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Cook College

In February, matriculated Cook College students (except seniors) are notified by the Office of Academic and Student Affairs of the start of the annual scholarship application process for the following academic year. Students who receive awards are chosen from among those invited to apply for the college's need- and merit-based scholarships.

Additionally, a number of academic prizes and departmental scholarships are awarded through academic departments to Cook College students in various fields of study, often on the recommendation of the faculty in the appropriate curriculum. Students automatically are considered for all awards for which they are eligible.

Ben and Eva Adelaja Endowed Student Leadership Prize. For a senior who has demonstrated leadership skills, compassion for others, and is committed to the advancement of the Cook College community.

David H. Agans Memorial. For a New Jersey resident based upon personal and leadership characteristics and demonstrated financial need.

Phillip Alampi. For New Jersey residents based on academic potential and financial need.

Edgar B. Bacon. For students who are Cumberland County residents majoring in agriculture or related fields, and Hudson County residents majoring in journalism; based on academic merit and financial need.

C. Olin Ball. Department of Food Science award to a food science major for outstanding scholarship in food engineering courses.

Dr. John W. Bartlett. For a student majoring in animal sciences.

Ernest Bell. For a junior or senior with an interest in equine studies.

Benjamin Moore & Company Scholarship. For students whose course of study is in the environmental field; based on academic merit and financial need.

Anthony Nicholas Betances Memorial Scholarship. For juniors or seniors, with preference to active members of Hellenic Cultural Society and Latin American Student Organization (LASO); based on academic merit, community service, and financial need. Preference also to students involved with activities that help discourage peers from alcohol and drug use.

Jayanth Bhatt Memorial Scholarship. For a sophomore, with special consideration to students who actively participate in the life of the university or community and have interest(s) in music, environment, religion, and/or languages; based on academic merit and financial need.

B'nai B'rith Food Industry. Department of Food Science award for sophomores or juniors majoring in food science.

James Drake Brown Memorial Award. For a junior or senior undergraduate food science major at Cook College (preferably male), with preference to a recipient active in intramural sports and/or extracurricular activities and member of the Food Science Club with average ability and outgoing personality.

Samuel W. and Berta Thomson Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund. For a junior or senior enrolled in environmental science, international environmental studies, human ecology, natural resource management, and bioresource engineering (five-year bioenvironmental program).

Murray and Helen Buell Scholarship Fund. Based on academic merit and financial need, with preference to environmental science majors.

Linda Rudolph Burns Memorial Scholarship. For a senior enrolled in the environmental science program, with preference given to a transfer student from Middlesex County College and/or a Middlesex County resident; based on academic merit and financial need.

Dr. Kenneth Baird and Mrs. Jane Charlesworth Endowed Scholarship. For students in the agricultural or environmental field, with preference given to students who express an interest in a Scottish exchange student or study abroad program; based on academic merit and financial need.

Norman F. Childers Award. Plant science award for a junior, senior, or graduate student; based on academic excellence, interest in pomology or horticulture, and financial need.

Class of 1922. Based on academic merit.

Class of 1925. Based on academic performance and personal character.

Class of 1929 .Based on financial need.

Class of 1931. Based on academic merit and financial need, with preference given to direct descendants of members of the Class of 1931.

Class of 1933 Lipman Family Scholarship. Based on academic merit and financial need.

Class of 1934 Walter Spence Memorial. For a Cook College junior or senior nominated by faculty member or adviser, with preference given to a qualified competitive swimmer and/or lineal descendant of the Class of 1934; based on academic merit, financial need, and community or university leadership or service.

Class of 1944 Endowment Scholarship. Based on academic merit.

Class of 1951 Memorial Scholarship. For student(s) participating in the athletic program.

Class of 1954. Based on academic merit, with preference given to students who are children of Cook College alumni.

College of Agriculture and Environmental Science (CAES). For academically meritorious students of high personal character who are majoring in agriculture and environmental science.

College Scholars. Based on academic merit.

Dr. Charles H. Connors Award. Garden Club of New Jersey award to a student(s) majoring in landscape architecture or ornamental horticulture for use in the senior year.

Cook/CAES Alumni Association Scholarships. Awards include a Heritage Scholarship for an entering first-year student based on academic merit, with preference to the daughter/son/grandchild of Cook College alumni, and the Upper-Class Scholarships for all class years, based on academic merit and financial need. Additional consideration will be based on a broad spectrum of student leadership activities including university or community volunteerism, university or community club participation, campus leadership activities, or any related areas of leadership participation.

Cook College Parents' Association Scholarships. For members of all class years, based on high academic achievement and community service. Additional awards include Dr. Grant F. Walton Award, based on academic excellence and community service, and Against All Odds Award, based on succeeding through personally challenging circumstances.

