Encourage students to apply for WALSAA Outstanding Sophomore Awards

Please encourage your students to Apply for the WALSAA Outstanding Sophomore Awards –Due Monday, February 15th.  Students are able to apply online. (see directions below)

Please discuss this award as a department, talk to your advisees and encourage them to apply. Thank you in advance for your help!

Award Details:

WALSAA – The Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association – offers ten (10) $2,000 scholarships every year to CALS students in their second year of college**. Funds are applied to your 2021-2022 tuition. Students are chosen based upon academic achievement, leadership, honors and service – all weighted equally.

To apply, students should visit the WALSAA Scholarship Page on The application will close Monday, February 15th.  If you have any questions, please contact David Cooper at

Based on applications, 20-25 students will be invited to an interview on March 9th.  Interviews are 15 minutes and will be used to determine 10 scholarship winners.

Watch for “how to apply” tips for this prestigious opportunity on our Facebook page.

**This award is for students in their second year of college and is NOT determined by number of credits. For example, a student in their first year, with sophomore standing based on credits would NOT be eligible. ***

David Cooper
WALSAA Scholarship Committee Chair  | 608-516-1184

Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association | 608-438-1994 |