We are proud to announce the 2018-2019 FishLab Student Scholarships.
FishLab awards these scholarships to encourage talent to enter the fish sector. With climate change, water pollution, overfishing all taking their toll – you are our future, and the world needs you now more than ever!
After all, without fish, fishkeeping won’t exist!
This year, there are two scholarships available, $2,500 each.
Are you eligible to enter?
You must be a US citizen.
You must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate at an accredited college or university in 2018-2019.
You have declared a major/focus in a fish-related discipline. Examples of courses include: Marine Biology, Marine Ecology, Ichthyology (Fish Biology), Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences, Oceanography, and Water Quality Sciences.
Unfortunately, if you do not meet all these qualifications, you are ineligible to apply for the FishLab Scholarships.
How to enter
It’s very simple! Write an essay (1,000 to 2,000 words long) about a current risk to fish and the steps we need to take as a community to fix it.
Examples of current risks include: overfishing, plastics, runoff, etc.
You can choose the topic – just make sure that it’s fun, engaging and original.
There are no formatting guidelines, but write your essay in English and make it easy to read. Colloquial writing is fine.
When submitting your essay, please proofread all parts, check for plagiarism and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. Unfortunately, any essays that do not meet our desired quality level will be disqualified from the scholarship. To help with quality control in your essay, we recommend using a tool such as Grammarly.
Essays will be judged on the following criteria:
- Originality and creativity of ideas
- Thoroughly researched
- Organized and persuasive writing
Once done, fill out the form below, write a short bio about yourself, no longer than 50 words and press submit. That’s it! You are now in the running to win one of our scholarships.
Note: Copy and paste your essay into the box where requested. Please use your university or college email when filling out this form.
Why should you enter?
If you win a scholarship, we will send you a check for $2,500. In addition to this, you will also have the opportunity to become a regular writer for FishLab.com – and it’s a paid gig!
If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to get in touch using this form.
Terms & Conditions
Closing date is midnight on December 31, 2018.
All submissions must be the original work of the entrant and must not have been published, self-published or previously appeared online or in print.
Submissions are limited to one per person.
No corrections can be made after submission.
Copyright of each submission remains with the author, but by entering, you give permission for FishLab to publish the submission both online and in printed media.
The winners of the scholarships will be announced on January 31st, 2019.
The winners of the scholarships will be notified through their student email and also announced on our website.
The winners must provide proof of enrollment. If they are unable to do so, the prize money will be awarded to the next suitable candidate.
If the winner does not responded within 7 days of the announcement date, the winner will forfeit their claim to the scholarship, and the prize money will be awarded to the next suitable candidate.
The winners will receive $2,500 each, in US dollars paid directly to the college or university’s financial aid office where it will be transferred to the accounts of the winners.
The winners consent to having their image, name, age and a short biography listed on FishLab.com. This information will be requested prior to mailing the check. Failure to provide this information will forfeit your claim to the scholarship.
Scholarship awards are non-transferable
Employees of FishLab, their friends and families are disqualified from applying.
FishLab.com is an online platform grown and managed by aquarium lovers for aquarium lovers who want nothing more than the very best for their tank.
Our mission is to support hobbyists in making the right decisions in raising fish, plants, corals and other tank dwelling creatures. We do this through research of key products and seeking expert advice, presenting the information in an easy-to-understand manner – to make fishkeeping accessible to everyone!