International Pacific Halibut Commission Merit Scholarship

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Scholarship Description

The International Pacific Halibut Commission funds several Merit Scholarships to support university, technical college, and other post-secondary education. The scholarship fund has been established to assist the further education of Canadian and U.S.A. students connected to the Pacific halibut fishery. Generally, a single new scholarship valued at $4,000 (USD) per year is awarded every two years (even-numbered years).


  • Demonstrate academic excellence
  • Demonstrate ambition and career goals
  • Must have a strong commitment to the Pacific Halibut industry

Application Process

  • Submit a comprehensive application package
  • Include academic transcripts and a statement of career goals
  • Include three letters of recommendation, and any other relevant documents as outlined in the application guidelines

The scholarships are renewable annually for the normal four-year period of undergraduate education, subject to maintenance of satisfactory academic performance. A Scholarship Committee composed of industry and Commission representatives reviews applications and determines recipients based on academic qualifications, career goals, and relationship to the Pacific halibut industry. This is only offered during even-numbered years. Scholarship Search