Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

1000 Year Scholarship Fund

1000-Year Scholarship Fund
Hosted by the Society for Underwater Technology in the U.S.
100 Year Scholarship Fund
The 1000-year Scholarship offers sponsorships awards to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a course of studies which highlight at least one relevant component area of marine meteorology and physical oceanography.
The scholarship award is an annual award. It can be openly granted to any student whose career goals are in line with the objectives stated above, irrespective of age, nationality or gender. $1,500 awarded to each eligible college student.
The following eligibility requirements shall be met by applicants for 1000-year Scholarship Fund Undergraduate/Graduate Scholarship Award:
  1. Applicant must be at least a rising sophomore (someone completing the first half of their sophomore academic year of full-time college work) and must continue as a full-time student while receiving this scholarship.  Note, you must be enrolled in a Degree program to be eligible for the scholarship.
  2. Applicant shall be enrolled in an accredited college or university.
  3. Applicant’s scholarship plan shall be such as to provide entry into marine meteorology and physical oceanography.
  4. Applicants may be students of any nationality, and in full-time study at any accredited college or university within the United States, Mexico or Canada. 
The recipient of a 1000-year Scholarship Fund Undergraduate/Graduate Scholarship Award will be selected on the basis of the following criteria which are listed in order of importance:
  1. Career Goals – This criterion will be evaluated by assessment of a 500-1000 word typewritten essay.  The essay should specify the career objectives of the applicant and should outline the academic program required to achieve those career objectives.  In event that the applicant wishes to use the funds for a specific purpose, such as to support presentation at an industry or academic conference or for academic research-related expenditures, these should be outlined in the essay.
  2. Recommendations – Each new applicant must include no more and no less than three (3) typewritten letters of recommendation. Individuals seeking renewal shall comply with the requirements outlined above in of the section entitled “Eligibility.” Recommendations from relatives, will not be accepted. All letters of recommendation may be attached to the application or emailed to communications@sut-us.org, and must be sent by October 31, 2019. Any application or recommendations sent after this date will not be considered.
  3. Extracurricular Activities – Each applicant’s high school, college and community activities, offices, awards and work experience will receive due consideration.
  4. Optional Information – A copy of the applicant’s latest SAT or ACT score report is optional. This request is not essential for candidate eligibility.
  1. General – The 1000-year Scholarship Fund Committee and will be responsible for selecting the recipients of the awards.  SUT-US Branch office shall serve as the custodian and disbursing agency for the scholarship funds and will be responsible for handling the administrative details of the program.
  2. Publicity – The Scholarship Award Program will be publicized via the SUT-US Branch and Loop Current & Eddies Alliance websites, and through colleges and universities. The award program is also planned to be publicized via other appropriate national organizations and publications which list the various scholarship programs and awards that are available to students. The scholarship application form will be distributed to participating educational institutions.
  3. Submittal of Applications – The completed application (including official transcript, essay, etc.) must be emailed to communications@sut-us.org, with the subject: “1000 year Scholarship Application” by October 31, 2019, for consideration for the 2020 Spring semester.  Students submitting their applications should include the essay mentioned herein under “Selection Criteria” and also make arrangements to have their official college transcripts emailed to communications@sut-us.org. Sophomore and junior students who have received one of these scholarship awards and wish to be considered for continuation of this award should arrange to have transcripts of their college academic record, and letters of recommendation from their faculty members and others supporting their continuance in the program sent to SUT-US.
  4. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have a completed application package emailed to communications@sut-us.org by the deadline date.  We recommend that all letters of recommendation be sent by the applicant with the rest of the application package.
  5. Selection of Award Recipient – The decision of the The 1000-year Scholarship Fund Committee is considered to be final and all candidates will be advised of the outcome by December 14, 2019 for the following spring semester.
  6. Disbursement of the Scholarship Award – Disbursement of the scholarship award shall be made in the form of a check in the name of the recipient and sent to the address provided on the recipient’s application.  Awards will be made in a single payment, at the start of the spring semester.
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Please read the entire application form and attachment carefully. Failure to follow the instructions precisely will result in disqualification.
Deadline for submission of applications for the 2020 academic year is October 31, 2019. Any application submitted after this date will not be considered.

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