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North Central Chapter Students

Student Opportunities

Our student members are active in many different chapter activities, like presenting their work at the SWS Annual Meeting. If you are interested in starting a Student Association at your college or university, please contact NCC leadership.

Travel Awards

The North Central Chapter (NCC) of the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) is pleased to announce the availability of two $750 travel grants  for students from the NCC attending the 2018 SWS Meeting to be held May 29- June 1, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. The intent of this award is to encourage student participation in this meeting by assisting with associated costs (travel, registration fees, etc.).

This competition is open to all currently registered, graduate and undergraduate students who are SWS members in good standing within the NCC region (NCC states include ND, SD, NE, MN, IA, WI, IL, MI, IN, and OH). Selected students are expected to submit an abstract and make an oral or poster presentation at the meeting.

Required Application Materials 

  1. Proof of current student status (photocopy of a university ID or letter from academic advisor)
  2. A copy of your submitted abstract (please indicate whether you are presenting an oral or poster presentation)
  3. A letter or email from the meeting coordinator stating the acceptance of your abstract
  4. A short (1- to 2-page) letter describing your studies, your career goals, and why you would like to receive this award
  5. Estimated budget, including all anticipated expenses and portion for which this award would be used

Applications can be emailed or mailed to the Chair of the NCC Awards Committee, Karen Mangan (Karen_Mangan@fws.gov), 0137 Rustic Campus Drive, Ullin, Illinois, 62992.

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 31, 2018 to be considered.

Awards will be made by a selection committee on the basis of the merit of each candidate and the quality of the submitted abstract. Decisions of the selection committee are final. The committee reserves the right to withhold the award if suitable candidates are not found or if funds are not available.

Following the meeting, the awardees must provide proof of registration and attendance (e.g., receipts) to receive the award.

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Drew Ballantyne (Michigan Tech University), Andrew Kozich (Michigan Tech University) and Pam Moriarity (Kenyon College) receive their awards from NCC at the SWS Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City. Photo credit: Loretta Battaglia 

North Central Chapter Student Research Grant Program

The North Central Chapter is offering one $1000 Student Research Grant to graduate or undergraduate students conducting research in wetland science and who are enrolled in an accredited college or university in the NCC region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin).

Application information
Please visit the SWS Student Research Grants page for application instructions. Deadline: closing date for submitting your application is January 31, 2018.

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