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Scholarship Name:
Aquarium of the Pacific (AOP) African-American Scholar Program
Scholarship Description:
Scholarship offered through the AOP to African-American California students.
Award Amount:
Varies (In 2021, 10 $10,000.00 scholarships were awarded)
Number of Scholarships:
Multiple awards
Application Required:
Official Transcript(s)  Required:
References and Letter of Recommendations Required:
Two (2) letters of recommendation
Interview Required:
Original Essay Required:
Additional Requirements and Information:
1)  Must be of African-American descent; 2) Must be a California resident; 3) Must have applied, been accepted and/or be enrolled in an accredited university, community college, or trade school with field of study related to the Aquarium fields, including, but not limited to, Ocean Education, Animal Husbandry, Water Quality, Building Maintenance or Facilities, Microbiology, and Business Management; 4) Demonstrated participation in extracurricular and community service activities; 5) Resume required; 6) Proof of application, acceptance, or enrollment in an accredited university, community college, or trade school required.
  • Letters of recommendation must be uploaded to the following LINK.
  • In 2020-2021, ten (10) $10,000.00 scholarships were awarded.
  • Recipients notified NLT February 1, 2022.
Eligibility Requirements:
Online application, Must be enrolled as a full-time student, Must be a U.S. citizen
Additional Applicant Requirements:
Category (ies):
Residency, Race, Community Service, Extracurricular Activities, Major / Field of Study,  School/College
Web Site:
Point of Contact:
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, California  90802
Telephone:  (562) 590-3100
Email:  AfricanAmericanScholar@LBAOP.ORG

Deadline: December 31, 2021 (receipt date)

Note: Scholarship information is ALWAYS subject to change. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant office to confirm qualification(s), requirements, deadline, and transmission mode(s) and address(es).

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