Scholarships

Paul Standish Conference Scholarships

Each year Paul Standish Scholarships are available to MAMEA members interested in attending the MAMEA Annual Conference but are in need of financial assistance. These Scholarships cover up to $300 of expenses directly related to participation in the conference and will be issued as a reimbursement after the conference upon submission of valid receipts. 

Applicants must have at least 6 months of membership in MAMEA prior to application or must have attended a MAMEA-sponsored state event by the time of application.  Members may not receive a Paul Standish Scholarship in consecutive years.

For additional information, contact: David Christopher at dmchrist@udel.edu.

Deadline: September 23, 2022. Recipients will be notified by September 28, 2022, in time to register for early bird registration.

To apply, go to the:

Expanding Audiences Scholarships

Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association (MAMEA) strives to have a diverse membership. This may include, but is not limited to diversity within:

  • race,
  • ethnicity,
  • gender
  • marine/freshwater educators,
  • classroom/informal educators, or
  • early/mid/late career
  • entry level/middle management/executive

In order to increase our membership in these and other categories, we offer one (1) $400 Expanding Audiences Scholarship (EA) to attend the MAMEA annual conference.  The intent is to support qualified individuals to share their expertise, experiences and perspectives through active participation in MAMEA annual conferences and through continued participation within the organization.

Eligibility:  Candidates for the scholarship should be interested in contributing to and learning from marine and aquatic educators.  Candidates cannot be a current or former MAMEA member.  

Nominations:  Any current MAMEA member may nominate an interested candidate for the scholarship. Self-nominations are also encouraged and welcome.  

Financial Support:  The EA scholarship will reimburse costs associated with attending the MAMEA annual conference, including registration, accommodations, and travel associated directly with attending the conference.  No cash-advance funds are issued.  All allowable costs, up to $400, are reimbursed upon submission of valid receipts after the conference to the MAMEA treasurer. 

Deadline: September 16, 2022. Recipients will be notified by September 26, 2022, in time to register for early bird registration.

To apply, go to the:

  • Expanding Audiences Scholarship Application
    Application requests information describing 1) how the candidate represents underrepresented groups at MAMEA, 2) how the candidate is related to the marine/aquatic research or education field, and 3) how the candidate will utilize the experience in their work. 

Local (North Carolina) Scholarships

This year, two scholarships are available to teachers or non-formal educators from North Carolina interested in attending the MAMEA Annual Conference.

Eligibility: Teachers or non-formal educators from North Carolina interested in attending the MAMEA Annual Conference. Applicants for this scholarship DO NOT need to be current MAMEA members.

Financial Support:  These scholarship funds will reimburse costs for the conference registration only. No cash-advance funds are issued. The cost for one full registration will be reimbursed upon submission of valid receipts. 

Deadline: September 30, 2022. Recipients will be notified by October 7, 2022.

To apply, go to the:

  • Local Scholarship Application
    Complete this application form and submit a letter of application justifying the need for the scholarship and examining how the conference will benefit you and your students.

 

Please direct any questions regarding scholarships to:

David Christopher, MAMEA Secretary
Delaware Sea Grant
700 Pilottown Rd
Lewes, DE 19958
dmchrist@udel.edu

Attending the national NMEA conference?  Visit the NMEA website for information on the availability of national scholarships.