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SMEA awards scholarships to outstanding students each year at Graduation:
The Wedell O. Foss Fellowship is awarded to one student per year who is studying maritime commerce and industry. The recipient(s) receive up to $3,000.
The Donald L. McKernan Award is awarded to once student per year for an outstanding thesis in Marine Affairs. The recipient receives $500 during Spring quarter. Professor McKernan was the first director of the Institute for Marine Studies, now named the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. A plaque is prominently displayed at SMEA with the name of each recipient.
The Campbell Fellowship Award in Maritime Studies is awarded to students who are pursuing maritime studies at the University of Washington School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.
The Jay Ginter Memorial Fellowship honors the memory of Jay Ginter, MMA 1978, and is awarded to one or more students whose research work relates to fisheries and spans science and policy. Award amounts vary but are typically between $1,000 and $2,000.
The Marc J. Hershman Endowment for Marine Affairs provides one $1,000 financial award to a student whose research work focuses on or employs principles and tools of coastal zone management, seaport management, marine transportation, or coastal and ocean policy studies.
The SMEA Graduate Student Fellowship Award provides support to one or more students demonstrating excellence in the study of marine and environmental affairs. Awards amounts can vary but are typically between $1,000 and $2,000.
Other scholarships may become available throughout the year.
Additonally, students may apply for these scholarships while enrolled in the program:
The Wendy Graham Memorial Scholarship may be used to attend and present student research at a professional conference in the field of marine and environmental affairs.
The GSFEI Travel Awards may be used to defray travel fares of graduate students attending conferences or other professional meetings in order to present a paper or serve as an invited speaker.
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