Undergraduate Awards and Grants

The following awards and grants are available to current undergraduate College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students.

ALANA Outstanding Achievement Award

Recipient determined and notified in early April.

Awarded at the ALANA Banquet held in mid-April.

Award description and recipients

CALS Distinguished Undergraduate Research (DUR) Award

Deadlines

Fall 2017:

• Project proposal submitted by Friday April 14, 2017
• Resubmissions by Friday, May 12, 2017
•Update of research project by Friday, September 29th, 2017
• Final papers and letters by Friday, December 1, 2017

 

Spring 2018:

• Project proposal submitted by Friday, September 8, 2017
• Resubmissions by Friday, October 6, 2017
• Final papers and letters by Friday, April 6, 2018

 

File DUR Guidelines

File DUR Application

File DUR Thesis Cover Page

 All DUR materials should be submitted to Whitney.Northrop@uvm.edu

FUSE (Fund for Undergraduate Student Excellence) Grant for Co-Curricular Activities

Deadline: Students may submit applications throughout the year

Microsoft Office document icon Grant description and application

Lawrence K. Forcier Outstanding Senior Award

Nominations due: March 3, 2017

Awarded at the 24th CALS Alumni & Friends Dinner on Saturday May 13, 2017

Alexander Kende Academic Merit Award

Nominations due: Friday, March 3, 2017

 

Undergraduate Scholarships

The following scholarships are for undergraduate students currently enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Richard D. Aplin Scholarship Fund

Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017.

Scholarship description and application

Edith T. and Charles Dana Bennett Foundation Scholarship Fund

Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017.

Scholarship description and application

Richard H. Holzer Memorial Scholarship Fund

 

New England Farm and Garden Scholarship

Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017

File NE Farm and Garden Scholarship Description

Microsoft Office document icon NE Farm and Garden Application

Graduate Awards

The following award is for graduate students currently enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Graduate Student Enhancement Fund

Students may apply at any time

PDF icon Award Description (PDF)

Microsoft Office document icon Application (DOC)

 

Faculty Awards

The following awards are for faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Excellence in Teaching and Undergraduate Education

Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Award description

Award recipients

H.W. Vogelmann Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship

Deadline: Monday, November 7, 2016

Award description and past recipients

 

Staff Awards

The following award is for staff in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Excellence in Staff Support Award

Deadline: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Microsoft Office document icon Award description (DOC)

Past Recipients

 

Alumni Awards

The following awards are for alumni in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

New Achiever Alumni Award

Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017

Award description, nomination form and past recipients

Outstanding Alumni Award

Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017

Award description, past recipients and nomination form

Sinclair Cup Award

Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017

Award description, past recipients and nomination process

External Scholarships

Centennial Scholarships

Dean Thomas C. Vogelmann invites you to help celebrate the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ first one hundred years by being part of a scholarship fund drive to help launch its second century. Fundraising efforts are underway to reach a goal of $1.0 million worth of new endowed undergraduate scholarship funds or graduate fellowship funds as a permanent tribute to the College’s 2011 centennial anniversary.

The act of establishing an endowed scholarship fund is one of the most meaningful and lasting ways to support the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. It is also one of the most rewarding gifts to make in that it gives the donor the satisfaction of seeing the results bestowed year after year upon deserving students.

Named undergraduate endowments may be established with a contribution of $50,000 or more while named graduate fellowship endowments begin at $250,000. A gift agreement setting forth the criteria for the scholarship award (e.g., college-wide or department-specific; for Vermont students or for any qualified student; need-based, merit-based or a combination of the two) is prepared in consultation with the donor and, once agreed upon, is signed along with the terms of a pledge payment agreement. The endowment may be established by a single gift or through a series of payments over up to five years. The scholarship or fellowship award will not begin to be issued until after the endowment reaches the $50,000 or $250,000 minimum requirement, respectively

Pledge agreements above the $50,000 or $250,000 minimum thresholds, however, may be structured to allow a portion of each pledge payment to be used to make the scholarship or fellowship award at the same time the endowment pledge is being fulfilled over a multiyear period. For example, a donor may pledge $120,000 to establish a named undergraduate scholarship fund payable over four years. Each $30,000 pledge payment would allocate $25,000 toward the endowment principal and $5,000 toward the scholarship award itself.

Whether establishing an endowed scholarship fund in memory of a loved one or to honor a former professor, your gift will have an immediate and lasting impact on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. It will strengthen the College’s means to attract and retain highly qualified students and help the students achieve their potential throughout their degree program and beyond. For more information about endowed scholarship and fellowship funds, please contact College Development Officer Howard Lincoln, (802) 656-2509 or Howard.Lincoln@uvm.edu