The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is seeking applications for the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program from individuals, particularly women and minorities, who, due to financial constraints, may otherwise not be able to pursue an advanced degree in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology, and all other science, engineering, social science, and resource management disciplines involving ocean and coastal areas. The program seeks to increase the number of women and minorities in these scientific disciplines, particularly as they relate to the mission of the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for master’s and doctoral studies in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology and all other science, engineering, social science and resource management disciplines involving ocean and coastal areas, particularly by women and members of minority groups.
• Scholarship covers tuition and a living stipend.
• Travel funds support a program collaboration at a national marine sanctuary field office or another NOAA office.
• Training includes science communication, stewardship and how to become a national marine sanctuary ambassador.
• be a U.S. citizen • pursue, or intend to pursue, graduate-level studies at a U.S. accredited institution • have and maintain a 3.3 grade point average; and • maintain full-time student status for the duration of the scholarship award.Deadline for applications is December 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time