CSU Fly Fishers Club of Orange County Marine Studies Scholarship Fund

2023-2024 Academic Year Award

This scholarship honors the memory of Richard Fanning, an advocate for educational opportunity, an avid flyfisher and a good friend whose companionship, advice, and leadership, both on and off the stream, will long be remembered. The Fly Fishers Club of Orange County was founded in 1966 to further the sport of Fly Fishing. In addition to being a way to meet others who enjoy the sport, there were three goals in mind when the club was founded:

  • Educating the public,
  • Conserving the fisheries, and
  • Contributing resources to make fly fishing enjoyable and available to all who are interested.

The club has been working hard to meet its goals by sponsoring clinics and workshops, hosting noteworthy speakers, participating in conservation projects, and contributing its resources to various conservation organizations such as the Federation of Fly Fishers and (FFF), Trout Unlimited (TU), Cal Trout, and the Nature Conservancy. In addition, the club contributes to numerous other conservation activities directly beneficial to fly fishing. The club has made an annual scholarship available to a CSU student who is studying marine sciences.

This scholarship is open to CSUN students in marine-related studies.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Have a commitment to community service in the fisheries biology field.
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by a completed FAFSA or California Dream Act application.
  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time equivalent undergraduate (12 units) or graduate (8 units) student
  • Remain a CSUN full-time equivalent student during the Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 terms.
    Any change to your eligibility status in any term within the award year will result in a cancellation of your award.
  • Selected award recipients must upload a Thank You Note – Prior to fund distribution. Letter will be addressed to: President, Fly Fishers Club of Orange County offering thanks for the award.
  • Recipients must also send the club email updates at the end of each semester/quarter.

Please note: In addition, If you are receiving Financial Aid (including loans), your financial aid award(s) may be adjusted if you receive a scholarship amount that exceeds your financial aid total limit. Speak to a financial aid counselor during walk-in hours to get a detailed overview about your individual situation.

For more information on this and other CSU Systemwide scholarships, please visit https://www.csun.edu/financialaid/csu-foundation

CSU Systemwide Scholarships
Supplemental Questions
  1. I am a student in the field of marine-related studies
  2. I am commited to community service in the fisheries biology field
  3. What experience has impacted your personal growth?
  4. Tell us about a time you failed. What did you learn from that experience?
  5. Why are you pursuing your major? How does it relate to your career aspirations?
  6. Provide an example of service beyond the classroom (i.e., have you taken on significant family obligations, helped others in a specific way, been involved in political action, worked/volunteered/interned at a particular organization, etc.). Why is this example significant to you?
  7. Share your commitment to community service in the fisheries biology field.
  8. If selected as an award recipient I agree to complete and submit a thank you letter for the scholarship donor.
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