Current Student Research

Each year, the Society of Lake Management Professionals awards scholarships to 3 students who are studying and researching in a lake management-related field.   The top 3 student entries present at the annual summit in January.  They receive $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 depending upon their final order as agreed upon by the summit judges.  Visit our scholarship application page to learn the submission requirements.

2023 Student Scholarship Winners & Their Research

Julia Chrisco, M.S.
Environmental and Sustainability Studies Candidate
College of Charleston

Project title: Testing the application of two remote sensing platforms for water quality monitoring of residential stormwater ponds in coastal South Carolina.

Click here to view Julia’s full project description.

Chamoda Dissanayake
School of
Forest, Fisheries, & Geomatics Sciences, Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida

Project Title: Stormwater Pond Plantings: Testing the Effectiveness of a Proposed Best Management Practice on Water Quality

Click here to view Chamoda’s full project description.

Mohammad Khalid
University of North Carolina – Charlotte

Project Title: Biochar – A Multi-beneficial and Cost-effective Amendment to Clay Soil

Click here to view Mohammad’s full project description.