School of
Integrative Biology

The Fred H. Schmidt
Summer Scholars Award

Department of Entomology

The Fred H. Schmidt Summer Scholars Award, endowed by his niece and nephew Margaret and Ed Larsen, commemorates alumnus Fred H. Schmidt, who received his BS (’57) and an MS in entomology (’59) from the University of Illinois and spent many years at the USDA Forest Service Laboratory in Corvallis, OR. The Schmidt Summer Award is used to support recruitment and retention of students during the summer months. The Schmidt Summer Scholars Award is given to an enrolled, out of state Entomology student who has a demonstrated need for summer support.


This award supports graduate students in entomology during the summer.


Applicant must be a graduate student in entomology, registered in ENT 599, during the summer. Note: There is no coursework to take in the summer; the applicant must instead be registered for ENT 599, Thesis Research hours to qualify.


To apply, please submit one copy of each of the following:
  1. A proposal describing your summer classes, planned scholarly activities, and financial need. The proposal should not exceed two (2) single-spaced pages, not including references.
  2. A current C.V.
  3. Letter of recommendation from your advisor that indicates financial need.
Applicants must complete this form and submit all required materials by February 27th, midnight. Questions may be directed to