Scholarships in Marine Sciences

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.


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.


Summer Course Scholarship

Award: $4,900, Deadline: May 30

Scholarships awarded based on academic merit and financial need, on an individual basis.


Nick Van Pernis Scholarship Fund

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 19

Applicant must be a graduate of a public or private high school in the Districts of North Kona, South Kona, North Kohala, South Kohala or Ka'u who is majoring in biotechnology, early childhood education, health sciences or marine sciences.


Life Science Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a new entering student (fall term entry only) who has been accepted as a full-time student. Applicant must plan to major in one of the following disciplines: biology, biochemistry, environmental science, forensic science, or marine science (biology or chemistry).


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.


Aquatic & Marine Studies Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: September 30

Applicant must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a Marine or Aquatic field of study. Minimum 2.8 GPA, transcript, and essay required.