The Georgia Chapter of the AFS understands how important student involvement is to accomplish the mission of the Society. As part of our mission to promote the development of fisheries professionals, we offer an academic scholarship and an undergraduate travel award. The Ronnie J. Gilbert scholarship is awarded annually at the Chapter’s annual meeting. The Chapter offers several undergraduate travel awards each year to cover hotel accommodations and registration for undergraduate students to attend the annual meeting.


The Chapter was able to invest our profits from the 2015 Southern Division AFS Savannah meeting along with a substantial donation from Dr. Ronnie Gilbert (retired) in a way that would benefit our student members and provide opportunities to attract new members to the Georgia Chapter. Both scholarship and travel stipend funding were discussed as important among GA-AFS members, and therefore, the Ronnie J. Gilbert Student Scholarship and Georgia Chapter AFS Undergraduate Travel Stipend were both created.

If you would like more information about the Student Opportunity Fund or if you would like to make a donation, please contact the Executive Secretary-Treasurer.