Scholarships to attend the Society of Wetland Scientists' Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting (@SWS_org)

The Society of Wetland Scientists Pacific Northwest Chapter is offering four scholarships for students to attend their 2015 fall meeting in Olympia, WA. These awards offer $500 to defray the costs of conference attendance. Awards are available to any student who wishes to present her/his wetland-related research. Abstract submissions and registration are both open now.


The full announcement can be found here and is also listed below:

Student Travel Scholarship Available for 2015 Society of Wetland Scientists' Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting

To encourage student participation at the 2015 Chapter meeting, From a Watershed Perspective: Integrating Science into Policy, the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists is sponsoring student travel awards. These funds are available to assist students with the costs associated with traveling to and from the meeting to present their research.

Awards: The Pacific Northwest Chapter will make four $500 awards for the upcoming SWS-PNW Meeting this October 6-8, 2015 in Olympia, WA. Awards can be used for travel, hotel and conference registration costs.

Eligibility: This competition is open to all currently registered graduate and undergraduate students regardless of location. However, preference will be given to students living, performing research or attending a university within the Pacific Northwest Chapter region (Washington, Oregon, and Idaho). Students must submit an abstract online and present their work as a poster or talk at the Chapter meeting. Submit presentation abstracts here.

To apply, email your application swspnw.meeting@gmail.com with “SWS-PNW 2015 Scholarship” as the subject line. All applications must be received by 11:59pm (PST) Monday August 17, 2015 and should include:

A one-page cover letter describing your background, research and/or education, career goals, and how an award from the SWS-PNW chapter would help you to meet these goals. Please paste this letter into the body of your email with your contact information.

A one-page resume

A copy of your submitted SWS presentation title and abstract

Please stitch the letter, resume and abstract into a single Word or pdf document and attach it with your email.

Students that receive awards are expected to provide a brief biosketch for the SWS-PNW newsletter and website. The conference talk or poster and any publications resulting from the work presented at the conference should acknowledge support from the Society of Wetland Scientists Pacific Northwest Chapter.

Students that are not offered awards will be offered the chance to volunteer at the meeting to defray registration costs. If interested in volunteering, please email swspnw.meeting@gmail.com with the title “SWS-PNW Chapter Meeting Volunteer” expressing your interest.

Please address scholarship questions to SWS-PNW Scholarship Committee co-chairs, Tom Kohl (KohlT (at) wsdot.wa.gov) and Nate Hough-Snee (Nate (at) natehough-snee.org).

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