Scholarships for College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has a variety of scholarships available to qualified undergraduates. Please be aware that this is not a comprehensive list; any additional resources will be added as they become available. For more information on how to apply, please visit the Undergraduate Scholarships page.

Agricultural Fraternity of Calpha

Established in 1964 by a gift from the membership and board of the fraternity.

Alexander Family Trust

Established in 1996 by a bequest from the estate of alumnus Frank Alexander for the education of agricultural students.

Earl and Linda Ault Endowed Fund for Student Support in Viticulture and Enology

The scholarship is open to undergraduate in the department of Viticulture and Enology.

Harry Baccigaluppi

Established in 1989 by family and friends of this California Wine industry pioneer, this scholarship is restricted to students of viticulture and enology. Mr. Baccigaluppi was general manager of Italian Vineyard Co. at Guasti and a past president of the California Wine Institute.

Robert Lawrence Balzer

Established in 1982 by his friends in commemoration of his 70th birthday, this scholarship honors a man who was a businessman, journalist, teacher, world traveler, Buddhist monk, and wine connoisseur. It is restricted to students in viticulture and enology.

Barbara Drake Bearden

Friends and family of Mrs. Bearden established this scholarship at her death in 1992 in memory of her love of flower gardening. It is restricted to students studying plant science who have a specialization in floriculture/nursery management.

Billings Family Scholarship in Agricultural Sciences

This scholarship will provide undergraduate support to students from Kern County who are pursuing a major in the Agricultural Sciences division of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, or who are pursuing a Managerial Economics major with a specialty in Agricultural Economics.

Stephen & Mary Birch

Established in 1955 by a gift from the Birch Foundation which derives a portion of its income from an investment in a non-irrigated ranching operation near Chula Vista, this scholarship is restricted to students interested in dry land farming.

Ross Borba Sr. Family

Established in 1990 to honor this Riverbank and Fresno area rancher and his family, the scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences who demonstrate leadership and are residents of, or high school graduates from, the counties of Fresno, Kings, Madera or Tulare.

Alice C. Bridge Memorial

Alice Bridge and her husband, Homer L. Bridge, were employees of the Food Science and Technology Department. This scholarship was created by a provision in Mrs. Bridge’s Will and the first awards were made in 1968. They are restricted to American-born students in the Department of Food Science and Technology who have financial need.

Ernest Briick

Ernest Briick was a successful orchardist even though he had limited formal education. He valued highly the role of education in agriculture and was an active user of county extension services. His wife, Luella, established this scholarship in 1991 for upper division students specializing in pomology who have financial need.

David Britz Scholarship

The Scholarship shall be awarded in alternate years to a student pursuing an M.D. degree in the School of Medicine, and to an undergraduate student studying in the following programs in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: Biotechnology, Entomology, Plant Sciences, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, or Viticulture and Enology.

Ranchers Cotton Oil-Earl J. Cecil Scholarship

Earl J. Cecil was one of the founders and first president of Ranchers Cotton Oil & Company, the state's largest cottonseed oil company. A California agricultural pioneer, he helped found the company in 1951. This scholarship was established in 1992 and is restricted to students majoring in agriculture in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences at UC Davis.

Chau-Hsiung Chuang  

Mr. Chuang graduated from UC Davis in 1968 with a major in Applied Behavioral Sciences. As a successful businessman in the San Francisco Bay area, he and his wife, Yueh-Jing Chuang, have chosen to provide scholarships restricted to students in Human and Community Development in recognition of the outstanding commitment by departmental faculty.

Colombo Family Scholarship

Established in 2013 by a gift from Russ and Lynn Colombo, this scholarship is restricted to an undergraduate student in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to a student from Marin County.

Ed & Mary Court    

Established in 1985 by the sons of William Edward Court and Mary Elizabeth Court this scholarship is restricted to students in the field of pomology. Ed Court was in the Davis class of 1929 and was assisted in financing his education by Judge Peter J. Shields.

John Arpin Davies Memorial

John Arpin Davies was a former UC Davis student. His mother established this scholarship in his memory in 1983 to assist students in obtaining a college education. She passed away in 1990. The scholarship is restricted to students with financial need who are pursuing studies in livestock production.

