Marine Scholarships / Symposia

The Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Foundation sponsors both scholarships in Marine Studies and a bi-annual Symposium for Fisheries Management issues. 


The Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Foundation Fisheries and Marine Sciences Continuing Education Award is awarded to any student currently enrolled at either the University of Rhode Island or Roger Williams University, and entering his/her second year in a marine sciences program. To apply for these scholarships please visit our Scholarship Page.


We have also sponsored a bi-annual Symposium (except for pandemic years) dedicated to marine fisheries issues such as:

  • Exploring Ecosystem Management
  • How NOAA estimates Recreational Catch
  • The effects of Climate Change on Fisheries
  • The Magnuson Stevens Act
  • Development and Implementation of the National Recreational Fishing Policy