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Fishermen’s Memorial and Northwest Fisheries Scholarships

Seattle Fisherman’s Memorial

Scholarship Name: Seattle Fisherman’s Memorial Scholarship
Description: Losing a parent is one of the hardest things any person can go through. Some higher risk professions, like deep sea fishing, can make it all too common. The Seattle Fisherman’s Memorial honors the lives of Seattle-are fisherman who lost their lives at sea. They also recognize that many families are rely financially on one household income, and if that income is lost, the possibility of college seems very far away. This is why the Seattle Fisherman’s Memorial has developed a scholarship program for the children of fisherman who were lost at sea. The scholarships eligibility requirements are very clear that the student must show that they family was financially dependent on the fisherman, and the scholarship funds can only be used for educational purposes. Students must also have a good idea of what type of classes and major they are thinking of pursuing (although there is no specific requirement for an academic major), since that is part of the application.
Amount: $500 – $1,250
Awards per Year: Varies
Award is Open to: High School Seniors, Undergraduate Students
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: The Seattle Fisherman’s Memorial website allows you to download a copy of the application. They request that completed applications, along with supporting financial documentation, is mailed directly to the main office in Seattle.
See Also: Fishing Industry Scholarships

Northwest Fisheries Scholarship

Scholarship Name: Northwest Fisheries Scholarship
Description: The Northwest Fisheries Scholarship program was established to enable employees (and dependents and spouses of employees) of Northwest Fisheries to take advantage of higher education opportunities. Thee six possible scholarships that students can win are each named for leaders in the Northwest fishing industry. It is up to the discretion of the Northwest Fisheries exactly how many scholarships will be awarded each year, but at least two will be given. Part of the application includes a 300 word essay where you should highlight your educational goals, as well as your community service. Three hundred words isn’t very many, so think very carefully about what you’d like to include…the application states that the essay is the most important part of the application. In some cases, financial need will be considered in the decision-making process, but there are no income guidelines for applicants.
Amount: $5,000
Awards per Year: Six
Award is Open to: High School Seniors
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: Please visit the Northwest Fisheries website for more information about this scholarship, including instructions for downloading and completing the scholarship application.
See Also: Fisheries Scholarships

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