Our Supporters


The Hutton J.F.B Program is supported by universities, agencies, private organizations and AFS chapters. The number of scholarships awarded to students each year depends on the availability of funds. Thanks to our supporters, host organizations and outreach partners to ensure the future of fisheries by achieving the following:

  • Invest in a new generation of fisheries scientists

  • Help diversify the fisheries profession by engaging minorities and women

  • Promote organizational values and objectives

  • Gain recognition for having a positive impact on young people

  • Receive public relations materials that feature their participation in the program

Supporters who provide financial contributions enable the Hutton Program to continue and expand its efforts to ensure the future of fisheries by attracting young people to and diversifying the profession.  Supporters receive annual reports about program participants and success, public relations materials as well as recognition for their generosity in Fisheries Magazine and on AFS social media sites.

Host Organizations and Outreach Partners

Federal, state and local agencies, private companies, academic and research institutes serve as Hutton Program host organizations by enabling and encouraging employees to serve as Mentors.

Hutton J.F.B Program’s Outreach Partners provide public outreach for the program and opportunities for Hutton alumni.

Thanks to our 2017 Program Sponsors:

  • NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
  • US Department of the Interior – Bureau of Land Management
  • US Department of Agriculture – US Forest Service
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Land Management
  • AFS Idaho Chapter
  • AFS Oregon Chapter
  • AFS Northeast Division

Thanks to our Host Organizations for the 2017 Hutton Program:

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)-  Coos Bay District & Medford District
California Department of Fish & Wildlife
Clemson University
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism
Live Advantage Bait LLC
Missouri Department of Conservation
National Marine Fisheries Service
Nez Perce Tribe
Sam Houston State University
Spokane Tribe of Indians
St. Joseph’s College
State of Connecticut DEEP/Fisheries Division
Stony Brook University
Taylor Fish Farm
US Fish and Wildlife Service
US Geological Survey Leetown Science Center
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Thanks to our Outreach Partners

  • American Institute of Biological Sciences
  • Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS)
  • Equal Opportunities Section AFS
  • National Association of Biology Teachers
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff