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.
This perpetual scholarship, is designed to support the aspirations of students with goals of a natural science profession within Washington State. In 2017, seven of the fourteen RFEG’s participating in this scholarship opportunity are the Nooksack SEA, Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group, Sound Salmon Solutions, South Puget Sound SEG, North Olympic Salmon Coalition, Tri-State Steelheaders RFEG and the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group. Interested individuals from these seven regions (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 & 13) are to submit their scholarship application by June 1, 2017. After June 1, these seven RFEG organization will review their area applicants and submit one qualified application to the WA RFEG Coalition scholarship committee. The RFEG Coalition scholarship committee will then review the top applicants from each region and make the final award selection by July 1, 2017.
This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school student residing in the watersheds served by RFEG regions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 & 13, who are 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 RFEG regions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 & 13. Student must have plans to major in environmental/natural science, fisheries, biology, ecology, hydrology or related field. Note: the watershed served by RFEG region 13 extends into Oregon.
The Paul G. Ancich Memorial Scholarship will be awarded by the Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group Coalition in the amount of $1,400 and will be paid directly to the college/university of the awarded recipient’s choice.
For more information and the scholarship application, visit: http://regionalfisheriescoalition.org/2017/03/28/ancich-memorial-scholarship-applications-due-june-1/