The American Fisheries Society is a worldwide organization of professional fishery scientists. Founded in 1870, the society is the world's oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources. The mission of the Society and the Idaho Chapter is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by 1) advancing fisheries and aquatic science and 2) promoting the development of fisheries professionals.
The ICAFS Graduate Scholarship, which was first awarded in 2007, is intended to continue the Idaho Chapter's legacy of fostering the development of fish and aquatic professionals. This is awarded annually to a graduate student attending any school in Idaho. This is for students pursuing degrees in fish and wildlife studies. Winners will be notified directly by April 30. The funds associated with this scholarship are distributed immediately, once the scholarship has been awarded. Should the student not be able to attend the meeting to receive their award, the funds will be mailed to the student.