Alaska Fly Fishers Scholarship

The Alaska Fly Fishers awards a $1,000 Fisheries Scholarship to undergraduate/graduate students enrolled in educational programs related to Alaska fisheries or fisheries management. The Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 to further education and research concerning the freshwater fisheries in Alaska, particularly Pacific salmon, rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic char, and Arctic grayling. The scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are Alaska residents. 

Applicants must demonstrate interest in the field of natural resources, fisheries or related programs as well as be admitted with a declared major to a program (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student) in the field of natural resources, fisheries or related programs. The applicant must be a full-time student at an accredited college or university in Alaska during the term for which the scholarship is awarded. Applicant must be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 during high school or 3.0 during college years.

The AFF scholarship application can be downloaded in .pdf or .doc format: AFF-Scholarship-Application.doc and AFF-Scholarship-Application.pdf.

AFF 2014 Scholarship Recipient

The AFF Scholarship committee is pleased to announce Kevin Fraley as the recipient of the award this year. Kevin Fraley is enrolled in the Master’s Degree program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (SFOS). His research focuses on resident rainbow trout including their habitat use and seasonal movements in Willow Creek using implanted radio telemetry tags in 40 adult rainbow trout. Several anglers reported catching the tagged fish during 2013 and reported the trout appeared healthy and healing nicely after the surgery.  Habitat mapping was completed during the summer of 2014 and he will analyze the data and write his thesis during this academic year. Besides his busy schedule, Kevin won several other awards for professional presentations and he is serving as President of the UAF American Fisheries Society Student sub-unit for 2014-15.


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