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.

Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship

The Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship is a competitive scholarship that awards $2000 annually for an undergraduate student and $3,000 annually to a graduate student pursuing a degree in forestry, wildlife or marine science at a Louisiana Public College or University. The cumulative maximum award is $12,000 for up to three years of undergraduate study and two years of graduate study. Standard Eligibility Requirements - Be a U.S. citizen or national or eligible non-citizen and be registered with Selective Service if required - Be a Louisiana resident for at least one year prior to July 1st of the scholarship award year - Complete and submit such documentary evidence as required by LASFAC - Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in a Louisiana Public College or University majoring in forestry, wildlife or marine science with the intent of obtaining a degree in that field. Undergraduate students must have earned at least 60 hours of college credit and have at least a 2.50 cumulative college GPA. - As a graduate student have at least a 3.00 cumulative college GPA on all credits earned in graduate school

Mike Johnson Scholarship Foundation

Selection of a successful candidate is based on merit and will be awarded a scholarship in the amount of $2,000.00 for the upcoming academic year. Applicants must meet the following criteria: Applicant Selection Criteria · Must be a resident of Virginia or Oregon · Must be a graduate of or be graduating from a Virginia or Oregon high school · Must either be: 1) Already enrolled and attending (college freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior) at an accredited, Virginia or Oregon four-year undergraduate (college/university) as a full-time student, or 2) Accepted to and/or attending an accredited Virginia or Oregon post-graduate Masters or PhD program, or 3) Accepted and will enroll in the upcoming fall semester at an accredited, Virginia or Oregon four-year undergraduate program (college/university) as a full-time student · Must have the intent to pursue, or be majoring in, a field of study related to the environment · Must have a strong commitment to physical fitness

Asian Pacific Community Fund - Verizon Scholarship Awards Program

The Asian Pacific Community Fund partners with Verizon to financially assist students in their pursuit of higher education as they face the challenge of significantly rising costs of obtaining a college degree. These awards will support those who excel academically, are leaders amongst their peers and are making a positive impact in their communities. Eligibility: Students who are residents of California, Oregon or Washington OR students attending college in one of those states High School Senior who plan to enroll as a 1st year college student in a U.S. accredited 4-year college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student majoring in math, engineering, or a science (Please check website for complete listing of majors eligible for this scholarship) Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0

Charles H. Bussmann Graduate Scholarship

Open to MTS members who are graduate students enrolled full time in a marine-related field.

Woman's Seamen's Friend Society Scholarships

Eligibility requirements for Undergraduates: 1. There are no restrictions on courses of study for Connecticut residents who are merchant seafarers and/or their dependents attending any institution of higher learning. 2. Connecticut residents who are students at state maritime academies. 3. Legal residents of Connecticut majoring in the marine sciences at an in-state or out-of-state college, university or other approved educational institution. 4. Legal residents of other states who are majoring in the marine sciences at a college, university or other approved educational institution in Connecticut. The Scholarship Committee makes awards after considering financial need, academic achievement, letters of recommendation and proposed program of study. The awards are supplemental and are not intended to be the primary source of financial assistance. Financial Support for Graduate Work in the Marine Sciences Awards to assist graduate students carrying out research in the marine sciences. Awards are made payable to the department in which the individual is enrolled but are for use by that individual exclusively for research expenses. No part of an award may be used for payment of indirect costs to the student's institution. Equipment purchased becomes the property of the institution. Awards are not made for publication expenses, salary, tuition, travel to meetings, or other routine institutional obligations. Priority is given to students working on the first two years of their research . Awards will not normally exceed $500. Graduate students applying for financial support must meet the conditions of eligibility listed above. Graduate students are requested to fill out a REQUEST FOR GRADUATE STUDENT FINANCIAL AID FORM instead of a FINANCIAL AID FORM.

The MTS Student Scholarship for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Open to MTS member graduate or undergraduate students enrolled full time in a marine-related field.

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.

Peters Foundation

Peters Foundation, Corp., is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides a limited amount of scholarship grants to high school seniors pursuing studies in the field of environment, conservation and forestry at any accredited college or studies in primary or secondary education at a Christian college. The scholarships are a total award that range from $10,000 to $20,000 over a four-year period ($2,500 to $5,000 per year) that may be for tuition and are administered at the determination of the selection committee of the Foundation. The selection committee determines scholarship amount based on economic need, academic potential and other analysis. Students receiving scholarships will be subject to reporting requirements to the Foundation. Applicants must attend colleges located in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona or Colorado. The selection committee will perform a Phase I application analysis. Selected applicants will be invited to complete a Phase II application. The selection committee will subsequently perform a Phase II application analysis.

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

John D. Isaacs Scholarship

The scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors in California. To be eligible, a student must first have entered a regional or county science fair with a project related to any of the marine sciences -- geology, biology, meteorology, chemistry, etc. -- or to marine technology. (For information about entering their local science fair, students should talk with their science teachers or department heads.) In addition, the student must have applied to (and must be the following fall have enrolled in) a college or university in California.

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