Routhe-Christiansen Scholarship

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This scholarship was made possible through the generous financial contributions of Hal Routhe and Elaine Christiansen. Established in 2006, this scholarship provides funding for upper class undergraduate or graduate students enrolled full time in CFANS and studying in the Department of Applied Economics. Emphasis is placed on character, motivation, potential and financial need.

Hal (Harlund G.) Routhe, Professor Emeritus, is a 1951 graduate of the College of Agriculture with a B.S. in Agricultural Economics and Education and M.S. in 1954. Professor Routhe devoted his career to the University, including positions as 4-H Youth Development Agent, Research Assistant, Extension Economist in Farm Financial Management Program Director in Agriculture and Related Industries, and Associate & Acting Director of the Extension Service.

Martin K. Christiansen, Professor Emeritus, received his B.S. degree in 1950, his M.S. degree in 1956 and his Ph.D. in 1964, all from the U of M. He joined the University staff as an instructor in the Department of Agricultural Economics in 1954 and was appointed to the Agriculture Extension staff in 1958. His career was devoted to dairy marketing, public policy and world trade issues with implications for Minnesota producers and agri-business firms. Martin retired in 1982 after 30 years of federal service with the University, the F.B.I. and the U.S. Navy.

Students who apply for CFANS scholarships (deadline March 1 of each year) are automatically considered for this scholarship.

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