Student Application

2018 Applications are open from November 1st through February 28th


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

Application period opens November 1st, 2017 and closes February 28th, 2018.

If you have trouble viewing the online application, you can fill out and submit a hard copy of the application (See submitting options below).

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. 


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