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Scholarships available for Alaska science camp

By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Mar 17,  2011

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium is sponsoring two scholarships to the Ocean Science and Leadership Expedition in Alaska on July 14-23, 2011, for students who will be in grades 10-12 in the 2011-2012 school year and reside in Alabama or Mississippi.

The camp, offered by the Prince William Sound Science Center and based in Cordova, Alaska, will include ocean-science learning on subjects, such as oil spills, oceanography and climate change. The course includes a sea-kayaking expedition, a hike on a glacier, camping on a remote beach and a trip to Valdez on the Alaska Marine Highway.

The scholarship will cover the $1,100 tuition and $400 toward travel expenses. The deadline for applications is April 1. For the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium scholarship application and more details about the program, go to http://www.pwssc.org/blog/summer-programs/ocean-science-and-leadership-expedition. Scholarship awards will be based on merit and financial need.

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