The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council and its Education Committee members announced yesterday the availability of up to three undergraduate or graduate scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year.
These scholarships support the aspiration of American Samoa, Guam and the CNMI to build their capacity to effectively manage their fisheries and related resources through employment of their own people.
Students with strong ties to these territories are eligible for scholarships that 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.
Scholarship applications are due on March 2.
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 Amy Vandehey at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (808) 522-8220. (PR)