The Oklahoma Natural Resources Conference is pleased to announce the

Duck & Fletcher Scholarship Award

for the student giving the best oral presentation at the Oklahoma Natural Resources Conference.


The awardee will receive a monetary prize ($750), certificate, and reproduction of the original Duck and Fletcher Map.

Students (including those who received their degree within the last year) are invited to submit a written summary of research (in the format described below) to the award coordinator by 1 November. The student must also submit the abstract online, making sure to check the box denoting competition for the award. The abstract and summary may have multiple authors, but the research must be primarily the work of the student (first author), not that of the major professor or other authors. From the submissions, a judging panel will select up to 5 finalists to make oral presentations (15 minutes in length) in the plenary session at the beginning of the OKNRC. Finalists will be announced no later than 15 November. The conference registration fee will be waived for each finalist picked to present at the meeting. The recipient of the award will be selected from this group based on the quality of the oral presentation and the significance of the results. Judges will provide feedback to each presenter regarding their performance and research. The winner will be announced at the conference banquet. Students may win only once in their lifetime. Students will be eligible for other awards presented by the individual organizing societies.

Applicants must submit the following as a single 4 page file (Word or PDF format) by email to scholarship coordinator, Priscilla Crawford ( by 1 November. The document must contain the following sections:

Page 1.

Cover page (1 page) with:

  • Student name
  • Student institutional affiliation (where the work was done if the student has graduated, date of graduation)
  • Contact phone number, and email address
  • Names of co-authors
  • Statement verifying that the research presented is primarily the work of the student

Page 2.

Abstract page (1 page) – Title and abstract. Abstracts are limited to 250 words. This is the same title and abstract that will be entered online to the regular abstract submission form, as explained above. (Applicants not selected as finalists will be scheduled to present during the regular concurrent sessions.)

Page 3.

Research summary (2 pages) – A brief, but detailed description of the research to be presented. Include your introduction, methods, results (may include key tables or figures), conclusions, and focal literature cited. This may be single-spaced with 12-point font with a limit of 1000 words (excluding figures and literature cited).

Printable PDF of award announcement and requirements