Applicants to the MMM are encouraged to review all external and internship scholarship opportunities for eligibility and deadlines.
Internal Scholarship Opportunities
The Sobey Fund for Oceans
The goal of the Sobey Fund for Oceans is to inspire innovative multi-disciplinary approaches for creating healthy oceans and sustainable economies. The Sobey Fund for Oceans provides resources to support scholarships, work placements, and student-led events and conferences to help tomorrow’s leaders see “beneath the surface” of our oceans’ problems to find lasting solutions. For more information please see the Sobey Fund for Oceans section of the site
Douglas M. Johnston - MASC Scholarship in Marine Affairs
The Douglas M. Johnston - MASC Scholarship in Marine Affairs is a $5,000 award established by the Maritime Awards Society of Canada (MASC). The scholarship is conferred on an annual basis to a Canadian citizen to pursue the Master of Marine Management (MMM) degree. Qualified applicants to the MMM are automatically considered for this scholarship upon completion of their application.
The criteria for applicants includes:
- Applicants must be a Canadian citizen.
- Applicants must demonstrate superior academic records.
- Applicants may undergo a financial needs assessment.
External Scholarship Opportunities
Clean Foundation established a $20,000 scholarship fund in 2008 in celebration of our 20th anniversary. The first scholarship was granted in spring 2009 in the amount of $2,000. A scholarship will be awarded each year until 2019. Each award will be granted to a Nova Scotia graduate student (Masters or PhD) conducting research in the area of environmental studies.
RBC Royal Bank Scholarships
The RBC Leading the Change Scholarship - 15 awards of $10,000, as well as 6 Me to We Trips available to students attending a Canadian post-secondary institution in fall 2015. For more information please visit the RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship Page (external site)
The RBC Royal Bank Scholarship for Aboriginals - 10 Awards worth up to $4,000 each academic year for two to four years, available to Status and non-status Indians, Inuit, or Metis who are pursuing post secondary education. For more information please visit the RBC Royal Bank Scholarship for Aboriginals page (external site)
The Canadian Transportation Research Forum encourages graduate students to specilaize in the transportation field through its scholarship program. For details on the scholarship and how to apply, please see the CTRF Website. Deadline: January 31, 2016.
MTS is pleased to offer thousands of dollars’ worth of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who are studying in the marine science, marine engineering and/or marine technology field. Scholarships are for MTS student members only. For membership information, please go to /membership/new/add.aspx. Student Membership is for full-time college students and high school seniors is only $25 per year.
For more scholarship information, please visit our website: http://www.mtsociety.org/education/scholarships.aspx. To go directly to the applications, click here MTS Scholarship
Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-717-8705202-717-8705, ext. 102 with any questions.
Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Innovation Grant
The Energy Innovation Grant is available for students pursuing studies at the Master's degree level. The grant supports researchers investigating areas of importance to Nova Scotia's growing energy sector. A maximum of four (4) grants of $15 000 each are awarded every year for students conducting eligible research. Eligible programs include studies in Earth Science, Environmental Sciences, Business, or Engineering at a Nova Scotia University. To be considered , the application must be completed and submitted by 4:00pm AST on January 16, 2015.
Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship program
Are you planning to enter university or Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) for energy-related studies? The Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship Program helps students like you develop the skills and knowledge you need to become a leader in energy.
Scholarships worth $10,000 each are awarded to students attending university, and $2,500 each to students attending NSCC.
Looking for more information? Download the brochure here.
Ready to apply? Application for students entering university
Universities Canada manages government-funded international partnership programs and more than 130 scholarship programs on behalf of private sector companies.
Application deadline February 1 each year
Application deadline May 15 each year.
Dalhousie University offers entrance scholarships valued at $15,000 each, awarded annually to a First Nations and an Indigenous Black student entering a Dalhousie graduate program for the first time following graduation from a Dalhousie University undergraduate program. The objective of these scholarships is to increase the representation of Indigenous Black and First Nations communities in the university's wide diversity of graduate programs, and ultimately in the academy and in advanced professional occupations. The graduate program may be at the Master's or Doctoral level, and may include professional, course-based or thesis-based programs. The application deadline is May 15 of each year.
Offrir à des Canadiens français vivant en permanence en situation linguistique minoritaire l'occasion d'obtenir une éducation de haut niveau, dans les meilleures institutions du monde, sans pour autant s'endetter.
