Scholarships and Grants

Opportunities for scholarships and travel awards

  • See information on 2019 Travel Awards here.


  • Yolo Basin Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship 2019 – 2020 — To recognize the Yolo Basin Foundation’s 25th anniversary in 2015 and to honor its founder Robin Kulakow, the Kulakow-Julian Family established the “Yolo Basin Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship Fund.” The gift provides support for selected graduate students from University of California, Davis and California State University, Sacramento who are working in the areas of environmental education, public use, environmental sciences, or environmental/conservation policy related to the 16,800-acre Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area or the 60,000-acre Yolo Bypass. The Fellowship includes an annual stipend, as well as mentoring, for the student’s research. Each fellowship is overseen by a committee of professionals associated with the Yolo Basin Foundation. Recipients are required to give quarterly reports on their research and, at the end of the fellowship, provide a written final report and make a presentation of their findings. Awards: $5,000 -$15,000 annually.  Application deadline: July 30, 2019.  Fellowship(s) awarded: September 30, 2019. See the program announcement here. See the application here.

  • AFS Western Division Graduate-Level Student Scholarships – The Western Division is pleased to announce that applications for its graduate-level student scholarships are now being solicited.  The Eugene Maughan Graduate Student Scholarship fund provides up to $5,000 annually to masters or doctoral students in the general area of fisheries science with one to three awards to individual students.  Beginning in 2002, the Sustainable Fisheries Foundation established the 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.  Applications for the Western Division scholarship program will automatically be considered for the Sustainable Fisheries Foundation scholarship program as well.  An award committee of five fisheries scientists from the Western Division will make the decision regarding the award of scholarships from both programs.  See the application form here. The application package should be sent electronically (or postmarked) no later than May 31, 2019 to Bob Gresswell, Western Division Scholarship Award Committee, 226 Silver Cloud Cir, Bozeman, MT  59715, C:  (406) 570-1486,


  • None at this time.