SLMP Annual Scholarship Offer


Application Deadline: December 9, 2023

Submit Application or Questions to:

Annual Summit Location: The Westin La Paloma, Tucson, Arizona

Summit Dates: January 22 – 25 2024

SLMP Website:

Award Amounts:  1st place – $3,000, 2nd place – $2,000, 3rd place: $1,000


Scholarship Details:

The Society of Lake Management professionals (SLMP) is seeking applications for its annual Student Scholarship Award. SLMP intends to award $6,000 (1st– $3,000, 2nd – $2,000 and 3rd – $1,000) in scholarships to the top three successful applicants at the January 2024 SLMP Summit that will take place Jan 22-25 at the The Westin La Paloma, Tucson, Arizona.


Scholarship funds are provided directly to the student and may be used by the recipient to cover costs associated with education, project/research expenses. Eligible applicants should be enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate students in an accredited college or university within the United States. Exceptions will be made for technical schools as well as other employment or jobs that have stimulated ideas or products that make life easier for lake managers. Focus should be related to water quality, equipment innovation, limnology, aquatic plant management, aquaculture, fisheries management, or aquatic ecology of private waters.


Application must be received no later than December 9th, 2023 and will be evaluated based on:


Quality of coursework and research
Proposed budget
Cost vs. benefit to the industry
Is this new and engaging knowledge?
Information obtained from references with knowledge of your project – supply three.
Does the project have clearly defined goals, with clear ideas of how the applicant plans to achieve that goal and what the end result will be?
Is the project useful, relevant, and practical for the management of private waters within the United States?
Statement of career goals as well as special interests and enthusiasm.
In person presentation. The top three candidates will be asked to attend the meeting and present with 2 nights hotel paid for as well as conference registration waived.  Awards as follows 1st place $3,000 – 2nd place – $2,000 and 3rd place $1,000.
Will the complete package reflect favorably? Would we hire this person?


How to Apply


  • Send a document describing your work and how it will positively impact the industry.
  • List three references with knowledge of the project.
  • If you are chosen as one of the top three, you will be requested to present at the meeting in Tucson. Final placement for awards will be partially based on the presentation.
  • Send documents to
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