Graduate Student Awards

for Outstanding Contributions in Research, Teaching, & Extension

Avinash KArn

Avinash Karn
2017 DPS Research Award

Morgan Halane

Morgan Halane
2017 Millikan Award

Carola De La Torre Cuba

Carola De La Torre Cuba
2017 Millikan Award

The Division of Plant Sciences Award for Research in Plant Biology
This award recognizes the accomplishments of a masters or doctoral student in any area of plant biology. The funds for this award were provided through an endowment established by faculty in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri.

The Daniel Millikan Award for Outstanding Research in Plant-Microbe Interactions
This award recognizes the accomplishments of a masters or doctoral student in the area of plant-microbe interactions. The funds for this award were provided through an endowment established by Daniel Millikan, a former Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Missouri.


Awards in Agronomy

Curtis Ransom

Curtis Ransom
2017 Ferguson Award

The Ferguson Award
This award recognizes the efforts and accomplishments of an outstanding graduate student within the Division of Plant Sciences, specifically within the field of Agronomy.

The Heckler Award
This award recognizes the accomplishments of a graduate student who is a resident of the State of Missouri is studying in the field of farm crops, soils, or animal husbandry (in relation to production agriculture).


Awards in Entomology

Philip C. and Ruth E. Stone Scholarship in Entomology
This annual award recognizes an outstanding entomology Master’s graduate student based on scholarship and professional activities.


The Lloyd E. Adams and E.P. Meiner’s Doctoral Scholarship in Entomology
This award is available to an entomology doctoral graduate student and it is intended to improve the quality of the program’s doctoral students and their dissertations, and to enhance their professional credentials.


Leonard and Elosia Haseman Memorial Scholarship Award in Entomology
This annual award recognizes an outstanding entomology doctoral student based on scholarship and professional activities.


The Fred Clute Memorial Scholarship in Entomology
This award is available to an entomology master’s or doctoral student who has demonstrated excellence in an area of pest management in their research and outreach activities, both in agricultural and urban settings.


Thomas R. Yonke Biodiversity Fellowship
This award is for master’s or doctoral students with a scholarly experience in insect biodiversity.

Binita Shrestha

Binita Shrestha
2017 Stone Entomology Scholarship

Hongwei Zhang

Hongwei Zhang
2017 Haseman Memorial Scholarship

Joseph Larose

Joseph Larose
2017 Yonke Award in Insect Biodiversity

Leland “Grant” Bolton

Leland “Grant” Bolton
2017 Adams-Meiner Doctoral Scholarship

Jessica Kansman

Jessica Kansman
2017 Clute Memorial Scholarship


 

Graduate Student Travel Awards

Three different funding sources are available within the Division of Plant Sciences to support the travel of graduate students to scientific meetings. All three funds have specific requirements. Furthermore, students may receive travel funds from only one of these funding sources to attend a single meeting in any calendar year (Jan 1 – Dec 31). Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Division of Plant Sciences Travel Fund. This fund is available to all graduate students in the Division of Plant Sciences. Priority will be given to students who present an oral or poster presentation. Past recipients of the award are listed here.

The Daniel Millikan Travel Fund. This fund was established through a gift provided by Daniel Millikan to be used for graduate study in plant pathology. Travel funds are available to graduate students in the Division of Plant Sciences who belong to the Plant Stress Biology Program Area and whose major focus on research must be in the field of plant microbiology or pathology. Past recipients of the award are listed here.

The Entomology Travel Fund. Funds are made available for students in the Entomology Graduate Program Area of the Division of Plant Sciences to attend two professional scientific meetings per academic year, provided that students are presenting a paper or poster on their thesis/dissertation topic. In rare cases, attendance at one additional meeting may be funded. Past recipients of the award are listed here.

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