Student Application

 Student Application

-  Applications are OPEN!


We recommend using the Student Application Checklist as a guide when completing the application. Download the Checklist here: Student Application Checklist

If you have trouble viewing the online application, You can fill out and submit a hard copy of the application (See submitting options below). Download the application here: 2017 Hutton Scholar Application Form

You will receive a successful submission notification if your application has been processed. If you do NOT receive a successful submission notification be sure that you have completed all required fields and resubmit. Please email for confirmation. 

All applicants will be notified via email and/or phone about their application status. View the 2016 Hutton Program Timeline (Please note, start and end dates are flexible to accommodate Students and Mentors). Hutton Program Timeline  


If your school or transcript service does not provide transcripts to students and if your references prefer to send recommendation letters directly to AFS, please have your school or references email, fax or mail your transcripts and/or letters to the contact information below.

Send the following forms to references for completion: 


Complete and submit an application online or download and complete a hard copy. Completed hard copies can be sent via ONE of the following options:

  • Email to 
  • Fax to (301) 897-8096
  • Sent via Express Mail to the following address. 

American Fisheries Society Hutton Program
425 Barlow Place, Suite 110
Bethesda, MD 20814-2199


You cannot submit this application without uploading a file to the Transcripts and letters of recommendations fields. If you do not have a copy of your transcripts or letters to upload, please upload a Word doc to each respective field that states the document will arrive via email, fax or mail.

Do not upload photographs or video materials, as they will not be considered by reviewers. Any information the student finds relevant to his or her application should be expressed in the Student Statement of Interest.

For questions about the online application or application process, please contact

Hutton Scholar Application- Due January 31, 2017

The principal goal of the Hutton Program is to stimulate interest in pursuing fisheries science and aquatic resources management careers among high school students from groups underrepresented in the fisheries professions, including minorities and women. Application to the program is open to all current 11th and 12th grade high school students regardless of race, creed, or gender. Because the principal goal of the program is to increase diversity within the fisheries professions, preference will be given to qualified women and minority applicants. Your application package must include all of the following items: (1)Contact and General Information page, (2)Student Statement of Interest, (3) Responses to Three Open-Ended Questions, (4) One academic recommendation from a science, math or English teacher, (not a relative or a peer), (5) One character recommendation from an employer, community leader, or other adult, (can be another teacher,) who has known you long enough to judge your character, (not a relative or a peer), (6) Official transcript of your high school record If your school has a policy that does not allow staff to give you your official transcript directly, please ask them to mail your official transcript to AFS in a separate envelope. Each recommendation should be in a sealed envelope with the signature of the reference over the seal. Your application packet must be postmarked by January 31, 2017. Faxed or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

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