STEVENS POINT — One of Wisconsin’s largest fishing conservation organizations is supporting fisheries students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point by making a major gift to establish a scholarship through the College of Natural Resources, UWSP announced in July.

The Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin, Inc. made the gift to the UWSP Foundation as part of a $100,000 commitment to create the fund. Earnings from the endowment will support Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin, Inc. scholarship awards at UW-Stevens Point, primarily for graduate or undergraduate students from Wisconsin.

The alliance has annually supported 58 scholarships for fisheries students since 2004, said CNR Dean Christine Thomas, leading many to successful careers in state fisheries management.

“This endowment takes their commitment to a new level, ensuring these scholarships will be available in perpetuity, ultimately helping aspiring professionals to preserve and protect our precious fisheries resources,” she said.

Photo courtesy Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin, Inc.. Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin recently presented UW-Stevens Point’s College of Natural Resources with a $100,000 scholarship endowment. Pictured are Mike Staggs, CNR advisory board member; from left; Steve Menzel, CNR development director; Christine Thomas, CNR dean; Larry Slagoski, alliance president; Bob Munson, alliance treasurer and Don Gilbert, alliance secretary.