Charles W. Coggins, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund


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Graduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

Dr. Charles W. Coggins, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Plant Physiology in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, along with other donors, established the Charles W. Coggins, Jr. Scholarship Fund in December 2002. In January 2004, the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences made the fund an endowment to honor Dr. Coggins.

During his 37 years at the University, Dr. Coggins helped create the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, published more than 100 articles, demonstrated leadership in the field of agriculture, particularly in the field of citrus, and served in the International Society of Citriculture. Since his retirement, Dr. Coggins has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the California Citrus Quality Council. In 2003, Dr. Coggins received the Albert G. Salter Memorial Award from the Council for his "outstanding contributions to and achievements in the citrus industry." He "has forever changed the citrus industry."

The fund provides financial assistance for graduate students in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences who demonstrate academic excellence, quality research and show benefit to the citrus industry.

Selection and Guidelines:

The Executive Associate Dean, Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension shall appoint a committee to call for and review applications of outstanding graduate students studying citrus.

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