Helen T. and Frederick M. Gaige Awards are presented annually in honor of Frederick (Dick) and Helen Gaige, both of whom lived during the years 1890–1976. Dick Gaige, an entomologist, was also an avid herpetological collector and was director of the Museum of Zoology at the University of Michigan from 1928–1945. Helen Gaige was a herpetologist with an interest in Neotropical frogs. Applications are solicited for grants to be awarded from the Gaige Fund. These funds are used to provide support to young herpetologists for museum or laboratory study, travel, fieldwork, or any other activity that will effectively enhance their professional careers by contributing to the science of herpetology. Applicants must be members of ASIH and should be enrolled in an advanced degree program. Individual awards are typically in the range of $400–1000, and will be awarded on the basis of both merit and need.

Award Information

Award Amount
$400 - $1,000
Number of Awards
Not reported
Application Deadline
March 1
Available to Class Level
Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate students
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
None specified
None specified
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Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
None specified
Area of Study
None specified
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor

Chair, Education and Human Resources Committee
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Not reported
City, State, Zip
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