Sager Scholarship


The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity and Office of University Advancement host the annual Sager Scholarship, a competitive student award made possible by the generosity of emeriti faculty Dr. Paul Sager and Dr. Dorothea Sager. The Sager Award was created in 2009 in memory of Chancellor Emeritus Edward Weidner and his commitment to UW-Green Bay and the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum at the Green Bay campus.
The Sager Scholarship recognizes a UW-Green Bay science or engineering undergraduate who demonstrates excellence in communicating scientific information from a classroom or extracurricular academic project. The recipient will receive a $1,100 award.
Selection of the Sager Award recipient are made by a committee consisting of the Director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity and faculty or staff members from the College of Science and Technology. The major selection criteria will be the quality and originality of the writing, scientific validity of the content, and appropriate acknowledgment of information sources.

Any undergraduate student enrolled at any UW-Green Bay campus seeking a degree in the natural sciences, engineering, or technology with at least a 2.75 GPA may apply.
  • May 15 - Application due 
  • May 31 - Applicants will be notified of the decision
Acceptable Composition Submissions
A broad range of activities can be the basis for an award-winning composition. Examples of acceptable submissions for the Sager Award include:
  • a scholarly paper based on a group or individual research project or internship;
  • an in-depth extension of field or lab research from a classroom assignment;
  • a scientific report on a topic explored during an academic travel course or class exercise;
  • a review of current scientific literature about a subject of interest; or
  • an original analysis of a current scientific or environmental problem.
Guidance by one or more faculty members is expected, but applicants must show evidence of originality, initiative, and primary authorship of the article, report, or composition.
How to Apply
Applications for the scholarship must include:
  1. The scientific composition or research paper, which may be of any length or form.
  2. A brief cover letter describing the context of the project, including acknowledgment of contributions by others.
  3. A letter from a faculty mentor may be included but is not mandatory.
Submit materials via email to with the words “Sager Award Submission” in the subject line.