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 in March of each year are automatically considered for this scholarship.