Scholarships and Grants

Opportunities for scholarships and travel awards

Want to volunteer at the upcoming Annual Cal-Neva meeting? We need you!
Are you a student or young professional? We need your help ensuring that this meeting runs as smoothly as possible.
Tasks: Checking in conference attendees at the registration desk, selling merchandise, assisting with speaker sessions, and more.
Perks: If you are willing to volunteer for 5 or more hours, your meeting registration fee will be waived and there is limited opportunity for lodging.
When/Where: April 5-7, Eureka, CA
Contact: Claire Ingel at with your enthusiastic commitment to volunteer, or if you have any questions.
Deadline to sign up: March 5th




  • Western Division of the American Fisheries Society 2017 graduate-level student scholarship. Application deadline is April 1, 2017.  This scholarship program provides up to $5,000 annually in scholarships to master’s or doctoral students in the general area of fisheries science; awards will be presented to one to three individual students. The Sustainable Fisheries Foundation augmented the Western Division scholarship program by establishing the William Trachtenberg Memorial Scholarship Fund 2002.  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. Download word document application.
  • Sonoma County Fish & Wildlife Commission 2017 Scholarship.  The Sonoma County Fish & Wildlife Commission’s scholarship program is designed to provide tangible encouragement and public recognition for academic achievement or community service to students with a course of study in the fields of natural resource management, environmental restoration, and/or preservation. The scholarships, in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000) each, will be awarded to up to five (5) Sonoma County students. Application deadline is March 31, 2017. For more information on eligibility and application requirements, and to acquire the application form, please see the Sonoma County Fish & Wildlife Commission scholarship webpage.
  • Bob Bittner Scholarship, 2017. The California Fly Fishers’ Unlimited Club of Sacramento will be generously awarding one $3,000 scholarship.  This award is open to UC Davis Graduate Students who are working on fisheries biology, riparian ecology or limnetic ecology research that benefits California’s recreational or commercial fisheries.  Applications must be submitted to Bill Felts at by Monday, April 10, 2017.  If you have any questions, please contact Bill directly at his email address or by phone at (916) 768-0658. Download application instructions.