Luther & Marie Davis

Both Dr. and Mrs. Davis taught at UC Davis for many years. Mrs. Davis taught in the Math Department and Dr. Davis was in Pomology. During his 37 years of research on fruit trees, Dr. Davis developed five new peach varieties. This scholarship for students in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences was established by a provision in Dr. Davis' Will in 1981.

Daniel B. DeLoach Agricultural Economics

Daniel DeLoach was a UC Professor of Agricultural Economics, serving first at UCLA and then at Davis until his retirement in 1971. He had previously taught at Oregon State and served on the staff of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This scholarship was established in 1994 by a bequest in his Will and is restricted for undergraduate scholarships in the Department of Agricultural Economics.

Dolores Dumont Scholarship

Dolores M. DuMont was a staff advisor in the Environmental Science & Policy (ESP) dept. for over 30 years. This scholarship was established in 2001 by former students and associates to honor her service. Open to students in the ESP department only.

Donald & Ellen Eberly

Established in 1990, the Eberly Scholarship is restricted to students with demonstrated interest in environmental/atmospheric studies who have financial need and are citizens of Canada, Mexico or the United States.

Dooley Family Scholarship

The Dooley Family scholarship was established by a gift from Calvin and Linda Dooley to provide support for undergraduates in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who come from the Central Valley.

Farm Home Department Home Economics

Established in 1939 by the California Farm Bureau Federation, this scholarship is for students majoring in an area of home economics with a preference for sophomores from a rural home.

Matilda Newsom Fowler   

This scholarship was established in 1964 as a part of the Will of Jessie N. Trueblood in honor of her sister, Matilda Newsom Fowler. Both sisters were graduates of UC Berkeley. The scholarship is restricted to women with financial need who are majoring in fields traditionally considered home economics.

Carl L. Garrison

Carl Garrison was a prominent rancher and alumnus of UC Davis. He was past president of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association, former president of the California Beef Council, and past Chairman of the Grand National Junior Livestock Exposition. Carl’s family and friends established this scholarship in his memory in 1975. It is restricted to upper division students in the Department of Animal Science who are planning a career in livestock production.

Louis R. Gomberg

This scholarship was established in 1983 to honor one of the wine industry’s leaders. Louis Gomberg had been a concert pianist, journalist, and lawyer before becoming involved in the wine trade in 1935. He was involved in economic analysis, marketing, public relations, media, and comparative wine tastings. He served as a wine consultant for the State Department and the White House. The scholarship is restricted to students with an interest in the economic aspects of viticulture and enology.

Eddy & Emmy Gordon

Gillette Eddy Gordon was a dairyman with the University of California Agricultural Extension Service for 35 years. He was a dairy judge of international renown and was named by the U.S. Dairy Science Association as Outstanding Extension Dairyman. Mr. & Mrs. Gordon had a particular interest in the development of young people. Friends and family members established this endowment in 1961 as a memorial which would assist young men and women in their educational pursuits. It is restricted to student leaders with an interest in dairying or a closely related field who have been active in 4-H or FFA.

Guild Wineries & Distilleries

Established in 1976 by Guild Wineries & Distilleries, this scholarship is restricted to upper division students in the Department of Viticulture & Enology who show a keen interest in a career in the California wine industry.

Arlo D. Gustafson Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to undergraduates in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

Richard W. Harris Urban Horticulture Scholarship

This endowed scholarship in the Department of Plant Sciences was established by a generous gift from The Britton Fund to further the excellence of the horticultural teaching program at UC Davis. It is restricted to undergraduate students majoring in Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry.

Dr. Richard W. Harris, for whom the scholarship is named, was a member of the faculty at the University of California, Davis where he worked in the Environmental Horticulture Department from 1950 – 1986.

Jack C. Hart Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2002 by a gift from Howard H. Leach in memory of and to honor his friend, Jack C. Hart. In 1948, Mr. Hart founded Royal Packing Company where he pioneered field pack lettuce. He was President of the Central Arizona Grower Shipper Association and the Western Growers Association. The scholarship is restricted to undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Science with preference to students from Monterey County or the state of Arizona.

