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Awards and Scholarships

Josh Laerm Memorial Outstanding Ecology Undergraduate Award

May. 2, 2016

The Laerm Award is given each Spring to a graduating or recently graduated senior Ecology major.  The award competition will be based on a combination of research, classroom, and service performance.

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Ron Carroll and Carol Hoffman Costa Rica Travel Award (Undergraduate)

May. 2, 2016

The purpose of the Ron Carroll and Carol Hoffman Costa Rica Travel Award is to provide support for students in the Odum School of Ecology who travel to Costa Rica. Support shall be in the form of a stipend paid directly to the recipient.

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Seydel Award in Sustainability and Conservation (Undergraduate)

May. 2, 2016

In honor of Rutherford Seydel’s service as founding chair of the Odum School IDEA Advisory Board we have established the Seydel Award in Sustainability and Conservation. We are seeking applications from undergraduate students within the Odum School to recognize outstanding achievements in sustainability and conservation.

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Thelma Richardson and Frank Golley Undergraduate Support Award

May. 2, 2016

The purpose of this award is to encourage individual excellence in undergraduate studies with awards to Odum School undergraduate students for travel, papers, general merit, or other endeavors.

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Best Student Paper Award (Graduate)

May. 2, 2016

The Odum School of Ecology is soliciting papers for the annual Best Student Paper competition. Recognition will be given in two categories: basic/theoretical ecology and applied ecology. Recognition will be for the paper judged to be the best published in each category during the preceding year by an Odum School of Ecology graduate student.

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Distinguished Graduate Student Teaching Award

May. 2, 2016

The Odum School of Ecology Distinguished Graduate Student Teaching Award was established in 1998 to recognize outstanding ecology student teaching assistants and is given each spring to students enrolled in the ecology graduate program.

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The James E. Butler, Jr. Fellowships in Ecology (Graduate)

Jan. 6, 2017

Columbus attorney James E. Butler, Jr. established the Butler Fellowships with a $1 million gift to the Institute of Ecology in 2006. The fellowships are for graduate students studying environmental issues including water quality and land use. A lifetime of experiences beginning with a love of fishing in Georgia's rivers instilled in James Butler a deep regard for the environment.

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Golley Memorial Scholarship (Graduate)

May. 2, 2016

Born in Chicago, Frank Golley earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture from Purdue University, a master's degree in wildlife management from Washington State University, and a doctorate in zoology from Michigan State University. Dr. Golley was the director of the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory from 1962-1967, and director of the Institute of Ecology from 1968-1979. He was an internationally acclaimed leader in the field of landscape ecology. He also wrote over 40 books and chapters, and more than 150 papers on the fields of ecology, biology, social sciences and history.   After over four decades at The University of Georgia, Dr. Golley retired in 2000.

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Graduate Diversity Award in Ecology

May. 2, 2016

The Graduate Opportunities Award was created by now emeritus faculty member Dr. David Coleman to support the ethnic diversity initiatives of the Odum School graduate program. This award has a significant monetary allotment and will be made available to the recipient at the beginning of the academic year for use towards research in the Eugene P. Odum School of Ecology.

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Meyer-Helfman Graduate Travel Award

May. 2, 2016

The purpose of the Meyer-Helfman Graduate Travel Award is to support graduate student travel to meetings, conferences, or other activities (e.g., meeting with legislators or decision-makers) related to the intersection of science, public policy, and conservation, with preference given to students whose research focuses on aquatic ecosystems.

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Robert A. Sheldon Memorial Award (Graduate)

May. 2, 2016

The Robert A. Sheldon Memorial Fund was established in 1971 by a contribution from Dr. Joanne S. Sharpe in memory of her late husband, who was an outstanding graduate student in the Department of Zoology. This fund has traditionally supported field research for graduate students working away from campus. We will award a monetary award to one applicant that will be a reimbursement for travel or research supplies expenses. First priority will be given to a student who does not have alternative sources of funding.

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Faculty Instructor Of The Year Award

May. 2, 2016

Nominations are being solicited for the Annual Odum School of Ecology Instructor of the Year Award. The winner will be presented with a framed certificate. This award recognizes the faculty member who has made significant contributions to the success of the undergraduate and/or graduate programs.

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Employee Of The Year Award

May. 2, 2016

Nominations are being solicited for the Annual Odum School of Ecology Employee of the Year Award. This award recognizes the employee who has made significant contributions to the success and well-being of Odum School programs during the past year.

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Environmental Policy Award (Students and Staff)

May. 2, 2016

The Odum School of Ecology Environmental Policy Award was established in 2000 to recognize outstanding contributions to environmental policy research and development.

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