John E. Skinner Memorial Award

John E. Skinner Memorial Fund Award

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.

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 2017 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 materials can be found at John E. Skinner Memorial Award Application Materials

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, please visit John E. Skinner Memorial Award  or contact:

Julianne Harris

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Columbia River Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
1211 SE Cardinal Court, Suite 100
Vancouver, WA 98683
Phone: 360-604-2551
julianne_harris@fws.gov (preferred)