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Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Scholarship Provider: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Application Deadline: 03/17/2011
Description: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate level research -- particularly by female and minority students -- in oceanography, marine biology and maritime archaeology. Congress authorized the Program, as described in the National Marine Sanctuaries Amendments Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-513), soon after Dr. Foster's death in June 2000, as a means of honoring her life's work and contribution to the nation. The program is administered through NOAA's Office of Education and funded annually with one percent of the amount appropriated each fiscal year to carry out the National Marine Sanctuaries Act.

The application period for this scholarship is January 1, 2011 to March 17, 2011.
Scholarship Amount: Up to $20,000
Scholarship Website: http://www.
School Type Requirement: Four Year College or Research University
Applicant Class Requirement: Senior or Entering Graduate Student or Current Graduate Student
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Awards Given: 51-100
Length of Award: More Than One Year
Minimum GPA: 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 Scale
Other Comments: Applicants must apply online through  Go to and search for the grant announcement.

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Audrey Totman
NOAA Office of Education
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (301) 713-9437 x150
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