W. Landon Heffner Scholarship    

The award is in honor and memory of W. Landon Heffner, a non-traditional student, who spent his career motivating others toward creative paths of success.  It is restricted to non-traditional students or reentry students of agriculture in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis.

H. J. Heinz Company

The H. J. Heinz Company established this scholarship in 1996 for needy students who are enrolled in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences. First preference is given to children of any Heinz Company employee or grower; second preference is given to students from the Central Valley counties of Yolo, Solano, Colusa, Sacramento, Contra Costa, San Joaquin or Fresno.

David Milton Herman

David Milton Herman was a farmer (alfalfa and muscat grapes) in the Wasco area from the early 1900s until his death in 1941. This scholarship was established in 1996 by his daughter, Mollie Waddell, and is restricted to graduates of Wasco Union High School who will attend UCDavis in a curriculum associated with agriculture.

Charles and Eva Hess Scholarship in Production Agriculture

This fund was established to encourage junior and senior year students with a demonstrated potential and passion for production agriculture to pursue a career in that field. First preference will be given to students in the Department of Plant Sciences. Secondary consideration will be for students in another area of agricultural sciences.

Pardow Hooper

The scholarship was established in 1992. It is restricted to students in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences.

Elizabeth Graves Hosselkus

Mrs. Hosselkus was an undergraduate student at Davis in the 1920s. She graduated in 1925 with a major in animal husbandry and was active on the livestock judging team. After graduation she was employed in the Animal Husbandry Department until her marriage to William R. Hosselkus. She died in 1972. Mr. Hosselkus established this scholarship in her memory in 1987.

Elmer H. Hughes

Professor Hughes was a faculty member and former Chairman of the UC Davis Department of Animal Husbandry. His colleagues, friends and students contributed to establish this endowment in his memory in 1952. It is restricted to entering freshmen who are studying animal science.

Robert & Louise Jameson

Mr. and Mrs. Jameson established this award in 1979. They are no longer living, but the endowment fund in their names will continue their desire to recognize and assist students in meeting the costs of higher education. It is restricted to students in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences with a preference for students who are graduates of Amador High School in Sutter Creek.

Henry A. Jastro

The Jastro Scholarship honors the memory of one of the early general managers of the Kern County Land Company. Mr. Henry A. Jastro had a strong relationship with the College of Agriculture at Davis up until his death in 1925. This award is restricted to students in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences.

Harold & Elizabeth Kendall    

Harold Kendall received his B.S. in animal husbandry in 1929 and served as ASUCD President among his many extracurricular activities. As a successful businessman, he has citrus, avocado and tropical fruit enterprises in the Caribbean, Mexico, England and the U.S.. He helped pioneer the use of citrus byproducts in animal feeds. He has served as Chairman of the UC Davis Foundation Board of Trustees and contributed in innumerable ways to the campus. Elizabeth Kendall is a former research associate of Chancellor Emeritus Emil Mrak. The Kendall Scholarship is restricted to students in the Department of Animal Science.

T.O. Kluge - Sunsweet Growers

O. Kluge was the Executive Vice President of Sunsweet Growers, Inc. At his retirement in 1965 his coworkers endowed this scholarship program in his honor. It is restricted to students majoring in agricultural science and management, agricultural economics, agricultural biosciences, or food science.

Paulden F. & Dorathea I. Knowles Agronomy

This award was established in 1991 through a major gift from Dorathea Knowles and gifts from friends and colleagues of the late Paulden F. Knowles. Dr. Knowles was a world renowned and highly respected member of the Department of Agronomy and Range Science. His accomplishments as a teacher and oil crops breeder were widely recognized by the scientific and industrial community interested in the world’s oil crops. The award is restricted to students who are interested in plant breeding.

Kratzer, Ogasawara, Vohra Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 1983 and originally called the Avian Sciences Scholarship Fund.  The name was subsequently changed in honor of Professors Howard Kratzer, Frank Ogasawara and Pran Vohra’s important contributions to the campus’ mission of teaching, research and public service.  It is restricted to undergraduate and graduate students in Avian Sciences.

