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Student Awards


MOAFS Student Awards

MOAFS Past Student Award Winners

 

About MOAFS Chapter's Student Support Committee...
The student support committee assists deserving students with financial support to aid in their professional development. Good fishing depends on young fish being added to a population each year. Likewise, recruitment of top-notch students as fisheries professionals is essential if Missourians are to enjoy quality fishing in the future.  Among the Chapter’s most important projects is the Student Support Trust Fund, which is designed to assist budding students with their aquatics professional journey ; interest from the trust fund is spent supporting aquatic science studies in Missouri’s colleges and universities.  To assist promising aquatics students, the Chapter distributes monetary awards for the following:

Mid-West Fish and Wildlife Conference Travel Award - The Missouri Chapter and North Central Division of the American Fisheries Society sponsors a travel grant to the annual North Central Division fisheries meeting in conjunction with the Mid-West Fish & Wildlife Conference. The grant covers up to $200.00 for travel expenses and registration. Interested students should submit: (i) resume documenting qualifications, academic standing and awards, extra-curricular activities, aquatics-oriented activities, professional aspirations; (ii) letter of recommendation by a faculty member; and (iii) a cover page mentioning the title of this award. Applications due by November 1 each year to: MOAFS Student Support Committee, c/o Jen Girondo, 3220 Hwy 185 South, Sullivan, MO 63080. Electronic submissions can be sent to jen.girondo@mdc.mo.gov.  

Student Achievement Award recognizes combined excellence in academic achievement and extra-curricular involvement in the fisheries or aquatics field by a student attending a Missouri college or university. Requirements: (i) essay (500-1000 words) documenting the student’s academic standing, involvement in extra-curricular aquatics-oriented activities, and professional aspirations; (ii) letter of recommendation authored by a high school/ college/university faculty member confirming the information in the essay; (iii) copy of school transcript; and (iv) application form. Applications due by December 1 to: MOAFS Student Support Committee, c/o Jen Girondo, 3220 Hwy 185 South, Sullivan, MO 63080. Electronic submissions can be sent to jen.girondo@mdc.mo.gov.  

MO Natural Resources Conference – Best Student Presentation: MOAFS will recognize one aquatic poster and one aquatic platform presentation presented by a student at the annual MNRC conference.  If you are a student and are presenting aquatics related research, please contact the Student Support Committee (jen.girondo@mdc.mo.gov) to ensure that you are considered for this award.  A year membership to AFS parent society and MOAFS are awarded as prizes. 

 

Regional and National AFS

Janice Lee Fenske Scholarship - provides a $500 scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student attending the annual Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. For more information visit the Michigan Chapter Web page.

Equal Opportunities Section (EOS) Awards -  includes several awards providing travel funds to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, and some recognizing female leadership in conducting aquatic research.

 

 

Additional scholarship opportunities

Stegner scholarship – established to provide major financial aid to encourage and assist students in various areas of natural resource management.  $1000 scholarship funded by the Conservation Founda tion of Missouri Charitable Trust, MOAFS has the honor of selecting the ‘Fisheries’ recipient. See application form for details.  Deadline is Dec. 31

 

Charles P Bell scholarship – awards for students of all ages (elementary to graduate level).  Funded by the Conservation Foundation of Missouri Charitable Trust. Deadline is Jan. 15

 

Morrow scholarship - established to provide major financial aid to encourage and assist Missouri graduate students in various areas of natural resource management. $1000 scholarship funded by the Conservation Foundation of Missouri Charitable Trust, MOAFS has the honor of selecting the ‘Fisheries’ recipient. See application form for details. Deadline is Dec. 31.”

 


 

Student Membership Information

 

There are many opportunities for students within the American Fisheries Society. This includes reduced (or free!) memberships in section of the Society, scholarships, awards, and job opportunities.

Parent Society

Cost: $20.00 which includes access to online journals and InfoBase. Membership application can be found on the parent society Web page.



Section memberships that are FREE for students:

Fisheries Information and Technology
Education Section
Fisheries Management

The Parent Society also has a Student Subsection under the Education Section.

Northcentral Division: The Missouri Chapter of AFS is in the NorthCentral Division of AFS. All Missouri members are part of the NorthCentral Division.

 

Missouri Chapter

Cost: $10
Membership application can be found on the MOAFS Web page.


MOAFS Student Subunits

MOAFS has four official student subunits; membership requirements are different at each university.  See their websites or Facebook pages for membership info requirements.  Students not attending a university with an official subunit are encouraged to become MOAFS chapter members to receive up-to-date information pertaining to students. 

University of Missouri – Columbia

Missouri State University – Springfield

University of Central Missouri – Warrensburg

Southeast Missouri State University– Cape Girardeau

Information for subunits and their members...
Frequently Asked Questions a quick reference document with students’ commonly asked questions.

 



Miscellaneous Information


Aquatics-Oriented Annual Conference Schedule
 

AFS Hutton Junior Fisheries Biologist Program

Find us on Facebook under “MOAFS Student Support"

 

Contact info for the MOAFS Student Support Chair:

Jennifer Girondo

Jen.girondo@mdc.mo.gov

3220 Hwy 185 South

Sullivan, MO 63080

573-468-3335 ext. 6604

 

 

MOAFS president Jason Persinger (right)awards Ryan Hupfeld (left) the 2014 Student Achievement Award

Student Achievement Award

2011

Ethan Kleekamp (Truman State)

2012

DeAnna Anglin (MU)  

2013 Michael Moore (MU)  
2014 Ryan Hupfeld (SEMO)

 

2014 MNRC Best Student Presentation - Platform, Emily Pherigo (MU).

MNRC Best Student Presentation - Platform

2012

Jason Harris (MU) 

2013

Jason Harris (MU) 

2014

Emily Pherigo(MU) 

 

2014 MNRC Best Student Presentation - Poster, Leslie Crawford (MU).

MNRC Best Student Presentation - Poster

2012

Andrew DeWitt (MSU) 

2013

Sean Zeiger (MU) 

2014

Leslie Crawford (MU) 


 

Mid-West Fish & Wildlife Conference Travel Award (Duffy Travel Award)

2011

Jake Faulkner (MU) 

2012

Landon Pierce (MU) 

2014

Nicholas Sievert (MU) 



 

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