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dolphin-806359You may use the following application to apply to our Florida Marine Ecology Expedition, June 21-July 1, 2020 and to our Coral Reef Ecology and Hawaiian Culture Program, July 30-August 7, 2020 by filling in our application below and completing the steps as outlined.

Deadline for the Florida, USA program is March 15, 2020 with acceptances offered to qualified candidates upon submission. See detailed information about how to apply for a scholarship to our Florida Marine Ecology Expedition generously supported by the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Program. Deadline for submission to the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Contest is March 1, 2020.

Please note NEW DATES for Florida Marine Ecology Expedition: June 21-July 1, 2020.

Deadline for application to our Hawaii, USA program is April 15, 2020.

1. A completed application (form below). You must have a gmail account to access this form. This form can only save when you are finished filling it out, so we recommend answering the application questions in a separate document and then copying and pasting it into this form in one session.

2.  One letter of recommendation preferably from a science teacher or another high school teacher. If you are applying for scholarship, please have this recommendation address your financial need. Email to

3. A $50 application fee (the fee is waived for scholarship applicants). You may pay the fee on our secure server online here or write a check payable to Ocean Matters, 129 Rockmeadow Road, Uxbridge, MA 01569. This fee is for a service and is not tax-deductible. 

4. A high-school transcript (first quarter grades included.)


Ocean Matters is 501(3)c nonprofit corporation and donations are tax-deductible as outlined by law.

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