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Gudes Scholarship

  • Scott B. Gudes Public Service Graduate Scholarship in Marine Resource Conservation 

    This scholarship is awarded to a master’s or doctoral student pursuing a degree in a NOAA Fisheries related discipline whose research has a strong potential to contribute to the advancement of marine resource conservation and who has played an exemplary role in public service.

    Amount of the Award:  

    $35,000/yr. for a Ph.D. student and $30,000/yr. for a M.S. student. The award is for one year only.  A maximum of five scholarships will be awarded to qualified students between 2017 and 2022 based on the availability of funds.


    • Full time graduate student conducting research at the LMRCSC relevant to marine resource conservation for the duration of the award
    • Have and maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPA 
    • Demonstrated scholastic and leadership achievements 
    • Service to the EPP/MSI Cooperative Science Center and the fisheries community
    • Must be a US citizen and a CSC supported student

    Scholarship Requirements:

    • Collaborative research with NOAA or state agencies
    • Outreach to and engagement with the commercial or recreational fishing community
    • Provide a written annual report to NOAA EPP/MSI and  Scott B. Gudes on research results and other activities including engagement with the fisheries community
    • Presentation of research results and outreach and engagement activities at professional meetings/workshops/conferences

    Application Deadline:

  • October 18, 2021

    *Email all applications to Dr. Paulinus Chigbu at

  • Application:

    Scott B. Gudes Graduate Scholarship in Marine Resource Conservation - 2021/2022 Application

  • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
    (410) 651-7870
    Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
    Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)
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