Fishery scholarship applications due March 1

Posted on Feb 25 2019

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council and its Education Committee members has set a deadline of March 1 to apply for up to three undergraduate or graduate scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year.

These scholarships support the aspiration of American Samoa, Guam and the CNMI to build their capacity to manage their fisheries and related resources through employment of their own people.

These scholarships cover the cost of tuition and fees and some living expenses. However, for undergraduates, there is an expectation that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be completed early and Pell grants obtained so the relevant university’s Financial Aid Office can determine the amount of aid needed. Funding for the scholarships comes in part from the NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office and Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center. 

For further details, contact Sylvia Spalding at or phone (808) 522-8220. (PR)

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