The Kolb Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of John Harrison Kolb, the first chair of the department, who served from 1930 to 1946. Professor Kolb was known both in the United States and abroad for his research in rural communities. He established rural sociology in New Zealand and made a major contribution to rural sociology in Brazil. The Kolb Memorial Scholarship may be awarded annually to an outstanding Community and Environmental Sociology student (undergraduate or graduate).
Nominations must include the student’s CV or resume, accompanied by a letter from the student’s faculty advisor, which should address the reasons the student merits this award, including evidence of the student’s exceptional intellectual contributions, academic achievements, and professional involvement.
• Nominees must be current students in good standing at the UW.
• Nominees must be enrolled in the joint Sociology-Community and Environmental Sociology graduate program or CES undergraduate major.
• Graduate student nominees must have a member of the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology as advisor of record.
• Nominees must be full-time students as determined by CALS or the Graduate School.
The Kolb Memorial Scholarship of $300 is supplemented with an additional $200 from the Crowe Scholarship Fund, for a total award of $500. In addition, the winner’s name is engraved on a plaque that is hung in the department library.
Applications for 2020 are due on April 30. Application materials should be sent to Professor Josh Garoon through Megan Banaszak, Department of Community & Environmental Sociology, 350 Agriculture Hall, 1450 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, firstname.lastname@example.org.