Bob & Dorothy Laben Undergraduate

Robert Laben was the faculty master advisor in the Department of Animal Science for over 18 years. This scholarship was established in 1993 as a part of the "Students First Campaign" and recognizes Professor Laben and his wife. It is restricted to students in the Department of Animal Science with a preference for those demonstrating leadership skills.

Ming Hop Lee Memorial

In 1986 Sunny Lowe established this scholarship in honor of his mother-in-law. Mr. Lowe was a staff research associate in the Department of Plant Pathology. The scholarship is restricted to upper division students majoring in the fields of entomology, plant pathology, vegetable crops, or pomology who have expressed an interest in a career with Cooperative Extension.

William & Charlotte Lider

The William and Charlotte Lider Trust was established to support undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Science with majors relevant to plant science. It is restricted to students with financial need.

J.M. Long Endowed

The J. M. Long Foundation, philanthropic arm of the Long’s Drug Stores chain, established this scholarship in 1995. It is restricted to students studying in the areas of wildlife, fish and conservation biology; environmental biology and management; or soil and water science.

Ben A. Madson

Ben Madson was a pioneer in agricultural education. He began his academic career at the University of California in 1910, served as Chairman of the UC Davis Agronomy Department from 1927 to 1948, and for six years (1948-1954) was Director of the University’s agricultural field stations. This scholarship was established in 1974 by a provision in Mr. Madson’s Will. It is restricted to upper-division students who are U.S. citizens and who are studying range management, plant science, or international agricultural development with a specialization in agronomy.

Robert K. and Esther J. Malcolm

Robert Malcolm was a Davis area rancher and land developer who helped in the reclamation of "Liberty Island" in the Sacramento Delta. Malcolm Hall on campus was named in his honor. Esther Malcolm supported this award in her husband’s memory from the early 1950’s until her death in 1995 at which time it was endowed through a provision in her Will. It is restricted to students in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences.

Fred S. (Ted) Macomber    

Established in 2003 by family and friends of Mr. Macomber. The scholarship is restricted to students with financial need interested in studying agricultural and ranching issues.

McBeth Memorial

The McBeth Memorial Scholarship was established in 1986 by Barbara McBeth Woodruff in honor of her parents, Ira Guy McBeth and Rose McBeth, and her sister Frances McBeth Black. I. G. McBeth received a Ph.D. from the University of California in 1915. He made notable contributions to the citrus industry and was an executive in agricultural, chemical and development companies. While president of the Leffingwell Chemical Company, he had a close relationship with the Davis campus. The McBeth Scholarship is restricted to students studying entomology.

James Monroe McDonald #5

In 1923, Mrs. Mary J.L. McDonald established a number of scholarships with the University honoring James Monroe McDonald. Scholarship #5 was restricted to male students in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences who are pursuing studies related to the cattle industry and the improvement of grazing lands.

Steven D. Mendivil Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2002, the Steven D. Mendivil Scholarship provides financial assistance to incoming freshmen who have financial need and are pursuing a career in agriculture, environmental, or human resources. It is restricted to students in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences. Steve Mendivil was an employee of the University, Agricultural and Natural Resources, from June 1980 until his death in May of 2000. In recognizing Mr. Mendivil's contribution to the University, the donors wish to celebrate youth whose activities have initiated or expanded opportunities that promote respect and change.

Jack Messick Memorial

Jack (John K.) Messick was a 1963 graduate of UC Davis having majored in agronomy. At the time of his death in 1979, he was Vice President of the J.G. Boswell Corporation and a Director of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association. During his professional career, Mr. Messick helped promote agricultural research and agricultural leadership training. The Messick Scholarship is awarded to students interested in a career in agribusiness, particularly in plant science.

Emil Mrak Memorial

Emil M. Mrak came to Davis in 1951 to serve as Chairman of the Department of Food Science and Technology and was internationally known for his work on the preservation of foods and the biology of yeasts. He was Chancellor at Davis from 1959 to 1969 and presided over a tremendous period of campus growth. At the time of his death in 1987, friends and associates established this scholarship to honor his memory. It is restricted to students studying in the field of food science and technology.

