Student Scholarship Program


MASNA Student Scholarships




May 26, 2022. Unfortunately the MASNA Student Scholarship program will not be running this year. Please come to MACNA 2022 to meet our 2020, and 2021 recipients in-person, and check back in March 2023 for our 2023 program updates.


 The 2021 – 2022 MASNA Student Scholarship Program is made possible by our generous sponsors Ecotech Marine, Two Little Fishies, and CoralVue.



Application Details & Eligibility Requirements

We are proud to announce the 2021 – 2022 MASNA Student Scholarships. This year there are two scholarships available; one $7,000 scholarship for a college undergraduate student and one $7,000 scholarship for a college graduate student

To be eligible for a $7,000 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 attend MACNA 2021 in order to receive the scholarship. 

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 2021 – 2022.

4: Has a GPA above 2.5 / 4.0.

The 2021 – 2022 MASNA Student Scholarships will be publicly awarded to the recipients at the 34th annual Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA) from September 9 – 11.

More information about MACNA can be found at

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

Please have the applicant send the correspondence, not a representative or relative.

The deadline for submission is June 17, 2021.


About MASNA:

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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The 2021 – 2022 application period is closed.




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