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WATERLINE - March, 2014

WALPA offers 2014 student scholarships

By Frank Wilhelm, PhD, University of Idaho

WALPA-color-logoThe Washington State Lake Protection Association is pleased to announce its 2014 competition for student scholarships. Two scholarships, the Nancy Weller Memorial Scholarship ($1000) and the Dave Lamb Memorial Scholarship ($1000), will be awarded to further our understanding of the limnology, hydrology, ecology, and management or restoration of lakes and watersheds in Washington or Idaho. Students must be part- or full-time undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited college or university in Washington or Idaho. Recipients shall use scholarship funds to cover expenses directly related to their research.

Scholarship recipients will also receive free registration to one future annual conference, where they will be expected to present their research findings.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee of academic, industry, and agency representatives. Individuals who have a personal or institutional affiliation with the applicant will not judge that applicant. Winning applications will be selected based on the quality of the research topic, its significance to the areas identified above, and its relevance to the applicant’s interests and career goals.

Applicants must provide a one page statement of personal and research interests. The statement must explain why the proposed research is important to the field of limnology and/or watershed management, include career goals, and explain the intended use of scholarship funds. The application packet should include a one page resume and recent transcripts of all college/university course work (transcripts need not be official copies). A recommendation from someone in the applicant’s field of study is encouraged, but not required.

Each applicant should send all application materials, except reference letters, in a single Adobe Acrobat PDF file clearly identified by the applicant’s last name to Frank M. Wilhelm, chair of the Scholarship Committee, at fwilhelm@uidaho.edu. Applications are due by 17:00 PDT on April 25, 2014. References should email their letters directly to the committee chair. The Scholarship Committee will contact applicants in late May to let them know the status of their application.


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