Save Barnegat Bay awards $1,000 to each accepted Team Project member and $1,500 to each accepted Independent Project student at the completion of the respective projects. The funds are an academic grant which the student can use towards their educational pursuits or as they see fit. DEADLINE TO APPLY 2021 March 26th, 5pm!
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ORIGIN OF THE STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM
Stemming from his vision and passion for the conservation of Barnegat Bay, it was the late Paul “Pete” McLain who initialized this program in 2007. As someone committed to academic research, as well as a wildlife biologist and conservationist, he hoped students would dedicate their careers to better understand the bay and its ecosystem.
Save Barnegat Bay, in collaboration with its partners, aims to continue Pete’s vision by assisting students with their independent research each year. To support this goal, Save Barnegat Bay offers $1,000 to each accepted Team Project student and $1,500 to each accepted Independent Project student.
This program provides a hands-on learning opportunity for undergraduate students at accredited colleges and universities to conduct field research, report and present their findings, and contribute to the conservation of Barnegat Bay. Graduate students who are eligible can enhance their research experience with this field-work funding opportunity.