Cook Educational Assistance Fund (CEAF). For first-year students and transfer students and to assist in the retention of students. Recipients must maintain satisfactory academic performance.

Spencer H. Davis, Jr., Award. Department of Plant Biology and Pathology award granted to a senior undergraduate student(s) and/or graduate student(s) of outstanding scholarship in plant biology with particular interest in plant pathology studies.

Roy H. De Boer Prize in Landscape Architecture. Department of Landscape Architecture award for a student who has exhibited outstanding scholastic achievement and financial need.

Richard T. Dewling. For a junior or senior who is majoring in environmental science and demonstrates an interest in the study of water pollution or related areas; based on academic merit.

Joseph DiConzo Memorial. For a sophomore majoring in environmental science; based on academic excellence, financial need, and an interest in water, air, and soil pollution and related areas.

Dingler Foundation. For students who are residents of Newark or suburban Essex County, New Jersey; based on academic promise and financial need.

Kevin Dorko Memorial. For a junior majoring in landscape architecture who ranks in the top third of the junior class and demonstrates great academic promise.

Duell and Hanna Soil and Water Conservation Club. For undergraduate students majoring in plant science, environmental science, natural resource management, and related fields, with interest in soil and water conservation, involvement in the club, and academic merit.

Eastern Dairy Deli Association. For a student majoring in food science.

Eastern Produce Council. For a student majoring in agricultural business or food science, based on character, academic achievement, financial need, and an interest in food distribution.

Edison Garden Club. Department of Landscape Architecture award based on academic excellence, financial need, and demonstrated evidence of future contributions to subject area; with preference given to New Jersey and/or Middlesex County residents.

Dr. Samuel D. Faust Memorial. Department of Environmental Sciences award for a graduating senior majoring in environmental sciences who intends to enroll in graduate school.

Dr. Melvin S. Finstein Scholarship. Department of Environmental Sciences award to an upper-class undergraduate student; based on academic merit.

Colonel Arthur F. Foran. For a senior majoring in agriculture and demonstrating a career interest in the dairy industry.

Jonathan Forsell Memorial Scholarship. For a student majoring in plant biology, plant pathology, or entomology. Based on academic merit and participation in volunteer activities.

Hilda S. Foster Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship. For undergraduate and graduate students based on academic merit.

Garden Club of New Jersey. For a student majoring in landscape architecture.

Gardeners of Watchung Hills Scholarship. For a Somerset, Union, or Morris County resident with demonstrated academic excellence, who is entering the sophomore year and majoring in the field of horticulture, plant science, or landscape architecture.

Ralph Geiger Scholarship in Turfgrass Science. Center for Turfgrass Science award for students in turfgrass studies; based on academic merit, leadership qualities, and interest in the turfgrass field.

General Honors Program. For incoming first-year students with high academic promise who participate in the four-year honors program. Awards are subject to renewal.

Rex L. Gilbreath Memorial Award. For a student majoring in agricultural or biological sciences, nominated by the respective academic department; based on need, special circumstances, merit, and academic performance.

Frank A. Golbey Fund .For students who reside in Helyar House, Cook College`s cooperative living community.

Jacob Groendyke. For a student majoring in horticulture, forestry, and related fields; based on academic merit, financial need, demonstrated interest, and New Jersey residency.

Hamo Hachnasarian. For a student majoring in agricultural or biological sciences, nominated by the respective academic department; based on need, special circumstances, merit, and academic performance.

Robert Hanna Soil an d Water Conservation Club. For undergraduate students majoring in plant science, environmental science, natural resource management, and related fields, with interest in soil and water conservation, involvement in the club, and academic merit.

Helyar House. For students who reside in the Helyar House, Cook College's cooperative living community.

Richard W. Herbert Memorial. Based on academic performance.

Herbert Memorial Fund (Estate of Kelly). Based on academic performance.

Kimberly M. Hershhorn Scholarship in Animal Science. For seniors in recognition of excellence in academics, research, and service to the department, college, and university.

Harriet Dalton Hird. For a junior or senior who is a resident of Bergen County, New Jersey, and who demonstrates financial need and high personal leadership qualities.

Karen Smoyak Hoffman Student Prize for Natural Resource Management. For students majoring in natural resource management. Based on academic merit, leadership skills, interest in research, and a commitment to the advancement of natural resource management.

W.R. Hutchinson Memorial Scholarship. Department of Animal Sciences award for a student with an interest in sheep studies.

Kings Supermarket/Bildner Family Undergraduate Scholarship/Graduate Fellowship. For a full-time student with good academic performance, majoring in agricultural marketing, horticulture, food science, or horticulture engineering, with preference given to students interested in studies relating to quality of perishable foods.

