Purpose: To financially assist students who might not otherwise be able to attend the Chapter meeting. Established March, 1995.
Description: Two grants of $200.00 from the Michigan Chapter will be awarded to applicants who meet the criteria laid out herein. Awards are provided directly to selected applicants and should be used to defray costs of meeting attendance. Preference will be given to those candidates who are presenting at the annual meeting.
Eligibility criteria: This award is available only to those currently enrolled in a degree program in a Michigan college or university and a member of the Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in good standing (https://michigan.fisheries.org/about/join-us-2/).
Documentation required: Applicants should submit a brief application letter that includes: student’s name, address, telephone number, educational institution, department, degree level, reasons for attending the meeting, and reasons why financial assistance is needed.
Selection criteria: The committee will evaluate the nominee or nominees based on meeting participation and financial need.
Frequency of Award: The committee will select two attendees for each Chapter meeting.
Deadline: The deadline to apply is February 18, 2022. Please submit application to the student concerns committee: (Doug Larson, Sara Ang, and Isaac Loutzenhiser). Recipients will be notified prior to February 28, 2022 so that they may meet the early registration deadline.
Selections will be forwarded to the Chapter president and the secretary-treasurer for notification. The secretary-treasurer will provide award directly to the selected recipient.