Photograph of William B. and Nancy Ambrose

Ambrose Fellowship

William B. & Nancy Ambrose Fellowship-

The fellowship is intended for graduate students following a curriculum which prepares them for careers as corn breeders. It is intended to encourage students to study plant breeding at the entire plant or organism level.

This fellowship was made possible through the generosity of William B. and Nancy Ambrose.

William B. Ambrose received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in the College of Agriculture in 1957. He received his M.S. in agronomy and plant genetics from the University of Minnesota in 1959. Immediately after receiving his M.S. degree, Mr. Ambrose was hired by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, where he spent his entire professional career, retiring as their research coordinator in 1998. Nancy L. Ambrose graduated from Elkhart University in 1957. William and Nancy have two grown daughters, Diane Rochleau and Elizabeth Gronbach.