Maine Sea Grant Undergraduate Scholarship in Marine Sciences

The Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine is pleased to announce a new partnership with undergraduate institutions throughout the state to support the annual Maine Sea Grant Undergraduate Scholarship in Marine Sciences. Maine Sea Grant is recruiting applications from second- and third-year undergraduate students who have declared majors related to marine or coastal issues at any of the five currently participating undergraduate institutions (University of Maine, University of Maine at Machias, College of the Atlantic, Maine Maritime Academy, 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 new 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 five Maine undergraduate institutions currently participating in this scholarship matching program (University of Maine, University of New England, University of Maine at Machias, Maine Maritime Academy, and College of the Atlantic), 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.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 18, 2014, at 5:00pm

Application Materials: Please click here to download a PDF of the application materials. Note: you must download and save the form to your computer to be able to fill in the fields on the PDF form electronically.

Application Submission: Please submit completed application materials via email to Kathy Villarreal, or mail a hard copy to the Sea Grant office:

Kathy Villarreal, Maine Sea Grant College Program
5784 York Complex, Building 6, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469

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

Application Review and Selection Process: Maine Sea Grant’s application review committee will announce selection decisions in May 2014, and awards will be disbursed in partnership with selected students’ matching institutions.