MASNA Student Scholarships
The 2017 – 2018 MASNA Student Scholarship Program is made possible by our generous sponsors
Doctors Foster and Smith LiveAquaria.com, EcoTech Marine, and Two Little Fishies.
July 29, 2017: The round 3 applications are now being reviewed.
June 17: The 2017 – 2018 MASNA Student Scholarship Application period is now closed. Applicants will receive a confirmation email within the next 3 weeks with the status of their application. Please keep an eye on this section of the webpage for future updates.
June 13: Applications are due Friday. Transcripts must be postmarked by June 16th, or arrive electronically by June 16th to be considered.
April 19: Applications are open!
April 17: The 2017 – 2018 MASNA Student Scholarships will launch on April 19th.
March 28: The 2017 – 2018 MASNA Student Scholarships will be announced in early April, 2017.
Application Details & Eligibility Requirements
We are proud to announce the 2017 – 2018 MASNA Student Scholarships. This year there are two scholarships available; one $4,000 scholarship for a college undergraduate student and one $4,000 scholarship for a college graduate student
To be eligible for a $4,000 MASNA Student Scholarship, an applicant must be a current/entering undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university.
The student must have declared a major/focus or have intent to declare a major/focus in one of the marine science disciplines.
Selection will be based upon the student’s academic history and the student’s contributions and demonstrated commitment to the marine aquarium hobby.
Successful MASNA Student Scholarship recipients must be able to travel to MACNA 2017 in order to receive the scholarship. Funding is available to assist each of the chosen applicants in attending MACNA.
North American students, no matter where they are studying in the world, as well as students from abroad, who are studying in North America, are eligible, as long as they attend/plan to attend an accredited college or university. MASNA recognizes these locations as being in North America.
The MASNA Student Scholarships are in U.S. Dollars.
Our ideal scholarship candidate:
1: Is seeking a degree in a marine science field.
2: Is active in the marine aquarium hobby.
3: Will be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in 2017 – 2018.
4: Has a GPA above 2.5 / 4.0.
The 2017 – 2018 MASNA Student Scholarships will be publicly awarded to the recipients at the 29th annual Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA) in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 25 – 27, 2017.
More information about MACNA can be found at MACNAConference.org/2017.
Funding is available to assist each of the chosen applicants in attending MACNA.
If you have questions, please read the FAQ below. If your questions are not answered, please email Scholarship@MASNA.org. Please have the applicant send the correspondence, not a representative or relative.
The deadline for submission is June 16, 2017.
MASNA is a non-profit organization composed of marine aquarium societies and individual hobbyists from North America and abroad, totaling several thousand individuals.
MASNA’s goals are to:
Educate our members with online and published material, the MACNA conference, and other sanctioned events
Assist in forming and promoting the growth of clubs within the hobby while ensuring a sustainable future for the marine environment
Support the efforts to eliminate abuses in collecting and transporting marine organisms through education, assistance and encouragement
Encourage the ethical growth of the marine aquarium hobby and support captive breeding/propagation efforts
MASNA operates from a central Board of Directors elected each year by the delegates from the member societies at the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America, (MACNA).
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