Willis Peterson Scholarship

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The Willis Peterson Scholarship was established to support the studies of a lower-division undergraduate student majoring in either Agricultural and Food Business Management (pre-major) or Applied Economics.

Professor Peterson taught both Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics for many years, and won the University's highest award for teaching excellence, the Horace T. Morse - University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education. His research was in the area of production economics and agricultural policy, and he had a stellar publication record, including a path-breaking paper with Yoav Kislev entitled "Prices, Technology, and Farm Size" published in the Journal of Political Economy. Willis Peterson passed away in 1999 after a battle with cancer. Colleagues, friends, and relatives established this scholarship in his honor as a way to encourage students at the University of Minnesota to pursue their interests in economics.

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

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