Robert M. Jenkins Memorial Reservoir Research Scholarship
This scholarship was created in 1997 to provide financial assistance to graduate students in the southeastern United States (Alabama, Arkansas, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Virgin Islands, West Virginia) that are conducting reservoir-related fisheries research. A sub-committee will review applications and present recommendations to the Committee at the annual winter meeting held in conjunction with the SDAFS Spring Meeting.
Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually with funding for a second year contingent upon research and academic performance. This award will be made directly to the student and not the student’s educational institution. It can be used for any aspect of the graduate education including, but not limited to, tuition, textbooks, equipment, travel or living expenses. It is not intended to replace any funding obligated to the student. Scholarship recipients will be required to present the results of their study to the Committee or at a conference where the Committee is holding a regular meeting. Travel assistance of up to $500 each will also be provide if travel funds from other sources are unavailable.
Scholarship Application Process:
- Complete the online application form by December 31, 2012. The online submission will automatically route the applicant’s personal and college career information to the review committee.
- Provide a copy of your research proposal indicating its relevance to reservoir fisheries science in the southeastern United States. It can be submitted via email or hardcopy to the scholarship committee chair (Neal Jackson, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Western Fisheries District, 30 Scenic Acres Drive, Murray, KY 42071; firstname.lastname@example.org). The committee chair will distribute copies to the entire review committee.
- Provide a letter of introduction and recommendation from the applicant’s major professor of faculty advisor. This letter should state how long and in what capacity they have known the applicant. In addition, the letter should address the applicant’s promise as a future fisheries scientist. It can be submitted via email or hardcopy to the scholarship committee chair (Neal Jackson, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Western Fisheries District, 30 Scenic Acres Drive, Murray, KY 42071; email@example.com). The committee chair will distribute copies to the entire review committee.
- After the deadline has passed, the review committee will rank the compiled information for the applicants and make selections. If the scholarship winners are attending the SDAFS Spring Meeting they will be presented an official AFS plaque and scholarship check at the Business Meeting.
- Winners of the Robert M. Jenkins Memorial Reservoir Research Scholarship are encouraged by the Reservoir Committee to present their research at future AFS meetings.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2012