Nelson Yield-Limiting Factors Graduate Student Scholarship


The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage students to pursue research and careers in support of the diagnosis yield-limiting factors in agronomy. The focus of the scholarship is on leadership and accomplishments and the nominee's long-term personal goals to research and develop improved diagnostic techniques and solutions to yield-limiting factors in agronomy. The scholarship is provided through the Agronomic Science Foundation by the Werner L. Nelson Fund and administered through the American Society of Agronomy. 

If you have any questions about submission, please contact Rachel Leege at 608-268-4949.

Nominations Opened: Feb 1, 2017 - 8:00 AM CST
Nominations initiated by: Apr 5, 2017 - 4:00 PM CDT
2 Reference Letters and Final Nomination submission by: Apr 12, 2017 - 4:00 PM CDT

One $5000 scholarship will be given in 2017.


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  1. Must be a grad student member.
  2. Must be an ASA member.
  3. Applicants shall exhibit evidence of leadership activities within their school or community.
  4. Previous awardees are eligible for renewal of the scholarship.


  1. Members of this ASA Awards Committee and the ASA Board of Directors are not eligible to be a reference for this award.



  1. Graduate School and Department Name
  2. Focus of Study
    List your Focus of Study. If not majoring in diagnosis of yield-limiting factors clearly state how your field of study is closely related. (Character Limit, including spaces: 1000)
  3. Leadership Activities
    Briefly list your leadership activities at school and in your community and describe how they contributed to your ability to become a better leader. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3500)
  4. Description of Research/Field Experiements
    (Character Limit, including spaces: 4000)
  5. Future Plans in Agronomy
    Briefly state your future plans related to a career dealing with yield-limiting factors. (Character Limit, including spaces: 1500)