Rottmann Scholarship Application Form

The Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (FLAFS) will award two scholarships to deserving graduate students ($1,000 for Masters and $1,000 for PhD) who are majoring in a field of study directly related to freshwater or marine fish biology, fish ecology, fisheries management or aquatic sciences. The Chapter reserves the right to withhold the awarding of one or both scholarships if no qualified candidates apply.

2023 Application Deadline: March 31

Note that it is not possible to save incomplete entries and return to them at a later time. We recommend completing the long form answers in a separate document and then copying and pasting into this form once all fields have been answered and required essays have been completed.

Personal Information



Academic Record
Please provide information for each college/university you have attended. List in order of most recent to least recent, starting with your current institution.
City, State
Start Date (Mo-Yr)
End Date (Mo-Yr)
Please indicate your major course of study:

Honors, Experience, and Service

Please list or describe the following. You may provide as much detail as necessary.
Provide dates and any supplemental information of pertinence to the award or honor.
Include volunteer experience
Include journal, newspaper, and magazine articles, abstracts, pamphlets, fact sheets, circulars, and proposals.
Include presentations given at scientific meetings, school groups, clubs, and public meetings. Include both oral and poster presentations.
E.g: Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts, 4-H, FFA, YMCA/YWCA, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, science fairs, schools, church
E.g.: Arbor Day plantings, conservation projects, etc

Personal Essays

Please submit a 500 to 1,000-word essay which highlights your current research. The essay should include information about yourself (name, university and/or lab, short bio) and information about the research you are completing. You may include photos and captions within the text, along with any references. Should you be the recipient of this award, your essay will be published in the Student Highlight section of the FL AFS Chapter Newsletter, The Shellcracker. To see examples of previous Student Highlights, visit: Essay may be submitted in any of the following formats: Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), Open Document (.odt), or PDF (.pdf)
Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, odt, Max. file size: 256 MB.
Please submit a 500-1,000 word essay which explains your views or philosophy on the role of fisheries scientists in managing Florida's aquatic resources. Essay may be submitted in any of the following formats: Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), Open Document (.odt), or PDF (.pdf)
Accepted file types: doc, docx, odt, pdf, Max. file size: 256 MB.