Every year, the good folks at MASNA give two lucky students a scholarship of $4000 to pursue their academic interests related to marine aquaria. The process involves merely submitting an application, and if you are selected not only do you get the money but you become a bit of a celebrity at this year’s MACNA when it is announced. Imagine telling a room full of 1000+ gala attendees (who are eagerly waiting to devour their choice of Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian dinner) about your interests in aquariums and how the money will help you in your research efforts? Nervous about public speaking? There is a cash bar so we’ll leave you to figure out how best to prepare for the moment, but it is truly an honor to receive these scholarships and we expect many of our readers to apply. You must be an undergrad or graduate student with at least a 2.5 GPA (so obviously I can’t apply), and there are a few other criteria, but in general this is an easy way to get funding for your research project. You can apply here now and look for information on the winners around September at MACNA in Washington DC.