Roger Rottmann Memorial Scholarship

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ORIGINAL MEMORANDUM:
TO: All Graduate Students and Faculty Advisors

FROM: Dr. Chuck Cichra, Chair – Florida Chapter American Fisheries Society Scholarship Committee

RE: Roger Rottmann Memorial Scholarship

The Florida Chapter is pleased to announce the availability of the Roger Rottmann Memorial Scholarship, established in memory of Roger Rottmann, one of the first fisheries biologists ever hired by the State of Florida University System. Roger conducted fisheries and aquaculture research for more than 20 years at the University of Florida, producing numerous scientific journal and educational publications and videos.

This scholarship was established to recognize outstanding students enrolled in Florida universities and colleges.

Any student, working toward a graduate degree related to the freshwater or marine fisheries sciences, is encouraged to apply. If qualified candidates apply, two scholarships will be given this year: one at the Masters level and one at the PhD level.

Applications must be received by March 01, 2020. The recipient(s) of the scholarship will be notified prior to the Annual Chapter Meeting, at which the scholarship will be presented at the Florida Chapter Business Meeting. For additional information, contact Dr. Chuck Cichra at 352/273-3621, e-mail CECichra@ufl.edu

Application material should be sent to:

Dr. Chuck Cichra, Chair
FAFS Scholarship Committee
SFRC – Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
University of Florida
7922 NW 71st Street
Gainesville, FL  32653-3071
FAX: 352-392-3672

Criteria

The purpose of the following is to establish a set of criteria for granting the annual Roger Rottmann Memorial Scholarship by the Florida Chapter American Fisheries Society (FAFS). The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is (1) enrolled in an accredited university or college located in Florida, (2) a member of FAFS or has applied to become a member, and (3) majoring in a field of study directly related to freshwater or marine fish biology, fish ecology, fisheries management, or aquatic sciences. In the event that, prior to the awarding of the scholarship, a student withdraws from their university or college, changes to an unapproved field of study (see below), or fails to maintain the necessary grade point average, that student will not be eligible for the award.

Fields of Study: To be eligible, the candidate must be majoring in one of the following fields of study or in a related field with a demonstrated concentration or emphasis on the application of their major to the fisheries sciences.

Agronomy Fisheries Agricultural Engineering
Limnology Aquaculture Natural Resource Conservation
Biology Natural Resource Economics Botany
Oceanography Chemistry Sociology
Entomology Wildlife Ecology Environmental Education
Zoology Environmental Engineering

 

Academic Criteria: the candidate must submit transcripts (copies are ok) to indicate that their overall grade point average (GPA) is at least 3.0 (out of 4).

Application Process: Candidates will complete the required application form and submit transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable), letters of reference, and other appropriate information to the Chair of the FAFS Scholarship Committee by the date established for any given year.

Selection Process: The qualification of the applicants will be reviewed by the FAFS Scholarship Committee comprised of five FAFS members, two from academia, two from the general membership, and the immediate past president of the Chapter. The Committee will maintain a balance of freshwater and marine expertise. The award selection will be based on the applicant’s potential contribution to the fisheries sciences as demonstrated by past performance and their views or philosophy of the role of fisheries scientists in managing Florida’s aquatic resources as expressed in the required essay. Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded (one at the Masters level and one at the PhD level). Current members of the Scholarship Committee are not eligible to receive the scholarship.

Award Recipients

 

2019

PhD: Justin Lewis, University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program

MS: Marina Schwartz, University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program

2017

PhD: Katelyn M. Lawson

MS: Natalie A. Simon

2016

PhD: Amanda C. Croteau, University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program

MS: Gregory J. Hill, Florida International, Coastal Fish Ecology and Fisheries, Southeast Environmental Research Center

2015

PhD: Chelsey Crandall, University of Florida.

MS: Emily Olson, University of Florida.

2014

PhD: Ross Boucek, Florida International University, Department of Biology. Advisor: Jennifer Rehage.

MS: Nicholas Cole, University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Advisor: Mike Allen.

2013

PhD: Andrew Barbour, University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Science. Advisor: Don Behringer.

 

 

MS: Kyle Wilson, University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Advisor: Mike Allen.

 

 

2012

PhD: Geoffrey H. Smith, University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Science. Advisor: Deb Murie.

MS: Chelsey A. Campbell, University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Advisor: Daryl Parkyn.

2011

PhD: Janice Kerns, University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Advisor: Mike Allen.

MS: Carla Garreau, University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Advisor: Ruth Francis-Floyd.

2010

PhD: Felipe Carvalho, University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

MS: Alecia Adamson, University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

 

 

 

2009

PhD: Stuart Carlton (right). He is a PhD student at the University of Florida, School of Natural Resources and the Environment. Advisor: Susan Jacobson.

MS: Patrick O’Rouke (left). He is a MS student at the University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Advisor: Mike Allen.

2008

PhD: Zy Biesinger, University of Florida, Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Advisor: Bill Lindberg

MS: Jared Flowers, University of Florida, Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Advisor: Bill Pine

2007

PhD: Matt Catalano, University of Florida, Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Advisor: Mike Allen

2006

MS: Ivy Baremore and Drew Dutterer, University of Florida

2005

PhD: Mark Rogers, University of Florida

MS: Jeff Grim, University of West Florida

2004

MS: Liz Berens, University of Florida

2003

MS:  Tim Bonvechio, University of Florida.  (Photo to right is President Kathy Guindon presenting the award to Tim)

 

 

 

2002

MS: Bridget Tiffany and Jodie Rummer, University of West Florida

2001

PhD: Steve Huskey,  FIT. Honorable Mention: Julie-Anne Roiyes

MS: Kim Tugend, UF.  Honorable Mention: Powell Wheeler, UF.

2000

PhD: Jeff Hill, UF Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Advisor: Chuck Cichra.  Honorable mention: Jackie Wilson (UF Department of Zoology, Advisor: Craig Osenberg) and Jynessa Dutka-Gianelli (FIT Department of Biological Sciences, Advisor: Grant Gilmore).

MS: Tom Glancy, UF Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Advisor: Chuck Cichra. Honorable mention: Kim Tugend, UF Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Advisor: Mike Allen.

1998

Dan Willis