Marine Studies Scholarships

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 [email protected].

Eligibility

  • 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 (or a high school student who has been accepted into a full-time marine studies program).
  • Students who received a scholarship the previous year cannot apply for the same scholarship the following year.

Deadline

MTS Scholarship applications are due by April 15 in each year.

ROV Scholarship applications are due by April 17 in each year.

Apply for Scholarships - Required Materials

Be sure to read the complete eligibility requirements for each scholarship. All applicants are required to upload and submit the following forms with the scholarship application:

Applicants for the John C. Bajus scholarship are also required to submit the following:

Applicants should print and complete these materials prior to applying for an MTS scholarship. 

Applicants must also submit official transcripts. High School Seniors must submit an acceptance letter for their ongoing program.

Apply for an MTS Scholarship
Apply for an ROV Scholarship

Scholarships Available to MTS Student Members

John C. Bajus Scholarship - $1,000

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.

Dieter Family Scholarship - $1,500 (up to)

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. 

The Paros-Digiquartz Scholarship - $2,000

Open to MTS members with an interest in marine instrumentation who are undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled full time in an academic institution.

The MTS Student Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors - $2,000

(NOT available in 2021)
Open to MTS student members that are high school seniors who have been accepted into a full-time undergraduate program.
 

The MTS Student Scholarship for Graduate Students - $2,000

(NOT available in 2021)
Open to MTS members who are college graduate students currently enrolled full-time in a marine-related field.
 

The MTS Vembu Subramanian Memorial Scholarship - $3,000

Open to MTS members focused on studying marine technology, marine engineering and marine science in India.
 

Charles H. Bussmann Undergraduate Scholarship - $2,500

Open to MTS members who are college undergraduate students currently enrolled full-time in a marine-related field.
 

Charles H. Bussmann Graduate Scholarship -  $2,500

Open to MTS members who are college graduate students currently enrolled full-time in a marine-related field.
 

The MTS Student Scholarship for Undergraduate Students - $3,000

Open to MTS student members who are college undergraduate students currently enrolled full-time in a marine-related field.
 

The MTS Student Scholarship for Two-Year, Technical, Engineering & Community College Students - $3,000

Open to MTS members enrolled in a two-year, technical, engineering or community college in a marine-related field.
 

ROV Scholarship - $8,000 (up to)

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. 

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 protected] 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.