Scholarships

Scholarship applications for currently enrolled CNR students are available online on November 1 on the Student Success Center website. Application deadline is November 29, 2013. These scholarships are awarded in the spring at the CNR Rendezvous scholarship program.

Scholarship awards are applied to general tuition costs, summer programs, such as Treehaven and Europe environmental field experience, and research.

Incoming freshman are not eligible to apply to these scholarships. Please refer to the following websites for information about incoming freshman scholarships. General UWSP incoming freshman scholarships and CNR incoming freshman scholarships.


 

Award, 2012-2013 Approximate dollar amount, and Criteria for Eligibility
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ote: Scholarship amounts may vary due to interest generated and donations from organizations.

Clive A. David Memorial Scholarship $250-$500 for 1-2 Students
Chosen by the CNR Undergraduate Research Symposium Committee
Advanced Disposal Scholarships $1000 for 5 students (formerly Veolia Environmental Services Scholarship)
Awarded to an undergraduate student in good academic standing in the CNR - criteria include academic achievement, extracurricular involvement and financial need. Preference given to Waste Management, Soil Science or Land Use Planning majors.
Aldo Leopold Audubon Society Environmental Education $500
Environmental Education major, preference for Portage, Wood, Waupaca, or Marathon Counties resident.
Anonymous Scholarship $1,500
CNR major.
Bartlett Tree Foundation Scholarship $2,000
Urban Forestry Major.
Herb and Lenore Behnke Scholarship $1000
Major or minor in ELE.
Bill's Musky Club - Wausau Musky Bill Hoeft Memorial Scholarships $500
Wisconsin resident, fisheries major, junior or senior.
BOW Inc. Outdoor Skills Scholarship $500
Student who has been involved in teaching traditional (hunting and fishing) outdoor skills to others. Male or Female. Active in student organizations. GPA 3.0 or better.
Byron Shaw Scholarship $300
Preference for student working in the WEAL Lab.
Central Wisconsin Sportsmen's Club (Marshfield) $500
Junior/Senior Marathon or Wood county resident, no anti-hunters, 3.0 GPA, wildlife major preferred.
Christine and Stanton Thomas Natural Resources Leader Award $500
Any CNR major with high student involvement.
CNR Forest Advisory Committee $850-$1000
Forestry major – sophomore, junior or senior, 2.75 GPA, extracurricular involvement
Mel H. Cohee Student Leader Conservation $500
Member of Soil & Water Conservation Society. Award will be based on 50% leadership, 20% academic, 30% conservation and leadership activities- financial need not important.
Wisconsin Conservation Warden Association $1,000 for 4 students
Junior or Senior, 2.75 GPA, WI resident preference for Law Enforcement minor.
Harold Hettrick Memorial $1,000
Andrew A. Krakow Memorial $1,000
Robert Markle Memorial $1,000
Emerson Noyes Memorial $1,000
Tyler kreinz Memorial $1,000
Davey Tree Scholarship $1000 for 2-4 students
Urban Forestry major
Walter Densch Memorial $500
Wisconsin resident majoring in forestry or wildlife.
Michael Dew Scholarship $1000
Junior or senior involved in hunting and outdoor recreation.
Donald Ansay Memorial Forestry Scholarship $750
Forestry Major.
Downsville Sportsman's Club $750
A student with good academic standing in the CNR, preference to sophomore, junior or senior graduating from a high school in Dunn County.
Eric Duffey Scholarship-$700
A student going on the Costa Rica winterim trip.
Dupont Scholarship $500
Water resource major with an interest in aquatic toxicology.
Todd P. Eisele Memorial Scholarship $500
Student with an interest in waterfowl, wildlife or law enforcement.
Fessenbecker Scholarship (formally the Milwaukee Casting Club) $500
Junior or senior residing in Milwaukee or surrounding county, Must have hunter education certificate - no anti-hunters.
Jody Frie Memorial Scholarship $500
Water Resources student, Water Chemistry / Aquatic Toxicology student preferred.
Richard Frie Memorial - American Fisheries Society $1000
Junior, senior, or graduate student in fisheries, 3.0 GPA, financial need important.
Gaylord Nelson Earth Day Fellowship $1600-$2000 for 2-3 students
Awarded to graduate students in Environmental Education/Interpretation through the Wilderness Society
Grand River Marsh Turkey Club Scholarships $500 for 2 students
CNR major, junior or senior, 3.0 GPA or higher, graduate of a high school in Marquette or Green Lake County (or surrounding county – Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac or Waushara).
Irving W. Gerhardt Conservation Scholarships $750 for 3 students
