Coastal Sciences Graduate Student Awards & Scholarships

A Request For Applications (RFA) for the following Awards & Scholarships will be made annually during the Spring semester by the Award Committee of the Department of Coastal Sciences. Please check this web site regularly for RFAs.

Drs. Julia and Thomas Lytle Coastal Sciences Scholarship

Drs. Julia and Thomas Lytle Coastal Sciences Scholarship was established in 1999 by Drs. Tom and Julia Lytle. Emeritus Professors of Coastal Sciences for a graduate student attending The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in the Department of Coastal Sciences. The scholarship is awarded to a graduate student in good standing who best demonstrates his or her commitment to academic and career goals in coastal sciences. The funds are designed to enhance the student's professional development.

Nick Baron Memorial Marine Education Endowment

The Nick Baron Memorial Marine Education Endowment was established in 2001 by the family of Nick Baron in his memory.  Nick Baron was a 19 year old student who died in a tragic automobile accident in the fall of 2000.  Graduate students in good standing in the Department of Coastal Sciences are eligible. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student who is presenting an oral paper at a top-level national/international scientific conference or symposium and is seeking to become active in that society or future related symposia. Details

Tom McIlwain Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Fisheries Endowmen

Tom McIlwain Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Fisheries Endowment was established in 2009 by Dr. Thomas D. McIlwain, Emeritus Director of GCRL and Emeritus Professor of Coastal Sciences. The purpose of this fund is to provide financial support for graduate student in good standing in the Department of Coastal Sciences who is conducting research in marine fisheries.

Robin M. Overstreet Coastal Sciences Endowment

Robin M. Overstreet Coastal Sciences Endowment was established in 2009 by Dr. Robin M. Overstreet, Emeritus Professor of Coastal Sciences. The purpose of this fund is to provide support for a graduate student in the Department of Coastal Sciences who is conducting research on parasites or diseases, research that is not fundable by the student's primary source of funding. A brief letter to the department chair stating the anticipated use of the award is preferred but not required.

For More Information

Kalin Lloyd
(228) 872-4201
Kalin.B.lloyd@usm.edu