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 Program Sponsors:

  • NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
  • National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
  • AFS Education Section
  • U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Land Management
  • USDA Forest Service
  • AFS Wisconsin Chapter

Thanks to our Host Organizations for the 2015-2016 Hutton Program:

U. S. Forest Service.
Discovery World
Department of Biological Sciences in Florida Atlantic University
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Alabama Ecological Services Field Office
NOAA Fisheries
Missouri Department of Conservation
City of Elkhart Office of Public Works
US Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Coastal Watershed Institute
US Geological Survey
Spokane Tribe of Indians
Nez Perce Tribe
University of Miami
University of Minnesota Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)-  Redding Field Office, Kremmling Field Office

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