Aquarium Fish Scholarship For College

"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."
Benjamin Franklin

Fishlore scholarship

In 2005 Fishlore was created with the intent to advance aquarium keeping knowledge and it quickly grew in to one of the most active fish keeping forums on the internet. We have continuously provided a warm and welcoming atmosphere for aquarium hobbyists to gather, share knowledge and make long lasting friendships.

Why a FishLore scholarship? It's simple. We want to reward aquarium hobbyists and pave the way for future fish nerds (like ourselves) and what could be better than to helping to pay for some of their college so they can get a better job to help pay for more aquariums!

How Much Is The Scholarship?

A $500 scholarship will go to the winning entry.

How Often Are These Scholarships Awarded?

We plan on doing this twice a year. Winners will be decided in June and December.

Fishlore Scholarship Article Rules

  • Student must be enrolled in college and provide proof of enrollment.

  • You must be knowledgeable about aquariums, aquatic plants, corals or fish keeping.

  • Research and write a 1000 to 2000 word original article on a topic related to the aquarium hobby. Fishlore scholarship judges (the moderators) are looking for:

    • an in depth fish profile, invertebrate, coral or plant care sheet
    • a bio-tope tank setup article or niche type tank setup articles
    • an article that questions modern fish keeping wisdom

    These are just a few ideas for articles. We will publish (if they are worthy) articles in a scholarship entries section on the Fishlore website. You agree to and grant exclusive rights to use this content and publish it on the website.

  • Pictures are a big plus (hint).

  • Judging criteria: topic relevancy, accuracy, creativity and potential usefulness to other aquarium hobbyists.

  • Credit sources

  • A little blurb about what the aquarium hobby means to you.

Scholarship Application Submission

To be considered for this scholarship award, email us at with the following details:

  • Personal Info - full name, address and phone

  • The article and images

  • Name of college

  • Proof of enrollment that you are a current student of that school

  • Notify your school about this scholarship page on Fishlore so they can link to this page on the school's scholarship page for future participants.

  • Articles must be received by June 15th, 2019. Judges (the Fishlore moderators) will decide the winner by June 20th. The winner will receive the $500 scholarship money within a week of the announcement.

Good luck to all the participants!

Current scholarship deadline:
June 15th, 2019

Future scholarship deadlines:
December 15th, 2019

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