Scholarships

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.

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, 2020.

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. Please feel free to contact scholarships@mtsociety.org with any questions.

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.

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.  

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.

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.                 

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.