STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The ROV Scholarship fund, established in 1994 by Drew Michel, makes grants annually to MTS student members interested in ROVs or work that supports the use of ROVs. Since that date, over $400,000 has been awarded to deserving MTS student members. Currently scholarships range from $2,500 to $10,000.
Click here
to see a list of past MATE scholarship recipients.
Click here to see a list of past ROV Committee scholarship recipients.

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR the 2017/18 SCHOLARSHIPS is April 15, 2017

Click here to see winners of the 2015/2016 scholarships

There are currently two scholarship categories: MTS MATE ROV Scholarship and the MTS ROV Scholarship.  

MATE/MTS ROV Scholarship  available:         

  •             1 at $10,000
  •             1 at $7,500
  •             1 at $5,000
  •             1 at $2,500

To qualify for the MATE/MTS ROV scholarship the applicant must either attend a MATE Partner Institution or have participated in the MATE ROV Competition.

 The deadline for the 2017/18 scholarship was April 15, 2017.

 To apply for a 2015 ROV Scholarship, send the information listed below to:

Chuck Richards, ROV Scholarship Committee Chair
c/o C.A. Richards and Associates, Inc.
10801 Hammerley Blvd., Suite 202
Houston TX 77043

  • Name
  • Address 
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Name of the scholarship you are applying for
  • Biography
  • Official transcript verifying GPA and full-time status
  • One-page essay of your interest in ROVs or underwater work that furthers the use of ROVs
  • Three personal references
  • Written letter of recommendation from a current teacher or counselor

For further information, contact Chuck Richards at chuck@rov.org

These scholarships are open to all graduate, undergraduate and high school seniors who intend to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in marine/ocean sciences or engineering, or a closely related field with an emphasis on ROV technology. You must also have either attended a MATE Partner Institution or have participated in the MATE ROV Competition.

MTS ROV Scholarship  available:         

  •             1 at $10,000
  •             1 at $7,500
  •             1 at $5,000
  •             1 at $2,500

The MTS ROV Scholarship award is open to all graduate, undergraduate and high school seniors who intend to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in marine/ocean sciences or engineering, or a closely related field with an emphasis on ROV technology.

 The deadline for postmarked applications is April 15, 2017.
 To apply for an ROV Scholarship in 2017 send the information listed below to:

Chuck Richards, ROV Scholarship Committee Chair
c/o C.A. Richards and Associates, Inc.
10801 Hammerley Blvd., Suite 202
Houston TX 77043

  • Name
  • Address 
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Name of the scholarship you are applying for
  • Biography
  • Official transcript verifying GPA and full-time status
  • One-page essay of your interest in ROVs or underwater work that furthers the use of ROVs
  • Three personal references
  • Written letter of recommendation from a current teacher or counselor

For further information, contact Chuck Richards at chuck@rov.org