Maine Sea Grant Undergraduate Scholarship in Marine Sciences

In partnership with undergraduate institutions throughout the state, Maine Sea Grant is now recruiting applications for its annual Undergraduate Scholarship in Marine Sciences. The program is open to current second- and third-year undergraduate students who have declared majors related to marine or coastal issues at any of the participating undergraduate institutions in Maine (College of the Atlantic, Maine Maritime Academy, University of Maine, University of Maine at Machias, University of Southern Maine, and University of New England). The goal of this scholarship program is to develop a statewide network of undergraduate scholars doing exemplary academic work on marine and coastal issues, and provide participating students with academic and professional development opportunities in their field. Each applicant selected for this award will receive a $1000 scholarship to support tuition or other academic or research-related expenses. Award recipients will also be invited to attend Sea Grant-sponsored workshops, conferences, and other events related to marine and coastal science, policy, resource management, community outreach, and education. This award is made possible through a matching grant program in which each $500 award from Maine Sea Grant is matched with a $500 award from the selected applicant’s home institution.

Eligibility: Eligible students must be in their second or third year of undergraduate study at one of the Maine undergraduate institutions currently participating in this scholarship matching program (College of the Atlantic, Maine Maritime Academy, University of Maine, University of Maine at Machias, University of Southern Maine, and University of New England), and must have declared a major or other course of study related to marine or coastal issues. Eligible students must also be in good academic standing. International students are eligible for this award. Past recipients of this scholarship are not eligible to reapply, due to limited funding and our goal to share this opportunity with as many qualified students as possible.

Application Deadline: Opportunity Closed. Next deadline will be April 2018.

Application Materials: Download the 2017 application form.

PLEASE NOTE: the application form must be downloaded and saved to be able to fill in the fields electronically.

Please submit applications as a single PDF via email (preferred), or as a printed hard copy to:

Kathy Villarreal
Administrative Assistant
Maine Sea Grant
5784 York Complex, Blg. 6
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469
207-581-1435 (phone)
207-581-1426 (fax)
kvillarreal@maine.edu (email)

Contact for Questions: Please contact Beth Bisson with questions about the scholarship or application requirements.