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Janice Lee Fenske Memorial Award for
Outstanding Students
Presented during Plenary Session I on Monday morning, February 14 at the Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference
Sponsored By
North Central Division of the American Fisheries Society
Iowa and Michigan Chapters of the American Fisheries Society
Iowa and Michigan Chapters of The Wildlife Society
Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference Steering Committee
We are pleased to accept applications for the Janice Lee Fenske Memorial Award from fisheries and wildlife undergraduate and graduate students who are planning to attend the 2022 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in Des Moines, Iowa.

Up to 25 students will be selected and formally recognized for their achievements during the Monday morning Plenary Session. Two students, one focusing on fisheries management and one focusing on wildlife management, will be presented with a Fenske Memorial Award that includes a scholarship of $750.

The winners of the Fenske Memorial Award will be selected based on the characteristics that made Jan Fenske a remarkable fisheries biologist. For more information on Jan Fenske and the history of the award, please visit https://michigan.fisheries.org/awards-and-grants/fenske-award.

To apply, please submit:
  • A resume that includes your GPA.
  • A one-page cover letter that discusses your future career goals and reasons for attending the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference.
  • One letter of recommendation submitted directly from either an academic advisor or a professional in fisheries or wildlife management.
Application materials should be sent by email to Jo Ann Alexander at AlexanderJ7@michigan.gov. Please indicate in the email subject line either “Fenske Award- fisheries” or “Fenske Awardwildlife” (depending on your focus area).

The deadline for submission is Monday, January 10, 2022, and all applicants will be notified of their selection by Monday, January 31, 2022.

Questions regarding the award should be sent to Jessica Mistak, Fenske Award Committee Chair, at mistakj@michigan.gov.
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