Two fellowships are offered annually to Washington State Students. One, the Rod Sakrison Memorial Fellowship Award, is awarded to a member of an AWRA Student Chapter at a Washington school. In 2007 the AWRA-WA board of directors dedicated this award to the memory of Rod Sakrison in recognition of his effort to increase student involvement in AWRA. Rod was a two-time board president and was instrumental in establishing the University of Washington AWRA Student Chapter. The second award will go to a student enrolled in a graduate program at a college or university in Washington State.
Both fellowships are for a full-time graduate student completing an advanced degree in an interdisciplinary water resources subject. In addition to $2,000 in cash, each award includes a one-year membership in both the State and National AWRA, a one-year subscription to the Journal of the American Water Resources Association, and admission to the Washington State Section Annual Conference.
2016-2017 Fellowship Applications
Applications were due by November 18, 2016. The application form for the 2016-17 academic year is available here. Please contact Stan Miller, Fellowship Committee Chair at email@example.com with any questions.
2015-2016 Fellowship Recipients
Dallin Jensen - Central Washington University - "Nitrates of Atmospheric Origin in Groundwater of the Lower Yakima Valley".
Melanie Thornton - Washington State University - "Collaborative Modeling in the Spokane River Basin: Engaging Stakeholders to Explore Basin-wide Water Management Strategies".
Melanie Thornton - "Collaborative Modeling in the Spokane River Basin: Engaging Stakeholders to Explore Basin-wide Water Management Strategies".
Ashley Adams - "Determining the Effects of Vegetation on Levee Structural Integrity on the Green River in King County, WA".
Brian Henn - "Development of Statistical Tools for Estimating Air Temperature, Precipitation and Snowpack in Mountain Watersheds".
Hossein Sadeghi - "Center Pivot Lateral Speed Adjustment Based on Weather Parameters".
Katrina Mendrey - "Additives to soils in bioswales to maximize contaminant removal; update of nutrients by Douglas Fir".
Susan Dickerson-Lange - "Investigating the effect of forest characteristics on snowpack accumulation and ablation in mountain watersheds".
Daniel Haskell - The characterization of phthalate ester sources to the Foss Superfund Site using principle component analysis".
Cristine Schucker - "Variation in microbial populations among tributaries of Latah Creek".