R.G. Kingslandsmith. For a student majoring in agriculture and interested in conducting research.

Albert Kleinman Scholarship in Food Science. For students majoring in food science, based on outstanding academic merit.

Stanley Wall Frozen Food Age and Kings Supermarket. For a junior or senior who has an interest in agribusiness or food science.

Dick H. Kleyn Memorial. For a first-year student who is a declared food science major; based on academic merit and participation in extracurricular activities.

Deskin Taylor Knoll Memorial. Department of Landscape Architecture award for a junior majoring in landscape architecture; based on academic merit and demonstrated evidence of most artistic talent in the execution of a landscape design project.

Michael Kuser. For an outstanding junior or senior based upon merit, leadership, financial need, and interest in natural resource management and applied ecology.

Emma D. Lausten Horticulture Scholars Fund. For students in a horticulture-related major and are actively involved in research and/or independent study projects or who demonstrate potential leadership.

Peter Selmer Loft. For a student of agriculture who has an interest in studying turfgrass.

Raymond M. Manganelli Award. For a junior or senior majoring in environmental studies/science; based on academic performance, scholastic ability, and interest in environmental studies.

Elizabeth and Karl Ehricke/Maplewood Garden Club Scholarship. For students majoring in plant science, landscape architecture, horticulture engineering, or natural resource management; based on academic merit and financial need.

Richard Walter/Maplewood Garden Club Scholarship. For students majoring in plant science, landscape architecture, horticulture engineering, or natural resource management; based on academic merit and financial need.

Marquand Park. For a student who has an interest in studying and preserving the trees of Marquand Park in Princeton, New Jersey.

William J. Martin. For a high-performing student who is preparing to enter graduate school.

Philip E. Marucci Scholarship. Alternated yearly to (a) a senior enrolled in an agriculturally related major, and (b) a student planning to attend medical school.

Florence S. McNeill Scholarship. Awarded by the Garden Club of New Jersey each year to students majoring in landscape architecture for use in the senior year.

Elizabeth B. Merriam Award. Garden Club of New Jersey award to a senior(s) majoring in landscape architecture or ornamental horticulture for use in the senior year.

Charles Messer Memorial. For a senior participant in the George H. Cook Scholars Program who is conducting research on a topic related to food, nutrition, or agriculture; based on financial need.

Metropolitan Golf Writers. For a student who participates in golf and whose primary career interest is golf course management.

Middlesex County Fair Association. For high school graduates and/or residents of Middlesex County, New Jersey, who have a broad interest in agriculture or a related field and demonstrate financial need.

Charles Miller. Based on character, academic merit, and financial need.

Ralph G. Mitchell Memorial Award. For a student majoring in animal science; based on academic merit and financial need.

Terra Momo Scholarship. For students majoring in food science, nutritional science, or agricultural science. Based on academic merit and financial need.

Doris C. Murphy Endowed Equine Scholarship. Department of Animal Sciences award for women students majoring in equine science; based on academic merit and financial need.

Nellis Memorial. Two awards granted to New Jersey residents who have transferred from a community college, one of whom is majoring in agriculture and environmental science and the other in nutritional science.

Mary Nevius. For a student majoring in agriculture; based on merit.

New Jersey Chrysanthemum Society Scholarship. For students majoring in plant science. Based on academic merit and financial need.

New Jersey Committee of the Garden Club of America Summer Intern Scholarship Fund. For undergraduate, New Jersey resident students, majoring in plant science, landscape architecture, horticulture engineering, and natural resource management; based on academic merit, financial need, and participation in a New Jersey summer internship program relating to the major fields of study.

New Jersey Division Woman's Farm and Garden Association. For students of agriculture who have an interest in national horticulture or related fields.

New Jersey Water Environment Association/Raymond Manganelli Scholarship. Based on academic merit and demonstrated interest in environmental sciences or engineering or a closely related field with strong component in appropriate technical aspects of environmental protection, water pollution control, and/or hazardous waste management.

New York Farmers Club Scholarship. For students majoring in agriculturally related fields. One award is to a first-year student who has declared the major by the second term. One award is to an entering transfer student from a New Jersey community college who plans to major in a relevant area of study.

New York Institute of Food Technology. For a junior or senior majoring in food science.

New York Junior Breeders Fund. For a student majoring in food science or vocational agriculture.

Winston E. Parker Memorial. Awarded by Moorestown Rotary Charities to a junior, senior, or graduate student studying forestry, arboriculture, ornamental horticulture, or related areas. Based on academic performance, financial need, and residency in the New Jersey counties of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, or Salem.

Patricia A. Peacock Scholarship Fund. For a student who is a single parent; based on academic merit and financial need.

Francis Stafford Peshine. For a student who is interested in public affairs.

