M.L. Sunde Scholarship

Milt Sunde was born on the family farm near Brookings, South Dakota. He enlisted as a Private in the Infantry at Fort Snelling, Minn., in 1943. He rose to the rank of Captain by the end of World War II, and was awarded the Bronze Star for valor. After the war, Milton returned to SDSU, and graduated in 1947, with a B.S. in Poultry, with minors in Chemistry and in Rural Sociology. Anecdotally, he was offered a job as an instructor in the Poultry Department at SDSU, but decided instead to take a graduate student position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison because the offer was $8 more a month. He joined the UW Department of Poultry Husbandry in 1947, received an M.S. in Poultry and Biochemistry in 1949, and a Ph.D. in Poultry in 1950. He was appointed as an instructor in 1949, rising to professor in 1957, and served as department chair for 15 years.

Eligibility Criteria

Awarded to CALS students who are interested in poultry science or poultry research and demonstrate leadership and good academic performance. Preference given to students who have completed 2 courses in the department and have worked in the Poultry Research Lab. Minimum GPA is 3.0.

Awarded to CALS undergraduate students in the Nutritional Sciences Department with a preference for students interested in poultry science. The scholarship should be awarded on leadership and academic performance; need is not to be considered.