Award & Scholarship Opportunities

Check out Aquaculture-related scholarships below.


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Student Awards

The Marine and Coastal Opportunities (MACO) program, currently transitioning from the Marine Studies Initiative, is pleased to announce the 2024 MACO/MSI Student Awards. These awards recognize and reward OSU undergraduate students who demonstrate outstanding scholarship and pursuits consistent with the transdisciplinary, collaborative, experiential learning and outreach vision and mission of MACO. To advance understanding of the complex social, cultural, historical, and economic nature of the marine environment, preference will be given to students studying these human dimensions of the coasts and ocean.

MACO/MSI Student Awards will be up to $500 per award. Applicants must be a current OSU undergraduate student at the time of the funds being awarded. The application deadline is Sunday, March 31, 2024.

To learn more information visit this link 2024 MACO/MSI Student Awards.

To fill out the application for 2024 visit this link 2024 Application.


[CLOSED]Kurt Grinnell Aquaculture Scholarship

The Kurt Grinnell Aquaculture Scholarship Foundation (KGASF) provides scholarships to enrolled members of U.S. federally recognized Tribes and members of First Nations recognized by Canada.  Our goal is to help Tribal, or First Nations students or prospective students pursue careers in Aquaculture by providing financial assistance for training and education.  In 2022, we will award at least two scholarships with a minimum of $5,000 USD to each recipient.  However, the number of scholarships and the amount of the awards is completely within the discretion of the KGASF.  Should the applicant desire, the KGASF will also help scholarship recipients find internships to further advance their education and training.

Scholarship applications for the fall of 2022 are due no later than September 1, 2022


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Past Fellowships and Scholarships

Aquaculture Experiential Opportunities for Undergraduate Students (AquEOAS) Fellowship

Applications have closed for the Aquaculture Experiential Opportunities for Undergraduate Students (AquEOUS) Fellowship, an USDA Research and Extension Experience for Undergraduates (REEU) at the University of Maine's Wabanaki Center and Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI) and in collaboration with Wabanaki Youth in Science. This unique fellowship offers undergraduate students from around the nation an opportunity to use indigenous science and STEM concepts to solve real-world problems in aquaculture at the University of Maine’s world class aquaculture facilities. Mentorship will be provided by interdisciplinary faculty and indigenous knowledge keepers. 

Deadline to apply was January 26, 2024. If you have any questions or need additional information, contact [email protected].