Aquarium of the Pacific is now encouraging meritorious students to send their application for its wonderful African American Scholar Program. This funding program seeks to provide the fund to African American students who exhibit genuine interest in gaining an education in the aquarium field, including ocean education, animal husbandry, water quality, building maintenance or facilities, microbiology, and business management. To qualify for this program, candidates should be enrolled in an accredited university, community college, or trade school with a field of study related to aquarium fields. Entrants must be residents of California with African American heritage of any age.
The motive of this origination behind establishing this scholarship is to generate meaningful opportunities in the marine sciences to African American students and to give us all the benefits of bringing diverse minds to solving the issues facing our planet. Even after decades of affirmative action, African American students are more underrepresented in the aquarium field. And that is why; the organization has brought this scholarship to increase the participants of African American students in this field. This program will motivate students related to this community to consider studying in the aquarium field that will result in more African American future leaders in this field.
Aquarium of the Pacific is a public aquarium located in the heart of Long Beach, California, United States. It was begun on June 20, 1998, with the mission of instilling a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems. Since then, it has been dedicated to conserving nature and endangered species. It is a modern aquarium that has become the centre of attraction in the state. It is the fourth most-visited aquarium in the nation. It houses around 12,000 animals. The aquarium is especially known for its conversation efforts such as breeding and rehabilitating endangered species, sustainable seafood, watershed education, climate resilience, community science, and more.
|Organization||Aquarium of the Pacific|
|Number of Awards||N/A|
|Application Deadline||October 15, 2020|
|Requirements||Proof of acceptance, proof of a cumulative GPA, resume or CV, two letters of recommendation, an essay|
Who May Be Eligible?
To be a part of this opportunity, you need to meet the following requirements:
- Recipients of the scholarship must belong to the African American community;
- Entrants must be residents of California with African American heritage of any age;
- Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited university, community college, or trade school with a field of study related to aquarium fields at the time of application.
How to Apply
To apply, all entrants need to fill out an online application form in which they will have to provide their all valid details, and required documents:
Applicants should submit the following documents with their application:
- Proof of acceptance or enrollment in an accredited university, community college, or trade school with the field of study related to aquarium fields listed above.
- Proof of a cumulative GPA in the most recent academic year of 3.0 or above.
- Resume or CV.
- Two letters of recommendation from a non-aquarium affiliated professional(s) and/or instructor(s).
- 500-word essay describing what inspired you to pursue further education in the field of study. Describe your long-term professional goals in the aquarium field.
All the successful candidates will be awarded an educational fund to cover the cost of their education. Besides, they will also be provided with many opportunities to participate in presentations, meetings, and other activities during the duration of the program.
Applications are open until October 15, 2020.