Marine Science Fellowship Outstanding Achievement Award
Seacoast Science Center will confer one Marine Science Fellowship Outstanding Achievement Award to an SSC Marine Science Fellowship student each year. This award will go to an individual who consistently exceeds expectations, goes above and beyond, and is actively working toward pursuing further education and/or exploration in the marine science or environmental science fields. The award committee is interested in evidence and examples of an applicant’s leadership, personal and/or academic growth, self-motivation, communication skills, time management, determination, and ability to collaborate with a team. This award will support individuals interested in furthering their studies, experience, and/or exposure in the fields of marine and environmental science. Awards are for current or previously enrolled Marine Science Fellows who have dedicated more than 60 hours toward helping the Seacoast Science Center achieve its mission of sparking curiosity, enhancing understanding and inspiring conservation of our Blue Planet.
Award prize of $1000 may go toward further education (books, computer materials, etc.) and/or exploration of the marine science or environmental science fields through certifications, field experiences or coursework.
Applications and letters of recommendation must be submitted by midnight on December 17, 2022. The SSC Fellowship Advisory Council will review applications and the awardee will be announced during presentation day, January 7, 2023. Recipients will be invited back to speak and share their stories with the next Fellows class. The goal of this award is to support students that are passionate about the fields of marine and environmental sciences by reducing barriers to exploration and education in these fields. We encourage alumni to return and share their experiences and knowledge with future students.
- Participate in at least one semester of the Marine Science Fellowship Program.
- Volunteer at least 10 hours of time at Seacoast Science Center.
- Provide recommendation letter from a teacher or mentor expressing their support and confidence in applicant’s interest, passion and potential for realizing their goals in the fields of marine and/or environmental science. Letters may include evidence and examples of an applicant’s leadership, personal and/or academic growth, self-motivation, communication skills, time management, determination, or collaborative abilities.
- Provide applicant letter describing why you are applying, what you might do with the award, how your experiences with Science Center has shaped you, you plans for you future and how this work will positively impact the world.