Anchor QEA has established a scholarship fund to assist graduate students in fields related to water resources, surface and groundwater quality, coastal development, habitat restoration, and contaminated sediment management. Individual scholarship awards will range in value from $500 to $5,000 and be provided to the recipient’s institution of higher learning to be disbursed to the student for graduate school tuition and supplies. Eligibility includes:

  • Full-time graduate students or persons accepted to a graduate school in the United States
  • Undergraduate GPA equivalent of B average or higher
  • Majoring in: fisheries; environmental sciences; planning/land use; landscape architecture; or coastal, geotechnical, or environmental engineering (any of which has an aquatic/waterfront emphasis)

What's Needed: Please submit the following with your applications:

  • Application Form
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (professional/academic) from professors, employers, etc.
  • Certified copy of undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts
  • A one-page essay stating your educational goals, describing reasons for selecting your major, future plans in the field and how this scholarship would help you
  • Resume (recommended,)

Deadline: Applications for the 2014 scholarship are due November 17, 2014, and the scholarship will be awarded in January 2015.

Questions: Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Past Recipients


  • Emily Ball, Iowa State University
  • Sara Greenberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Andrew Child, Washington State University
  • Julianne Rosset, University of Massachusetts
  • Chantal Collier, Duke University
  • Shane Taylor, University of Rhode Island
  • David Jaeckel, Yale University


  • Erika Sutherland, University of Washington
  • Pascale Goertler, University of Washington
  • Yusin Wang, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Tiffany Cheng, Oregon State University
  • Uma Bhandaram, Yale University
  • Eliza Kaltenberg, Case Western University
  • Jeffery Song, Carnegie Mellon University


  • Danielle Alexander, University of Virginia
  • Violet Compton, San Diego State University and University of California Davis
  • Amy Dale, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Kelly Granberg, University of Illinois – Chicago
  • Iris Kemp, University of Washington
  • Alejandro Martinez, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Aurore Mercelat, University of Texas
  • Ijeoma Nzewi, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Courtney Thomas, University of Texas
  • Yolimar Vazquez, Western Washington University


  • Tess Brandon, University of Washington
  • Lisa Fong, UCLA
  • Miriam Nnadili, University of Texas
  • Katie Sheldon, Oregon State University
  • Karin Strelioff, University of Washington
  • Britta Timpane-Padgham, University of Washington


  • Leslie Batten, University of Washington
  • Kathryn Sobocinski, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • Hong-Hanh Chu, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Nathan Burgess, University of Virginia
  • Theresa Davenport, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • Mei Sun, Carnegie Mellon University


  • Anthony Smith, University of Texas
  • Emily Lemagie, Oregon State University
  • Brittany Davidson, Eastern Washington University
  • Pitiporn Asvapathanagul, University of California at Irvine
  • Hong Wu, University of Oregon
  • Jennifer Schindler, University of New Orleans
  • Pushpa Neupane, Wesleyan University
  • Denise Burchsted, University of Connecticut


  • Sara Ziff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Yasmin Guevara, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Jennifer Hemphill, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Regina Lamendella, University of Cincinnati
  • Ibrahim Alameddine, Duke University
  • Heather Wright Wendel, Michigan Technological Institute
  • Srijan Aggarwal, University of Minnesota
  • Niveen Ismail, Temple University
  • Judy Blanco, University of Washington
  • Susan Dickerson, Western Washington University
  • Eric Larson, University of Washington
  • Elizabeth Wiegand, University of Oregon
  • Suzanna Stoike, Oregon State University


  • Kevin Bisceglia, Johns Hopkins University
  • Lauren Fry, Michigan Technological University
  • Kathleen Lindstrom, Colorado School of Mines
  • Lisa Moretti, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Heather D’Anna, San Diego State University
  • Fernando Alday, University of Arizona
  • Emilie Flemer, University of Washington
  • Emily Howe, University of Washington
  • Ana Ruiz, Colorado School of Mines


  • Matthew Baker, University of Washington
  • Kai Lao Craig, California State Polytechnic University
  • Jeffrey Coffin, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Obidimma Ezezika, Yale University
  • Andrew Gronewold, P.E., Duke University
  • Helen McCreery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Abouzar Sadrekarimi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Navid Salah, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Demian Willette, University of California, Los Angeles


  • Naomi Avissar, Duke University
  • Christopher Clement, Yale University
  • Kirsten Evans, University of Washington
  • Megan Hedrick, Central Missouri State University
  • Nathan Johnson, University of Texas, Austin
  • Theresa Mitchel, University of Washington
  • Arden Thomas, University of Washington


  • Adam Frimodig, Humboldt State University
  • Carey Galst, San Diego State University
  • Jeremy Gilb, South Dakota State University
  • Abigail Hook, University of Washington
  • Jolly James, Texas A&M University
  • Yifen Lui, Columbus State University
  • Sarah Preisler, University of Washington
  • Adam Zitello, Duke University


  • Larissa Sano, University of Michigan
  • Marcie Bidwell, University of Washington
  • Meredith Elliott, San Francisco State University
  • Richard Gwozdz, Western Washington University
  • Elise Granek, Oregon State University
  • Nicholas Molinari, New York University


  • Christy Herron, University of California-Berkeley
  • Frances Van Cleve, University of Washington
  • Kim Engie, University of Washington
  • Nakul Saran, Florida Institute of Technology


  •  Brendon Annett, Boston University
  • Sarah Frias-Torres, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Catalina Maria Espino Guerrero, University of California-Berkeley
  • Janine Kido, University of Washington
  • Bridgette Stoffey, Oregon State University


  • Ryan Barth, University of California-Berkeley
  • Scott Deaton, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Robyn Estes, University of Washington
  • Ermelinda Harper, Northwestern University
  • Heather Young, Texas A&M University, Galveston
  • Alicia Wick, University of Washington


  • Estelle Balian, University of Washington
  • Michel Gielazyn, University of South Carolina
  • Harman Ajiwibowo, Oregon State University
  • Amy Windrope, Oregon State University