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


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

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