Graduate Scholarship Information

Philip C. Hamm Memorial Scholarship in the Plant Sciences for Graduate Students

A nonrenewable scholarship of up to $2,000 is available to qualified, currently-registered graduate students in the plant sciences and related disciplines from the Philip C. Hamm Memorial Scholarship Program. This is the most prestigious award in the plant sciences at the University of Minnesota. The award is highly competitive and the recipient is usually in the advanced stages of a Ph.D. program, often with multiple refereed publications. Recipient selection will be based entirely on merit and recipients will be recognized at the Philip C. Hamm Memorial Lecture on [DATE] via Zoom.

Eligible students must have: 

  • completed a minimum of two academic years in a University of Minnesota plant-science related graduate program; and 
  • demonstrated promise as a research scientist through original research. Submission of an original research publication to a professional journal in a plant science or related discipline is required. 

Applications must include: 

  • A personal statement outlining your career objectives, research experience, and interests. (500 word limit)
  • A link to your original research publication(s) or submission(s)

Application deadline: March 5, 2022, at midnight

Submit applications online at

For more information, contact Lauren Matushin at [email protected]


Sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences with funding provided by Monsanto through the Philip C. Hamm Memorial Scholarship Fund.