Accepting applications for 2020 Noreen Clough Scholarship

BIRMINGHAM, Ala — Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Noreen Clough Memorial Scholarship for Females in Fisheries. In memory of the late Noreen Clough, the long-time U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service administrator and former National Conservation Director for B.A.S.S, her friends and colleagues established a scholarship honoring her contributions to the field of fisheries management and conservation as well as her trailblazing as an early female leader in the American conservation community.

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in Summer 2020 to a deserving student. Last year’s recipients are honored here in an article on the website.


All nominees should be a female student currently enrolled in a graduate program at a recognized institution in North America with an expected graduation date no earlier than December 2020. This does not specifically have to be a fisheries science program, but the student must demonstrate a commitment toward a career in fisheries with an emphasis on fishery management and conservation. The student selected to receive this award will be the applicant that best reflects Noreen’s passion and commitment to the profession and to the sport of fishing

To Apply

Prepare an original essay, no longer than 500 words, which describes why you believe you are deserving of this scholarship. Applicants may want to include career aspirations, personal interests or other relevant factors in the essay. Additionally, please attach a current resume which includes

  • Full name
  • Complete mailing address
  • Email address
  • Best telephone number
  • School name and location
  • Degree sought
  • Expected graduation date
  • Summary of your education
  • Summary of work history
  • Other relevant experience/qualifications/references

Email the essay and resume, scanned together as a single PDF file.

Application Deadline is Ma1, 2020.

Send to Gene GillilandB.A.S.S. Conservation Director at