Bob Munyon Scholarship

The Bob Munyon scholarship was established in 2003. The scholarship is awarded to third- and fourth-year undergraduate or graduate students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis.

Cecelia E. Murphey    

Established by a provision in the Will of Cecelia Murphey, the first Murphey Scholarships were awarded in 1992 and are restricted to students from Sacramento or Yolo counties who are needy and deserving agricultural students. Cecelia Murphey, at one time, ran an agricultural related business near Arbuckle.

Native American Agriculture Award

In 1996 the University received funds to establish this endowment for needy students wishing to study agriculture, gardening and/or horticulture, with a preference for Native Americans.

Hans Elle Nielsen

This scholarship was established through the trust of Clyde W. Nielsen in honor of his father, Hans Elle Nielsen. The scholarship is restricted to undergraduate students in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences.

O’Donnell Family Scholarship in Agricultural and Resource Economics

Established by the O’Donnell family in 2014 to provide support to undergraduate students in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Gail E. & Ruth M. Oliver

Established in 1986 as a result of a provision in Mrs. Oliver’s Will, this scholarship is restricted to students in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences. Mr. Oliver predeceased his wife in 1958. Both of the Olivers were keenly interested in students and created this award to assist them in their educational goals.

Orange County Wine Society

The Orange County Wine Society has sponsored this award for students in the Department of Viticulture & Enology since 1986.

David D. Peebles

David Peebles was a friend of the Davis campus who was active as a food engineer, industrialist, and investor. He was involved in the development of an instant process for dry skim milk and a method for sandblasting eggs. The scholarship fund was first established in 1957 to honor Mr. Peebles on his birthday and subsequently was endowed by his friends and family as a memorial. It is restricted to students studying food science, avian science, poultry husbandry, or agricultural engineering.

Clement & Jeanne Pelissier

Clement Pelissier was an extension dairyman with UC Davis Cooperative Extension for many years. He and his wife established this scholarship in 1995 for Animal Science students who are California residents interested in livestock with a preference for dairy cattle.

Evelyn K. Peterson

The Evelyn K. Peterson Fund was established in 2003 to provide support to undergraduate students in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences.

Jack T. Pickett Agricultural    

Jack T. Pickett was a highly respected leader in California agriculture. For 34 years he was editor and publisher of "California Farmer Magazine." His vision and leadership contributed to the success of the industry and State he dearly loved. The Pickett Family established this scholarship in his memory in 1988. They hope to encourage young men and women who are both excellent students and leaders by restricting the scholarship to students interested in careers in agriculture who have demonstrated leadership capabilities.

George W. Pierce

George Pierce was a pioneer Yolo County agriculturist. He had a major influence in the selection of the site of the Davis campus. An endowment in his memory has supported students majoring in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences since 1962.

Bert A. Reinero

This scholarship was established in 1986 through a provision in Mr. Reinero’s Will. He had been a student at Davis and was a resident of Nevada at the time of his death. The scholarship is restricted to white, needy, students majoring in agriculture.

Lilie May Richards

This scholarship was established in 1958 through a provision in Mrs. Richards will. She and her husband, Charles had operated a dairy in Carmichael, California from 1930 to 1952. Prior to their involvement with the dairy, Mrs. Richards was a teacher in Nevada County and Mr. Richards operated a grocery store. The scholarship is awarded to students interested in dairying and demonstrating financial need, with a preference for graduates of San Juan High School.

David Risling Intertribal Award

The award was established in honor of former Native American Studies faculty member David Risling, to recognize his commitment to Indian higher education and his concern for future generations of Native American students.  It is awarded to Native American students on the Davis campus who have financial need.  Students will be required to provide documentation verifying Tribal membership and complete a FAFSA verifying financial need.

Greta Breedlove Ross

Greta Breedlove Ross and her husband, Robert Wiley Ross (B.S. Civil Engineering, 1982), were killed in a tragic accident a few months after their wedding in 1985. They had met as UCD students through the Cal Aggie Square Dance Club. At the time of their death, Robert was completing work on his Master’s Degree in civil engineering and Greta was completing her Baccalaureate Degree in Animal Science. This award was created by their parents, family and friends and is restricted to upper division Animal Science majors with a preference for students interested in animal genetics or related fields.