Application deadline March 1 each year
The WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships (PBS) are awarded to individuals from East and South who wish to pursue formal studies or professional training in the field of conservation. Only nationals from Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America & Carribean, Eastern Europe & Middle East will be considered, including WWF staff or candidates working as partners with WWF.
Application Deadline - Jan 5 2016
EFN is looking for applicants from Fiji, Solomon Islands, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, and Papua New Guinea who are/will be enrolled in a master's or doctoral program focused on one of the following marine topics:
- marine science
- environmental policy, law or governance
- sustainable global fisheries management
- ecosystem management
- fisheries management
- improving fisheries data collection and monitoring species conservation
- climate change adaptation
Applicants may apply for up to two years of funding and request up to $30,000 per year.
Please feel free to pass this opportunity along to other colleagues, partners, NGOs, or anyone you think could benefit from the opportunity (please do not post on job boards). Deadline to apply is March 1, 2016.
Scholarships, Fellowships, and Internships at Ocean Leadership.
The Marine Technology Society Scholarship Program is now open to students who are interested in Marine Engineering, Marine Technology, and the Oceans. The Marine Technology Society (MTS) offers scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who are studying in a marine science/technology field. There are scholarships available for both MTS members and non-members. For a list of the scholarships, see the MTS Student Scholarships . Students are able to apply online or via print and mail or email application.
Danielle de St. Jorre Scholarship
Since 2000, the International Ocean Institute presents Danielle de St. Jorre Scholarhsip, a Scholarship of Swiss Francs 10,000 annually for one woman from a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) involved in marine related research activities to improve her knowledge in the subject by attending specialised training or University Degree programmes.
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) scholarship is awarded to support one student or candidate for Master’s degree studies. The applicant must be, and he/she must first obtain admission to pursue a Master's degree studies in a relevant field of development, in any recognized university/college in the world. The scholarship is open to those students who wish to pursue studies in a relevant field of Development or Energy Studies. The winner of the OFID Scholarship Award will receive tuition support of up to US$50,000. The funds will be spread over a maximum of one year, toward the completion of a Master’s degree, or its equivalent, at an accredited educational institution. The next call for applications will be annouced in January 2016.
Canada is committed to participation in international study and research partnerships that build understanding among peoples, develop global citizens and leaders, and contribute to the development of nations.
OAS Scholarships for Graduate and Undergraduate Academic Studies or Graduate Research
Please monitor the website for updates.The OAS Regular Training Program (PRA) is one of the instruments of development cooperation of the Organization of American States. Its fundamental objective is to assist the Member States with their domestic efforts in pursuit of integral development goals by supporting human resource development in the priority areas established by Member States. The fellowships are awarded to individuals who have obtained a university degree and are qualified to pursue graduate level studies or research. Awards are for studies in any field, with the exception of medical sciences and introductory language studies.
Students must apply to the designated agency in their home country. For further information, please contact the Organization of American States Division of Cooperation for Development of Human Resources (DCDHR) of the Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development (IACD), Washington, D.C. 20006-4499, U.S.A. www.OAS.org
P.E.O. (philanthropic and educational organization) International Peace Scholarship Fund
The P.E.O. Sisterhood is a philanthropic and educational organization interested in bringing to women increased opportunities for higher education. It is an international organization with a membership of more than 248,000 women in Canada and the United States. The P.E.O. Sisterhood maintains five educational philanthropies: the P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund, Cottey College, the P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund, P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, and the P.E.O. Scholar Awards. More information regarding the P.E.O International Peace Scholarship Fund can be found on the P.E.O. website.
In June 2008, the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of Chile signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the framework for this program, expected to provide 100 scholarships per year to Chileans wishing to conduct Master's or Doctoral studies in Canada. All enquireies must be submitted to Becas Chile (Spanish only).
Applications are invited from Masters and PhD. level students that work and/or research in an area consistent with the Boyd Lyon Sea Turtle Fund’s mission to support field research projects that further our knowledge of sea turtle behavior and habitat use in the marine environment, as well as those projects that promote their management and conservation in coastal ecosystems. Applications to be considered must address questions from a wide range of fields in sea turtle research and conservation including, but not limited to, life history studies, oceanography, marine affairs, environmental sciences, public policy, community planning and natural resources. One merit-based award of $2,500 will be made to a student at the Masters level, or at the PhD. level, annually, based upon available funds: Deadline Feb 16 2016.