The D. Woods Thomas Memorial Scholarship was set-up in 1993 by family and friends of Dr. D. Woods Thomas, former Dean of International Programs in Agriculture, to honor him by providing support and encouragement for U.S graduate students doing research or studying in a developing country.
2019 Award Recipients
On March 25, 2019, IPIA hosted a reception to honor three graduate students, Jacie Grant (ANSC), Meagan Rathjen (FRN) and Kirsten Roe (FNR/AGEC), who received $1000 scholarships to support their research focused in developing countries. The students shared their backgrounds and their international research proposals. Faculty sponsors and department heads attended to support their students. A special treat for all attendees was meeting and hearing from D. Woods Thomas's daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Clark Dale. Leslie expressed heartfelt appreciation for the students' interest in working in developing countries. She relayed how "pleased" her father would be to know his legacy continues to encourage students to engage with stakeholders in developing countries to help solve issues.