Scholarships

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AFS Student Scholarships

JOHN E. SKINNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Download the Student and Faculty Application

Travel support up to $800.00 will be made available to successful applicants. Award winners will also receive a one-year paid membership to the American Fisheries Society. The application is two part, requiring a student application and a faculty application. Due annually in early May.  Note that there are two sections (Part I and Part II) to this application and each section is a separate document.  Part II and should be filled out by the applicant’s major advisor.

Eligibility:

  • graduate students or exceptional undergraduate students
  • any student who is active in fisheries or related aquatic disciplines, and has not previously won a full Skinner award, is eligible to apply

Selection is based on:

  • academic qualifications
  • professional service
  • reasons for attending the meeting

NATIVE PEOPLES STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD

Native Peoples Student Travel Award Application

This travel award is designed to encourage increased participation of Native Peoples in AFS and help defray meeting related expenses. Travel grants up to $2000 each will be awarded on a competitive basis to assist students with expenses incurred when attending the annual meeting. Each recipient will be paired with an experienced mentor and expected to participate in the student mentor program at the annual meeting. Due annually in early June.  Please note that an application will not be reviewed if any part is missing or if it’s received after the aforementioned deadline.

Eligibility:

  • undergraduate students

Selection is based on:

  • academic qualifications
  • rationale for attending the meeting

J. FRANCES ALLEN SCHOLARHIP

Download the J. Frances Allen Scholarship Application

Due annually in early March.

Eligibility:

  • female doctoral fisheries student
  • an AFS member as of prior to the year of application

Selection is based on:

  • must be conducting aquatic research in line with AFS objectives, which include “all branches of fisheries science, including but not limited to aquatic biology, engineering, fish culture, limnology, oceanography, and sociology”.

EUEGENE MAUGHAN GRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARHIP

Eugene Maughan Graduate Student Scholarship Application

This scholarship program provides up to $3,000 annually in scholarships to masters or doctoral students in the general area of fisheries science with one to three awards to individual students. Applications for the Western Division scholarship program will automatically be considered for the Sustainable Fisheries Foundation scholarship program as well. Due annually in mid-May.

Eligibility:

  • graduate level student

Selection is based on:

  • excellent scholarship as evidenced by grades in rigorous course work during the last 60 hours as an undergraduate and during graduate studies
  • potential for future contributions to the fisheries profession through management, research, or teaching
  • significant progress toward attaining a graduate degree in fisheries science with a defined thesis or dissertation project.

WILLIAM TRACHTENBERG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Application Instructions

The scholarship is awarded annually, based on applications submitted to the Western division of the American Fisheries Society. Beginning in 2002, the Sustainable Fisheries Foundation established the William Trachtenberg Memorial Scholarship Fund, which augments the Western Division scholarship program. This fund provides up to $600 annually to a graduate-level student conducting studies on fisheries sustainability. Applications for the Western Division scholarship program will automatically be considered for the Sustainable Fisheries Foundation scholarship program as well. An award committee of five fisheries scientists from the Western Division will make the decision regarding the award of scholarships from both programs. Due annually in mid-May.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Graduate student

SELECTION IS BASED ON:

  • Excellent scholarship as evidenced by grades in rigorous course work during the last 60 hours as an undergraduate and during graduate studies.
  • Potential for future contributions to the fisheries profession through management, research, or teaching
  • Significant progress toward attaining a graduate degree in fisheries science with a defined thesis or dissertation project.

EMMELINE MOORE AWARD

Application Instructions

A nomination package should include a detailed letter of support (maximum three pages) describing the nominee’s accomplishments and including evidence of involvement in diversity initiatives given the criteria noted above. The main letter of nomination can be supported through several signatures or up to three additional letters of support can be submitted. Please include in the nomination letter, the nominee’s title and full contact information (i.e. address, e-mail, phone etc.) to complete the package. Nomination Deadline Annually late-May.

Eligibility:

Selection is based on:

  • strong commitment and exemplary service to ensuring equal opportunity access to higher education
  • clear evidence of service and commitment to diversity initiatives, including a strong research or fisheries management leadership background, public understanding of diversity issues, technical and popular writing, and inspirational leadership
  • enunciated principles that lead to greater involvement of under-represented groups in fisheries science, education, research or management

STUDENT WRITING SCHOLARSHIP

2011 AFS Student Writing Contest Rubric
General Information

More awards are available through different sections of AFS! Please see the links below for each section:

Please see below for a sampling of scholarships available through AFS Sections:

STEVEN BERKELEY MARINE CONSERVATION SCHOLARSHIP
Link to Application Instructions
The fellowship comprises a competitively based $10,000 award. Applications must be emailed by February 1 of each year.

Eligibility:

  • graduate student actively engaged in thesis research relevant to marine conservation

Selection is based on:

  • Research topics may address any aspect of conservation; a focus on fisheries issues is not required.

STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT AWARD

EOS Student Travel Award Application Form

Travel grants not to exceed $500 each will be awarded on a competitive basis to assist these students with expenses incurred when attending the annual meeting. Funds are not distributed in advance. Students must be present at the Equal Opportunities Society section luncheon and business meeting to receive the funds. Completed applications should be emailed or postmarked by mid-May. Award decisions will be made by mid-June.

Eligibility:

  • graduate and undergraduate students from underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.
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