All students in Forest Science and Wildlife Ecology are strongly encouraged to also apply for scholarships the Scholarships@UW-Madison common scholarship application and utilize the resources on the CALS Financial Aid webpage.

Both Forest Science and Wildlife Ecology have a number of scholarships administered by the department for declared majors.  Additionally, there are a few CALS scholarships that require nomination by the department. These scholarships are listed below.  


Forest Science Scholarships

Helen H. Miller Forestry Scholarship

The Helen H. Miller Forestry Scholarship was established by her estate in 1990 and is to be awarded to either a graduate or undergraduate pursuing a degree in forestry.  The annual award is approximately $1,300. There are no preference restrictions for this scholarship

Robert B. Hendricks Memorial/Hardwood Manufacturers Association Scholarship

The Robert B. Hendricks Memorial/Hardwood Manufacturers Association Scholarship was established in 1993 in memory of Mr. Hendricks.  Any junior or senior majoring in forest science with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or any forestry graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.5 is eligible.  The annual award is approximately $3,400 and may be split into multiple scholarships.

Earle D. Lyon Memorial Scholarship

The Earle D. Lyon Memorial Scholarship was established in 1962 in memory of Mr. Lyon.  It is awarded to a junior in forest science with preference based on financial need.  Preference is also given to a student graduating from high school in Washburn or Sawyer Counties. The annual award is approximately $500.

Forestry and Wildlife Ecology Departmental Scholarship

The Forestry and Wildlife Ecology Departmental Scholarship was established in 2011.  Preference for this scholarship is based on GPA and financial need.  The annual award is approximately $5,000 and may be split into multiple scholarships. 

How to apply - declared Forest Science majors will receive an email with more information regarding the application process.


Wildlife Ecology Scholarships

Robert McCabe Student Academic Excellence

$1000 to $1200 (5 awards per year)

Alfred & Isabella Galpin Fund

Scholarships for meretorious and needy students in Wildlife Ecology, minimum GPA of 3.2, $1500 (3 to 4 awards per year)

Netzer-Brouchod Scholarship

Scholarship given to student who is studying wild bird life, consideration is based on academic standing, financial need and extracurricular activities, minimum GPA of 2.5, $1000 to $2000 (1 award per year)

Ruffed Grouse Society - John Michael Dew Memorial Scholarship Fund

Preference is given to students interested in pursuing a career in wildlife habitat, juniors or seniors, $1000 to $1500 (1 award per year)

John A. Spurrell Scholarship

Fund established on December 12, 1991 by Joy and Francis Spurrell in memory of Francis' father John A. Spurrell, scholarship alternates every other year between Wildlife Ecology and Animal Science, minimum GPA of 3.5, $1500 (1 award every other year)

Helen MacDonald Award (Lake Geneva Garden Club) Scholarship

Nominating departments include Agronomy, Forest & Wildlife Ecology, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, and Soil Science, order of preference given in the following areas of study: 1) Conservation 2) Horticulture 3) Landscape Architecture, juniors with satisfactory academic performance, minimum GPA of 2.75, $3500 (1 award per year)

How to apply - students who wish to be candidates for these awards should be alert to announcements in wildlife ecology classes and via email


Last updated: July 25, 2013

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