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Hamm Scholarship - March 5 deadline

hands in dirtA nonrenewable scholarship of $2000 is available to currently registered graduate students in the plant sciences and related disciplines from the Philip C. Hamm Memorial Scholarship Program. This is the most prestigious award in the plant sciences at the University of Minnesota. The award is highly competitive and the recipient(s) are usually in the advanced stages of a PhD program, often with multiple refereed publications.

To be eligible for nomination, a student must have:

  1. Completed a minimum of two academic years in a University of Minnesota plant science related graduate program.
  2. Demonstrated promise as a research scientist through original research. Preference will be given to graduate students who have made substantial progress on their thesis research and generally are in the last year of their graduate program. Submission of an original research publication to a professional journal in a plant science or related discipline is required.

Nominations must be submitted through your respective Director of Graduate Studies. At least one nomination per graduate program in plant sciences or related disciplines is encouraged. Large programs may nominate up to three people.

Nominations must include:

  1. A personal statement of career objectives including your research experience and interest limited to 3 pages including tables, figures, and citations;
  2. Curriculum vita documenting scholarly activities;
  3. Transcripts of academic graduate work; and
  4. Two letters of recommendation from faculty “providing evidence of promise as a research plant scientist.”

Submit nominations by email or hard copy to:

Gail Kalli, Plant Biology Department
1445 Gortner Avenue, Room 250, St. Paul Campus Delivery Code 6022 or

The awards will be based entirely on merit in the plant sciences and the recipient(s) will be recognized at the Philip C. Hamm Memorial Lecture.

Questions may be directed to Gary Muehlbauer ( or 612-625-2755). Website:


Sponsored by the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences with funding provided byMonsanto through the Philip C. Hamm Memorial Scholarship Fund.