Marine Studies Scholarships
Each year MTS awards significant scholarship funding to college graduate, undergraduate, and senior high school students who have been accepted into full-time marine-related programs (with a focus on marine technology, marine engineering, or marine science).
To make a donation to MTS scholarships, or for more information, contact Monica Ostrander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Applicant must be an MTS member (student memberships cost $25 per year).
- Applicant must be a full-time graduate or undergraduate student currently enrolled full-time in a 2-year or 4-year marine studies program.
- Students who received a scholarship the previous year cannot apply for the same scholarship the following year.
The scholarship deadline for the 2021 MTS and ROV Scholarships is Friday, April 16, 2021.
Scholarships Available to MTS Student Members
$1,000 John C. Bajus Scholarship
Open to MTS members who are college undergraduates and graduate students currently enrolled full-time in a marine-related field who have shown a commitment to community service and/or volunteer activities. Please download this service verification form to submit with your materials.
$1,500 (up to) Dieter Family Scholarship
Open to MTS members that are college undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled full time in a marine-related field.
Full student registration and UP TO $1500 for travel-related expenses to a MTS/IEEE Oceans Conference. Winners are strongly encouraged to volunteer while at OCEANS. Winners will be required to submit an expense report with all receipts to ensure the money was used properly. Final approval will be determined by the MTS office. MTS will not cover personal items or alcohol/tobacco products.
$2,000 The Paros-Digiquartz Scholarship
Open to MTS members with an interest in marine instrumentation who are undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled full time in an academic institution.
$2,500 Charles H. Bussmann Undergraduate Scholarship
Open to MTS members who are college undergraduate students currently enrolled full-time in a marine-related field.
$2,500 Charles H. Bussmann Graduate Scholarship
Open to MTS members who are college graduate students currently enrolled full-time in a marine-related field.
$3,000 The MTS Student Scholarship for Undergraduate Students
Open to MTS student members who are college undergraduate students currently enrolled full-time in a marine-related field.
$3,000 The MTS Student Scholarship for Two-Year, Technical, Engineering and Community College Students
Open to MTS members enrolled in a two-year, technical, engineering or community college in a marine-related field.
$8,000 (up to) ROV Scholarship
Open to MTS student members interested in remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) or underwater work that furthers the use of ROVs.
To qualify for the MATE/MTS ROV scholarship the applicant must either attend a MATE Partner college or university or have participated in a MATE ROV Competition. To see a list of all MATE Partner college or universities, please click here. Please click here to apply for a ROV Scholarship.
Requirements and Evaluation Criteria
Each scholarship has a different set of criteria. Please review the criteria for the scholarship to which you are applying. In most cases, you’ll need to submit an application, reference(s), a recommendation letter and a certified transcript. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted/postmarked by the deadline. The review committee will use a rubric to evaluate the scholarship applications in late spring/early summer.
Transcripts: Please remember, only official sealed transcripts or Certified Electronic Transcripts are accepted. The Certified Electronic Transcript must be emailed to email@example.com by the school registrar’s office. Please note, the transcript cannot be a scanned copy converted into a PDF, it must be a Certified Electronic Transcript or an Official sealed transcript.
For more information about the application process, view the Frequently Asked Questions.