Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship Award

2024 Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship

Every year since 2003, FRIENDS awards the Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship. This year, we are pleased to award two $1000 scholarships, one to a graduate student and one to an undergraduate student engaged in new or ongoing research that focuses on Great Salt Lake and/or the Lake ecosystem or watershed.

The scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Doyle W. Stephens (1944-2000) who was a research hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey. As a contributor to the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem Program that was initiated in 1996, Stephens' work on Great Salt Lake brine shrimp ecology helped increase understanding about population dynamics of the shrimp in the Lake and factors affecting the structure and density of the population.

2023 Doyle W. Stephens scholarships were awarded to:

Madison Brown, Brigham Young University "Assessing the Effects of Invasive Species Mitigation on Utah’s Wetland Microbial Systems"

Nancy Sohlberg, University of Utah "A Climatology of Dust Events Impacting Snow Melt at the Atwater Study Plot in Alta, UT"

This year’s recipients will be announced at the forum.