Scholarships in Oceanography

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.

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Current curriculum vitae or resume, at least three recommendations, and two personal statements are required to be submitted.

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.

COARE Internship

Award: -, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student. The successful intern will participate in a variety of projects, and will have the opportunity to be engaged at all levels of COARE's campaigns. The position is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is designed to provide a wide range of practical, programmatic, and administrative experience relating to environmental and conservation issues of local, regional, national, and global significance. Interested and enthusiastic candidates may also be involved in research and legislation at the forefront of ocean-related policy and governance.

Summer Course Scholarship

Award: $4,900, Deadline: May 30

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

AMS Undergraduate Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited U.S. institution with a minimum 3.25 GPA, and an intention to make atmospheric science a career. Selection is based upon academic excellence and achievement.

AMS Industry/Government Graduate Fellowship

Award: $23,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident entering first year of graduate school at an accredited U.S. institution pursuing a full-time course of study in the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences over a full academic year.

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.

AMS/Industry Minority Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is Black/African-American, Hispanic, or Native American and intending to make atmospheric science a career. Selection is based upon academic ability. Transcripts, standardized test scores, and letter of recommendation 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.

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.

AMS Graduate History of Science Fellowship

Award: $15,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be looking to complete a dissertation on the history of the atmospheric, or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. Fellowship looks to generate a dissertation topic in the history of the atmospheric, or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences, and to foster close working relations between historians and scientists. An effort will be made to place the student into a mentoring relationship with an AMS member at an appropriate institution.

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.

Donald Clay Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must have a 3.0 or better GPA majoring in environmental sciences.

Allen and Nobuko Secha Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: April 7

Applicant must be an incoming freshman who recently graduated from high school with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and scoring in the top 10% on the SAT, ACT, or international equivalent tests; or being in the top 3% of their graduating class. Applicant must intend to pursue a major in chemistry, biology, mathematics, oceanography, or pre-medical studies.

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.

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.

The MTS Student Scholarship for Two-Year, Technical, Engineering and Community College Students

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a Marine Technology Society member who is enrolled in a two year, technical, engineering or community college pursuing a degree in a marine-related field. Essay, one recommendation letter, one reference letter, and official sealed transcript required.

The MTS Student Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a Marine Technology Society member and high school senior who has been accepted into a full-time undergraduate program. Essay, one recommendation letter, one reference letter, and official sealed transcript required.

John C. Bajus Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a Marine Technology Society member who is a full-time undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in a marine-related field who has shown commitment to community service or volunteer work. Essay, one recommendation letter, one reference letter, and official sealed transcript required.

The Paros-Digiquartz Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a Marine Technology Society member who is a full-time undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in marine instrumentation. Essay, one recommendation letter, one reference letter, and official sealed transcript required.

ROV Scholarship

Award: $8,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a Marine Technology Society student member who is interested in remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) or underwater work. Essay, one recommendation letter, one reference letter, and official sealed transcript required.

Dieter Family Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a Marine Technology Society member who is an undergraduate or graduate student. Statement of interest, biographical sketch, and statement of financial need required. Recipient will receive up to $500 for travel-related expenses to a MTS/IEEE Oceans Conference.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship

Award: $42,000, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in oceanography, maritime archaeology, marine biology, or related areas at an accredited institution. Evaluation based on academic record, research proposal, recommendations, experience, and financial need.