The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding graduate students who are enrolled in an area of study in water conservation or stewardship. Applications are due November 1


Full-time graduate students, advised by faculty in the College of Agricultural Sciences, who are in good academic standing and have demonstrated excellence in an area of study that relates to water conservation or stewardship. Previous recipients of this award are not eligible.


Multiple $2,000 awards deposited into student's bursar account.

Selection Process

An award committee will be appointed by the Assistant Dean for Graduate Education to select the recipient.


  1. Complete the nomination and upload nominee CV via InfoReady by Wednesday, November 1, 2024. Submissions that are received by the deadline will be considered; late submissions will not be accepted.
  2. Nominating faculty must complete the Statement of Support in the nomination submission that highlights the nominee’s area of study that relates to water conservation or stewardship. Consider impact, effectiveness, innovation, and/or significance of contribution. Please be sure to relate your comments to the award criteria and highlight specific examples.
  3. The nomination may include the optional Additional Support field in the nomination submission should describe any other reason(s) why this student is deserving of this recognition not noted above.
  4. Faculty Advisor Certification must be completed, regardless of the nominator, by Wednesday, May 6, 2024, for nomination to be considered by the award committee.