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​​​Foundation Awardee​s

Congratulations to our 2022 Foundation Awardees

Awards recognized at Plant Health 2022

​​I. E. Melhus Awards​​

Supports graduate student participants selected to present their research at a symposium at the ​APS Annual Meeting


Wanderson Bucker Moraes
Ohio State University

Roy Davis II
Textas A&M University

Kaique dos Santos Alves
Universidade Federal de Viçosa


Isaack Kikway
North Carolina State University

Rachel Murray-Watson
University of Cambridge



Schroth Faces of the Future Awards

Supports the Faces of the Future symposium at the APS Annual Meeting by acknowledging up-and-coming individuals in specific areas of plant pathology.​


Johanna Del Castillo Munera
University of California, Davis

Camila Primieri Nicolli
University of Wisconsin, Madison​

Veronica Roman-Reyna
Ohio State University

Robin Choudhury
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


Named Student Travel Awards

Provides support for current APS Student member​s who submit an abstract and present ​at Plant Health 2022​.​


H. David Thurston Student Travel Award and​ H. J. Dubin Student Travel Award in honor of the Peace Corps
Jobelle Bruno, Louisiana State University

Gustaaf A. and Ineke C. M. de Zoeten Student Travel Award and Roger C. Pearson Student Travel Award
Jiyeong Choi, Cornell University

Raymond G. Grogan Student Travel Award
Kayla Spawton, Washington State University

Raymond D. Martyn Student Travel Award​
Qiurong Fan, University of Arkansas

Roger C. Pearson Student Travel Award and Virology Student Travel Award
Madison Flasco, Cornell University

Gustaaf A. and Ineke C. M. de Zoeten Student Travel Award and Janell M. Stevens Johnk Student Travel Award
Maryam Khalilzadeh, University of Florida, Citrus Research and Education Center

Albert Paulus Student Travel Award and Luis Sequeira Student Travel Award
Yu-Chen Wang, California Polytechnic State University

Arthur Kelman Student Travel Award
Katherine Rivera-Zuluaga, Purdue University

Joseph Kuc Student Travel Award and Stephen A. Johnston Student Travel Award
Arjun Subedi, Southern Illinois University

John F. Fulkerson Student Travel Award and Tsune Kosuge Student Travel Award
Jovana Mijatovic, University of Georgia

Kenneth F. Baker and R. James Cook Student Travel Award and Stella Melugin Coakley Student Travel Award

Mariama Brown, Purdue University

Virology Student Travel Award
Katherine LaTourrette, University of Nebraska

Milt and Nancy Schroth Student Travel Award and H. J. Dubin Student Travel Award in honor of the Peace Corps
Sherif Sharfadine, University of Arkansas

Tsune Kosuge Student Travel Award and Eddie Echandi Student Travel Award
Andrea Gómez, North Carolina State University

Malcolm C. Shurtleff Student Travel Award
Eric Branch, Cornell University

Eugene E. Saari Student Travel Award and Don E. Mathre Student Travel Award​
Shiv Singla, University of Nebraska

Kenneth F. Baker and R. James Cook Student Travel Award and C. Lee Campbell Student Travel Award
Michelle Paukett, Penn State University

J. Artie and Arra Browning Plant Medicine and Janell M. Stevens Johnk Student Travel Award
Kensy Rodriguez, Louisiana State University

Myron K. Brakke Student Travel Award
Wanita Dantes, Clemson University

Joseph Kuc Student Travel Award and Milt and Nancy Schroth Student Travel Award
Meher Ony, University of Tennessee- Knoxville

Tsune Kosuge Student Travel Award and Arthur Kelman Student Travel Award
Wenting Wang, University of Florida

Lisa Shepherd Student Travel Award and Eddie Echandi Student Travel Award
Ana Vazquez-Catoni, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Don E. Mathre Student Travel Award and John F. Fulkerson Student Travel Award
Caleb Mathias, University of Kentucky

Forest Pathology Student Travel Award and Joseph Kuc Student Travel Award​
Soumya Ghosh, Ohio State University

Roger C. Pearson Student Travel Award​ and Stella Melugin Coakley Student Travel Award
Isabel Emanuel, Ohio State University

Eugene E. Saari Student Travel Award and Stella Melugin Coakley Student Travel Award
LeAnn Lux, North Dakota State University

Stuart D. Lyda Student Travel Award and Walter (Doug) Gubler Student Travel Award​
Madeline Henrickson, University of Delaware

Virology Student Travel Award
Victoria Hoyle, Cornell University

C. Lee Campbell Student Travel Award and Stephen A. Johnston Student Travel Award
Santosh Sanjel, University of Florida​

Forest Pathology Student Travel Award and Arthur Kelman Student Travel Award
Aaron Onufrak, University of Tennessee- Knoxville​​

OIP International Travel Award

Provides travel​ support for early- to mid-career international APS members to participate at an APS Annual Meeting

  • Nasir Mehmood, Rawalpinki Women University, Pakistan​


Other APS Foundation Awards

Books for the World Award

​Helps scientists, educators, extension personnel, and other agriculturalists in developing countries acquire educational materials from APS PRESS.


  • ​Not Pictured: Santosh Lohani, Horticulture Research Station, Nepal


Nasir Ahmed Rajput
University of Agriculture, Pakistan

Buncha Chinnasri
Kasetsart University

Abdulkadir Dalha Isa
Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria

Sobodh Khanal
Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Nepal


Frank L. Howard Undergraduate Fellowship Fund

This fund supports undergraduate research projects in plant pathology.​

Emma Barrett
Colorado State University





French-Monar Latin American Award

Provides support for a Latin American plant pathologist to attend an annual meeting of APS, publish in journals, or pay for ​APS membership.​

Diego Ernesto Gutierrez Castillo
Colorado State University





Lafayette Frederick Diversity in Mentoring Award

Provides mentored experiences in plant pathology for students and postdocs from underrepresented minority groups, with the ultimate goal of increasing diversity in APS and the plant health community at large.


Renata Belisario
University of Kentucky

Sara Thomas-Sharma
Louisiana State University


Mathre Student Educational Award

Provides support for student endeavors which further their education outside of the APS Annual Meeting.​


Temilade M. Fetuga
Nigeria




OIP Global Experience Award​

In collaboration with the APS Foundation, the APS Office of International Program (OIP) Global Experience Award helps APS plant pathologists working with scientists and extension personnel in developing countries in training and outreach efforts.


Dr. Misbakhul Munir
University of Kentucky

Dr. Nicole Gauthier
University of Kentucky

Dr. Sri Widinugraheni
(host-country coordinator)
Nusa Cendana University, Kupang, Indonesia

OPSR Plant Pathology Experiential Awards

In collaboration with the APS Foundation, the APS Office of Private Sector and Relations ​(OPSR) offers two experiential awards: individual (annually) and department​al (every two​ years). The purpose of this award is to support professional development, learn about career opportunities and/or gain technical expertise in support of current​ research endeavors.

  • Association of Plant Pathology Scholars (APPS) from the University of Kentucky

Raymond J. Tarleton Student Fellowship

Provides support to plant pathology graduate students for expenses related to their research, equipment, education, and skills development.



Marilen Nampijja
Washington State University​





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