Scholarships and Travel Awards Application Information

Students

Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (MNAFS) Undergraduate Scholarships

In the fall of each year, the Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society calls for undergraduate students to apply for its competitive scholarships, which are designated below. The scholarship competition is open to any Minnesota junior or senior undergraduate pursuing a degree in fisheries, water resources, aquatic biology, or aquatic environmental science. Please inform your undergraduate students with an interest in aquatic biology about our scholarships.

MNAFS E. E. Mecklenburg NUASF Scholarship

The Chapter partners with the New Ulm Area Sport Fishermen to offer this scholarship. It is awarded to a student whose demonstrated levels of leadership, passion, and commitment to understanding and protecting fisheries and their environments are considered exemplary for an undergraduate student. The award carries a $900 stipend, waives the registration fee for the Chapter’s Annual Meeting, and covers the lodging costs associated with meeting attendance.

MNAFS Chapter Scholarships

The Chapter awards up to two additional Chapter Scholarships, depending on the quality of the applicant pool and availability of funds. These awards typically carry a stipend of $200 to $400, waives the registration fee for the Chapter’s Annual Meeting, and covers the lodging costs associated with meeting attendance.

Application Deadline: December 8, 2020 – 4 pm

MNAFScholarship_Announcement

MNAFS_Scholarship_Application

MNFAS_Membership_Form_2020

North Central Division of the American Fisheries Society (NCD)

Joan Duffy Student Travel Award

Each chapter of the NCD provides travel awards to student members to attend the annual Midwest Fish and Wildlife conference.

Who can apply: Students currently enrolled in Minnesota colleges and universities.

Award purpose: To assist a student who might not otherwise be able to travel to the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in Cleveland, Ohio January 27-30, 2019.

Award: A single $400 grant ($200 from MN AFS matched by $200 from NCD).

How to apply: Submit a completed 1. Student Application and 2. Faculty Adivsor Recommendation using the online forms OR email a completed PDF application to pgafs2012@gmail.com.

Due date: No later than midnight on December 5, 2018.

Submission requirementsThe application consists of a Student Application and a Faculty Adivsor Recommendation.  Both parts must be completed and submitted to be eligible for this award.

Applications will be evaluated base on AFS involvement, reasons for attending the conference, and financial need.   Applicants will be notified of their selection in early January 2019.

**Application: The application period has now closed.  We are no longer accepting applications.

Part 1. Student Application – Online Form – Joan Duffy Student Travel Award

Part 2. Faculty Advisor Recommendation – Online Form – Joan Duffy Student Travel Award

PDF ApplicationJoan Duffy Student Travel Award – Application – PDF

Additional information:

NCD – Joan Duffy Student Travel Award Information

Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference Information

Walleye Technical Committee (WTC) Award

The WTC provides an annual travel award for a student presenting research of interest to the committee at the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. Awards are $100 from the WTC and may include matching funds from the winner’s state chapter. Deadlines for applications are August 31.

Sander Award Information

Janice Lee Fenske Memorial Award

The Janice Lee Fenske Memorial Award was created to recognize undergraduate and graduate students for their achievements in fisheries or wildlife management at the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference.

NCD – Janice Lee Fenske Memorial Award


AFS

John E. Skinner Memorial Fund

The fund provides monetary travel awards for deserving graduate students or exceptional undergraduate students to attend the AFS annual meeting. Any student who is active in fisheries or related aquatic disciplines is eligible to apply.

AFS – John E. Skinner Memorial Fund

Outstanding Student Subunit Award

Recognizes outstanding professionalism, active resource protection, and enhancement programs, as well as a strong commitment to the mission of the Society. One award is given to a student subunit.

AFS – Outstanding Student Subunit Award

Student Writing Contest

Presented to a graduate or undergraduate student who submits an outstanding short report about their original research that combines scientifically-sound writing with an appeal to a general audience.

AFS – Student Writing Contest


Professionals

AFS

Young Professional Travel Award

The award is designed to promote meeting attendance of young professionals who have made substantial contributions to the field through continued education, outreach and AFS service. The award provides up to $850 in travel support and a 1 year membership to AFS.

AFS – Young Professional Travel Award