South Carolina Entomological Society J. H. Cochran Memorial Scholarship

The Award:

The J.H. Cochran Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 award in recognition of exemplary graduate student contributions to the field of entomology. This scholarship honors the memory of the late Dr. J.H. Cochran, former head of the Clemson University Department of Entomology.


Nominations are open to qualified graduate students who have maintained membership in the South Carolina Entomological Society for any portion of the year preceding the Society's annual meeting. Qualifying status is based on enrollment at any graduate institution in South Carolina within the year prior to the annual meeting, or on engagement by a graduate student in independent entomological research of direct benefit to the welfare of the state of South Carolina, its citizens, industries, or environment.

Selection Criteria:

Selection shall be based on service to the student's department, university, affiliate institutions, or to the people of South Carolina, as well as on high scholastic and professional achievements.

Nomination Requirements:

Nominations must be made in writing by any full or emeritus member of the South Carolina Entomological Society. A single letter citing evidence of outstanding achievement and service plus supporting documentation shall constitute a complete nomination package. Supporting documentation shall consist of a student's resumé not exceeding three (3) pages in length and a summary of completed graduate course work with graduate GPR. The selection committee may solicit supplementary information if necessary.

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