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Scholarships

The 2014 Scholarship Application opens in FEBRUARY, 2014
Please download the application HERE

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Herbert L. Forest Scholarship

A scholarship to honor the late Herbert L. Forest, a distinguished alumnus of the Department of Resource Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, was established by his friends and admirers on the occasion of his retirement. Mr. Forest served as Director of the Dairy Division of the Agricultural Marketing Service of the United States Department of Agriculture for most of his career. He supervised the establishment and operation of Federal Milk Marketing Orders throughout the United States and was also involved in numerous international negotiations related to trade in dairy products. Mr. Forest died during 1993. Since his death, the Herbert L. Forest Scholarship fund has continued to benefit significantly from the contributions of his family, friends, and admirers. At the request of Mr. Forest, preference is given to applicants with a demonstrated career interest in government service with some additional preference for interest in government service related to dairy marketing.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a junior or senior next fall majoring in Resource Economics.

Current Recipients: Zachary Berman, Jeffrey Chang and Emily Wiederhold

William (Red) Curtin Scholarship

Each year the Department of Resource Economics awards the William “Red” Curtin Scholarship to a student or students with an interest in agriculture, good academic performance, and financial need. For 43 years Mr. Curtin was a financial writer and commodities market expert with the Boston Herald-Traveler newspaper. His commodity forecasts were circulated nationwide through the Associated Press. Mr. Curtin also ran a Commodities Market Service for the Northeast for 30 years. His friends and colleagues established this scholarship in 1984 to honor his memory.

ELIGIBILITY: Undergraduate Resource Economics Majors.

Current Recipient: Emily Bassett

Joseph Rodman Scholarship

Mr. Rodman, who was very active in the New England food industry, established this scholarship for students planning on pursuing a career in the distribution segments of the food industry (or in another line of business) in New England. It is awarded on the basis of personal character, academic achievement and financial need.

ELIGIBILITY: Undergraduate Resource Economics Majors in the Food Marketing Economics or Managerial Economics in Food and Resource Industries Option.

Current Recipients: Matthew DiNatale and Shanyn O'Neill

Mrs. Clifton Johnson Scholarship

A scholarship for a Consumer and Family Economics students who exhibits academic achievement.

ELIGIBILITY: Undergraduate Resource Economics Majors in the Consumer and Family Economics Option.

Current Recipient: Patrick Thompson

Knowlton Scholarship

A scholarship presented to a Consumer and Family Economics student who exhibits academic achievement.

ELIGIBILITY: Undergraduate Resource Economics Majors in the Consumer and Family Economics Option.

Current Recipients: Shir Inbar and Jessica Lachut

Marjorie Merchant Scholarship

A scholarship awarded to students in Consumer and Family Economics who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.

ELIGIBILITY: Undergraduate Resource Economics Majors in the Consumer and Family Economics Option.

Current Recipients: Maria DeGenova and Benjamin Garrett-Levine

Oreana Merriam Scholarship

A scholarship for a Consumer and Family Economics students who exhibits academic achievement.

ELIGIBILITY: Undergraduate Resource Economics Majors in the Consumer and Family Economics Option.

Current Recipient: Benjamin Garrett-Levine

Helen Whittier Scholarship

A scholarship for a Consumer and Family Economics students who exhibits academic achievement.

ELIGIBILITY: Undergraduate Resource Economics Majors in the Consumer and Family Economics Option.

Current Recipient: Benjamin Garrett-Levine

William M. Knott Scholarship

The Grocery Manufacturers' Representatives of New England, Inc.are pleased to announce the availability of the William M. Knott Scholarship. The GMR is a trade association made up of people working in the food processing and distribution industries in New England. The GMR's criteria for the scholarship are that:

  1. The student applying is a resident of the New England area and plans to spend her/his working career in the food industry in the New England area.
  2. The student is enrolled in a four-year program working toward a Bachelor's Degree with the major field of study relating to the food industry.

The GMR Scholarship Committee considers the applicant's academic standing, financial need, and demonstrated desire to pursue a career in the New England food industry.

ELIGIBILITY: Undergraduate Resource Economics Majors in the Food Marketing Economics or Managerial Economics in Food and Resource Industries Option.

Note: Please complete this additional application (due by March 5, 2014): William M. Knott Scholarship Announcement

Current Recipient: Guy Streeter