Lauren Cook Awarded a Scholarship from the International Women’s Fishing Association

April 8, 2022

Congrats to RUCOOL Ph.D student Lauren Cook for receiving the Frank Marmin Memorial Scholarship from the International Women’s Fishing Association. The mission of the International Women’s Fishing Association Scholarship Trust is to grant research scholarships to graduate students who are committed to studies of the chemical, physical and biological processes of marine science with emphasis on conservation, preservation, and protection of the marine environment.

“It was an incredible honor and extremely generous of the Marmin family — this funding was a huge help in getting my research off the ground for this Spring. I’m hoping I can thank them in person soon,” said Lauren.

The International Women’s Fishing Association was established in 1955 to promote women’s fishing in an arena primarily dominated by men. Over the years, it has become one of women’s most prestigious fishing clubs, setting the standards for conservation and promoting angling competition among women. To help further one of its chartered objectives, the field of conservation, the IWFA established the IWFA Scholarship Trust to provide financial aid to marine science graduate students.

The IWFA Scholarship Trust was established in 1965 to further one of the IWFA’s chartered objectives – promoting conservation.  The IWFA Scholarship Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization organized for the purpose of providing financial assistance to marine science graduate students. The Scholarship Trust is funded by individual contributions from IWFA members and other private donations.