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.  

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 submitted by January 31.

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

Canadian Students

International Students


Canadian Students  

Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

NSERC offers funding for graduate students looking to obtain financial support for studies in a master's or doctoral program.  Various awards and programs are available for applicable students.

Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

SSHRC's talent program supports students and postdoctoral researchers in order to develop the next generation of researchers and leaders across society, both within academia and across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Clean Nova Scotia

Clean Foundation established a $20,000 scholarship fund in 2008 in celebration of the organization's 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

The RBC Leading the Change Scholarship - 15 awards of $10,000, as well as 6 Me to We Trips are available to students attending a Canadian post-secondary institution in the fall of 2017. For more information please visit the RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship Page  

The RBC Royal Bank Indigenous Student Awards Program - 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 Indigenous Student Awards Program page  

Canadian Transportation Research Forum

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, 2019.

Marine Technology Society

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.  For more information, please visit the MTS Student Scholarship webpage.

*Please note that 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.
Deadline: April 18, 2018

Please feel free to contact with any questions.

Nova Scotia Department of Energy

The Pengrowth-Nova Scotia 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. Grants of $10,000 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 January 20, 2019.   

The Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship program is available to students planning to enter university or Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) for energy-related studies.  Scholarships worth $10,000 each are awarded to students attending university, and $2,500 each to students attending NSCC.  Application Package
Deadline: May 5, 2019

Universities Canada  

Universities Canada manages government-funded international partnership programs and more than 130 scholarship programs on behalf of private sector companies.

MacKenzie King Scholarship

Two classes of Mackenzie King Scholarship are available to graduates of Canadian universities: the Open Scholarship and the Travelling Scholarship; both are to support graduate study.  To find out how to apply, follow this link.
Deadline: February 1, 2019

James Robinson Johnston Graduate Scholarship for African Canadians

Each year Dalhousie University a renewable graduate level scholarship to a promising African Canadian student, providing him or her the opportunity to pursue studies at the graduate level in the arts, sciences, health professions, management, law, dentistry, and medicine. 
Deadline: December 3, 2018 for 1st intake, Januarya 21, 2019 for 2nd intake

Nova Scotia Black and First Nations Graduate Entrance Scholarship

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.
Deadline: December 3, 2018 for 1st intake, Januarya 21, 2019 for 2nd intakeDeadline: December 3, 2018

Fondation Baxter & Alma Ricard

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.
Deadline: March 1, 2019

International Students

World Wildlife Fund

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 Jnaury 31, 2019.

WWF also offers the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) Fellowships

Deadline: March 31, 2019

Consortium for Ocean Leadership

Monitor the Opportunities and Conferences webpage of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership's webpage to stay up to date on available Scholarships, Fellowships, and Internships.  Currently, an Ocean Leadership Policy Internship is available, where the successful applicant will be provided with opportunities throughout the year to learn about current ocean policy events and the federal legislative process.
Deadline: July 31, 2019

Marine Technology Society

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.  For more information, please visit the MTS Student Scholarship webpage.

*Please note that 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.
Deadline: April 18, 2018

International Ocean Institute

Since 2000, the International Ocean Institute has been awarding the Danielle de St. Jorre Scholarship, 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

The OPEC Fund for International Development 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.
Deadline: check the website for application deadlines

Government of Canada International Scholarships 

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.  Scholarships made available by Global Affairs Canada can be found on their website.

Organization of American States

Remember to monitor the OAS Regular Program for Academic Graduate Scholarships 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.\

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund

The International Peace Scholarship Fund, established in 1949, is a program which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada.The scholarship is based upon demonstrated need, with the maximum amount awarded to a student being $12,500. Lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual needs.

Other sources of funding through P.E.O. include the P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund, Cottey College, P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, the P.E.O. Scholar Awards and the P.E.O STAR Scholarship.  More information regarding P.E.O scholarships can be found on the P.E.O. website

Boyd Lyon Sea Turtle Fund  

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: December 15, 2019