Mississippi River Research Consortium  Student Travel Scholarship

55th Annual Meeting

Mississippi River Research Consortium
Radisson Hotel
La Crosse, Wisconsin

Tuesday-Thursday, April 16-18, 2024



The Mississippi River Research Consortium (MRRC) is a private, non-profit organization supported by its members and by cooperating agencies, institutions, and corporations.  Membership is open to all interested parties.  MRRC members are scientists, river managers, teachers, students, and individuals from government agencies, academia, private business and the general public who want to encourage both basic and applied research on the water and land resources of the Mississippi River and its watershed.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to eligible students to travel and present their research at the annual Mississippi River Research Consortium.

QUALIFICATIONS: Students in their junior or senior undergraduate level or graduate program that have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and are presenting an oral or poster presentation at the 2024 MRRC conference are eligible to apply.

AWARD AMOUNT: For the 2024 MRRC conference there will be a maximum of six awards presented worth $200 each.

DEADLINE: Application submission must be submitted through the MRRC website application ( by March 1, 2024.

AWARD SELECTION: All submissions will be reviewed, and winners selected by the MRRC Board of Directors. Award winners will be notified by the end of March 2024.

CONTACT: The MRRC Board of Directors at

Scholarship Application Requirements
***The following information is needed to successfully complete the online application process ***

APPLICANT INFORMATION: Contact information, academic advisor, academic level of study, major/graduate program, cumulative GPA, major GPA, two references and their contact information, and MRRC 2024 oral or poster presentation title and abstract (≤ 400 words).

ESSAY SUBMISSION (≤ 750 words): Upload an essay addressing the following criteria:

  1. Your interest in basic and applied research on water and land resources of the Mississippi River and its watershed
  2. Your work/educational experience in the natural, physical, economic, or social sciences focusing on its relevancy to large river management and/or science (Include relevant employment, research experience, and/or volunteer work)
  3. Your academic and/or career goals are and how this award would further those goals

All candidates will be notified in late March 2024 on the final status of their application.   Address any questions to the MRRC Board of Directors at