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US Pacific Territory Fishery scholarship applications now open

Source: Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council

Honolulu, HAWAII — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council and its education committee members are pleased to announce the availability of up to three undergraduate or graduate scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year — the deadline is March 2, 2020.

These scholarships support the aspiration of American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to build their capacity to effectively manage their fisheries and related resources through employment of their own people.

Students with strong ties to these territories are eligible for scholarships that cover the cost of tuition and fees and some living expenses. However, for undergraduates, there is an expectation that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be completed early and Pell grants obtained so the relevant university's Financial Aid Office can determine the amount of aid needed. 

Funding for the scholarships comes in part from the NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office and Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center. For further details, please contact Amy Vandehey at or phone (808) 522-8220.

[source: WPRFMC- Education Committee]