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Esme Nelson 2022-2024 FLS Recipient

Esme Nelson
FLS Recipient

ASFPM Foundation Future Leaders Scholarship Application

is Now Open – Pass It On! The ASFPM Foundation 2023 Future Leaders Scholarship Application Period is now open for Fall 2023 to Spring 2025.

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ASFPM Foundation 13th Annual Student Paper Competition Application Now Open!

Graduate or undergraduate students currently enrolled in a college or university are encouraged to submit abstracts on subjects relating to flood risk or stormwater management no later than February 11, 2023. Entries can be submitted individually or as a team.

The abstracts will be judged by a panel of floodplain management professionals and three finalists will be invited to submit their papers for review in April 2023. The three finalists also will receive free registration to the ASFPM Annual National Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina and will be provided a travel stipend to present their papers at the conference on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.

First Place: $1,000 scholarship
Second Place: $500 scholarship
Third Place: $250 scholarship

Visit the ASFPM Foundation’s Student Paper web page for information on eligibility, submission process and timeline, topic areas of consideration, and abstract criteria.

You can also download a flyer to help get the word out to your colleagues, family members, and friends who may know of an up and coming student interested in the competition.

Don’t wait! Submit your abstract no later than February 11th for a chance to win scholarship prize money.


The Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation is dedicated to reducing the risk and impacts of floods on people and communities.


ASFPM Foundation serves as the catalyst for the Association of State Floodplain Managers, Inc., its chapters and members to advance projects, education and policy initiatives that promote reduced flood risk and resilient communities.


ASFPM Foundation hosts a number of activities and events for the purpose of considering current flood policy and future flood risk issues at the national and state level. These events include the Gilbert F. White Flood Policy Forums, Larry A. Larson Speaker Series and State Symposia. The ASFPM Foundation supports our partners at ASFPM through project funding. A number of reports and publications are available here, and also visit the ASFPM Flood Science Center. Other foundation accomplishments include the development of the national Certified Floodplain Manager program, and the No Adverse Impact initiative.

The ASFPM Foundation proudly supports the education of current and future flood risk management professionals. Current college scholarship opportunities include the ASFPM Foundation Future Leaders Scholarship and the annual ASFPM Student Paper Competition. Activities, events and scholarships are made possible due to the support of ASFPM Foundation donors.


HELP US to continue to enhance the practice and science of floodplain management, to make this world a safer place for present and future generations. To ensure the continuation of forums, floodplain management research and scholarships, your donation is needed! Help support the goals of the ASFPM Foundation by donating today.


When you give to the ASFPM Foundation you support a variety of initiatives that reduce suffering and losses as a result of flooding, and promotes sustainable management of the nation's floodplains and watersheds. By donating, you set an example for fellow floodplain managers and do much to ensure our profession's continued national influence. Choose to make a one-time gift, or enroll in our recurring giving program to support our efforts year round. GIVE NOW.

Please send pledges and donations to:

Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation
8301 Excelsior Drive
Madison, WI 53717

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