Scholarships for Marine Science Majors

If you're fascinated by ocean creatures and have been a saltwater animal since you first laid eyes on the seashore, then a career in marine science is probably just around the corner. Like most marine biology students, you may be looking at conservation or you want to study a little known creature to understand more about the ocean's many ecosystems. This field is incredibly broad and allows for any type of career to be possible, whether you want to be an advocate for the ocean or just a researcher. No matter what, a few different scholarship opportunities are specifically made for those with a sea bound soul. Here are just some of the scholarships related to this major.

Dolores E. Fisher Award

This scholarship is for a young woman whose interested in studying oceans, in honor of the sea diver Dolores Fisher. Applications need to be 35 or younger and will be judged based on the demonstrate of ocean-related career goals and experiences. In addition, you win $1,000 and you can spend some time at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. Remember to apply for this scholarship every January to get an incredible trip and some money through the education department of the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Going into graduate school for oceanography, marine biology or maritime archaeology? Why not look to this scholarship program, administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Foster was a known marine biologist who was famous for science-based conservation of coastal aquatic life. There are four scholarships available and also award $30,000 as a stipend to each winner, in addition to a $12,000 stipend and $10,000 research collaboration at a NOAA facility. You have to apply for this award in February, but it could be an incredible opportunity for the right graduate student.

Marine Technology Society

This organization offers so many different scholarships for aspiring marine science students. The Marine Technology Society promotes the awareness, understanding, advancement and application of marine technology. The organization gives away thousands in awards every year. Students in the society and non-members are eligible, so applying for any of the scholarships can lead to an incredible opportunity.

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