Students

About the TCAFS scholarship program

Facilitated by the Scholarship Committee, the scholarship program recognizes academic and professional excellence among students enrolled in fisheries-related curricula at universities in Texas.

Dave Terre and Jennifer Butler with the 2020 Student Scholarship Recipients

***  TAKING 2022 AWARD APPLICATIONS NOW ***

The Scholarship Committee of the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is once again soliciting nominations for deserving students enrolled in fisheries related curricula (in the state of Texas) for our annual scholarship awards. If you feel you qualify for a scholarship, you are highly encouraged to submit a scholarship award application.

Up to ten scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each will be awarded to a minimum of two undergraduate students, one Master’s student, and one Ph.D. student; one student will be awarded the prestigious Clark Hubbs Scholarship for research that continues his legacy of native fish conservation. Applicants must be a current student at the time of scholarship award (January 2022). Students are eligible to receive one award in each degree category during their scholastic career. No nomination is necessary, and more than one student from the same university may apply in each category. Scholarships will be awarded during the 2022 Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting to be held February 2-5, 2022. Scholarship winners should plan to attend the meeting to receive their award.

Scholarship recipients will be selected based on their academic excellence, professional activities, promise of future professional involvement, and contributions to the field of fisheries science.

Applications can be submitted in a Word document or a PDF.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Sunday, November 14, 2021, 11:59 PM CST

Applications and questions should be directed to the Scholarship Committee Chair:

Jennifer Butler, Chair 
302 Medical Drive
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
Phone: 979-292-0100 ext. 25
Jennifer.Butler@tpwd.texas.gov

The 2020 Texas Chapter’s Clark Hubbs Student Research Award was given to Hayden Roberts in Dr. Perkin’s lab at Texas A and M. His project assesses the spatial ecology of Alligator Gar in the lower Brazos River Basin. Check out some of the megafish footage on YouTube: Brave Wilderness (Megagar) https://youtube.com/MbMcYTJ2VnQ, and Hybrid Alligator Gar x Longnose Gar https://youtube.com/WQAZenZq5zo

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Other Scholarships:

– SDAFS Reservoir Committee
– SDAFS Warmwater Streams
– AFS Scholarships