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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.
· 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:
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.
All applications are competitively selected. Selection criteria include: academic ability, recommendations, and overall interest in fisheries science and marine biology.
Educational Program Coordinator
American Fisheries Society
5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 110
Bethesda, MD 20814
O: 301.897.8616, ext. 225
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