Ancich Scholarship Now Available!

The Paul G. Ancich Memorial Scholarship established in 2011 by the Washington State Regional Fisheries Coalition in honor of Paul G. Ancich, a dedicated coalition member, lifelong commercial fisherman and a passionate advocate towards the preservation of wild salmon. The 2016 scholarship will be in the amount of $1200 and applications are due June 17th.

This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school student residing in the Hood Canal watershed who is accepted to a two or four year college or university, or a current college undergraduate student attending a two or four year college or university that graduated from a high school in Hood Canal. Student must have plans to major in environmental/natural science, fisheries, biology, ecology, hydrology or related field. You can view the full announcement here.

Selection Criteria

1.A high school senior within Washington or Oregon State with an acceptance letter to a two or four year college or university, or a current college student within Washington State; with a course of study leading to a major in environmental science, fisheries, biology, ecology, hydrology or related field.

2.Participation in a community or personal project that enhances, protects or restores wild salmon.

3.An essay, describing your perspective of wild salmon within the Pacific Northwest watersheds and how restoration activities may be beneficial.

4.Grades will be considered, but in context of demonstrated involvement and future goals related to the natural resource professions.

Requirements

1.A cover letter including the applicant’s contact information, a) Describe any participation or involvement in salmon-related issues. (b) What is your relationship with your local Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group?

2.All high school and college transcripts.

3.A one page essay (refer to #3 under “Criteria for Selection”)

4.A letter of acceptance from a college or university you plan to attend in the fall (high school seniors only).

5.A letter of reference.

 

 

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