Second Lieutenant Warren R. Salz Memorial

Warren Roger Salz graduated from UC Davis in December 1941 after completing a two-year animal husbandry program. He entered military service in 1942 and served in the Army Air Corps until February 1943 when he lost his life in Tunisia during the North African Campaign. This scholarship was established by his family and is restricted to entering freshmen who are U.S. citizens and pursuing a major in agriculture.

Frances J. Saunders

Francis J. Saunders worked his way through UC Davis obtaining a Ph.D. in 1937 in comparative physiology. He only owed $100 upon completion of his degrees. He held a position with G. D. Searle for 30 years as an endocrinologist. His wife, Helen Saunders, established this scholarship to honor and in memory of her husband and the experience he had in putting himself through school. It is restricted to students from farm families who have had some experience in FFA or 4-H and who have financial need.

Walter R. & Carolyn J. Schoenfeld    

Walter R. Schoenfeld was a UC Berkeley graduate who became prominent in California agribusiness. At his death in 1961, his wife, family, and friends established a scholarship in his memory. When Mrs. Schoenfeld died in 1993, the fund title was changed to recognize their joint commitment to supporting higher education. The scholarship is restricted to students in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences with demonstrated financial need.

Bernard S. and Alta G. Schweigert

Bernard Schweigert joined the faculty of the Department of Food Science and Technology and served as Department Chair from 1970 to 1988. Dr. Schweigert was instrumental in establishing the Department’s Ph.D. program, was a pioneer in the study of irradiation to preserve the nutritive value of foods, and was noted for his efforts to improve the quality of the world food supply. Colleagues of Dr. Schweigert established this scholarship in conjunction with a symposium to mark the conclusion of his service as Chairperson and in memory of his wife, Alta. Dr. Schweigert passed away in 1989. The scholarship is restricted to students majoring in Food Science or Food Biochemistry who have shown leadership in addition to academic achievement.

Henry W. Seale Scholarship-Loan

Henry W. Seale was a late 19th century contractor and rancher whose property was the site of the original Palo Alto Townsite. This scholarship in his memory was established by his daughter in 1919. It is restricted to students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who have financial need. Recipients are asked to contribute to the fund should future circumstances permit.

Lawrence E. Shepard Scholarship

Lawrence E. Shepard was a professor in the Agricultural and Resource Economics department at UC Davis from 1975 to 2004. This scholarship is restricted to undergraduate students majoring in Managerial Economics in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Peter J. Shields Scholarship

Judge Shields was known as the "father" of the Davis campus. In 1899 he conceived the idea of a Sacramento Valley agricultural college and in 1905 he helped write the enabling legislation. The main campus library, a major campus avenue, and a 15-acre grove of oaks in the arboretum are all named in his memory. The Shields Scholarship is restricted to students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Harold W. Solomon Scholarship

This scholarship was made possible by the estate of Betty Lou and Harold W. Solomon, and created to honor the memory of Harold W. Solomon (1916-2013). Mr. Solomon was a UC Davis alumni and native Californian who spent his working life selling agriculture commodities. His commitment to California’s productive farmland will live on in this endowment and hopefully serve as an inspiration to a student choosing this field of endeavor.

This scholarship is for a student enrolled in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences whose chosen field of study is plant sciences. Preference shall be given to a student who graduated from a California high school.

Lewis Clark Starr Scholarship

 Lewis Clark Starr was a UC Davis student in animal science and agricultural education in the 1930’s. He tragically lost his life shortly after completion of his education in 1939. The endowment supporting the scholarship was established by Mr. Starr’s family. Recipients must have a major interest in animal husbandry.

John F. Steindler Scholarship

John Fox Steindler was a resident in the City and County of San Francisco, California and died on June 21, 1989. This scholarship was established in September 1990 by a provision in his Will. It is restricted to students in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences.

