National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Overview

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for master’s and doctoral studies in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology and all other science, engineering, social science and resource management disciplines involving ocean and coastal areas particularly by women and members of minority groups. Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarships may provide, subject to appropriations, yearly support of up to $42,000 per student (a 12-month stipend of $30,000 in addition to an education allowance of up to $12,000) and up to $10,000 of support for a four to six week program collaboration at a NOAA facility. Master's students may be supported for up to two years, and doctoral students for up to four years. Depending on funding, approximately two to four scholarships are awarded each year.

Scholarships are distributed by disciplines, institutions and geography, and by degree sought, with selections within distributions based on financial need, the potential for success in a graduate level studies program (academic achievement), and the potential for achieving research and career goals.

Deadline

December

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident or a citizen of a U.S. territory.
  • Must pursue or intend to pursue a master's or doctoral level degree in oceanography, maritime archaeology or marine biology, including all science, engineering and resource management of ocean and coastal areas (or related areas), at a U.S. accredited institution.
  • 3.30 GPA.
  • Must maintain full-time student status for the duration of the scholarship award.

How to Apply

Apply online on the Foster Scholars website.

Campus Liaison

Megan Stewart