Outstanding CNR students
Great Lakes Timber Professionals $500
Awarded to an outstanding Forestry major
Roger Hansen Conservation Scholarship $500
Preference to student majoring in fisheries or wildlife, involvement in extracurricular activities, and academic performance.
Hatfield Sportsman Club Scholarship $500
At least junior status, primary preference to qualified candidates graduating from a high school in Clark or Jackson counties or, if no candidates exists from those two counties, an adjacent county.
Hayward Lakes Chapter of Muskies, Inc. Scholarship $1,000-$1,500
Fisheries major, WI resident, Good GPA, Planning on attending Graduate school.
Peter Haupt Memorial $500 for 2 students
Wisconsin resident, prefer big game management, no anti-Hunters, junior or senior, cannot be December graduate. Hunter Education Certified
JP3 Scholarship $500
3.0 GPA, Water Resources major, No anti-hunters, WI resident, Junior or senior.
Joseph Karban Memorial Scholarship $200
Junior or senior wildlife student GPA 3.0 or higher.
Koenig Conservation Club Scholarship $1000
Junior, senior, or graduate student from Sheboygan County. Separate application.
Mark John Kutz Memorial Scholarship $500 for 2 students
Any CNR Major with high student involvement.
Henry C. Kurtz Forestry Scholarship $1000
Junior or senior forestry major with involvement in SAF.
Little Plover River Water Resources Scholarship $400 for 2 students
Water Resources major (non-fisheries).
Long Lake Fishing Club $1000
Students must submit a 500 word essay on the following topic:
"With all the different Walleye reproduction programs available, which program is the most practical and cost effective to stimulate natural Walleye spawning in a Mesotrophic status lake."
Deadline January 31, 2010. SEPARATE APPLICATION.
Madison Fishing Expo Scholarship $1000 for 2 students
Junior or senior standing with a major in the water resources field, Wisconsin resident with a “B” average or better, and preference to candidate raised in Dane County, WI; or if none meet these criteria, preference would go to candidates from counties adjacent to Dane County, Financial need.
Jack Massopust Memorial Scholarship $1,000
Scholarship to graduate student in wildlife (Wisconsin resident preferred).
Jerry Nienke Memorial Scholarship $500
Water resources. Water chemistry/toxicology student preferred.
Jerome E. Skinner/Joseph D. Regner Memorial Scholarship $500
Given in memory of these CNR alumni to an outstanding CNR student, preference for a veteran.
Arthur W. Mueller, Jr. Junior/Senior Scholarship $1000 for 7 students
Junior or senior, 3.0 GPA, Financial need, where financial need is equal, preference to a student with a minor dependent child or children.
Arthur W. Mueller, Jr. Sophomore Scholarship $1000 for 6 students
Sophomore, 3.0 GPA, Financial need, where financial need is equal, preference to a student with a minor dependent child or children.
Erik Munson Graduate Research Scholarship $500
Graduate student in Wildlife – project must concern some aspect of non-game avian wildlife .
Muskies, Inc. Headwaters Chapter, Memorial  Scholarship $1000
Award to a Fisheries major from Langlade or Florence counties or a surrounding county.
Muskie Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin Inc. Scholarship $500 for 2 students
Graduate Fisheries Major & WI Resident
Muskie Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin Inc. - Mike James Memorial $500
Graduate Fisheries Major & WI Resident
Jerry Neinke Memorial Scholarship $500
Water Resources student, Water Chemistry/Aquatic Toxicology interest preferred.
Petenwell Castle Rock Property Owners Association Scholarship $500
Student from Juneau, Adams, or Wood County.
Thomas A Plein Scholarship $2000 for 4 students
High academic achievement, student involvement, extraordinary financial need.
Stanley J. Plis Memorial $100-$500
Award to CNR major with 2.5 GPA and financial need.
Portage County Wildlife Club $900 for 1 student, $750 for 4 students
Portage County resident preferred with financial need, grad or undergrad. (Scholarship continues through their graduation).
Poskin Lake Sportsmen’s Club Scholarship $500 for 2 students
Sophomore or junior graduate from a high school in Barron County majoring in wildlife, forestry or conservation.
Racine County Conservation League $250 for 2 students
Must be Racine County resident.
Jay Reed Conservation Scholarship $1000
Preference for students who are residents of Wisconsin, studying fisheries, wildlife management or environmental law enforcement. Selection based on academic performance, extracurricular involvement and financial need.
Rod and Gun Club $500
Rock County resident.
