Fellowships:  Our Way to Live and Learn

Warren/Sanders/McNaughton Oceanographic Scholarship

This is awarded for graduate study in oceanography and related fields.  It is good for one year of study, though the student may apply each year for its continued support. The amount of the award is $1,000.

Upon receiving this award the student agrees to follow and complete the program of study or research as outlined in the application, and to communicate with the Scholarship Chair any changes in the program, as well as periodic progress reports.

There are no application forms.

To apply, please email each of the following documents before April 1st to Leslie Morris-Smith at leslm5791@ gmail.com

  • Your name and address, and a statement of objectives and interests
  • A description of planned program at the educational Institution
  • Your resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Academic transcripts

Sarah Bradley Tyson Memorial Fellowship

For advanced study in agriculture, horticulture and related fields.

The amount of the award is $4,000 for 2021.

The fellowship is to be used for advanced study (masters or doctorate) at an educational institution of recognized standing within the United States.

Conditions for applying

The acceptance of the fellowship implies the obligation on the part of the student to devote herself unreservedly to study or research as outlined in her application and to submit any proposed change in her plan to the chair for approval. Also, she will send to the chair at least two reports on her work; one at the end of the first semester and another upon the completion of the year’s work. The Committee regards the acceptance of the fellowship as creating a contract requiring the fulfillment of these conditions.


There are no application forms.  To apply, please email the following documents by March 15th to the Committee Chair, Cindy Nuss, at Nussci56@ gmail.com.

  • Your name and address, and a statement of objectives and the plan of study.
  • A resume, c. v. or an account of your educational training and work history.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Academic transcript from the registrar of the school, college or university.
  • Your thesis papers or professional reports, published or unpublished.

Confidential letters sent to the committee are retained.

Fellowship Committee Members

Cindy Nuss, Committee Chair
3274 Susquehanna Rd.
Dresher, PA 19025
Nussci56@ gmail.com

Louise Shoksnyder, Trustee
3970 Hiawatha Trail
National City, MI 48748   and

Davene Brown, Trustee
2495 Rt 30 N.
Bomoseen, VT 05732


The Sarah Bradley Tyson Memorial Fellowship was the first memorial scholarship of the Association.  It was established in honor of Mrs. Tyson who served as the second national president from 1921 to 1924. A resident of the Chicago area, Mrs. Tyson was president of the Mid-West division that was organized in 1915. A native of Vermont, Mrs. Tyson maintained her homestead, Rice Farm, near Brattleboro, where she supervised extensive orchards and dairy and poultry operations. Shipments of apples, maple sugar, turkeys, cream and butter made their way regularly to Boston from Rice Farm. In the summer months, Mrs. Tyson brought young women students to the farm for practical training for which they were paid. Mrs. Tyson was vitally interested in improving relations between city and rural women and in government programs related to the improvement of farm and community life. She sponsored many 4-H scholarships for rural girls.

During her term as national president, Mrs. Tyson moved the Association’s office from New York to Chicago where she underwrote the cost of operation and secretarial assistance. Her greatest interest was in bringing the Association’s publication to a higher standard of quality as she felt the magazine vital to the Association’s growth.   [From: ‘A Chronicle:  History of Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association’]

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