The IWFA Scholarship Trust


IWFA member Brooke Black  conducting research in the field.

Scholarship Board of Trustees:

Chairman - Suzie Villere

Vice-Chairman - Diane Locke

Secretary - Connie O'Day

Treasurer - Joan Vernon

Trustees -
 Lisa Everett
Glenda Kelley
 Gussie Leech 
 Betsy Bullard 
 Pam Marmin 
 Gail Kennedy-Mc
 Roberta Arostegui
 Wendy Wood



The IWFA Scholarship Trust was established in 1965 to further one of the IWFA’s chartered objectives--promoting conservation. The IWFA Scholarship Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization organized for the purpose of providing financial assistance to marine science graduate students. The Scholarship Trust is funded by individual contributions from  IWFA members and other private donations.

In 2014 the Board awarded over $15,000.00 to 18 students.

The Scholarship Trust accepts  applications postmarked by its March 1st deadline. The Board of Trustees meet to review the applications and select scholarship recipients based on specific criteria. Students interested in making application for the scholarship should review the criteria posted on this site,  download the application for completion and send to the Board of Trustees at the address listed below.

Please consider joining us in our efforts to support the students who will be the future researchers and managers of the fisheries we all enjoy. All contributions are tax-deductible and should be mailed to:

PO Box 460387
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33346-0387

If you have questions, please contact Suzie Villere at or Glenda Kelley at

A note of appreciation was received from one of the recipients of the IWFA Scholarship. 
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