Funding Available for Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Connecting You to America's Ocean and Great Lakes Treasures

Full Funding Opportunity Announcement is Now Available!

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate-level research—particularly by female and minority students—in NOAA mission-related sciences of oceanography, marine biology, and maritime archaeology, including all science, engineering, and resource management of ocean and coastal areas. Scholarship selections are based on academic excellence, letters of recommendations, research and career goals, and financial need.

The scholarship covers

  • tuition and a living stipend;

  • travel funds to support a program collaboration at a national marine sanctuary field office or another NOAA office; and

  • training in science communication, stewardship, and how to become a National Marine Sanctuary Ambassador.

To apply, each applicant must:

  • be a U.S. citizen;

  • pursue, or intend to pursue, graduate-level studies at a U.S. accredited institution;

  • have and maintain a 3.30 grade point average; and

  • maintain full-time student status for the duration of the scholarship award.


December 17, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern

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