Awards

Professional Awards

EUGENE W. SURBER AWARD

The Eugene W. Surber Award recognizes an outstanding fisheries scientists based on either number of years of significant contributions to the field of fisheries science or on the basis of a single very significant contribution during the calendar year.

2020 Winner:  Fred Leckie

 

 

 

 

NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATIONIST AWARD

The Natural Resource Conservationist Award is given to a citizen or non-fisheries professional who has demonstrated outstanding protection or enhancement of aquatic resources on their property or who has made significant contributions to the protection of aquatic resources within the state of Virginia.

2020 Winner:  Tom Sadler

 

Professional Awards Nomination Form

Past Award Recipients
 


 

Student Awards

ROSS GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

The Virginia Chapter offers the Robert D. Ross Graduate Scholarship to graduate students demonstrating academic excellence in fisheries or another related aquatic program at an accredited Virginia university or college. The first place award is $750 and the runner-up award is $250. Applications are due by January 1. Print out the application and email the completed form to the current Past-President. Awards are given out at the Virginia Chapter’s annual meeting, which is typically in February.

2020 First Place Winner:  Alissa Ganser, Virginia Tech (photographed)
2020 Runner-up: Christine Verdream, James Madison University and Casey Pehrson, George Mason University

 

JENKINS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

The Virginia Chapter offers the Robert E. Jenkins Undergraduate Scholarship to undergraduate students demonstrating academic excellence in fisheries or another related aquatic program at an accredited Virginia university or college. The first place award is $750 and the runner-up award is $250. Applications are due by January 1. Print out the application and email the completed form to the current Past-President. Awards are given out at the Virginia Chapter’s annual meeting, which is typically in February.

2020 First Place Winner:  Christa Madison, George Mason University

 

BEST GRADUATE PRESENTATION

The Virginia Chapter recognizes outstanding graduate student presentations at its annual meeting, which is usually in February. We typically select a first place winner and a runner-up. Presenters MUST complete payment for their meeting registration in order to be eligible.

2020 First Place Winner:  Alissa Ganser, Virginia Tech (photographed)
2020 Runner-up: Hae Kim, Missouri State University

 

BEST UNDERGRADUATE PRESENTATION

The Virginia Chapter recognizes outstanding graduate student presentations at its annual meeting, which is usually in February. We typically select a first place winner and a runner-up. Presenters MUST complete payment for their meeting registration in order to be eligible.

2020 First Place Winner:  Caroline Golightly, Randolph Macon

 

BEST POSTER

The chapter recognizes outstanding posters presented by students at its annual meeting, which is usually in February. One winner is selected from all student posters. Poster presenters MUST complete payment for their meeting registration in order to compete, and they MUST be present at their poster in order when the judges come by.

2020 Winner:  Jeremy Jenrette, Virginia Tech

 

Contest Details

 
Please direct any questions regarding awards to the Past-President listed on our Officers Page.