Student Awards

Competition for Student Awards at the TWS Western Section Annual Meeting

The Western Section of The Wildlife Society is pleased to offer cash awards for students who agree to speak at or submit a poster for our annual meeting. “Student” is defined as any individual, any age, who is currently enrolled or has received a degree within six months of the meeting date from any high school, accredited college or university (not limited to those within the Western Section).  From high school to post-doc, we welcome your participation!

The value of the cash awards varies slightly, based upon the number of students in the competition.  In general the more students who compete, the more cash we award!

Oral Presentations: Number of Presentations: First Place Second Place Third Place
Five or fewer $100 $50
Six to Eight $125 $75 $50
Nine to Twelve $150 $100 $50
Thirteen or more $200 $150 $100
Posters: Five or fewer $100 $50
Six to Eight $125 $75 $50
Nine to Twelve $150 $100 $50
Thirteen or more $200 $150 $100

 

Please be sure to indicate when you submit your abstract whether you intend to compete in the student judging. It is your responsibility to express your intent to participate.

As a result of participating in the competition, you will have the option of receiving both positive remarks and constructive criticism from the judges (typically at least three), telling you what they liked and how you can improve your next presentation.

There are also procedures in place to reimburse students and young professionals for their meeting registration costs in exchange for a few hours of your time, volunteering at the registration desk, operating lights and PowerPoint, and so on. Click for more information.

Finally, a limited number of student grants and travel awards may be available. Click for more information.

Thank you, and good luck!

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