Graduate Student Awards

Thomas R. Yonke Award in Insect Biodiversity

The Thomas R. Yonke Award ($500) shall provide a student with a scholarly experience in insect biodiversity that would not normally be included in his/her program. Proposals will be considered that offer creative professional opportunities, such as participation in a workshop/short course, a visit to laboratory or field station or any activity or project that will enhance the recipient’s understanding about insect biodiversity

Eligilibity: All active full or part time graduate students in the Entomology Graduate Program Area in CAFNR are eligible for this award. Students may receive this award more than once.

Nomination Process:

  1. Applicants should submit a proposal (single spaced, three page maximum) including the following sections: Title, overall goal, specific objectives, justification, budget, budget justification.
  2. The proposal should not include an activity that is an integral part of the original graduate research proposal approved by the student’s advisory committee.

The nomination materials must be submitted electronically as either Word or PDF files.

Evaluation: Proposals will be evaluated by a committee of doctoral faculty in the program area. The successful candidate will be announced at the Spring Awards Banquet.

After completing the proposed activity, the successful awardee will submit a report to the entomology faculty describing the benefits accrued, lessons learned, and suggestions for future awards

Past Recipients

  • Joe LaRose, 2017
  • Joe LaRose, 2016
  • Daniel Reynoso-Velasco, 2014
  • Lauren Diepenbrock, 2013
  • Tamra Reall, 2012
  • Sarah Zukoff, 2010

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