Applications now accepted for Sager Scholarship honoring Weidner

The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity and the Office of University Advancement announce that applications are now being accepted for the competitive scholarship created by emeriti faculty Paul and Thea Sager in memory of Chancellor Emeritus Edward Weidner and his commitment to UW-Green Bay and the Cofrin Arboretum.

The Sager Scholarship will recognize a UW-Green Bay undergraduate who has demonstrated excellence in a paper that results from a student science research project. The recipient will receive a $750 award, available for spring semester. Eligible students must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and must be enrolled during Spring Semester 2011.

Selection of the Sager Scholar will be made by a committee of five faculty members including the Director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, two faculty members from the Natural and Applied Sciences program and two from Human Biology. The major selection criterion will be the quality of an original paper resulting from a student research project in any area of science. A broad range of research activities will be eligible, including independent study projects, class research projects, studies from international travel courses, and directed studies under faculty research grants or other funding sources. Guidance by one or more faculty members is expected, but applicants must show evidence of originality, initiative, and primary authorship of the paper.

Applications for the scholarship must include the research paper and a cover letter describing the context of the research project, including acknowledgment of contributions by others. Format of the paper should follow standard manuscript design for the natural sciences (e.g. Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, and Literature Cited). A letter from a faculty mentor may be included with the application but is not mandatory.

Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13. Submit materials to Dr. Robert Howe, Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, Mary Ann Cofrin Hall 212 or via email to

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