MASNA College Student Scholarship

Marine Aquarium Societies of North America

Grant amount: US $4,000

Anticipated deadline: Jun 16, 2018

Applicant type: Graduate Student Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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MASNA is a non-profit organization composed of marine aquarium societies and individual hobbyists from North America and abroad, totaling several thousand individuals. 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). This year there are two scholarships available: one scholarship for a college undergraduate student and one scholarship for a college graduate student.

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

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants must be current/entering undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants must have declared a major/focus or have intent to declare a major/focus in one of the marine science disciplines.
  • There is no age maximum for this award.
  • 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.

  • If your degree is not marine focused but you hope to pursue a career in a marine field, you are still eligible. Note in your application how you will be incorporating a marine aspect in the new future.


The ideal scholarship candidate:

  • Is seeking a degree in a marine science field

  • Is active in the marine aquarium hobby.

  • Will be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in 2016-2017.

  • Has a GPA above 2.5/4.0