Most scholarship and loan opportunities for incoming students are available through the admissions and financial aid process. The scholarships listed below are for more advanced students.
Competitive National Scholarships
NOAA Ernest Hollings Scholarship
This nationally competitive, two-year scholarship–which includes a paid summer internship at a NOAA laboratory–is for students with majors in any marine-related discipline and GPA’s greater than 3.0 who have career intentions that relate to NOAA’s mission.
This scholarship is awarded to sophomores and juniors who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering (up to $7,500 per year). Maximum of 4 nominees per year per institution.
To apply for any of the scholarships above, contact Kathleen Maher, Director, Office of National Fellowships and Academic Opportunities.
Scholarships for FAVS Students
The following applications are administered each year through URI’s online scholarship system, the URI Academic Works portal. Announcements are sent out to the URI student body in the spring of each year when the portal will start accepting applications.
Animal and Veterinary Science Scholarships
Barbara K. Simmons Memorial Scholarship – Income from endowment for a scholarship to a student with both financial need and above average academics who is from Aquidneck Island. First preference to a student who is involved in work at the Agricultural Experiment Station in diseases in farm animals.
Jean Louise Pimental ’70 Memorial Scholarship – Income from endowment for a scholarship in Animal Science awarded annually to a deserving student. Preference to an undergraduate female student from Rhode Island.
John W. Atwood Memorial Scholarship Endowment – Income from endowment for a scholarship in Animal Science programs, awarded annually to a junior or senior student based on financial need, academic performance, and interest.
Aquaculture and Fisheries Science Scholarships
Alexander D. Daunis Memorial Scholarship – Income from endowment for a scholarship awarded annually to students of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology Program, specializing in Marine Fisheries. Preference to upper class students from the Northeast region (ME-NC) maintaining a 3.00 GPA.
Lloyd Robert Crandall Memorial Scholarship – Income from endowment for a scholarship awarded annually to students in Aquaculture & Fishery Technology based on financial need.
Steven James Scholarship Fund – This scholarship will be used to support two incoming freshman student(s) pursuing an undergraduate degree in Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences. The awards will be based on academic merit.
Wayne King & Bernice Anderson Durfee Aquaculture Merit Fund – Income from endowment for a $500.00 scholarship in Aquaculture awarded annually, on the basis of merit, to a junior or senior who has been in the program at least one year. A student with special interest in shellfish will have first priority. Up to $1000.00 awarded annually to a graduate student in Aquaculture.
The Women Divers Hall of Fame (www.wdhof.org) is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and raising awareness of the contributions of outstanding women divers. A wide range of scholarships related to divers training and research are offered by the WDHOF. See: http://www.wdhof.org/wdhof-scholarshipDesc.aspx
Marine Technology Society – for student members as well as non-members. See: https://www.mtsociety.org/education/scholarships.aspx