Scholarships

OES Student Scholarship Program

IEEE/OES Student Scholarship Program

Application Deadlines:
There are two award cycles each year. Completed applications must be postmarked by 1 May for scholarship award in September of that year, or 1 September for an award in the following January.
Funding:
Multiple undergraduate and graduate scholarships of $2,000.00 are available yearly.  Funding is for academic tuition and fees, and is not intended to fund research.
Eligibility:

  • Students must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university in a field of study that will lead to a career in ocean engineering or a related ocean science field and must have demonstrated excellence in academics.
  • Must be an IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society student or regular member in good standing, there is no waiting period.Undergraduate students must have completed (at least) the second year of study.
  • Graduate students must be currently enrolled, or have been accepted, in a graduate program of ocean engineering or a related ocean science field and must have demonstrated the ability to perform independent research through professional and/or academic recognition programs.

Applications must include:

  • The application form outlining applicant’s field of study and plans for a career in ocean engineering or a related ocean science field, filled out completely, and signed.  Handwritten applications will not be accepted.  Once signed, this form may be scanned to pdf format and emailed.
  • An official copy of the student’s transcript, mailed by the academic institution at which the applicant is enrolled.  Scanned copies will not be accepted.
  • Letters of recommendation, which must be signed letters on institution letterhead, dated within the past year, and mailed under separate cover by the author.
  • Undergraduate student applications must be accompanied by recommendations from two faculty members.
  • Graduate student applications must be accompanied by a recommendation from their advisor or member of their graduate committee.
  • Applications including documents not written in English will experience a delay while translations are sought, and might not be considered.

External link: http://www.ieeeoes.org/page.cfm/cat/81/OES-Student-Scholarship-Program/

 

Marine Technology Society Scholarships

Scholarships Available to MTS Student Members

The deadline for applying is April 15. All application materials and letters of reference must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2014.

Notes:

  • Scholarships are for MTS student members only. You may purchase a membership for $25 at http://www.mtsociety.org/membership/new/add.aspx.)
  • You can complete this form in Microsoft Word.
  • You must use the scholarship money in the 2013-2014 academic year.
  • Do not use this application for the ROV Scholarship as it requires a different application.
  • Scholarship money is sent to college Bursar Offices, not to scholarship recipients. 
  • Money is to go towards tuition only.


Charles H. Bussmann Undergraduate Scholarship    $2,500    
Open only to MTS members who are undergraduate students enrolled full time in a marine-related field

Charles H. Bussmann Graduate Scholarship    $2,500    
Open to MTS members who are graduate students enrolled full time in a marine-related field

The MTS Student Scholarship for Graduate and Undergraduate Students    $2,000    
Open to MTS member graduate or undergraduate students enrolled full time in a marine-related field

The MTS Student Scholarship for Two-Year, Technical, Engineering and Community College Students    $2,000    
Open to MTS members enrolled in a two-year, technical, engineering or community college in a marine-related field

The MTS Student Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors    $2,000    
Open to high school seniors who have been accepted into a full-time undergraduate program

John C. Bajus Scholarship    $1,000    
Open to MTS members who are undergraduates and graduate students enrolled full time in a marine-related field who have shown a commitment to community service and/or volunteer activities

The Paros-Digiquartz Scholarship    $2,000    
Open to MTS members with an interest in marine instrumentation who are undergraduates and graduate students enrolled full time in an academic institution.

Dieter Family Travel Scholarship    
Conference registration
and travel-related expenses to attend the Student Leadership Meeting at the OCEANS'11 MTS/IEEE Kona (Hawaii) Conference in September.

Open to MTS members who are undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full time in a marine-related field. To apply, contact Mike Hall, (410) 884-5330.

ROV Scholarship    Up to $10,000    
Open to any students interested in remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) or underwater work that furthers the use of ROVs. Open to MTS members that are college undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled full time in a marine-related field.

External Link: http://scholarships.mtsociety.org/

 

Ocean Industries Student Research Awards

The Canadian Ocean Industries Student Research Awards are in their fourth consecutive year

These awards are designed for post-secondary undergraduate and graduate students in Canada and around the world who are interested in pursuing ocean industries-related studies and research in Newfoundland and Labrador at Memorial University, its Marine Institute, or the College of the North Atlantic.

Relevant fields of study include areas such as offshore petroleum engineering, geoscience, ocean engineering, ocean technology including marine transport, fisheries, aquaculture, and other areas such as marine science that support R&D, innovation and the commercialization of ocean technologies.

This year, RDC has introduced a new aspect to the OISRA award structure: students receiving awards at the Master’s and Doctoral level are required to have industry collaboration involved with their research. This change came from recognizing the need to increase student engagement in Newfoundland and Labrador’s ocean industries. This requirement will strengthen relationships between the business community and academia, as well as open up potential career opportunities. More information about mandatory industry collaboration is available in the OISRA guidelines

 External Link: http://www.rdc.org/research_awards/index.htm