The Kurt Grinnell Aquaculture Scholarship Foundation (KGASF) provides scholarships to Indigenous students pursuing degrees in aquaculture and related fields. It was formed to honor and continue the legacy of the late Kurt Grinnell, a beloved member of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and driving force for local aquaculture industry.
“We wanted to do something positive with our grief to honor Kurt,” explained KGASF Board Member John Dentler. Dentler was a long-time friend and business partner of Grinnell, as well as a fellow board member of the Northwest Aquaculture Alliance. “Kurt recognized that sustainable aquaculture represented the best way his Tribe could make good on federal treaty rights and promote tribal self-governance. The Foundation creates opportunities for future generations to continue and build upon his work...