Award opportunities

Award winnersDepartment Awards

These awards are awarded annually to the Department’s students, provided a suitable candidate is nominated. All award applications are due each year on March 15.

Undergraduate Award

Awarded to an undergraduate student in Entomology for outstanding achievement in their overall undergraduate program.
Eligibility requirements: MSU Entomology undergraduate major who has senior status (88+ credits) up to one semester post-graduation.
Require Application Materials:

  • Nominations can be made by any Entomology faculty member
  • One additional letter of support
  • Curriculum Vitae

Wooley Award

Awarded to a masters student for outstanding achievement in total MS program.
Eligibility: MSU Entomology MS students who have completed their MS degree during the previous calendar year.
Required Application Materials:

  • Students must be nominated by their major professor
  • One additional letter of support
  • Curriculum Vitae

Dreisbach Award

Awarded to a doctoral student for outstanding achievement in total PhD program.
Eligibility: MSU Entomology PhD candidates who have passed the Oral Comprehensive Examination or the Final Oral Examination during the previous calendar year.
Required Application Materials:

  • Students must be nominated by their major professor
  • One additional letter of support
  • Curriculum Vitae

McDaniel Award

Awarded to a graduate student (MS or PhD) for excellence, dedication and achievement in teaching.
Eligibility: Student must be a currently enrolled Entomology graduate student or a student that graduated during fall semester of the current academic year.
Required Application Materials:

  • Nominations can be made by any Entomology faculty member
  • One additional letter of support
  • Curriculum Vitae

Guyer Award

Awarded to a graduate student (MS or PhD) for outstanding achievement in Extension.
Eligibility: Student must be a currently enrolled Entomology graduate student or a student that graduated during fall semester of the current academic year.
Required Application Materials:

  • Nominations can be made by any Entomology faculty member
  • One additional letter of support
  • Curriculum Vitae

Entomological Society of America (ESA) awards

ESA Student Activity Award: Recognizes a student for outstanding contributions to the society, his/her academic department, and the community, while still achieving academic excellence.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) awards

Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching AwardTo recognize graduate students who have distinguished themselves by the nurturing academic environment they provide and the skill they have shown in teaching.