer-Wisconsin Pork Producers Association Scholarship
Major(s) Eligible- Meat and Animal Science
Selection Criteria- For juniors or seniors majoring in meat and animal science. Must be recommended by committee consisting of Animal Sciences Department, pork producer, and agribusiness representative. Award is based on desire to enter swine industry, scholarship, and personal activities.
Award Amount-$750
Application Process-Complete general scholarship application

Robert Grummer Internship Award
Major(s) Eligible- All CALS, Enrollment in Pork Industry Internship
Selection Criteria- One and one-half times tuition for student enrolled in Coordinative Internship program and interested in swine industry for feed industry or livestock enterprise.
Award Amount- see selection criteria
Application Process-Complete general scholarship application

Great Lakes Calcium Corp. Scholarship
Major(s) Eligible- Poultry Science, Dairy Science
Selection Criteria- For juniors in poultry science and dairy science. Wisconsin residency and departmental recommendation required. Must demonstrate academic excellence, interest and activities in their respective major areas. Financial need considered.
Award Amount- n/a
Application Process-Complete general scholarship application

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Honors in Research (CALS) The Honors in Research track requires students to complete two research projects, an introductory project and a senior thesis project. Students work under the guidance of a faculty mentor for both projects.
Institute for Biology Education The central source of information and support for people who want to make the most of all UW–Madison has to offer in the biological sciences including undergrad research support.
Cargill-Benevenga Stipend Application Animal Sciences Research opportunity for undergrads working with Animal Sciences Faculty

Student Clubs and Organizations

Academic Quadrathalon
Club Advisor: Terry Jobis, 225-5843


Club Description: The Academic Quadrathalon is a nation-wide contest in which all Agricultural colleges are welcome to participate. Our local contest is held early in the spring semester usually the 1st or 2nd week of February. It is a four part contest, a written exam, an oral presentation, a lab practicum, and a quiz bowl each segment tests the accumulated animal agriculture knowledge of our students. The winning team competes at the regional contest at the AS/DS meetings in Des Moine, IA in March. The overall winner of the regional competition goes on to the national contest, which is held in conjunction with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association annual meeting. The students organize the teams of four. Often different fraternities and clubs will organize a team. A lot of the fun is in the friendly competition and a the challenges the various teams and their sponsoring groups get into. While some teams are formed this way, we usually have individuals that would like to participate but do not have team. The student coordinator will then try to put four individuals together to form a team. The student coordinator is an elected position in the Saddle and Sirloin Club and is a vital part to the success of the contest.

Club 101
Club Advisor: Terry Jobsis, 255-5843
101 Course Instructors: Dr. Mark Cook and Dr. David Combs


Club Description: Club 101 is an extra credit project for students currently enrolled in the Animal Science / Dairy Science 101 course. The main goal of the club is to give students with little or no experience working with livestock the opportunity to learn animal handling skills in a learning environment. Upperclassmen and students with animal handling experience participate in teaching inexperienced students handling techniques that culuminate in a final "show" for students to demonstrate their new skills.

Poultry Science Club
Club Advisor: Ron Kean, 262-8807

Club Description: The Poultry Science Club has been an active club on campus since the late 1930's. Any student with an interest in poultry is welcome to join. Meetings are held monthly and usually include a meal prepared by some of the members. Activities include a Christmas party and spring barbecue for students staff, andd friends, and trips to Atlanta for the International Poultry Expo (each January) and to St. Paul for the Midwest Poultry Convention (each March). Funds for these events are raised by processing and selling fresh-dressed turkeys at Thanksgiving and the spring poultry products sale.

  1. PreVet Club
    Club Advisors: Mark Cook, Carmen Reamer

Club Description: Our purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to explore the diverse facets and careers of veterinary medicine. We have an array of speakers from many specialties at meetings, and we provide many volunteer and social activities for club members. We meet once a month, generally the first Wednesday of the month, at 6:00pm in room 2360 at the Veterinary School (located accross from the Natatorium). Prevet website

Saddle and Sirloin
Club Advisors: Terry Jobsis, 225-5843

Club Description: The Saddle and Sirloin Club of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a member of the National Block and Bridle Club. The club is designed for students interested in the animal and livestock industry. While most of the students are Animal Science majors, others are not; thus all university students are welcome to join. The primary activities of the Saddle and Sirloin Club include the organization and administration of the Little International Horse Show, Badger Kick-off Classic Steer and Heifer Show, and the Badger Bonanza Lamb Show. The group also sponsors and coordinates a national meat-evaluation clinic and contest (triathlon) for junior and senior colleges, and sponsors a campus academic quadrathalon - testing students' knowledge of subjects related to all areas of animal science. The organization is famous for the Club 101 livestock show which allows students the opportunity to handle animals they have not worked with before.

Campus Resources

CALS Career Services CALS Career Services provides resources for you to explore career interests and develop skills that will make you successful as you seek employment or admission to graduate or professional programs.
Computer and Information TechnologyThe Division of Information Technology (DoIT) can provide you with all the technology services and support that you will need on campus.
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Transportation Services This link provides information about Bus Passes, Parking Permits, and Parking Information.
Campus Libraries UW-Madison students have access to more than 40 campus libraries. Some libraries serve specific academic disciplines while others offer general resources.
McBurney Disability Resource Center The McBurney Disability Resource Center works in partnership with the UW-Madison community to deliver innovative and high quality services and classroom accommodations to UW students with disabilities.
Academic Calendar Provides an overview of important dates.
Campus Map This link provides an interactive and searchable campus map.
Daily Events Calendar This link provides a list of things happening on campus.
University Health Services (UHS) University Health Services strives to enhance learning and student success by promoting, protecting, and restoring health and well-being. They offer medical, mental health, and personal wellness services (such as nutritional counseling, massages, stress management, etc.) to all students who are enrolled for credit during a fall, spring , or summer semester.
International Student Services The International Student Services staff helps students transition to a new cultural, educational, and social environment through an initial orientation program and an ongoing series of workshops, services, programs, and events.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Campus Center (LGBTCC) The LGBT campus center strengthens and sustains an inclusive campus community for LGBTQ and allied students by eliminating heterosexism, homophobia, and gender identity oppression. The center provides the services and resources necessary to meet the social, emotional, academic, and cultural needs of LGBTQ students.
Multicultural Student Center The Multicultural Student Center strengthens and sustains an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, are engaged and can realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience.
Student Employment This link provides assistance to students looking for a job.
Student Organizations This link helps students become involved and make new friends at UW-Madison by providing a list of activities and student organizations or groups.
Office of Child Care & Family Resources The Office of Child Care & Family Resources provides high quality, affordable, and accessible early childhood care and education; address the work-life needs of students, faculty, and staff families.