The purpose of the Mark T. MacMillan Memorial Scholarship is to promote and recognize outstanding undergraduate research in any area of marine biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. It is an annual prize to outstanding undergraduate students of marine biology in recognition of their exceptional research participation, senior thesis, or equivalent achievement.

Amount & use
2023 award amounts: $4,000
How the funds may be used: the recipient may use the award for any purpose (e.g., field supplies or lab materials for research, field quarter course fees or travel, conference travel, housing).
  • Any undergraduate student studying marine biology may apply
  • Applicants may be at any stage in their undergraduate training
  • Recipients must be in good standing in their department
  • Applicants must be an intended or declared marine biology major
  • Applicants must demonstrate intent to complete a marine biology degree
  • Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from their research mentor attesting to their excellence in marine biology research
March 3, 2023 at 11:59PM
Selection criteria
Applications will be evaluated based on:

  • Academic merit
  • Research participation
  • Letter of recommendation

How to apply

Please fill out this application form.
Incomplete or late applications will not be eligible for consideration.

Application form