Scholarships in Marine Biology

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Award: $55,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a recent recipient (within two or three years) of a doctoral degree and have an interest in oceanographic sciences or engineering. Transcripts, at least three recommendations, and a statement of research interests/career plans are required to be submitted. Selection is based upon applicant's research potential.

CICOR Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship

Award: $45,250, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must hold a doctoral-level degree. Selection is based upon academic record, research promise, and relevance of the applicant's scientific interests to the research themes of CICOR. Transcripts, resume, letters of recommendation, synopsis of dissertation, and statement of research interests and career plans required.

Wildlife Research Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: October 1

Applicant must have a minimum GRE score of 1100 and 3.0 GPA in the last two years of undergraduate or graduate work.

Our World Underwater Scholarship Society Internship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be an experienced scuba diver, have a good academic record, pass a physical exam, and be interested in an underwater-related career. Applicant must submit resume and written statements. Award is for reimbursement of travel and living expenses.

Graduate Student Fellowship

Award: $6,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a graduate student researching marine sciences at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Florida for a period of 12 weeks. Research must be conducted in association with a member of the Smithsonian professional research staff.

Sport Diver Magazine Publishing Internship

Award: -, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must have marketing, marine biology, and photography skills. SCUBA diving certificate is preferred.

U.S. Navy Engineering Internship

Award: -, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must show an interest in engineering, mathematics, physics or marine biology. Internship will involve work with a world class scientist or engineer on hull, mechanical and electrical technologies for U.S. Navy ships and ship systems.

John D. Isaacs Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must enter a marine science project in a regional or county science fair in their junior or senior year of high school. Additionally, students in their senior year must have applied to (and by the following fall have enrolled in) a four-year college or university in California.

Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Award: $32,000, Deadline: February 21

California Sea Grant State Fellow Program

Award: -, Deadline: September 1

Applicant must be a graduate student with a degree in a marine-related field at a California university. Applicants must demonstrate interest and experience in both marine science and public policy.

Laurie Ircandia Memorial Scholarship

Award: $3,500, Deadline: June 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.2 GPA and intend to pursue graduate study. Selection is based upon academic merit and extracurricular activities in the fields of study.

John A. Knauss Sea Grant Fellowship

Award: $43,500, Deadline: February 29

Applicant must be attending an accredited U.S. institution and may apply through a local Sea Grant program. Selection based upon academic ability, communications skills, diversity and appropriateness of academic background, additional qualifying experience, support of major professor, and support of Sea Grant director. Other factors, such as geographical representation, disciplinary balance, and ability to work with others are considered.

Summer Student Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate interest in marine policy, mathematics, ocean sciences, or oceanographic engineering. Current curriculum vitae or resume, transcript, at least three letters of recommendation, personal statement, and application are required to be submitted.

FFGC Scholarship in Garden Club Objectives

Award: $1,500, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a resident of Florida, will attend or is attending a Florida school, and must demonstrate financial need. Work transcript, personal letter, photo, letters of recommendation, and interview required.

FFGC Scholarship for High School Students

Award: $3,500, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a resident of Florida who will attend or is attending a Florida school, and is able to demonstrate financial need. Work transcript, personal letter, photo, letters of recommendation, and interview required.

Fellowship in Oceanography for Minority Undergraduates

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a minority student who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident enrolled in a U.S. college or university, and has an interest in marine policy, marine sciences, or oceanographic engineering. Application, current curriculum vitae or resume, transcript, at least three letters of recommendation, and personal statement are required to be submitted.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Award: $55,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be an emerging scientist who plans to collaborate with identified Smithsonian scientists as named sponsors/advisors.

Horton Hydrology Research Grant

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduate student studying hydrology, water resources, or a closely-related field.

McKnight Doctoral Fellowships

Award: $17,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be an African-American or Hispanic student who holds a minimum of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Awarded to applicants who intend to seek a Ph.D. degree in the disciplines of arts and sciences, mathematics, business, or engineering.

Bruce and Evelyn Davies Otto Fellowship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 14

Awarded based on academic record in high school and interview. Applicants must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

David G. Lindquist Scholarship in Biology

Award: $500, Deadline: February 27

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student seeking a marine or biology major.

Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.

Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.

Alex Graham Memorial Award

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a marine biology major with outstanding academic performance. Participation, dedication, and contribution to the department are required.

Percy and Laura Conrad Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be a graduate of Cordova High School who will pursue a degree in marine biology.

Sea of Tomorrow Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be between the ages of 17 and 21 and enrolled in an accredited program in the field of biology, diving, ecology, marine environmental conservation, or research.

Don Reynolds Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be between the ages of 17 and 25 and pursuing a marine career.

Charles H. Bussmann Undergraduate Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a Marine Technology Society member who is a full-time college undergraduate student pursuing a degree in a marine-related field. Essay, one recommendation letter, one reference letter, and official sealed transcript required.

Charles H. Bussmann Graduate Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a Marine Technology Society member who is a full-time graduate college graduate student enrolled in a marine-related field. Essay, letter of recommendation, letter of reference, and sealed official transcript required.

The MTS Student Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a Marine Technology Society member who is a full-time college undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in a marine-related field. Essay, one recommendation letter, one reference letter, and official sealed transcript required.