The Western Aquatic Plant Management Society (WAPMS) announces a scholarship
to support students in their pursuit of a degree in aquatic sciences.
WAPMS is a professional and scientific society of western aquatic plant
managers and scientists. Members include research scientists, aquatic
vegetation managers, agency personnel, and industry interested in all
aspects of aquatic plant biology, ecology, and management. The WAPMS
Scholarship is supported by WAPMS members.
WAPMS will present a $1000 scholarship in 2001. Scholarship funds may be
used by the recipient to cover costs associated with education and/or
research expenses. Eligible applicants must be enrolled as a full-time
undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college or university in
the western United States. Course work or research in an area related to the
biology, ecology, or management of aquatic plants in the West is also
required. The guidelines for applying are described below.
All scholarship applicants will receive a one-year membership in WAPMS and a
waiver of registration fees for the 2001 meeting in Las Vegas. The
scholarship recipient will be invited to make a presentation at the annual
meeting in 2002.
Applications will be judged by a committee consisting of academic, industry,
and agency representatives. Judging will not be done by individuals with a
personal or institutional affiliation with the applicant.
1. Applicant must provide a short resume; transcripts of all
college/university course work; and a statement of their interests, career
goals, and intended use of scholarship funds. The statement should be
limited to four pages.
2. Two letters of support must also be submitted. One must be from a college
or university faculty member familiar with the students abilities,
interests, and career goals.
3. All application materials should be send to the WAPMS Scholarship Program
Chair by December 31, 2000 (post-mark date). Announcement of the scholarship
winner will be at the WAPMS annual meeting in March 2001.
Please send five copies of all application materials to:
Mark D. Sytsma
WAPMS Scholarship Program
Center for Lakes and Reservoirs / ESR
Portland State University
Portland OR 97207-0751
-- Jay DeLong Olympia, WA
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