Phil Sander Memorial Undergraduate Conservation Scholarship $1000
Junior or Senior Natural Resources Major, preference for students from the following counties; Kenosha, Racine, Walworth, Waukesha, Jefferson, and Milwaukee.
Safari Club International - Wisconsin Chapter $1,000 for 2 students
Forestry, Wildlife, Graduate or Environmental Law Enforcement student, 2.5 GPA, active in student/community organizations, traditional view of wildlife and other resource management, hunters.
Safari Club International - Badgerland Chapter $800 for 2 students
Wildlife major, no anti-hunters, junior or senior, 2.75 GPA, financial need very important, Wisconsin resident. If no one is qualified, then award to a graduate student.
Salmon Unlimited Scholarship $1500-2000 for 2 students
Fisheries major. Separate application.
Mark and Eva Schroeder $500 for 1-2 students
Student who is actively involved in the UWSP fire crew and intends to continue a career in fire management.
Shadows on the Wolf $1,500 for 2 students
Junior or senior, 2.75 GPA, any major, preference for Waupaca, Shawano, Calumet, Winnebago, or Outagamie County resident.
Byron Shaw Water Resources Scholarship $150
Preference for students working in the WEAL Lab.
Southern Brown County Conservation Club Scholarship $500
Freshman-Junior, from Brown County or surrounding counties.
Douglas R. Stephens Scholarship $2,500-$3,000 for 1-2 students
Junior or senior that has one full year remaining, wildlife major.
Trout Unlimited – Frank Hornberg Chapter $500
Junior or senior Fisheries/Water Resources major. Central Wisconsin or Wisconsin resident preferred. Member of Fisheries Society or AWRA.
Trout Unlimited - Antigo Chapter - James Smith Memorial $750
Student must be from Langlade County with a preference for Water majors.
Trout Unlimited (SHAW-PACA Chapter) Cold Water Research Grant $500-$1,000 for 1-2 students
One student from Waupaca or Shawano counties or $500 for 2 students from surrounding counties. Preference for Waupaca or Shawano counties, if none from these counties, then select from surrounding counties. Must be junior status and majoring in water, 2.8 GPA.
Twelve Apostles Scholarship $500 for 4 students
Fisheries (Freshwater), good academic standing, WI Resident, must have attended Summer Camp, Involvement in Fisheries Society.
Waukesha County Conservation Alliance Scholarship $1000
Sophomore or Junior from Waukesha County.
Walleyes for Tomorrow $1,000 for 2 students
Junior, Senior or graduate student majoring in Fisheries.
Walleye Unlimited USA Scholarship $1000
Fisheries major with financial need.
Waterfowl (USA) LTD. Southern Wisconsin Chapter $500
Junior or Senior in waterfowl and dedicated to waterfowl management Jefferson, Rock, or Dane Counties students only, high GPA.
Whitetails Unlimited $500
Wildlife major.
Whitetails Unlimited - Marshfield Chapter $1,000
Wisconsin resident with preference for a Central Wisconsin resident.
Wildlife or Law enforcement major, No anti-hunters. Junior, senior or graduate student.
Wilson Achievement Scholarships $750 for 5 students
Awarded to top CNR undergraduate students
Wilson Diversity Scholarship $1000 for 2 students
New incoming freshman scholarship with a diverse background. Separate application.
Winnebago Conservation Club - Robert Zelhofer $500
Winnebago County Resident or non-traditional out-of-state student.
No anti-hunters, junior status as of spring semester (must be Senior the following fall), 3.0 GPA, financial need is important.
Forestry or Wildlife majors.
Wisconsin Agri-Business Association $2,500
Junior or senior soils major with interest in agriculture and pest management.
Wisconsin Bow hunting Heritage Foundation Scholarship $500
SEPARATE APPLICATION
Wisconsin Bow hunters Association Scholarship - Lyell Cowley Memorial $500
WI Resident, interest in bow hunting, any natural resources major, junior or senior.
Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Scholarship $1000 for 3 students
CNR major, Wisconsin resident from a rural area (less than 20,000). Full time student.
Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association Scholarship $1200
Junior or senior. Preference to applicant whose parents are employed in cranberry business or a student who has worked in cranberry production.
Wisconsin Traditional Archers Scholarship $750 for 2 students
Junior or senior, WI resident. SEPARATE APPLICATION
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation $1,000 for 8 students
Wisconsin resident or non-traditional out-of-state student. No anti-hunters, junior status as of spring semester (must be Senior the following fall), 3.0 GPA, financial need is important. Forestry or Wildlife majors.
 