Sally H. Peterson. For a student majoring in agriculture.

Elizabeth and Arthur Reich Urban and Minority Access Project. For students majoring in environmental sciences or related majors with demonstrated academic performance at the high school and college levels, minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.8, financial need, and interest in related activities and graduate study. Preference given to (a) African-American and Hispanic-American U.S. citizens; (b) graduates of public or private high schools in Atlantic City, Camden, East Orange, Elizabeth, Hoboken, Jersey City, Newark, New Brunswick, Passaic, Paterson, Perth Amboy, Plainfield, Union City, and Trenton, New Jersey.

Lloyd K. Riggs. Department of Food Science award to student majoring in food science based on academic achievement and involvement in the Food Science Club.

Dana Eve Roth Memorial Award Fund. For a student with a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average and an avid interest in animals.

Amelia L. Ruggles. For students participating in the Cook College General Honors Program.

Kurt Schaeffer Memorial. For a graduating senior who is preparing for a career with the mentally or physically disabled; based on academic merit and demonstrated interest.

John B. Schmitt. For a student who demonstrates an interest in entomology.

Sears Roebuck Foundation. Based on financial need.

Craig Stephen Sicola Scholarship. For a student majoring in marine sciences; based on merit and financial need.

William C. Skelly Memorial. For a student majoring in animal science;based on academic performance.

William E. Snyder. For a junior and senior majoring in plant science, environmental planning and design, or agricultural science, with an emphasis on floral, ornamental, or horticultural studies; based on academic merit, financial need, and interest in the horticultural/ornamental industry.

Snyder Research and Extension Farm Summer Fellowship. For a sophomore or junior who demonstrates a need for hands-on education and, in the field of sustainable agriculture, possesses a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade-point average, and who has financial need. Preference for New Jersey residents. Minorities and women without farm background or experience given strong consideration.

Myron and Rona Solberg Renaissance Scholarship. For a junior or senior with demonstrated interest and/or accomplishment in the fine or performing arts. First preference to a student majoring in food science; some consideration to biology, biochemistry, or related sciences.

Professor M.A. Sprague Award. Department of Plant Biology and Pathology award for an outstanding agronomy undergraduate student.

Elizabeth F. Stier Scholarship. Department of Food Science award for female student majoring in food science who has been active in the Food Science Club and with the New York Chapter of the Institute of Food Technologists.

Willard C. Thompson. For a student majoring in agriculture; based on leadership capabilities and demonstrated financial need.

USDA Multicultural Scholarship. For African-American, Hispanic, and Native American students based on a combination of SAT scores, class rank, student essays, and faculty interviews.

Rudolf W. and Ans van der Goot Memorial Scholarship. Awarded by Gardeners of Somerset Valley, Inc., to a Somerset, Middlesex, or Hunterdon County resident (in order of preference) with demonstrated academic excellence, who is entering the sophomore year and majoring in the field of horticulture, plant science, or landscape architecture.

Vegetable Growers Association. For a sophomore or junior based on demonstrated interest in the vegetable industry, academic performance, financial need, and academic or work-related experience.

Garrett Scott Voorhees, Sr. , Memorial Award.Based on academic merit and willingness to contribute to the academic community.

Hilda A. and Gustave J. Walter Memorial Scholarship. For a junior, senior, or potential graduate student with preference to environmental and business economics majors. Students should demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, or self-effort to support their own education.Preference given to any Walter family member who meets the above criteria.

John H. Weber, Jr., Memorial. For a graduating senior majoring in environmental science, based on academic merit, need, and demonstrated interest in the environment.

Elizabeth Wehr .Based on academic performance and financial need.

Theodore A. Weston Memorial. For students who major in plant science.

Harold Wetterberg Foundation. For students majoring in agriculture and environmental science, with preference given to those studying animal science.

Widzenas Memorial .For a high school graduate and resident of Burlington County, New Jersey, majoring in agriculture, agricultural economics, or a related field; based on academic performance.

Windeler Family. For a senior enrolled in the nutritional sciences program; based on academic merit and financial need.

James J. Winston Memorial. Department of Food Science award for a student majoring in food science, based on academic merit.

Estelle M. Wolff Memorial Scholarship. Based on academic merit, character, and participation in leadership activities.

Woodbridge Garden Club. For a student majoring in horticulture or related field who demonstrates high scholastic achievement and is a resident of Woodbridge Township or Middlesex County, New Jersey.

John and Harriet Worobey Scholarship Fund in Child Nutrition. For a junior or senior, majoring in nutritional sciences with an interest in child nutrition; based on academic merit and financial need.

Don Paul Yaquinto Award in Landscape Architecture. Department of Landscape Architecture award for the most outstanding student in the sophomore class.


 
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