Undergraduate Awards and Scholarships

Josh Laerm Memorial Outstanding Ecology Undergraduate Award

The purpose of this award is to honor a graduating or recently graduated senior enrolled in a B.S. or A.B. degree program in the Odum School of Ecology. The award competition will be based on a combination of research, classroom, and service performance (i.e., all-around qualities of a professional ecologist and impactful citizen within the Odum School of Ecology)

Award amount:

There will be one award of $200. Support will be in the form of a stipend paid directly to the recipient.

Deadline:

April 1.
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Ron Carroll and Carol Hoffman Costa Rica Travel Award

The purpose of this award is to provide support for students in the Odum School of Ecology who travel to Costa Rica as part of the Tropical Ecology Maymester or Tropical Biology fall semester programs. Support will be in the form of a stipend paid directly to the recipient.

Award amount:

There will be up to four awards of $400 each.

Deadline:

April 1.
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Thelma Richardson and Frank Golley Undergraduate Support Award

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.

Award amount:

There will be two awards of up to $500 each. Support will be in the form of a stipend paid directly to the recipient.

Deadline:

April 1.
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Seydel Award in Sustainability and Conservation

Since becoming a standalone school in 2007, the Eugene P. Odum School of Ecology and the IDEA Advisory Board have played a leading role in making the University of Georgia a more sustainable campus. Through our teaching, research and outreach initiatives the University of Georgia is serving as a living laboratory that provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to enhance the quality of life on campus and beyond.

As founding chair of the IDEA Advisory Board, Rutherford Seydel has played a major role in leading these efforts, and continues to challenge UGA not to rest on its laurels. Beyond his service to the Odum School and UGA, Seydel is a director and vice-chairman of The Conservation Fund, co-founder and CEO of the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Fund, Inc., a member of the board of directors of the Southern Environmental Law Center and Turner Environmental Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law, and a Trustee of the National Parks Conservation Association. As co-owner of the Atlanta Thrashers and Atlanta Hawks, he was responsible for making Atlanta’s Philips Arena the first sports arena in North America to achieve LEED certification.

In his honor, we have established the Seydel Award in Sustainability and Conservation.

Award amount:

This award of provides up to $2000 for new sustainability initiatives to undergraduate students in the Odum School of Ecology.

Deadline:

April 1.
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