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Warren/Sanders/McNaughton Oceanographic Scholarship

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.

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 is no formal application.

To apply please write a letter and include the following:

  • Your name and address
  • Statement of objectives and interests
  • Resume with 2 letters of recommendation
  • Academic transcripts
  • Description of planned program at Educational Institution

Please mail to Leslie Morris-Smith   leslm5791@gmail.com  before April 1st.

Sarah Bradley Tyson Memorial Fellowship

For advanced study in agriculture, horticulture and related fields.

The Sarah Bradley Tyson Memorial Fellowship

Copied from: ‘A Chronicle: History of Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association’

by Martha A. Nolan

The Sarah Bradley Tyson Memorial Fellowship was the first Association memorial scholarship, established in honor of Mrs. Tyson who served as the second national president 1921–1924. A resident of the Chicago area, Mrs. Tyson was president of the Mid-West Branch 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.

Following Mrs. Tyson’s death in 1928, the Association raised $10,000 for the establishment of the memorial scholarship. The fund originally provided an annual award of $500 for the advanced study of agriculture, horticulture or related professions for young women. By 1947, however, interest from the fund no longer sustained the annual award and the Association raised an additional $6000 for this purpose. Mr. Tyson contributed $1000 of this sum.

The fund is in the hands of the Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Co., and members of the Association serve as trustees. The number of fellowships awarded annually is contingent on the earned income.

As a correction to the above article, the funds are currently in the hands of Mellon Bank and Trust Co.

Directions for applying:

Sarah Bradley Tyson Memorial Fellowship Established In 1928 By Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association, Inc.

The Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association offers the Sarah Bradley Tyson Memorial Fellowship for advanced study in agriculture, horticulture, and allied subjects. The fellowship is open to properly qualified young women who have proven their ability by several years experience. Awards have been made in recognition of leadership in cooperative extension work and initiative in scientific research.

The amount of the award is between $1,000 and $3,000.

The fellowship is to be used for advanced study (masters or doctorate) at an educational institution of recognized standing within the United States. It is to be chosen by the candidate and with the approval of the Fellowship Committee.


There are no application forms.

The email letter of application should contain:

An account of the applicant’s educational training.

A statement, in full, of the objective in view and the plan of study.

A certificate (transcript) from the registrar of the school, college or university awarding the degree or degrees received by the applicant.

Testimonials as to character, ability, personality, and scholarship.

Theses papers, or reports of investigations, published or unpublished if available.

Confidential letters sent to the committee are retained.
These applications and recommendations for the fellowship must be received not later than March 15th,  of the year to be awarded.


The chairman of the committee is:

Cindy Nuss
3274 Susquehanna Rd.
Dresher, PA 19025

The co-trustees of the committee are:

Sylvia Anderson,
12 Old Sandown Road
Chester, NH 03036


Louise Shoksnyder,
3970 Hiawatha Trail
National City, MI 48748.

 General Conditions

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 chairman for approval. Also, she will send to the chairman 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.

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