New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and its Extension Program has established a scholarship fund to honor the memory of Stew Tweed who worked as a Marine Agent for the New Jersey Sea Grant Extension Service between 1978 and 2005.

The scholarship is intended to perpetuate Stew’s passion for shellfish culture and marine science education and his dedication for taking fisheries and marine-related technology and scientific information and finding ways to apply them to the real world of shellfish aquaculture and commercial fisheries. NJSGC and the scholarship fund partners and benefactors believe the Stew Tweed Scholarship Fund will become a long-term source for helping to cultivate future leaders for New Jersey’s fisheries and aquaculture industries.

In 2015, two scholarships will be awarded to support one graduating high-school senior ($1,500) and one graduate student ($2,000) pursuing studies, or an outstanding research or technology project focusing on fisheries or aquaculture.

To apply for the scholarship, download the appropriate application along with the recommendation form:

To learn more about the scholarship, click here for a brochure.