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Supporting students on their path to marine and coastal careers.

Find career development opportunities provided by Sea Grant, information on scholarships, internships, and fellowships, and more.

Sea Grant Student Programs

student Opportunities around our network

Student Scholarships

Sea Grant scholarships offer opportunities that provide financial assistance and research funding to students pursuing a career in STEM. 

Undergraduate Students

Sea Grant has several prestigious opportunities to partner with various STEM organizations to promote professional development in new careers and provide hands-on experiences in research.

Graduate Students

Sea Grant has many reputable fellowships specifically for graduate students that focus on professional development in budding careers for a variety of marine topics.

Other Opportunities

Check out these resources from Sea Grant partners across the nation.

Student Resources

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Sea Grant Student Opportunities

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Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship

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NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship

Overview with instructions on how to apply (8.5 x 11 inch printable PDF)

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Sea Grant Announces the 2024 Class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2024 class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. The 85 early-career professionals selected will be placed in federal government offices throughout Washington, D.C., and join the over 1,600 individuals who have participated in the program since its inception in 1979.

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Cross-Country Fish Passage

When people talk about the Knauss Fellowship they always mention how Fellows have the opportunity to go to places they never imagined. But as a marine ecologist, I didn’t expect my destinations to include Utah, Missouri, and Indiana. These were just some of my stops on a cross-country road trip from the West to East Coast, visiting project sites and meeting with partners.

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From Paralichthys to Policy

By: Kenneth Erickson. What makes a fisheries biologist qualified to communicate with Congress about satellites and space policy? The same skills that make a successful graduate student: good time management, effective communication and the ability to process and distill complex information.

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