The International Pacific Halibut Commission funds several Merit Scholarships to support University and Technical College education. The scholarship fund has been established to assist the further education of Canadian and U.S. students connected to the halibut fishery and its industry. Generally, a single scholarship valued at $2,000 (US) per year, will be awarded. A committee of industry and Commission representatives will review applications and determine recipients based on academic qualifications, career goals, and relationship to the halibut fishery. The scholarships for 2007 will be available for educational entrance or continuation in Fall 2007. Additional questions can be directed to either Tamara Briggie ((206) 634-1838 ext. 201) or Bruce Leaman (ext. 203). Applications are available through the Commission offices and must be received by June 29, 2007:

International Pacific Halibut Commission
P.O.Box 95009
Seattle, WA 98107-2009
USA

Phone (206) 634-1838
FAX (206) 632-2983

Applications may also be downloaded from the Commissions internet website at:

http://www.iphc.washington.edu/halcom/scholar.htm

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Bruce M. Leaman
Executive Director
Phone: (206) 634-1838