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Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Awarded by NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Categories are  Scholarship  tagged  Stipend /  PHD Degree /  STEM /  Masters Degree
Scholarship deadline

December 14

Amount

$42,000

Awards Offered

Varies

Renewable

No

Is this a No Essay scholarship?

No Information Available

DESCRIPTION

NOAA’s Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for master’s and doctoral degrees in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology—these may include but are not limited to ocean and/or coastal: engineering, social science, marine education, marine stewardship, cultural anthropology, and resource management disciplines—and particularly encourages women and members of minority groups to apply.

r. Nancy Foster Scholarships may provide, subject to appropriations, yearly support of up to $42,000 per student (a 12-month stipend of $30,000 in addition to an education allowance of up to $12,000), and up to $10,000 of support for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility.

Masters students may be supported for up to two years, and doctoral students for up to four years. Depending on funding, approximately two to four scholarships are awarded each year.

Scholarships are distributed by disciplines, institutions and geography, and by degree sought, with selections within distributions based on financial need, the potential for success in a graduate level studies program (academic achievement), and the potential for achieving research and career goals.

Education Level

Bachelor degree

GPA

3.30

Application Start Date

October 19

Eligibility Criteria

US citizen

To apply, each applicant must:

  • be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or a citizen of a U.S. territory;
  • pursue or intend to pursue a masters or doctoral level degree in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology—these may include but are not limited to ocean and/or coastal: engineering, social science, marine education, marine stewardship, cultural anthropology, and resource management disciplines.
  • have and maintain a minimum cumulative and term grade point average of 3.30 or higher; and
  • maintain full-time student status for the duration of the scholarship award.
  • Completion of one (1) program collaboration is required for every doctoral scholarship award, with a second recommended, but not required.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Once NOAA receives an application, an initial administrative review is conducted to determine compliance with the minimum requirements, including completeness of the application and inclusion of all elements required in each of the Federal Funding Opportunity sections.

    All Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recipients must put together an outreach product (e.g., video, infographic) that communicates your scientific research in a way that the average person can understand it, as well as see why it matters to them.

    Scholarship recipients are required to provide annual reports documenting the scholar's activities, accomplishments, academic progress, research progress, and education and outreach progress. The report must include copies of receipts indicating disbursement of the education allowance and copies of receipts for allowable expenses under the program collaboration. The report must include a certification from the scholar's academic advisor indicating that the student's work is on track and a copy of the official transcript indicating the scholar has a minimum term and cumulative GPA of 3.30. These reports must be submitted through the Grants.gov system.

    PROGRAM INFORMATION

    Program

    Master/Graduate, Phd

    Specialization

    Not Applicable

    Field of Study

    Computer Science, Information Systems and Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistical Science, Health Professions

    OTHER INFORMATION

    Gender

    Male/Female

    Scholarship Frequency

    Annually

    Ethnicity

    Other

    State

    Not Applicable

    Outside State Residents eligible

    No Information Available

    International Students eligible

    No

    Online Master Programs eligible

    No Information Available

    Credibility

    High