Cooper Award

Dr. Cooper 1994Each year the Pennsylvania Chapter solicits applications for its annual Cooper Award. The award was created to honor the memory of the late Penn State Professor Emeritus of Zoology, and famed author of Fishes of Pennsylvania and the Northeastern United States, Edwin Lavern Cooper, Ph.D.  Under this award program,

PA AFS will provide an award of $250 – $500 (dependent on number of applicants) to a deserving Pennsylvania graduate and/or undergraduate student annually to further their research.

Applicants should submit a 500- to 700-word article explaining their ongoing research.  The article must be written in a style (i.e., journalistic) understandable to the general public. Students may write about research that has been completed, is in progress, or is in the planning stages.

A committee selected by our Chapter’s Executive Committee will judge all entries received by the deadline. The winning article will be published in our next Chapter Newsletter. Articles are to be submitted electronically by February 1st to the chapter at [email protected].