Southern Division - Level Awards

Nominations for the Jimmie Pigg Memorial Outstanding Student Achievement Award should be submitted by December 1st. This award recipient is selected by the Warmwater Streams Committee to recognize university students that show exceptional progress in their research, education and professional endeavors. The recipient is typically awarded at the SDAFS Spring Meeting and will receive a plaque, travel funds to an AFS meeting, and a one-year membership to AFS.

Annual Florida Chapter Awards and Scholarships

Among the most important of these is the Roger Rottmann Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a deserving fisheries student in memory of Roger Rottmann a fisheries researcher from the University of Florida and a dedicated member of the Florida Chapter.

Two new awards were recently added the Outstanding Achievement Award and the Rich Cailteux Award.

In addition, the Chapter uses proceeds from the previous year's raffle to issue travel grants (Student Travel Grant Application, in PDF) to as many fisheries students as possible.

Among the various awards presented at the meeting are the following:

  • Best Paper
  • Best Student Paper
  • Best Poster
  • Best Student Poster
  • Power-Tie Award
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