American Rivers Fellowship Applications Due Feb. 15

To honor its former chairman of the board Anthony A. Lapham, American Rivers has created a fellowship program.

The former chairman died one year ago. “Those of us who were privileged to work with Tony were inspired by his enthusiasm, curiosity and wisdom. Creating this fellowship in his memory will ensure that future generations of river conservation leaders are similarly motivated to reach to the highest levels of achievement on behalf of our nation’s precious legacy of rivers,” said Rebecca Wodder, president of American Rivers.

Lapham Fellows will develop research and advocacy skills working closely with experienced conservation staff and the organization’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, which includes some of the nation’s foremost experts on freshwater conservation science and policy. Fellows will help shape practical, community-oriented solutions for healthy rivers and freshwater supplies.

Applications for this year’s fellowship are being accepted until Feb. 15. To be considered, students must have a master’s (or terminal) degree in river science, public health, public policy, law, economics engineering or related fields. The fellows will develop professional skills, directly contribute to one or more conservation campaigns and be closely supported by American Rivers’ staff.

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