The Robert E. Malouf Studies Scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in a Masters/professional or Ph.D. program in any discipline at any college or university physically located in Oregon whose emphasis of study is marine-related. Student's research must align with Oregon Sea Grant's mission and focus on Oregon's coastal communities and ecosystems. Masters/professional degree students must be in the first year, or just beginning the second year, of their degree program at the time of award (September). Ph.D. students can be in the first, second, or just beginning the third year of their degree program at the time of award (September). If you are unsure of your eligibility, we encourage you to contact Mary Pleasant at Oregon Sea Grant before putting your application together to discuss and clarify your eligibility: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have applied before, did not receive the scholarship, and are still within the eligibility requirements, we recommend applying again. Students of color, American Indians, non-traditional students, and those from other diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.