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Golley Memorial Scholarship (Graduate)

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.

This award can be used in its full amount on research and travel if applied through the Odum School of Ecology, or can be distributed through your payroll (and taxed) if directly received. This money is not available until August in the year in which it is awarded, and the recipient must be enrolled during that time.

The award amount is: $750.

The Gradaute Program committee will review all applications and make the final decision. Submit nomination materials by 5:00 p.m. on April 1st to Katherine Adams (ktswings@uga.edu).

Materials should be compacted into one pdf document. Only one entry per person.

Applicants for this one-time monetary scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  1. Graduate student in  an Odum School of Ecology graduate program (master's or doctorate);
  2. Good academic standing (3.0 Grade point average)
  3. Applicants should preferably have demonstrated leadership qualities

The nomination packet should include:

  1. Application;
  2. Applicant essay;
  3. A brief (1-2 page) CV;
  4. Faculty recommendation

Click here to download application

Previous winners include: Sarah Budischak (2013), Kimmy Kellett (2014), Kaitlin Karrell (2015), Wes Flynn (2016)


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