Apply Now! AFS 2016 Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program Scholarship



The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program of the American Fisheries Society is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for eligible high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing the disciplines of fisheries science, marine biology, and STEM related fields.

Apply to be a 2016 Hutton Scholar at: http://hutton.fisheries.org/student-application/

Application Deadline: February 27, 2016

The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program is a paid summer internship and mentoring program for high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing the disciplines of fisheries science, marine biology, and STEM related fields, and is sponsored by the American Fisheries Society (AFS). Since its inception in 2001, the AFS Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program has offered scholarships to 572 Hutton scholars with the help of 270 mentors that are associated with 137 host and sponsor institutions.  The principal goal of the Hutton Program is to stimulate interest in careers in fisheries science and management among groups underrepresented in the fisheries professions, including minorities and women. Each year, several students from all across the US, Canada and Mexico are selected for the program. Selected students known as "Hutton Scholars," are matched and mentored by a fisheries professional to enjoy an 8-week hands-on fisheries science summer experience in a marine and/or freshwater setting.

Hutton Scholars:
· Receive a $4,000 scholarship award 
· Learn about the importance of healthy aquatic systems 
· Participate in resource conservation and management projects 
· Gain hands-on work experience 
· Learn about career opportunities in the field, and receive course study resources. 

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • Students must be in 11th and 12th grade.
  • Able to work full time hours of 32-40hrs.

How to apply: visit our website http://hutton.fisheries.org.
Student Applications are due: February 27th

Students must complete all required fields in all five sections of the application for your application to be considered complete. Applicants who submit incomplete applications will not be considered for selection.

  • Application form
  • Official copy of student transcript
  • Statement of Interest
  • Responses to Three Open-Ended Questions
  • Academic Letter of Recommendation from a science, math or English teacher
  • Character Letter of Recommendation from a supervisor, community or organizational leader, a different teacher or other adult  

Selection:

All applications are competitively selected. Selection criteria include: academic ability, recommendations, and overall interest in fisheries science and marine biology.

 

For any questions, please contact AFS Educational Program Coordinator, Cynthia Oboh at coboh@fisheries.org and visit our website http://hutton.fisheries.org

 

Sincerely,

Cynthia Oboh

Educational Program Coordinator

American Fisheries Society

5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 110

Bethesda, MD 20814

O: 301.897.8616, ext. 225

F: 301.897.8096

http://hutton.fisheries.org/

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