MASNA Student Scholarship Season – Apply Now!

20 May, 2021

MASNA Student Scholarships
MASNA Student Scholarships return with a sizeable financial increase for 2021!

via Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA)

To further our goals, MASNA offers the MASNA Student Scholarship program to help stimulate and promote the pursuit of marine science, in particular for topics that are current and relevant to the marine aquarium hobby.

This year there are two scholarships available; one $7,000 scholarship for a college undergraduate student (incoming and current undergraduate students), and one $7,000 scholarship for a college graduate student (incoming and current graduate students).

The 2021 – 2022 MASNA Student scholarships are made possible by our generous sponsors EcoTech Marine, Two Little Fishies, and CoralVue.

This is the 14th year for the MASNA Student Scholarship Program. In total, the MASNA Student Scholarship program has contributed $84,000 to college students who have significantly impacted the marine aquarium hobby.

For information on eligibility criteria and application instructions, please visit the MASNA Student Scholarship webpage at

The 2021 – 2022 MASNA Student Scholarships will be publicly awarded to the recipients at the 33rd annual Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA) online from September 3-5, 2021.

If the applicants have any questions, please refer to the FAQ section of the MASNA Scholarship webpage. If the applicants cannot find the answers they are seeking there, they can direct their questions about the MASNA Student Scholarships to the scholarship committee chair at

The deadline for submission is June 18, 2021, by midnight of the submitting applicant’s time zone.

Additional information about MASNA can be found here:
Additional information about MACNA 2021 can be found here:

About MASNA:
MASNA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization composed of marine aquarium societies, individual hobbyists, and industry partners from North America and abroad, totaling several thousand individuals.

MASNA’s goals are to:

  • Educate our members with online and published material, the MACNA conference, and other sanctioned events
  • Assist in forming and promoting the growth of clubs within the hobby while ensuring a sustainable future for the marine environment
  • Support the efforts to eliminate abuses in collecting and transporting marine organisms through education, assistance and encouragement
  • Encourage the ethical growth of the marine aquarium hobby and support captive breeding/propagation efforts

Thank you to our generous sponsors
Ecotech Marine, Two Little Fishies, and CoralVue.



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Matt Pedersen

Matt Pedersen is a Sr. Editor and Associate Publisher with Reef To Rainforest Media, LLC & CORAL Magazines, and is a Sr. Editor and Publishing Partner with Aquatic Media Press, LLC & AMAZONAS Magazine. Matt has kept aquariums for 38 years, has worked in most facets of the aquarium trade, is an active aquarist and fish breeder (both marine and freshwater), and was recognized with the 2009 MASNA Award as the MASNA Aquarist of the Year.

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