Dr. James Watson Fellowship Program

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Amount
Awarded

$5,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

October 1, 2020

Thursday
Awarded By:

Environmental Institute for Golf

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Up to three awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be currently enrolled in a turfgrass science program or related field. Typically, this includes candidates for master's degrees or doctorates in appropriate fields of study.
  2. Must plan to pursue a career in research, instruction, or extension in a university setting.
  3. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  4. Must be in his/her second year of a recognized graduate program.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: International and U.S. students currently enrolled in their second year of a recognized graduate program of turfgrass science or a related field are eligible for this award. Students must plan to pursue a career in research, instruction, or extension service in a university setting.

Application requirements for the Dr. James Watson Fellowship Program are:

  • Application form
  • Essays (5)
  • Transcript
  • Recommendation letters (3)
  • Resume
  • Summary of research
Additional Information: The Watson Fellowships Selection Committee will evaluate each applicant on: academic excellence, peer recommendations, communications skills, commitment to a career as an instructor and/or scientist, accomplishments in research and education, and potential to contribute significantly to the industry. Financial need is not a consideration in the judging.

Award Amount: $5,000 annually, non-renewable. Past recipients are ineligible to apply.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, October 1, 2020

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, October 1, 2020

Applications are available online on the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIG) website. In addition to the completed application, each student must submit the following: answers to the five essay questions posed within the application (400-600 words each); a resume; a one-page summary of any research projects, educational efforts, extension programs or other relevant activity in which he/she has been involved; transcripts (unofficial accepted); one letter of recommendation from his/her graduate studies advisor; one letter of recommendation from another academic instructor; and one letter of recommendation from a superintendent with which he/she has had professional contact. Please note: Recommendation forms are available within the application. All materials must be mailed to the address provided and must be postmarked by the deadline date.
Contact: Mischia Wright
Address: 1421 Research Park Drive Lawrence, Kansas 66049-3859

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