Ann Hoyt Award for the Study of Cooperative Associations

The School of Human Ecology and the UW Center for Cooperatives are offering Graduate Student Scholarships for Research, Outreach, and Training on Cooperatives. Awards are available to recognize graduate students’ pursuit of research, outreach activities, or further knowledge related to cooperative businesses and associations in all sectors, both domestic and international and including credit unions.

To be eligible for this scholarship program, you must be a graduate students in good standing who is enrolled in an advanced degree program (MS, PhD, or MFA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Scholarship Descriptions

Scholarship for conference travel or professional development on cooperatives – $1,000
One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded in honor of Dr. Ann Hoyt. Students may submit a request to attend a conference or similar professional development opportunity. To apply for this category, please submit a proposal of no more than 2 pages that includes the following:

• Statement on how the conference or professional development or training relates to the student’s career goals or professional development
• Description of how the proposed activity enhances cooperative organizations
• Itemized conference travel budget

Review Criteria
Applications will be evaluated and ranked by a committee made up of representatives from the UW Center for Cooperatives, the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, and the School of Human Ecology. Please note that your application may be read by someone from any discipline. Strong applications are able to convey the importance of an applicant’s research and/or travel plans to a non-expert or person outside your field.

Applications will be evaluated based on:
1) clarity and quality of materials,
2) overall impact and significance of the proposed research, outreach, scholarship or of the conference or professional development described,
3) extent to which the student’s participation in the proposed activities will enhance both cooperative organizations and the student’s own professional development.

$1000 for conference travel or professional development