Supplier offers 'Women in Aquaculture" scholarship

Kvarøy Arctic and the James Beard Foundation are teaming up to offer the first scholarship for women in aquaculture.

The annual USD 10,000 (EUR 9,225) “Women in Aquaculture” scholarship includes a paid, one-month summer internship on the Kvaroy Arctic farm site in Kvarøy Island, Norway.

Those who are studying aquaculture at a college or university in any country can apply via the James Beard Foundation website. The recipient can continue their internship with Kvarøy each year they are in school and will be considered for employment upon graduation, the supplier said in a press release.

“We finalized arrangements for the scholarship during our inaugural dinner at the James Beard House in February,” Kvarøy Arctic CEO Alf-Gøran Knutsen said. “Historically, like the culinary industry, women aren’t well-represented in aquaculture. We are hoping to change that by supporting education in the field and with the opportunity to work at our farm.” 

Five of Kvaroy’s 23 employees in Norway are women, as are seven of the eight members of our U.S. team, Knutsen added.

“This is only one of two international scholarships available from the James Beard Foundation,” James Beard Foundation Impact Programs Manager Emily Rothkrug said. “We are proud to support the leadership shown by Kvarøy Arctic to develop the first-of-its-kind scholarship for women in aquaculture.”

All scholarship application materials must be submitted by 11 June, 2020, and scholarship winners will be notified in August 2020.

Photo courtesy of Kvarøy Arctic


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