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Want to make the ocean your classroom this fall?

Register today for ASCCʻs Marine Science program this Fall! Email KelleyAT@hawaii.edu or call 699-3353/258-2967.

The CRAG scholarships are funded by NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, through the American Samoa Government as part of the ongoing efforts to build local capacity in American Samoa. The scholarship is a competitive, merit-based scholarship that provides opportunities for current or past American Samoa Community College students pursuing a Bachelor or graduate degree at a four-year university majoring in Marine Science or related field.

AMERICAN SAMOA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

KELLEY ANDERSON TAGARINO, Sea Grant Extension

P.O. Box 2609, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799

Phone: Office: (684) 699.3353 Cell: (684) 258-2967

Email: KelleyAT@hawaii.edu

MARINE SCIENCE PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

The American Samoa Community College Marine Science Program Scholarship is a scholarship program intended to support students seeking college or graduate degrees in marine science or a related field. Recipients will be selected based on their merit, which will consist of their GPA, research experience, community service, brief essays, and letters of recommendation. Financial support in the amount of $5,000 will be provided to two (2) recipients each fall and spring semester in 2020-2022. The scholarship is intended to support students throughout their academic journey both financially as well as by connecting students with a mentor. The mentor will serve to support the scholar during their academic career, and to assist the scholar in transitioning to the workplace upon graduation.

Application Checklist: For applicants in American Samoa (as long as we remain covid-free)

1. Completed application.

2. Twenty hours of documented community service consisting of climate change resilience outreach as well as recruitment for the ASCC marine science program. Use community service tracking form provided to document hours.

3. Two letters of recommendation – please have referees email them to KelleyAT@hawaii.edu

4. Official transcripts.

5. A typed essay explaining what inspires you, your interest in marine science, and your career/educational goals in 300-500 words.

6. A brief summary of what you did during your required community service, what you learned from the experience, and how it has impacted you in 100-300 words.

7. Resume.

Application Checklist: For applicants not in American Samoa (to allow for covid safety precautions)

1. Completed application.

2. An original 1-3 minute outreach video that could be run on local TV channels in American Samoa to help viewers understand the increasing impacts of American Samoa’s relative sea level rise due to Tutuila’s subsidence. Adaptation options (such as reef restoration/protection, mangrove protection/planting, etc.) are encouraged, but not required. Any aspect of sea level rise is welcome (cultural change, personal perspective, etc).

3. Two letters of recommendation – please have referees email them to KelleyAT@hawaii.edu

4. Official transcripts.

5. A typed essay explaining what inspires you, your interest in marine science, and your career/educational goals in 300-500 words.

6. Resume.

Eligibility requirements: (eligibility criteria remain the same whether applicants are in AS or not)

1. Must be a current or former student of the American Samoa Community College Marine Science Program.

2. Must be accepted to a four-year university or graduate program with the intention of majoring in marine science or a related field.

3. Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.


We are currently accepting applications - due July 30, 2021

Download:

Eligibility requirements

Application

Community Service Hours Tracking Form


Funding provided by NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program via the AS Coral Reef Advisory Group. Contact the CRAG Coordinator at Sabrina.Woofter@crag.as for more information.