Western Division Scholarship Program

American Fisheries Society

Grant amount: Up to US $5,600

Deadline: Apr 1, 2018

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship, Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Canada; Marshall Islands; Micronesia, Federated States Of; Palau; Alaska Expand all

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This scholarship program provides up to $5,000 annually in scholarships to masters or doctoral students in the general area of fisheries science with one to three awards to individual students.

Applications for the Western Division scholarship program will automatically be considered for the Sustainable Fisheries Foundation's William Trachtenberg Memorial Scholarship Fund, which augments the Western Division Scholarship Program. This fund provides up to $600 annually to a graduate-level student conducting studies on fisheries sustainability. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Must have completed one semester or two quarters in a graduate degree program at a university within the geographic boundaries of the Western Division.
  • Must have a major field of study that is related to fisheries or aquatic science.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Applicants must be a member of the American Fisheries Society or have submitted 2017 membership materials by the time of application. AFS Member number should be placed on application.


  • Selection criteria include demonstration of:
    • Excellent scholarship as evidenced by grades in rigorous course work during the last 60 hours as an undergraduate and during graduate studies.
    • Potential for future contributions to the fisheries profession through management, research, or teaching.
    • Significant progress toward attaining a graduate degree in fisheries science with a defined thesis or dissertation project.