The John E. Skinner Memorial Fund was established in memory of John Skinner, former California-Nevada Chapter and Western Division AFS President. The fund provides monetary travel awards for deserving graduate students or exceptional undergraduate students to attend the AFS annual meeting. The 2017 meeting will be held in Tampa, Florida, in August 2017.
Any student who is active in fisheries or related aquatic disciplines is eligible to apply. Awardees are chosen by a committee of the AFS Education Section. Selection is based on academic qualifications, professional service, and reasons for attending the 2016 meeting. Travel support (up to $800 per award) will be made available to successful applicants. Award winners will also receive a one year paid membership to the American Fisheries Society.
Applications are available at:
• Student form: AFS Skinner Application Form – Part I 2016
• Mentor form: AFS Skinner Application Form – Part II 2016
Both the student and mentor applications must be must be received no later than April 1, 2017.
For more information about the John E. Skinner Award,
Contact: Julianne Harris, Committee Chair