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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

Caroline Kelly OceanQuest Scholarship Fund at Garland Independent School District

Updated: May 25

Hello ocean lovers!

The Caroline Kelly OceanQuest Scholarship is a remarkable opportunity for students who share a passion for the ocean and aspire to contribute to its health and sustainability.

As it enters its 5th year, the Caroline Kelly Memorial Education Fund is offering scholarship in all things maritime that spans over different fields such as: Marine biology, Ocean Ecology, Marine engineering, Ocean-related Environmental Sciences, Seamanship, Navigation, Marine Sciences, and any other appropriate field.

This scholarship is intended for undergraduates and graduate students pursuing degrees in any and all fields who meet the criteria of the scholarship fund.


Eligibility Criteria, funding and Requirements:

  • Scholarships are for eligible individuals enrolled in and attending a 2- or 4-year accredited institution.

  • This scholarship must be used in the academic year awarded.

  • This scholarship value of $12,500 must be used for educational expenses only, which include tuition, room and board, textbooks, e-textbooks subscriptions, educational supplies, and research supplies. Scholarship awards will be paid directly to the applicant’s institution.

  • Recipients must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.75 for the entire year of College and/or University enrollment. Any recipient whose GPA falls below 2.75 at any time during the school year can be, at the Fund’s discretion, dropped from the scholarship program and required to reimburse all funds.

  • Recipients must not be under disciplinary sanctions.

  • All recipients will be required for the period of one year, to submit progress reports about their progress to the Fund no later than one week after receiving evaluations from their Institute.


Application procedure and deadline:


CKMEF scholarships can be applied for any time. However, scholarships are awarded for the Spring and Fall semesters only.

The deadlines to apply are June 1 for Fall Semesters and November 1 for Spring semesters. Awards are made each year on July 31 and December 31.

Application Procedure:

To apply for this scholarship & to read more about the application package documents visit the official application page on:


More info can be found on the Official Scholarship website below:


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