Marine Science Scholarships

Here are some of the Marine Science scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

The Heinlein Society

Three $1,250 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities. The “Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship” is dedicated to a female candidate majoring in engineering, math, or biological or physical sciences. The other two scholarships may be awarded to either a male or female, and add “Science Fiction as literature” as an eligible field of study.

Undergraduate Fellowships in Estuarine Sciences

Each summer, Maryland Sea Grant’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports fifteen students to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay. It’s a special opportunity to develop your research skills and interests by working with top scientists to study one of America’s most significant coastal resources. The REU program, funded by the National Science Foundation, is designed for students majoring in marine science, ecology, environmental science, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, and mathematics. During the 12-week program, each student works with a mentor on an individual research project at one of the two marine labs at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences located on the Chesapeake Bay. Research areas include: Estuarine processes Benthic environment Physical oceanography Contaminants Fisheries Molecular biology and genetics Environmental chemistry Submerged aquatic vegetation Modeling and analysis Coastal observing systems Each REU fellow will receive: A stipend of $6,000 Housing costs Round-trip travel expenses Eligibility Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have completed at least two years of study towards (but not yet completed) a bachelor’s degree. Preference is given to students who are rising seniors. Students from underrepresented groups and institutions with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.

O'Bryan Aquatic & Marine Studies Scholarship

This scholarship will give three students working toward a degree in these fields the opportunity to relieve some of the financial burden inherent in the pursuit of higher education, in exchange for a genuine display of motivation to help contribute to aquatic studies and research. Eligibility Criteria: Applicant must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a Marine or Aquatic Field of Study Applicant must have a minimum 2.8 GPA Applicant must submit an official copy of their transcript.

Rocci and Marianna Pisano Scholarship

College of Science - Biology For applicants majoring in marine biology, entomology, zoology, and/or botany who are in financial need, good scholarship standing and have participated in community service.

Olin Fellowships

The Atlantic Salmon Federation offers Fellowships of up to $3,000 to North American residents seeking to improve their knowledge or skills in advanced salmon-related fields while seeking solutions to current problems in Atlantic salmon biology, management or conservation. The fellowship may be applied toward a wide range of endeavors including salmon management, graduate study and research. Applicants need not be enrolled in a degree program.

SOARS Program

A successful candidate should: * have completed his/her sophomore year by June of the first year of participation; * have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; * be a member of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric and related sciences; * have a major in an atmospheric science or a related field such as biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, meterology, oceanography, physics, or social sciences; * plan to pursue a career in atmospheric or a related science; * be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Sonia Linnik-Hamilton Memorial Marine Science Scholarship

Eligibility: • Junior/Senior level and Graduate students• CSU Stanislaus student for at least one year at time of application• Undergraduates: Must attend Moss Landing Marine Laboratories at least one semester• Graduates: Must attend Moss Landing Marine Laboratories both semesters of the year of the scholarship receipt• Full-time status is not required during semesters at Moss Landing GPA: 3.0

The Heinlein Society

Three $1,250 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities. The “Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship” is dedicated to a female candidate majoring in engineering, math, or biological or physical sciences. The other two scholarships may be awarded to either a male or female, and add “Science Fiction as literature” as an eligible field of study.

Marine Science Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 15 - Applications available on-line December 1Amount of Award: 1,000 to 10,000Application Requirements/Description:There are scholarships available for undergraduates, graduates and high school seniors who have been accepted into a full-time academic program. All winners must be enrolled in the study of marine science/engineering/technology. MTS's mission includes supporting marine education and ensuring that today's students chart a successful course toward lifelong professional fulfillment.

Gretchen L. Blechschmidt Award

The Gretchen L. Blechschmidt Award supports research by women interested in achieving a Ph.D. in the geological sciences and a career in academic research, especially in the fields of biostratigraphy and/or paleoceanography, and who have an interest in sequence stratigraphy analysis, particularly in conjunction with research into deep-sea sedimentology. Only members of the Society are eligible. Grants are awarded only to individuals. Institutions, societies, universities, and so on are not eligible for grants. Only under the most unusual circumstances will postdoctorate and faculty research be supported. Undergraduate students are not eligible. GSA strongly encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to participate fully in this grants program. Candidates for advanced degrees must present their projects under their own names and support them adequately by informative documentation. Grants will not carry allowances to institutions to cover overhead costs. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the scientific merits of the problems, the capability of the investigator, and reasonableness of the budget. Applications must be submitted on the current form.

Office of Naval Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Citizenship: Participants selected for support under the ONR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program must be citizens of the United States. Security Clearance: Participants must be eligible for a Department of Defense security clearance of Secret. In most cases, participants will be permitted to do research pending completion of the security clearance. All appointments are contingent upon Fellows obtaining the appropriate level of security clearance. Education and Experience: Before appointment, participants must present evidence of having received the Ph.D., Sc.D., or other earned doctoral degree recognized in U.S. academic circles as equivalent to the Ph.D. within seven years of the date of application, or must present acceptable evidence of having completed all formal academic requirements for one of these degrees. Prior Fellowships: A person who has received a prior postdoctoral fellowship at a navy laboratory under any program may not be eligible to participate in the ONR Postdoctoral Program at the same laboratory. Equal Opportunity: In accordance with Federal statutes and regulations and Navy policies, no person on the grounds of race, color, age, sex, national origin or disability shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under, any program or activity receiving financial assistance from the U.S. Navy.

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