Lloyd W. Swift

This scholarship was established in 1997 by Lloyd and Rose Swift to recognize the contribution that UC Davis made in Mr. Swift’s life and at the same time to encourage undergraduate students to study and pursue careers in wildlife and fish conservation, as was his good fortune. Mr. Swift retired after 35 years with the U.S. Forest Service, culminating with his selection as the second Chief Biologist in the history of the Forest Service. He passed away in 2001. This award is restricted to undergraduate students pursuing a career in environmental systems related to wildlife and fish conservation, with special emphasis to entering students.

Ellen C. Thomason Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1992 in fond memory of Ellen C. Thomason who had a love of gardening. Mrs. Thomason was born in Shasta County, California on May 6, 1903. She lived in Davis from 1927 to 1957 with her husband, Boris J. Thomason and her four sons. Two of her sons, Ivan J. Thomason and Edmund J. Thomason, graduated from UC Davis in 1950. Mrs. Thomason died in Concord, California on December 6, 1992. The scholarship is restricted to students majoring in environmental horticulture with preference for students who demonstrate financial need.

Orville E. Thompson Award

This fund was established awards to students who are majoring in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences or have declared an interest in a career in agricultural education within the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Eric Thor Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was established in 1982 in honor of Eric. The scholarship is restricted to junior or seniors majoring in Managerial Economics.

Nancy Rupp Tibbitts Scholarship

The Nancy Rupp Tibbitts Scholarship fund was created with gifts from Nancy’s family and friends to memorialize and honor Nancy and her many contributions to UC Davis, beginning as a student and ultimately as a devoted staff member.

This scholarship will support undergraduate students in The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who are pursuing production agriculture-related majors or careers. Students who are active in Ag Science Field Day, Aggie Ambassadors, and/or the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity will be given preference to acknowledge Nancy’s interest in developing leadership and providing service.

Robert J. Tingley Scholarship    

Robert J. Tingley worked for 40 years for the Holly Sugar Corporation serving as Pacific Coast Manager in Stockton and Assistant to the Vice President. He had a close working relationship with UC Davis faculty over many years as the sugar beet industry grew to become a major California crop. Mr. Tingley placed great value on education and had worked hard to put himself through college in his youth. This scholarship in his memory was established in 1996 by his daughter and her husband, Carol and Hal Sconyers. It is restricted to needy students in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences who are from the San Joaquin Valley with preference for students from San Joaquin County.

George H. Vansell Scholarship

George Vansell taught entomology and apiculture at UC Davis from 1922 to 1931. From 1931 until his death in 1954, he served with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Davis. Mr. Vansell’s research led to a better understanding of the role of bees in crop pollination and to improvements in the nation’s supply of alfalfa and other legume seeds. The scholarship in his memory was established by his wife, Jane Baird Vansell, and is restricted to needy entomology majors with a preference for students interested in apiculture.

Howard and Ida Vaughn Scholarship

The Vaughns were residents of Dixon and progressive leaders in the sheep industry. Mr. Vaughn served as a president of the National Wool Growers Association. Their fondness for the Davis campus resulted in the establishment of this endowed scholarship program in 1965. It is restricted to students majoring in one of the fields of production agriculture, including agricultural economics.

William J. Wiesner Memorial Scholarship

This memorial scholarship was established in 1987 by the family, friends, and associates of William J. Wiesner. It is used to recognize outstanding students in the Department of Viticulture and Enology. Mr. Wiesner lived in California most of his adult life and developed a strong interest in California wines. He made many visits to wine-producing areas and enjoyed learning about the growing of grapes and making of wines.

Pearl and Albert J. Winkler Scholarship

Albert J. Winkler was a Professor in the UCD Department of Viticulture and Enology. Established by friends and associates in 1962 and later enhanced by Professor Winkler and his wife, this scholarship is restricted to students intending to work in the American grape or wine industry.

Frank M. Yeatman Wildlife Living Memorial Scholarship

Frank M. Yeatman was a Davis student who tragically lost his life in a Squaw Valley avalanche during the 1981-82 school year. He was an outstanding student in the Wildlife & Fisheries Biology program and was well like by his professors and peers. The Yeatman family and friends established this memorial to recognize and assist students with interests and abilities similar to Frank’s. It is restricted to needy upper-division students majoring in Wildlife & Fisheries Biology or a similar major who have shown evidence of distinction in their area of study.