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
Membership application and student dues amount can be found on the parent society webpage.
Section memberships that are FREE for students:
The Parent Society also has a Student Subsection under the Education Section.
Northcentral Division: The Kansas Chapter of the AFS is in the NorthCentral Division of AFS. All Kansas members are part of the NorthCentral Division.
Dues: $5 per year
Membership application can be found on the Kansas Chapter webpage.
Kansas State University Student Subunit
Dues: $5 per year
Membership is open to any student in Kansas. See their website for more information.
Regional and National
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 webpage.
J Francis Allen Scholarship - awarded to a female AFS Member and doctoral candidate who is conducting aquatic research. Presented by the Equal Opportunities Section.
Equal Opportunities Section (EOS) Travel Award - provides funds to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society.
John E. Skinner Memorial Fund Award - provides monetary travel awards for deserving graduate and exceptional undergraduate student to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society.
Duffy student travel grant - The Kansas Chapter and North Central Division of the American Fisheries Society sponsors a travel grant to the annual North Central Division fisheries meeting. The grant covers up to $450.00 for travel expenses and registration. Interested students should submit a one-page letter of application that includes present and past accomplishments, career goals, need and reasons for attending the meeting. The call for applications occurs in the fall of each year and will be distributed to the KSAFS listserv.
Otto Tiemeier-Frank Cross Student Scholarship - a $300 scholarship awarded to a deserving graduate student and the Chapter will pay expenses for the recipients to attend our annual meeting. Please contact the Scholarship Committee Chair for more information.
Klassen Award - a $300 scholarship awarded to a deserving undergraduate student and the Chapter will pay expenses for the recipients to attend our annual meeting. Please contact the Scholarship Committee Chair for more information.
The application requirements for the Otto Tiemeier-Frank Cross Student Scholarship and Klassen Award are the same. The call for applications occurs in the fall of each year with a December deadline. Applications for these awards should be submitted to the Scholarship Committee Chair. A one-page statement of achievements, aspirations, and goals should be written by the student. The student should also solicit a one-page letter of reference from a major professor, or instructor who is familiar with the student. This letter should detail the student's qualifications, and should be submitted with the application (either accompanying the student's application, or under separate cover). Both the student's application and the reference should include the student's full name, address, telephone number, and college affiliation. Award recipients will be notified prior to the January Chapter meeting.
Applications will be accepted via email to the Scholarship Committee Chair. Please post email applications with subject line “Kansas Chapter AFS Scholarship”. Multiple applications from any institution are encouraged for these awards. Thus we urge you to photocopy this letter and distribute those to qualified students in your institution. If you have questions or comments, please contact any officer of the Kansas Chapter. Thank you for your participation, and support for these important awards.