RISAA and the RISA Foundation are proud to support the educational goals of the next generation of marine scientists, fisheries professionals, and recreational anglers.

For students entering their freshman year of college who are immediate family of any member, we offer the Member Scholarship, which can be used to pursue any program of study at any college or university.

As part of the RISA Foundation’s mission of supporting Marine Science education, we offer special scholarships, open to any student studying in a Marine Science or Fisheries program for either their freshman or sophomore years.

All three types of scholarships have an application deadline of May 3, 2024.

Stephen J. Therrien Memorial Scholarship

The Stephen J. Therrien Memorial Scholarship is RISAA’s most prestigious merit-based award and recognizes students who show outstanding academic achievement and commitment. Therrien Scholars are intellectually curious and have demonstrated passion, experiences, or achievements beyond the usual. They are, in other words, not just top students, but extraordinary people. All qualified candidates who apply for either the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Foundation’s “Fisheries and Marine Sciences Scholarship” or the “Marine Sciences Continuing Education Scholarship” will be considered for this award. These are $500 Scholarships.