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Scholarship
William Aberg Memorial Scholarship
JL Schneider Memorial Scholarship
Gordon Bubolz Memorial Scholarship
Richard Hemp Memorial Scholarship
Les Woerpel Memorial Scholarship
William Peterburs, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Police Department Conservation Club Scholarship 
          Environmental Education & Interpretation Majors only, 3.0 GPA, financial need, preference to students involved in   
           volunteer service activities or organizations.
 
Yahara Scholarship $300
Sophomore, junior, or senior Water Resources major. Wisconsin resident from Dane County or an adjacent county.
Zabel Family Scholarship 
Awarded to students with financial need majoring in Environmental Education and Interpretation OR Wildlife Ecology – Information and Education, 3.0 or greater G.P.A., with preference to students involved in volunteer services activities or organizations. 

Summer Camp Scholarships

Treehaven Scholarships
James and Joanne Bernd Family Scholarship $1,000 for 15 students
Scholarships for students attending the Treehaven summer camp.
William Heikkinen Conservation Scholarship $500
 
Marv and Sandy Kramer Summer Academic Scholarship $1,000 for 6 students
For students attending the Treehaven Summer Camp program.
Scott Irons Treehaven Scholarship $200
Illinois student attending summer camp the following summer, 2.5 GPA, and involved in extra-curricular activities.
Timothy G Kroeff Award $1000
Student who is attending Treehaven and is a Faculty Assistant, major/minor in Waters, Wildlife or Env. Law, interest in hunting and/or fishing preferred, involvement in organizations and community, leadership, financial need.
James Newman Treehaven Scholarship $400
Resources Management major attending summer camp. Extracurricular involvement and 2.75 GPA.
Martini Family Memorial Scholarship $1000
Student who is attending Treehaven and is a Faculty Assistant, financial need important, high academic performance preferred, involvement in student organizations and community, leadership ability and potential.
Gordon E. Kummer Memorial $500 for 2 students
Students attending summer camp, financial need is second criteria.
Dorothy Kopmeier Vallier Treehaven Scholarship $1000 for 2 students
 
Jacque Vallier Memorial $600 for 2 students
Students attending summer camp.
Jack and Marion Wilson Treehaven Scholarship $1000
Students attending summer camp.
Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association Scholarship $500
Students attending Treehaven
European Environmental Studies Seminar Scholarships
Irving W. Gerhardt European Environmental Seminar Scholarship - number of awards and dollar amount varies
Students attending Europe program.
Daniel Trainer Memorial International Scholarship $500
For students attending Europe program.
Jack and Marion Wilson Europe Scholarship - number of awards and dollar amount varies
For students attending Europe program.
Outstanding CNR Student Awards
Selected by CNR scholarship committee.
Martha E. Sorensen Outstanding Awards $1000 for 3 students
Scholarships awarded to the outstanding Sophomore, Junior, and Senior CNR student.
Wilson Outstanding Achievement Awards
Selected by CNR scholarship Committee
Outstanding Soil and Waste Resources Student $1250
Outstanding Resources Management Student $1250
Outstanding Wildlife Student $1250
Outstanding Forestry Student $1250
Outstanding Water Resources Student $1250
Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant $1250
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant $1250
Outstanding Graduate Student $1500
Outstanding CNR Undergraduate Student $1,500
Scholarships awarded to the outstanding CNR students within their discipline.